Events calendar

adapted physical activity (APA)

Adapted Physical Activity (APA)

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Sport

This workshop gives students the opportunity to learn how to design their own session plans whilst incorporating an inclusive coaching style. This also delves into the importance of adapting these sessions to meet the needs of different learners.

Animate it!

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Art and Design, Media

This workshop gives students an introduction into the exciting world of animation. Using stop-motion techniques, your students will make their own short animated films in this fun, engaging and fully interactive workshop.

Audition, Interview and Portfolio Preparation

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Art and Design, Media, Performing Arts

This workshop is designed to give your students insight into what universities are looking for in a portfolio and how to ace an interview or audition. Learn to select work and identify strengths in both the application and interview/audition processes.

A-Z of courses

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Do your students know what a prospectus is? Or how to use one? Students must seek out the wackiest courses to complete the full alphabet and vie for bonus points for the most unusual courses found.

Bee Business

Bee Business

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Business

Keep your students as busy as bees with this interactive business workshop. Students will learn about business basics by creating model hives where they need to buy resources and sell completed hives to make a profit.

Budgeting

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Budgeting is a crucial skill for university students, and choosing what to prioritise is essential. This workshop puts them to the test, in a real life scenario, while also exploring what financial support universities can offer.

Careers Talk

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Biology, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, Health and Social Care, Humanities, Media, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

This session encourages students to think about futures and understand the importance of experience alongside study. We look at the incredibly broad range of careers that people with different degrees enter into.

Choosing Courses

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Biology, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, Health and Social Care, Humanities, Media, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Deciding what to study has never been tougher with over 50,000 HE courses to choose from. Let us help your students with practical advice on how to choose the course that is right for them, and share inspiring graduate stories.

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Confidence Tricks

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Performing Arts

This workshop provides the tools to tackle interviews or meetings with confidence. Students will learn how to read body language and warm up the body, mind and voice along with learning about being self-aware.

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Contemporary Issues in Sport

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Sport

Covering topics such as gender, religion, race and many more, this debating workshop will get students talking. We help develop an understanding of what a contemporary issue in sport is and why it is important

Creative Industries

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Art and Design, Media, Performing Arts

Why would you want to study a creative subject? How do you get on to the course? This workshop gives guidance on applying for a creative subject and helps students with marketing themselves.

Effective Note Taking

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Taking effective notes is an essential skill for learners, whether it’s jotting in lessons or summarising points for revision. This engaging session encourages participants to reflect on their current note-taking strategy and introduces some fresh ideas.

Enterprise Challenge Day

Enterprise Challenge Day

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Business

If you want your students to tackle a business challenge, our challenge days may be just what you need. Students will be set a brief and, by working in teams they will create and/or propose a solution, and then pitch their ideas back to their classmates.

Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: Sport

Students are given support in completing and administering fitness tests. Students are reminded of a range of training methods and create a personal training plan based on their own strengths, weaknesses and fitness requirements.

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Computing

What are networks? How do I secure them? And what are the pros and cons of all the different types? Your students will have these questions answered and by the end of the session should have an understanding of LANs, WANs, Stars and Buses.

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Get Investing

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Business

Covering topics such as business ownership, shares, and share price influences, this workshop will task your students with analysing a business case study and deciding whether it would be a good investment opportunity or not.

Health and Social Care Personal Statement and Interview Masterclass

Health and Social Care Personal Statement and Interview Masterclass

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Health and Social Care

Give your health and social care students the best chance at wowing universities with their personal statement and bagging themselves an interview. This masterclass will help them feel prepared and confident.

higher and degree apprenticeships

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Launched in 2015, Degree Apprenticeships are a new, more vocational alternative, to traditional higher education courses. This presentation explains the different types, how they work, and their benefits.

Higher Education Preparation Day

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information

Preparation is everything for students who want to make the transition to HE. Let us help your Year 12s with a day on campus. Create your own programme from our range of sessions, covering everything from Personal Statements to a student life quiz.

Hunted - Off The Grid (Cyber)

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Computing

With the growth of cyber security, all of our day-to-day cyber activity can be tracked and monitored. This workshop will task your students to think of how they could live ‘off the grid’ if they were being hunted by the police and security services.

Improvisation and Devising

Improvisation and Devising

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Performing Arts

Improvisation is a key skill that all good performers need to master. This practical workshop will break down the process and give students the confidence to improvise their own work. This workshop is for both pre and post 16 cohorts.

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Interview and Interrogation

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Social Sciences

Learn subtle interview and interrogation techniques and become ‘human lie detectors’ while testing techniques out. Working in pairs as suspect and interrogator students will monitor eye movements and learn the science behind what they noticed.

KS4 & 5 Sport Taster Day

Date: Available on request

Where: Oxstalls Campus

Subject: HE Information, Sport

Find out what a sports degree could offer by bringing your students on a Wednesday visit. Take a tour of the facilities, find out about our courses, and meet our staff and students. Visits include two taster workshops, such as; physiology, Sport Nutrition

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Learn to Love Qual'

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Social Sciences

Research methods underpin the work of every psychologist. Help students realise the importance and fun of qualitative research methods. They'll have a go at conducting an analysis on real research data from interviews exploring the topic of social media.

Mint or Skint – Budgeting Board Game

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Our board game is a great way to engage your students with the responsibility that comes with finances. Students have to weigh up whether to save or spend because, after all, university is all about those new experiences!

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News Flash!

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Media

What makes the news? This workshop lets your students fill the shoes of our Media’s biggest and best journalists and decide what the world sees. The stories are yours, but what will you make of them?

