University/College/Further Education

Please find below a list of university, college and other further education opportunities that may be of interest to students.

The National School + College Leaver Show | 01 December 2020, 9.30 to 4.30

Please register for access to dozens of organisations taking part with hundreds of great opportunities.

  • You can register now for the event (just click HERE https://nscl.vfairs.com/en/registration). That will give you the opportunity to chat with exhibitors by voice/video or text chat as well as download useful information and view online video content. The event ‘goes live’ on 1 December between 9.30am-4.30pm.
  • You can also download content relevant to the exhibitors you are interested in, view videos and apply for positions.
  • Do your research in advance and be prepared with any questions you might have, preparation is everything.
  • Visitors can return to the website for 30 days after the event and will be able to download information, and view content during this time.

WorldSkills UK LIVE online – 26, 27 and 28 November

Spotlight Talks on Careers, Apprenticeships and excellence in partnership with BAE Systems. Three days of live talks from leading employers and real-life role models who can demonstrate the relevance and connection of what is taught in your classrooms.

To join for free, register via the button below and you'll be sent a link to watch the live stream.

Not able to watch live? The sessions will be recorded and will be available on-demand. Register via the button below to receive a link.

Register here → https://www.worldskillsuk.org/directions/worldskills-uk-live-online/spotlight-talks-on-careers-apprenticeships-and-excellence-in-partnership-with-bae-systems?dm_i=5BD4%2cAEYH%2c3JWYTL%2c16E96%2c1

Unmissable talks from inspirational speakers

Hosted by special guest presenter Will Best, the 3 days will be packed with insights, career guidance and tips to motivate and inspire your students to make better-informed decisions about their future career paths.

Thursday 26 November highlights include:

1130-1155: Join Foxdog Studios as they create a massively-multi online game in one day. Covering multiple skills including programming, robotics, audio, graphics, and performance. You'll see everything they've learnt put to the test as they go from initial game design to publishing in 24 hours.

1200-1225: Find out about Engineering opportunities in the Army, with a live Q&A with Sgt Rogers, who is a current serving soldier within the Royal Engineers.

1330-1355: North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College explore a “day in the life” of an apprentice, and feature talks from Alumni students, giving an overview of how they got to where they are, where they are going and what they enjoy doing.

Friday 27 November highlights include:

1000-1025: Olympian Peter Bakare will speak about using goal setting techniques & the difference between obstacles of fear and phobia.

1130-1155:  Medical Mavericks explore amazing careers in the NHS that aren’t doctors and nurses with amazing live demos of medical procedures using real medical kit.

1200-1225: Grant Hinds shares some tips on how to start a successful YouTube channel. Your students will rethink what it means to be successful, learn how to be creative and be inspired

Saturday 28 November highlights include:

1030-1055: Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2015 and now an award winning baker, author, broadcaster and presenter discusses how she has repeatedly overcome barriers put in her way and constantly refined her skills to enable her career to go from strength to strength.

1300-1325: Sam Rapp The Dyslexic Poet will look at aspirations, be amusing, and be serious rolled into one. Your students will feel that whatever they choose they can achieve, and will be left enlightened.

1330-1355:  Youth Employment UK are joined by BAME Apprentice of the year 2020 Kimmy Kimani as young people ask the questions that matter to them on the future of skills, careers and employability.

See the full line-up & register →  https://www.worldskillsuk.org/directions/worldskills-uk-live-online/spotlight-talks-on-careers-apprenticeships-and-excellence-in-partnership-with-bae-systems?dm_i=5BD4%2cAEYH%2c3JWYTL%2c16E96%2c1

 


University of Portsmouth - Virtual Subject Taster Days

It’s time to get inspired by our course leaders. To discover careers and perspectives. To make voices heard through student chat and advice. To tackle society’s most enduring problems.

We know you have the potential to shape the lives of individuals. And we’ve got the courses to start your journey.

We want to help you get an insight into studying what you love at our virtual taster days. So you can pursue the things that matter most to you.

Registration for our tasters in December and January is now open. Students can sign up to get a schedule, and access to recordings and other useful info if you can’t make it.


