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adapted physical activity

Adapted Physical Activity

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.

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.

Budgeting

Date: Available on request

Where: On-campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Support your students to be confident with their finances. We explain the differences between short and longer term budgeting, debate what is essential and luxury, and share top tips for creating a basic budget to make your student loan stretch further.

Careers in Art & Design

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

This is an informative and engaging talk on life after university for students with an interest in a creative subject. We introduce them to the variety of career opportunities available in the creative sector, and the pathways they can choose from.

Careers in Media

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Media

This presentation outlines some of the many careers within the Media. It will discuss the power of the media, why your students would want a career the industry and how they could get there.

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Careers in Sport

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Sport

This talk covers the range of professional sport jobs available, along with emphasising the importance of gaining work based experience within a the sporting industry, while also looking at the routes into further study and the chance to play while study

Character Animation Workshop

Date: Available on request

Where: Park campus

Subject: Computing

People play games, and games often have characters, but who creates them? Who makes them move? This workshop will explore the character animation.

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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 honing their presenting skills.

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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

Discover Your Study Style

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

If you want your students to make better use of their non-contact hours, this session should provide some ideas. Students take a quiz to discover their study style and then explore a range of independent learning methods which might work best for them.

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.

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Get Investing!

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Business

Could your students be the next great investor? Covering topics such as banks, stocks and shares, this interactive workshop will help your students on their way to financial success.

HE Prep 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.

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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.

How to Choose a Course and University

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

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.

Hunted - Off The Grid

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.

KS5 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.

Last Week of Term Budgeting Activity

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.

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Learn How to Interrogate a Suspect

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.

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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. This workshop discusses the use of Thematic Analysis, Interpretative phenomenological Analysis and Discourse Analysis.

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Lego Tower (Business Planning)

Date: Available on request

Where: Park campus

Subject: Business

Business Planning is important for any entrepreneur, but students may not get the experience in developing this useful skill. Students will be tasked with the planning and construction of a LEGO tower, but who will rise and who will fall?

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?

On Tour

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Media

This practical workshop takes your students through planning a UK tour for the next big thing in music. You have the artist, the music, and a BIG budget, what will your tour look like?

Play Your Prospects Right

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.

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.

Portfolio Preparation and Interview Skills: The Key to Success!

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

This workshop is designed to give your students insight into what universities are looking for in a portfolio. Helping them learn to access their work and realise where their strengths lie. We will look at both the application and interview process.

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.

Preparation for Audition

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Performing Arts

Feel confident in preparing for audition! The session includes guidance about how to select the correct monologues and songs. Participants will be shown the importance of warming up the mind, body and voice before entering into the audition room.

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.

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.

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.

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Six Thinking Hats

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Business

Based on philosopher Alexander de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats system, this workshop is designed to get students thinking critically. In groups, students will start with an everyday object and attempt to develop it into a new product through discussion.

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Strategy and Global Responsibility

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Business

What makes a responsible business? Who are they being responsible to? We will look at real-world examples of organisations with varying approaches to global responsibility. Students will be encouraged to discuss what makes a business responsible and why.

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!

Student Life Quiz

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

How much do your students really know about life as a university student? Get students excited about sports and societies, student finance, accomodation, and much more in this wide-ranging, fast paced quiz.

The Creative Subjects

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Media

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.

Time 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.

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 Myth Buster

Date: Available on request

Where: On Campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Students will work in teams to debate the common misconceptions about higher education. Watch your students develop their evaluation and discussion skills while finding out more about university, how to get accepted and what awaits afterwards.

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 the perfect opportunity to see the facilities at one of our campuses, while having a current university student on hand to answer all your questions

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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

Subject: Health and Social Care

This session looks at some of the ethical issues related to care. Why should we care about others? Whose responsibility is it to care for the poor and vulnerable? Who should pay for care? Who should be entitled to benefits?

Why go to University?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

We explore current students' different reasons for choosing the university pathway, the types of courses available and teaching styles. Students will also leave with a better understanding of the opportunities and experiences found at university.

Why Study Art & Design?

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

Why should I study Art and Design at university? What are the benefits? These questions, and many more, will be answered as part of this presentation. This presentation aims to answer these questions and explore their possible future as a young creative.

why study business

Why Study Business?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Business

With international trips, work experience, and plenty of skills to be gained, a business degree has a lot to offer. This talk will help your students understand all about studying business at HE level.

Why Study Computing?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Computing

With gaming, programming, cyber security and more, computing degrees have a lot to offer. This talk will let your students realise what to expect, and the benefits of studying a computing degree at HE level.

why study criminology

Why Study Criminology?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Social Sciences

What is Criminology? Why study it at University? This presentation will answer these questions and explore career options, transferable skills and the benefits of studying Criminology at HE level.

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Why Study Dance?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Performing Arts

Why Dance? This presentation will discuss what a Dance degree can offer. How to choose the right course and how to make the most of your time at university.

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Why Study Drama?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Performing Arts

Why Study Drama? This presentation will discuss what a Drama degree can offer. How to choose the right course and how to make the most of your time at university.

Why Study Media?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Media

This interactive presentation gives an overview of the media and creative industries. This is a great opportunity for your students to get an insight into the different types of media courses and where they could take them.

Why Study Performing Arts

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Performing Arts

Why Study Performing Arts? This presentation will discuss what a performing arts degree can offer. How to choose the right course and how to make the most of your time at university.

why study psychology

Why Study Psychology?

Date: Available on request

Where: at your school or college / on campus

Subject: Social Sciences

What is psychology? Why study it at University? This presentation will answer these questions and explore career options, transferable skills and the benefits of studying psychology at HE level. Have fun learning the lingo to speak like an ‘ologist’.

why study sport

Why Study Sport?

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus/ at your school or college

Subject: Sport

Give your students the boost they need to understand sport at HE level, along with the opportunities and careers which could follow on from studying. Students will explore what they can expect from a sports degree and life as a sports student.

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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 11 Study Skills

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

The perfect way to get your year 11s exam ready – this package of two workshops covers Study Skills and Revision Skills. They will leave these sessions feeling motivated and empowered, and well equipped with new strategies to beat the exam stress!

Year 12 Skills for Sixth Form and HE Day

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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