TALKS AND VISITS
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If you are a target school our HELOs can arrange a range of talks to your students, either in-school or part of an institution visit. If your school is not on list we can still support your school if you contact our central team (see bottom of page).
We can deliver the below talks as part of a parents evening, teacher inset day or information and advice events. Talks last between 30 and 60 minutes and cover a range of topics such as:
- Introduction to Higher Education
Benefits of going to university, courses on offer and how university differs from school or college.
- Choosing a course and institution
How to narrow down the choices to a manageable number and how university courses differ.
- Routes through higher education
Introduces students to alternative routes through higher education such as Foundation degrees.
How to be a good independent learner, the importance of goal setting and tips on how to make notes.
- Applying for Higher Education
A general overview of how to get through the UCAS system. Usually linked with writing personal statements.
- Writing personal statements
How to prepare for and write personal statements. Includes dos and don’ts, advice on structure and tips from admissions tutors. This presentation can be combined with a drop in session for students to help them to begin work on their personal statements.
An overview of how you might finance your studies and the support available to students from loans, scholarships and bursaries. Outlines the support in place to ensure that everyone can afford to go to university.
An insight into student life from the perspective of a current student. In addition to addressing the area of studies, talks will covers topics such as accommodation, social life, societies and sport.
- Reference writing (for teachers)
Advice and guidance on what to include in a UCAS reference