Business and Law Virtual Taster Days | 14-17 December 2020

Find out what it’s like to study Business, Law and Finance at degree level, and help your students take their knowledge to the next level.

https://www.port.ac.uk/collaborate/schools-and-colleges/subject-specific-events/business-and-law-taster-days?utm_campaign=rao_post16_events&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rao_nurture&utm_content=he_advisers_nurture_3&j=52146&sfmc_sub=13406562&l=51_HTML&u=783095&mid=100017181&jb=3


Criminology Virtual Taster Day | 26 January 2021

Give your students a glimpse into the fascinating world of Criminology, as we explore different courses, careers, real cases and the skills they’ll develop.

https://www.port.ac.uk/collaborate/schools-and-colleges/subject-specific-events/criminology-taster-day?utm_campaign=rao_post16_events&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rao_nurture&utm_content=he_advisers_nurture_3&j=52146&sfmc_sub=13406562&l=51_HTML&u=783097&mid=100017181&jb=3


Humanities and Social Sciences Virtual Taster Day | 28 January 2021

Explore the worlds of education, languages, history, sociology, English, childhood studies and politics and help your students reach their career goals.

https://www.port.ac.uk/collaborate/schools-and-colleges/subject-specific-events/humanities-and-social-sciences-taster-day?utm_campaign=rao_post16_events&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rao_nurture&utm_content=he_advisers_nurture_3&j=52146&sfmc_sub=13406562&l=51_HTML&u=783098&mid=100017181&jb=3


Science and Health Talks | Ongoing in December 2020

Throughout December our Science and Health course leaders are delivering live Q&A sessions on a variety of courses. The perfect opportunity for your students to find the right course for them.

To join a talk, you'll need to head to the specific social channel at the times outlined.

Nursing: 7 December, 3-4pm

https://www.facebook.com/UoPScienceAndHealth/


Biochemistry: 8 December, 3-4pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBFxEwoK0AyVh3-3AIv4XA


Sport Science: 9 December, 3-4pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBFxEwoK0AyVh3-3AIv4XA


Marine Biology: 10 December, 3-4pm

https://www.facebook.com/UoPScienceAndHealth/


Dental Hygiene, Therapy and Nursing: 10 December, 4-5pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBFxEwoK0AyVh3-3AIv4XA


Psychology: 11 December, 12-12.45pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBFxEwoK0AyVh3-3AIv4XA


Diagnostic Radiotherapy: 11 December, 1-2pm

https://www.facebook.com/UoPScienceAndHealth/


Biology: 15 December, 3-4pm

https://www.facebook.com/UoPScienceAndHealth/


Operating Department Practice: 16 December, 3-4pm

https://www.facebook.com/UoPScienceAndHealth/


Pharmacology: 17 December, 4-5pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBFxEwoK0AyVh3-3AIv4XA


Environmental Sciences: 18 December, 11am-12pm

https://www.facebook.com/UoPScienceAndHealth/


My Kind Future

MyKindaFuture are partnering with Stephenson Harwood to help promote their university scholarships.

As well as information about the scholarships available, we are delighted to grant students access to an online platform providing further information about the firm, e-mentoring and online activities to build on the skills needed to be a successful law student.  

Stephenson Harwood will provide financial & non-financial support to students

  • A scholarship of £15,000 per year to cover the cost of a three year undergraduate law degree course and living expenses.
  • Mentors, insight days, work experience and a guaranteed place at an assessment centre for a training contract.

Criteria for students

  • Be able to demonstrate that you have the academic potential to succeed at university and be working towards an ABB at A-Level.
  • Be attending, and have attended from aged 11, a state-funded non-fee paying school/college; and
  • Students haven’t had the means or networks that others may have had to get the chance to access opportunities that could provide you with the skills needed to achieve your aspirations.

Applications close on 31 December 2020.

Students can apply here!

Supporting scholarship candidates

Stephenson Harwood want to provide as much support for potential scholarship applicants. Students have the opportunity to sign-up to an e-learning platform (https://shlegal.connectr.co.uk/futuretalent) that will provide students with the following:

  • Further information about the firm, its culture and values.
  • An opportunity for students to chat with current Stephenson Harwood staff through digital mentoring. This is a fantastic chance to ask questions about the firm, their time studying law at university and the application process.
  • Digital learning content to help students succeed in pursuing a law degree, covering topics such as personal brand, communication and time management.

