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TRANSITION AND ADVICE

TRANSITION AND ADVICE

We understand that providing meaningful Higher Education encounters takes input and expertise and we know the central role you play in helping to shape a student’s future. That is why we work collaboratively with schools, sixth forms, academies, further education colleges and University Technical Colleges to guide students towards a bright future.

Our team will work with you to deliver quality and high impact activities, which will raise the engagement and aspirations of your students and allow them to make informed decisions about their future. Whether its impartial information on higher education progression, or involving your students in a broad range of activities for each transitional stage, we offer a wide range of support and resources both on and off campus.

How we can help you

Our Schools and Colleges Engagement team create campaigns that are underpinned by our understanding and insight so no matter what you and your students are looking for, be it the delivery of a personal statement workshop, or the delivery of a targeted subject specific activity at your campus, we can help you.

Advice and Guidance

Our team will engage with your students to think about post-16 study options; subjects that interest them, living in University accommodation, the financial side of University study and beyond. We will provide them with the advice and guidance they need to make informed choices on their future.

Introduction to HE

There is a lot of information for students to process/take in when it comes to Higher Education. Here we answer their burning questions on the benefits of studying at University, the opportunities and guidance available to them and much more.

This session provides the perfect introduction to all things H.E. related. Students will be introduced to the benefits of studying at degree level followed by an overview of the types of courses available, subject choices offered and the different environments for studying in.

Choosing a Course and University

Working with students, we advise them on choosing the perfect course for them as well as what to consider when looking for the right University.

This session will look at the range of courses open to students from traditional subjects to the more vocational based.  Research is the key to students finding the right course so we will explain the types of things they should be looking at as well as considering the range of establishments where it is possible to study H.E courses at and the key things they should be considering.

Personal Statements

Are your students unsure where to begin with their UCAS applications?  If so, we can offer a variety of different sessions to help get them started - a Personal Statement presentation, Personal Statement writing workshop or 1-2-1 advice appointments/drop in’s.

Our personal statement presentation begins with a recap of the application cycle so that students know what to expect over the coming year, before focusing on the personal statement section of the UCAS application form. We will look at the structure, what to include as well as providing lots of useful hints and tips.  The initial presentation can be followed up by a personal statement writing workshop and/or 1-2-1 advice appointments or drop in’s.

Degree Apprenticeships

An increasingly popular and attractive alternative to traditional degrees, this session will explain what Degree Apprenticeships are, how they are structured, the pros and cons and how and where to apply.

Fees, Finance and Budgeting

Are your students struggling to understand how the University fee system works? Are they put off H.E. due to the debt? This session will help students understand the support available, how and when to apply and the repayment system.  There is the added option of finishing with a fun, interactive, group budgeting activity!

This session is also suitable for parents and carers.

Student Perspective – How I got here

Our student ambassadors have a real passion for inspiring students in the possibilities of Higher Education. Students increasingly want to engage with current students who can share their experiences with them. We can work with you to create a range of authentic activities that can be delivered on or off campus, that offer a unique perspective on the HE experience.