Get Skilled

Get Skilled is a range of sessions that can be delivered in school/college based on activities most frequently requested by teachers and careers leads. These sessions are the complete package including everything you will need to teach the session.


Activity Type: In-school workshops which can be delivered by members of the Reading University team, Study Higher or a school colleague.

Aim: To develop key skills needed by students to progress into higher education.

Year Group: Years 9-13

Gatsby Benchmarks: 7

Get Skilled are skills-based sessions that are among the activities most frequently requested by schools and colleges. There are three core areas, Get Skilled Academic, Get Skilled Life and Get Skilled Future. These sessions are ready to deliver with lesson plans, presentations and workbooks.

The resources were developed alongside academics at The University of Reading.

How to book a session:

If you would like to receive any of these sessions, please contact your HELO/ Hub Assistant. If you are still unsure who to contact, you can find out here.


Wellbeing and You

This session focuses on: 

  • Enabling students to identify ways to support their physical and mental wellbeing whilst studying.
  • Looking at the five areas of wellbeing and creating a wellbeing toolkit.

Workbooks also provided.


Referencing: What's the big deal?

This session focuses on:

  • Giving students the opportunity to understand what referencing and plagiarism are.
  • Looking at how and what students can reference, and different ways that students can quote information.
  • Providing opportunities to practice referencing skills.

Workbooks also provided.

Revision Skills

This session focuses on: 

  • Giving students the tools to effectively revise independently.
  • Providing the opportunity to practice revision skills and learn Cornell note taking.
  • Giving students an understanding of what they will need to revise and how to support themselves when doing it.

Workbooks also provided.

Post 16 Options

This session focuses on: 

  • Learning about options past GCSE including educational settings and types of further study.
  • Having the opportunity to see students who have taken different pathways.

For this session students will need access to computers or pre ordered university prospectuses.

Post 18 Options

This session focuses on: 

  • Learning about options post 18 including information about the many different pathways that students can take.

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