Access to the platform is totally free.

Students can sign-up here!

Any further questions on how you can get involved?  Drop Sam at MyKindaFuture an email!


Sixth Form Personal Statement Conference - University of Hertfordshire

Feeling a bit stuck with your university application?

Whatever stage you’re at, University of Hertfordshire would like to invite you to The Sixth Form Personal Statement Conference.

During the week of 26 – 30 October 2020 you'll get tips on how to structure your personal statement and hear from some of our academics about what they are looking for. If you’re required to attend an interview, you’ll get some tips on what else they’d like to know about you.

As well as personal statement advice, we’ll also be running sessions on a variety of university topics, such as the application process, student finance and more. 

All sessions will include an opportunity for Q&A and will be taking place on Zoom, so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.
For more info and to book, visit:- https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/modern/FOEU031bc568rYG7


UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair on Wednesday 4 November (12:00-18:00).

This free event features over 100 universities, colleges, and apprenticeship providers from around the UK, along with 10 interactive webinars, and is aimed at years 13,12 and 11, as well as parents. It will provide your child with all the information they need to make informed decisions about their post-18 options.

Students, parents and carers simply need to register online at: www.ukunisearch-london.vfairs.com

Students and parents can chat directly with a mixture of Russell Group, red brick, and modern universities from around the UK to find out invaluable information about courses, modules and life at university, and discover what admissions tutors are looking for in UCAS applications. Attendees can also speak to colleges and local and national companies about their apprenticeship schemes.

10 interactive webinars will run throughout the day on a variety of university and apprenticeship topics, such as UCAS Personal Statements, Student Finance and Apprenticeships. The webinars are run by university and apprenticeship professionals who will also host Q&A sessions after the presentations. You can view the webinar timetable and presenters list using this link: www.ukunisearch-london.vfairs.com/en/webinar-timetable

Students should aim to register in advance to receive a free event guide, which will explain how the day will work and how both yourself and your child can make the most of the exhibitor interactions. The event guide will also contain lots of articles on topics such as student finance, UCAS applications, extra funding, personal statements and apprenticeships.


University Live by University of Portsmouth

Uni Week Live | 18-20 November - Virtual Event

For Students, Parents and Guardians. Everything students need, whatever stage they’re at in their application, is at Uni Week Live.

This fantastic online event will help students prepare for studying a degree course and university life.  An event for everyone. There are sessions through the week for year 12-13, parents and guardians.

Register for Uni Week Live!

At Uni Week Live, students will:

- Learn how to make important decisions like choosing a degree and a university

- Discover all the facts and figures related to student finance

- Join specific talks for year 12 and year 13

- Speak with our current students and ask them their questions

- Get an insight into the range of courses available at university

- Be able to invite their parents or guardians with sessions just for them

Find out more


NCH - University Taster Course

New College of the Humanities Interactive Online Taster Lectures are ideally suited to secondary school students looking to explore subject options, and get a 'taste' of university-level study. They will include an introduction to NCH, and ample time for Q&A with our academic faculty, admissions team, and student ambassadors. Register for taster courses in a variety of subjects including Data Science, Art History, Economics, Psychology, International Relations and many more starting Monday 26th October and running until  Friday 6th November, all lectures start at 4pm.  

For full lecture schedule and to book, click link; https://www.nchlondon.ac.uk/study/visit-us/taster-lectures/?utm_campaign=UG%20Prospects%20Year%20of%20Application%202021&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=97194959&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--RrkqWHU5rvWZ760QFywD-THIBxwQnFuW-mIA5JguDBYTxz6pb0_ZJu_4A8Y6mb8TkqvFuXmMjhefCSNbL1KlzWAPloT8tRa8Qx-HdWxNHsfRSTg4&utm_content=97194959&utm_source=hs_automation


Henley College - Taster Days


Basingstoke College of Technology - Open Events

Monday 10 February 2020, 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Monday 11 May 2020, 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Come and discover everything BCoT has to offer you at one of our Open Events.