Online Profile Building

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Universities and employers want students who offer more than just qualifications. This session will get students reflecting on their current skills and experiences and explore how they can develop their profile, ready for university and job applications.

Pitching and Presenting with Confidence

Pitching and Presenting with Confidence

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Biology, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, Health and Social Care, Humanities, Media, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

This workshop provides your students with the techniques to tackle presentations or pitches with confidence. After receiving tips on body language, voice, and presentation structure, your students will have the opportunity to put it into practice.

Plenty of Jobs

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

How many different jobs contribute to the making of a music video? Watch your students discover jobs that they never knew existed and find out how to work towards securing their dream job through education.

Pre-16 Aspiration Day

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information

Choose from our range of pre-16 workshops to create a bespoke on campus introduction to university. Students will also receive a campus tour from our Student Ambassadors who will share their experiences of university life and answer any questions.

Preparing for Open Days and HE Fairs

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Attending open days and HE fairs are fantastic for discovering the wealth of higher education opportunities available but they can be daunting for students. Help your students learn what these events involve and how to get the most out of them.

Principles of Sprint training

Principles of Sprint training

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Sport

Interested in the principles needed to aid/Improve a sprinter? Why not book onto this practical taster session which will cover what you need to aid sprinting while looking into the techniques/energy systems that play a fundamental part to running.

Prospects Top Trumps

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Our 'Top Trumps' style card game gets your students to assess the cost, thrill factor, and skills gained from a range of life choices. Students are asked to evaluate their decisions against future plans and life goals.

Psychological Myth Busters

Psychological Myth Busters

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Social Sciences

Have you ever fallen into the traps of believing a 'pop psychology' myth?! This session debunks some common misconceptions within psychology and encourages students to enhance their critical thinking skills by analysing questionable evidence and agendas.

Reference Writing

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Whether your staff are new to university reference writing or would like to refresh their knowledge, our team can deliver this session at your school or college at a time to suit you.

Routes into STEM

Routes into STEM

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Computing

What is STEM? Why is STEM important? In this talk, your students will have these questions answered and discover some of the various routes into STEM based careers and courses. This presentation is designed for all students.

six thinking hats

Six Thinking Hats

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Business

Students will start by discussing key skills in marketing. They will then work in teams using De Bono's Six Thinking Hats system to plan an idea for a new advertising campaign and then present back their ideas.

strategy and global responsibility

Strategy & Global Responsibility

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Business

Students will gain an understanding of strategy, vision, mission, and goals. We'll look at real examples of organisations with varying approaches to global responsibility - students will be encouraged to discuss whether businesses are acting responsibly.

Student Finance

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Starting from the basics we aim to give students a full understanding of the current student finance system. The presentation covers key terminology, facts, figures and top tips, leaving your students well equipped when it comes to all things money at HE.

Student Life

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

This presentation will inform and excite students with the opportunities that a Student Union can give them. Talking about aspects such as sports and societies, students will get first hand knowledge from graduates who have experienced it all!

The Dangers of Computing on Society

The Dangers of Computing on Society

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Computing

This lively debating workshop encourages students to critically evaluate how advancements in technology are changing what it means to be human.

Time and Resource Management

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Work hard, play hard. With so much to do, it can be hard to fit it all in. This workshop considers students' priorities and helps them to question their current time management skills, and challenge their ability to balance their working and social life.

Tower Build: Business Planning

Tower Build: Business Planning

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: Business

Business Planning is important for any entrepreneur, but students may not get the experience to develop this useful skill. Students will be tasked with planning and constructing a tower from resources provided, but who will rise and who will fall?

UCAS Application Process

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

This informative session offers guidance on the different stages of the UCAS application process, including key deadlines, jargon busting, explanation of different kinds of offers and support for the dreaded personal statement.

University of Gloucestershire Campus Tour

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information

Can’t make it to an open day? Why not take a campus tour with one of our current Student Ambassadors? It's a perfect opportunity to see the facilities at one of our campuses, while having a current university student on hand to answer all your questions.

University of Gloucestershire Talk

University of Gloucestershire Talk

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

What can the University of Gloucestershire offer your students? Find out about the students and staff, our courses, campuses and why together, we make an unstoppable team, in this presentation.

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What Makes a Good Film?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Media

Is there a winning formula to blockbuster success? This workshop gets students debating and discussing the different elements within a film, and the effects that these have on their audience.

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Who Cares?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at school or college

Subject: Health and Social Care

This lively workshop encourages students to debate key ethical questions surrounding care. Why should we care for others? Whose responsibility is it to care for the poor/vulnerable? Who should pay for care? These are just some of the topics we'll explore.

Why Go to University?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Biology, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, Health and Social Care, Humanities, Media, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Give your students an overview of a specific subject of your choice. This presentation is led by our subject specialists and will give students an insight into studying their favourite subject at higher education.

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Why study?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Biology, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, Health and Social Care, Humanities, Media, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Give your students the boost they need to understand subjects at a HE level, along with the opportunities and careers which could follow. Students will explore what they can expect from a subject specific degrees and life as a university.

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Why Teach?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Education and Teacher Training

We’ve been training teachers since 1847 and out BEd courses were rated Ofsted Outstanding in 2015. This interactive talk outlines the benefits of this career path, the routes into teaching and the application process.

Year 12 Study Skills

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information

Get your new Year 12 students off to a great start in September with this skill-building day. With an emphasis on independence, we’ll help equip your students with the tools they’ll need for sixth form, university study, and their future careers.

Your Journey

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

This travel themed workshop gets students to reflect on how skills and experience can complement their grades. They will leave with a better understanding of the importance of extracurricular activities when applying for jobs or college places.

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