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Art & Design Conference

Date: Available on request

Where: FCH Campus

Subject: Art and Design

Students can book onto a variety of workshops across three disciplines: Art, Design and Photography. Current students will share experiences of their course, top tips for industry success, and insight into the all-important portfolios and interviews.

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.

Bringing Characters to Life

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

Using children’s book classics, your students will learn the process an Illustration student goes through in order to bring a story to life. They will learn and experiment with a printing technique, to give them a taste of life as an illustrator

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.

Choosing Courses

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

If your students are unsure of which Art and Design pathway to take, this session offers advice and guidance, highlighting key information about each subject area and helping students to make the right decision for them.

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.

Exploring the Language of Drawing

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

Challenge your students to think creatively about the process of drawing, in order. Students will learn to look at drawing differently and produce a number of their own drawings through a variety of activities.

Expressing Emotions Through Line - A Two Part Workshop

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

P1: Drawing emotions. Try new techniques, scribble and draw dramatic drawings based on the emotions of love and hate. P2. Memories attached to an object. Use knowledge from previous week to tell a hidden story about a personal object through drawings.

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.

Health and Social Care Conference

Date: Available on request

Where: Oxstalls Campus

Subject: Health and Social Care

Students can meet our academic staff and current students to gain an insight into Social Work, Social Care and our brand new for 2017 Nursing course. Students will also gain top tips on the application and interview process.

Higher Education Advisers Conference

Date: Available on request

Where: Park Campus

Subject: HE Information

This is a not-to-be missed opportunity to hear from industry experts and those at the heart of Higher Education. Discover new resources, network with other teachers and advisers, and gain answers to your questions surrounding all areas of HE.

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.

Interview Preparation

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

For some students, a university interview may be their first. We aim to give them the knowledge to approach interviews with confidence. The interview preparation itself is followed up by discussing specific information around the interviewing courses.

KS5 Art & Design Taster Day

Date: Available on request

Where: Francis Close Hall Campus

Subject: Art and Design

Discover the range of art and design degrees on offer with a day on campus. Take a tour of the facilities and studios, find out about our courses, and meet our staff and students. Visits also include practical taster workshops.

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.

Life as an Art & Design Student

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

From rummaging through the scrap yard to finding materials to exhibiting work in Amsterdam or London, our Graduate Advocate Robyn is here to talk to your students and share her stories of higher education.

Males into Primary Teaching Conference

Date: Available on request

Where: FCH Campus

Subject: Education and Teacher Training

This conference will offer unbiased, first-hand information and advice about primary teaching. Students will participate in interactive sessions, tour our teaching campus, and meet current teacher training students and male teachers in the profession.

Media Conference

Date: Available on request

Where: Park Campus

Subject: Media

Students are invited to work in our university facilities and learn from industry-experienced practitioners, immersing themselves in a variety of practical subject taster workshops. Gather tips from current students and use industry-standard equipment.

Mini Me

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Do your students have an idea of a career in the future? ‘Mini Me’ encourages students to think about their chosen career and job sectors, whilst reflecting on what skills they currently have, and what they might need to achieve their future goals.

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!

Parents Higher Education Information Event

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information

Understanding higher education can be challenging, particularly for parents trying to support their children. This event aims to demystify choosing courses, the application process, student finance, and help parents find out more about the benefits of HE.

Personal Statement Masterclass

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information

For many students, the most daunting part of the UCAS application is the personal statement. In this workshop, students will receive top tips and one-to-one guidance on drafting their own statement. Sessions run from 4-6pm and places are limited.

Personal Statements

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

What is a personal statement, and where do I even begin?! Let us help your students. With a step-by-step approach, we explain why it is important and offer top tips on what to include, how to write it, and what not to say!

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.

Pre-16 Teaching Workshops

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus / at your school or college

Subject: HE Information

Students explore the characteristics of great teachers, ponder over the question ‘could I teach?’, hear a brief overview on how they can become a teacher and, most importantly, reasons why teaching is so great!

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 (for teachers/advisers)

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.

Sports Conference

Date: Available on request

Where: Oxstalls Campus

Subject: Sport

Discover what a sports degree can offer at our Year 12 Sports Conference. Meet current staff and students, explore our facilities, and take part in taster sessions as diverse as Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Psychology.

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 Bank Robbery

Date: Available on request

Where: At your school or college

Subject: Art and Design

This engaging workshop is designed to make students think about quick decision making. They will work to an exciting storyline, create characters, and produce a storyboard. Teaching them how to tell a story through images and drawing.

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

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.

Year 10 Summer School

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information

Students get to try out new subjects and find out more about HE. Best of all, they get to stay in our halls of residence for 3 nights with our student ambassadors, giving them real-life university experience! This fun FREE week is not to be missed!

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 Residential

Date: Available on request

Where: On campus

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Media

Students can try university before they apply. Over four action packed days, they’ll stay on campus and participate in workshops within their chosen subject area. The event is absolutely FREE with accommodation, food and evening activities all included.

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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