Across the College you will be able to explore our first-class facilities, meet our friendly teaching staff and talk to current students to find out what life is really like at BCoT.

From Animal Management to Travel and Tourism, and Engineering to Hair and Beauty, there will be a number of exciting, interactive activities taking place across the College that you can get involved with to find the right course for you. 

Our Principal will be joined by some of our current students in the Lecture Theatre for a welcome presentation to tell you how BCoT is committed to ensuring success for our students, and to answer any questions you may have.

If it is an Apprenticeship you are interested in, there will be a presentation from our Apprenticeship team in the Lecture Theatre, which will tell you everything you need to know about how to get started. Our Apprenticeship team will also be available throughout the event to answer all of your questions.

https://www.bcot.ac.uk/information/open-events/


Oxford Brookes University Higher Education Fair - Tuesday 9th June 2020

With over 34 Universities and several employers attending, this is a perfect opportunity for students, teachers and advisors to meet with representatives.

Please use the below link to book for the event:-

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oxford-brookes-he-convention-school-booking-tickets-63422383055


The Henley College Information Open Evening - Tuesday 26 November

The Henley College Information Events provide an excellent opportunity to visit and explore our historic Rotherfield and Deanfield campuses in the beautiful riverside town of Henley-on-Thames.

As a stepping stone after school, students learn independent study skills, a growth mindset and resilience. Combined with excellent pastoral care and support, they go on to fantastic careers and perform better than average at University.

You are invited to meet our experienced staff, current students and our Principal to find out why we get great results on both our A Level and Vocational courses. We offer a wide choice and unique combination of subjects that are not available at other local sixth forms and have fantastic facilities including a brand new Digital & Enterprise hub and an Apple Mac suite!

Our support staff will be available to tell you about our excellent pastoral care from dedicated professional tutors to counselling and careers guidance. Our students come from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire so why not find out about travel options - we are nearer than you may think!

This is our last event before 2020 and all of our remaining tours in 2019 are fully booked so this will be the last opportunity to come and visit the college this year. It is also an excellent opportunity to come and see first-hand exactly what is on offer at the college as well as the different routes that can be provided.

Spaces are filling up quickly so register for FREE now following the link to secure your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-henley-college-november-information-evening-tickets-67225979715


The Henley College - Information Event Dates

Come and visit the College at this special events. It is an opportunity to meet the teaching staff, explore our beautiful campuses and find out more about what the College has to offer you.

Tuesday 15th October 2019 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 16th November 2019 - 10.00am  - 1.00pm

Tuesday 26th November 2019 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 28th January 2020 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

For further information please do not hesitate to contact info@henleycol.ac.uk

The Henley College, Deanfield Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1UH


University of Warwick - Subject Information Evenings

Interested in studying at The University of Warwick but want to know more? These subject evening events will give students the opportunity to meet Warwick staff and students and find out more about studying at Warwick.

  • English, Modern Languages and Classics – Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Engineering – Tuesday 19 November 2019
  • Theatre and Performance Studies – Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • History and Classics – Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • Philosophy – Wednesday 27 November 2019
  • Film and Television Studies – Tuesday 3 December 2019

You can find further information on these subject information evenings (and more!) and how to book your place here.


University of East Anglia - Support for prospective students

What is uni like?: two day residential opportunity

Adapting to the realities of university life can be difficult. Do you have the skills you need to make the transition into independent living? UEA is giving Year 12 students the opportunity to stay overnight on campus and experience life as a university student – including workshops, student-life scenarios and group discussions. The event runs 27-28 July 2020 and costs £125pp, which covers the programme, accommodation and food. For more information email: enrichment@uea.ac.uk

Mini open days: there’s still time to visit uni

Our full open days may be over for this year, but it’s not too late to pay us a visit. Mini open days offer a chance to chat to current students and academics, find out about courses and discover our stunning campus. They run 22 November, 6 December and 6 January. Book your place: www.uea.ac.uk/opendays

Parents and carers: new email newsletter

Higher education can be as confusing for parents and carers as it is for young people. That’s why UEA has launched a monthly e-newsletter full of top tips, useful information and key deadline reminders, just for you. Sign up at: bit.ly/UEAparents.


University Fair at The Holt School

The must-attend event for sixth form students interested in applying to University.  With experts and admission officers on hand to answer your questions, offering face-to-face information on courses, application process, and open day events.

Tuesday 22/10/2019 ~ 4.00pm – 5.00pm OR 5.00pm – 6.00pm

We believe that this event will not only encourage you to start thinking about what university course you would like more information on, but what university you would like to attend.  This is an opportunity NOT to be missed, as it is right here in your local area.  THE EVENT IS FREE!    

Universities confirmed so far are:

  • ASTON UNIVERSITY
  • BATH UNIVERSITY
  • BRISTOL UNIVERSITY
  • EXETER UNIVERSITY
  • MET FILM SCHOOL
  • OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
  • PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY
  • PORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY
  • READING UNIVERSITY
  • ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY
  • SURREY UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF LAW
  • WINCHESTER UNIVERSITY

Who should attend? 

Year 12 students.  You need to register your attendance on the link below.  You are more than welcome to attend alone, or bring a parent/s with you. 

Year 13* students are also encouraged to register their attendance to the event if they have not yet chosen a university, or are yet to decide.   

* Please be aware that priority attendance is to Year 12 students.  Notification will be sent via email if your registration has been successful. 

Register Early

Please complete the survey below, and do not forget to specify which time slot you will be attending.  If student numbers have reached capacity on your chosen time slot, then the later allocated time is given.  If this is the case, then you will receive an email informing you of this.

To register and book your attendance please click on the link: University Fair Tuesday 22nd October 2019


Year 12 Business & Finance Workshop - 06-07th August 2019 (9:30am until 4pm)

First Intuition invites year 12 students to a free Business & Finance workshop in Reading.

The workshop includes an introduction in accounting, a business game, CV writing and interview skills as well as the opportunity to speak to current accountancy students and local employers.

Two local accountancy firms, Kirk Rice and Wilkins Kennedy will be attending this year. Kirk Rice will be hosting the interview skills seminar and Wilkins Kennedy giving tips on how to write the perfect CV. Both firms take on trainees each year, either straight from school or University, and are keen to meet with students who are considering a trainee position.

Please click the links to view the  flyer and application form.


Summer School at University of Reading, Careers in Property - 22-25 July 2019

An opportunity for Year 12 students to attend  a four day, fully funded Summer School at the University of Reading to learn about a career in property.

Every day we are influenced by the built environment around us – shops, offices, industrial buildings, houses and the surrounding countryside all have an impact on the way we live. Did you ever wonder how these properties are developed, whether the buildings going up in our cities are sustainable or how much they are worth? The Pathways to Property Summer School allows students the chance to explore the property industry in more depth. With such a huge variety of roles, from a building surveyor or town planner to a sustainability consultant or financial analyst, there is a role to suit any skillset or personality.

Who: Year 12 students from state schools/colleges considering a career in property – either through University or through an apprenticeship

Cost: Nothing! All food, accommodation and travel costs are covered

During the Summer School:    

  •   Learn about the industry and the careers available
  •   Attend taster lectures
  •  Get involved in a group project and debate
  •  Go on site visits
  •  Meet new people
  • Experience life on a University campus

How to Apply: Applications close 31st May, though earlier entries are strongly encouraged. Visit the website at https://hly.ac/2DHivEf

At the end of the week, if keen to learn more about property, students can complete a funded work experience placement over October half term, have access to our e-mentoring programme, and if they choose to apply to study Real Estate and Planning at the University, can apply for a bursary up to £30,000 over three years.

'For me, the Summer School was the first step into a career in the property industry’  Bradley, Summer School participant & graduate surveyor at British Land

Get in touch at pathways2property@henley.ac.uk or 0118 378 4196.


Morgan Stanley Technology programme- 26 July 2019

The Technology Step In, Step Up programme provides an oversight into the different technology programmes Morgan Stanley offers, as well as offering participants the opportunity to partake in interactive challenges, panel sessions and career workshops. It’s based in our London office in Canary Wharf and is intended for female students in years 12 and 13. Click here to view the flyer.

Deadline for applications: 2 June 2019

To apply for Technology Step In, Step Up and to find out more about Morgan Stanley, please visit morganstanley.com/campus and search for our pre-university opportunities.


Pure Potential

Click the Events & Opportunities board to discover lots of brilliant experiences, programmes, insight days and taster sessions for students from leading institutions and organisations, such as:

  • The Sutton Trust
  • UCL
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • Inner Temple (Becoming a Barrister)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • PRIME Legal Work Experience
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Generate London
  • Fulbright Commission
  • EY

The board is updated regularly with new opportunities, so please check regularly.


UK University and Apprenticeship Search Fair
At London, Emirates Stadium on Friday 1st March

This is for Year 12 and 13 students. Click here for more details.


'Introduction to Medicine' Careers Day- Tuesday 16th April

Every year the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust runs  the ‘Introduction to Medicine’ careers day aimed at Year 12 students who are aspiring medics. See more detail below;


Nuffield Research Placements – Summer 2019

Are you a student who currently receives a bursary?

Are you interested in continuing with a STEM subject at university?

If so, a Nuffield research placement could be the perfect enrichment opportunity for you and you may even be entitled to a bursary of up to £100 per week for the duration of the placement.   If you are interested please take a look at the advert here and the website that it refers you to, for more information.


Royal Holloway University

We are running a History taster day at Royal Holloway on 12 December. Click here for more detail.

 It will give students an opportunity to experience studying at university, alongside complementing their A Level courses. Royal Holloway is situated in Egham which is around 40-45 minutes on the direct trainline from Reading.

 

It features a lecture from prize winning author and scholar, Professor Humayun Ansari. The day is entitled, Power and Resistance: Rethinking Race and Imperialism in the Modern World. It offers workshop options which will be particularly useful for students studying Nazi Germany, the Making of Modern Britain, the British Empire or American History.
 

Click here for further detail on upcoming events.


The Marine Biological Association

Young Marine Biologists (YMB) Summit - Sunday 25th November, London

Click here for more information.


Bracknell and Wokingham College

Open Event -  Wednesday 14th November 4.00-7.00pm

Click here for more information.


Royal Holloway University of London

Space Talk

14 November 2018 6.00pm

Click here for more information.

Electronic Engineering Taster Days

21 November 2018, 6 February 2019, 20 March 2019, 22 May 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm

Click here for more information.


Information Evening at The Henley College

Tuesday 27th November 6.00pm – 8.30pm

 

Visitors can now register their free place at: www.henleycol.ac.uk/events . We are also planning to offer an Open Day very soon – details to follow.

Follow our social media- Facebook: www.facebook.com/thehenleycollege

Twitter: www.twitter.com/henleycol

Instagram: thehenleycollege


University of Hertfordshire

There are a number of places available in Clearing for the September 2018 intake of the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology degree programme – and any students who are accepted onto this course will be eligible to undertake their clinical placements at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

About the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology degree
Health Careers - Therapeutic radiographer 
Radiography as a career
The role of Radiographers


University of Leicester

Got a question about Clearing and Adjustment or the 2019 application process?

From Monday 9 July to Thursday 19 July our team of experts will be available online from 9.30am to 4.30pm to answer any questions or queries you might have in the run up to the end of the school term and A-level results day.

Our chats will cover Confirmation, Clearing and Adjustment, Student Finance, and much more. Our team will also be on hand to discuss how we can support you throughout the 2018/19 Academic year, including reference writing for 2019 applicants.
You can start your web chat at the link here


University of Leicester - Upcoming Events 2018/19

Schools’ Taster Conference – Friday 29 June, 10.00-3.30pm

Our annual Schools' Taster Conference taking place at Leicester on Friday 29 June features thought-provoking and engaging academic taster sessions across all of our undergraduate departments, an information fair for students to quiz our academics plus CPD sessions for teachers.

 

The Conference is aimed at those looking to start university in 2019 but younger students are welcome if they’re up for a challenge! You can reserve your school’s place (there’s no cap on numbers!) and/or students can register individual places for the event.

 

Medicine Calling – Saturday 8 September, all day

Medicine Calling is a fantastic event for those that are interested in either studying medicine or psychology at university, as this event is all about psychiatry!

 

This conference, attended by more than 200 students last year, is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about psychiatry and the varied, exciting, rewarding and challenging career it offers, as well as a chance to attend interactive workshops, and a chance to find out about how to apply to medicine.

 If any of your students would like to attend, they’ll need to email medreach@le.ac.uk for an application form.

 

Brain Awareness Day - Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Open to anyone with an interest in studying psychology and neuroscience, including biology, medicine, genetics, physiology, pharmacology and health sciences. The day includes presentations, campus tours, live demonstrations and the opportunity to meet students and experts.


Bracknell and Wokingham College Open Event

Attend the event on Wednesday 27th June 2018 4-7pm and find out about the part time courses available. Click here for more details.


Reading University Taster Days

3rd July: English Literature Taster Day on Studying Contemporary Literature

11th July: English Language and Linguistics Taster Day on Language and Social Media

Our taster days are designed to give students the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study at degree level.  On these free of charge days, students will sample lectures and activity based learning, work alongside other students interested in the subject, visit our beautiful award-winning campus, meet our enthusiastic staff and students, and get a real feel for student life at the University of Reading.

For more information about our taster days and for the individual online booking form please visit: https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/visiting-and-open-days/taster-sessions.aspx.

Unable to make these events?

If you or your students are not able to make it onto our Campus for one of these events then here are some other ways you can find out about us and our courses.

Digital Webinars

We are keen to launch a series of digital taster sessions online for English to give students a taste of our teaching. If you are interested in taking part in our pilots please email us at English-literature@reading.ac.uk 

Nutshells

If you are interested in BA in English Literature or BA English Language and Linguistics then you may find the ‘Your Degree in a Nutshell’ documents of use. These booklets layout the degree pathways you can take and provide examples of modules students can study. These documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

Social Media

Our Twitter pages are kept up to date with events and news from the Departments. Our English Literature page is regularly maintained by our students as part of their ‘student take over’ during which they give explain what it is like to be a student with us. Their Facebook page will also be celebrating World Book Night on 23rd April which we hope will be an exciting event.  English Language’s twitter page can be found here.


Royal Veterinary College, University of London                 

Visiting Opportunities

The Open House events allow prospective students and their guests the chance to tour one or both campuses on the same day. During the Open House, guests will have an introductory talk; giving an insight into  courses and how to apply. They will then tour the campus with student ambassadors.

  • Saturday 10th February 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Saturday 2nd June 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 1st July 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)

Please be aware that booking is essential and can be made at: www.rvc.ac.uk/visitus.


National Healthcare Weekend – Years 10 - 12

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Psychology

at the National Healthcare Weekend on the 24th and 25th March taking place in                                     London, Cardiff, and Birmingham: 8 conferences on different specialties on the same day!

It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.  

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.

You can also see the attachment at the bottom of the page to view more details.


University Taster Days

These opportunities are relevant for Year 11 and Year 12 students at weekends, in Half term, Easter Holidays and after examinations.

They provide the opportunity to learn more about the content of degree course study and are useful preparation for assisting with UCAS applications and interviews. Please book to guarantee a place.


Royal Veterinary College

Veterinary Medicine https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=12049

Vet Nursing https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=12048

Biological Sciences https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=12050


Queen Mary, London

Dentistry Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56461


Royal Holloway

Computer Science Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56470

Theatre & Performance Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56482


Surrey

Psychology Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56446

Business Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56448

Languages Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56417

English Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56457

University of Westminster

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56427

Economics Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56465

Digital Media Arts Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56421

Finance Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56498


Kings College, London

Classics Taster course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56444

English Language & Linguistics https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56242

Geography Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56445

Global Health & Social Medicine https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56452


City

Investment, Risk Management & Banking https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56500 & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56495

Actuarial Science Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56501  & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56496

Optometry Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56487

Radiography Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56489

Midwifery Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56491

Nursing Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56492

Speech Therapy Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56488

Criminology Taster  https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56527

Sociology Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56528

Journalism Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56531

Structural Engineering Taster  https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56510 & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56505

Mechanical and Aeronautics Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56511 & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56503

Engineering Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56514

Maths Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56512

Law Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56542

Business Management Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56494  

Accounting Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56497


Middlesex

Architectural Technology Taster  https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56404


UCL

Social Sciences Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56453


Goldsmiths

Psychology Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56454

History Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56456

Economics Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56458

Digital Marketing & Social Media Marketing Taster Day - https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56460

Music Performance, Technology & Stagecraft https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56471

Politics & International Relations Taster Course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56474

Anthropology Taster course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56472

Chinese Studies Taster course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56475


South Bank

Product, Engineering Product and Special Effects Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56255

Engineering Experience Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56545


Winchester

Performing Arts Day – Comedy, Performing Arts & Production https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56406

Musical Theatre Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56407

Choreography & Dance Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56408

Business Management & Events Management Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56409

History Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56410

Psychology, Criminology & Forensic Studies Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56412

Primary Education [Teaching] Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56413


Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Taster Day for Languages, History and Languages and History of Art

On Friday 16th February, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, will be holding a Taster Day for young women in Year 12 from state schools who are interested in studying either Modern and Medieval Languages, History and Modern Languages, or History of Art at undergraduate level. The programme will include sessions providing information on the content and structure of these courses, as well as taster sessions led by subject specialists at the University of Cambridge. Please find attached a provisional programme for the day. For further information, or to book your place, please email Dr Hazel Collinson (hac29@cam.ac.uk). The deadline for booking places is Friday 19th January


University of Bath- Taster events in February

Spotlight on Social Sciences

This is an academic event for Year 11 and 12 students with workshops taken from our eight social sciences degree courses- Criminology, Education with Psychology, International Development with Economics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, and Social Work.

Students will be able to:

  • find out more about our social sciences degree courses
  • tour our university campus
  • meet and learn from our social sciences lecturers and researchers
  • attend two social science workshops
  • meet some of our current social sciences students
  • find out about placement opportunities, careers and employability.

This event will take place on Thursday 1st Feb 2018 from 0930 - 1500.

Spotlight on Sport, Exercise & Health

This is an academic event for Year 11 and 12 students with interactive workshops taken from the University's prestigious sports degree programmes.
 
Students will be able to:

  • find out more about the prestigious sports degree programmes offered at Bath
  • tour our outstanding sports facilities and laboratories
  • meet and learn from University lecturers and researchers
  • attend two sport workshops
  • meet some of our athletes and students studying our sports degrees
  • find out about placements, careers and employability
  • receive information, advice and guidance on perfecting their UCAS application.

This event will take place on Friday 2nd Feb 2018 from 1000 - 1500.

These events are free-of-charge, and will take place at the University of Bath.  In order to apply to take part in either event, you should e-mail s.a.gan@bath.ac.uk  to obtain a booking form.

 

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NEW COURSE! Canterbury Christ Church will be offering a BSc (Honours) in Physiotherapy with the first intake in September 2018. To find out more click here.

Canterbury Christ Church University- Click here to find upcoming open days.

Are you interested in a career in medicine? Click here to visit the Medschools online resources.

Kier and UWE Quantity Surveyor- Click here to view early careers opportunities.


University of Leicester - Free presentations and interactive workshops in the Autumn term

  • Why University? (Year 12 , Year 11 or Year 10)
  • Student Finance (Year 13)
  • Study Skills (Year 12 , 13)

 Click here to book.

University of Leicester - Lecture opportunities

Topic Date Information Booking
Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture  Tuesday 7th November 2017  The University of Leicester will welcome Hollywood personality David Puttnam to campus to deliver a lecture entitled ‘The times are changin’’. Full details and online booking for free tickets can be found here.

Literary Leicester 2017

Wednesday 15th-Saturday 18th November 2017 Each year we bring renowned and up-and-coming novelists, playwrights and poets to provide their expertise to audiences across the region; all for free. This year, children’s authors Jeremy Strong, Anne Fine and Philip Reeve will be part of our fantastic line-up.   To find out more, please click here.