Post-16 activities in school or college 

We organise a number of activities and events that we can hold in schools and colleges for post-16 students:

UWE Bristol subject talks

Subject talks from visiting speakers on degree level study or a specific subject. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.

Activity title

UWE Bristol subject talks

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

  • Better appreciation of the learning content, current research areas of interest and assessment of a subject at degree level.
  • Receive tips and advice on how to get into different subjects.
  • Student experience of the subject at degree level.
  • Examples of subject areas included Art and Design, Geography, Business, Law, Politics, Philosophy, English, Nursing and Midwifery.

When the activity will run

Spring and Summer – confirmation of booking is subject to a minimum number of attendees per session.

Where the activity will run

A UWE Bristol speaker will visit your college/school site.

How the activity will run

Typically sessions are a lecture or presentation on degree level study of a specific subject, 45–60 minutes duration.

How to register/further contact details

Please complete the UWE Bristol subject talks visit form.

Student life talks with Student Ambassadors

Workshops and talks from UWE Bristol Student Ambassadors about university life, courses and experience. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.

Activity title

Student life workshops and talk

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent (we also offer this to pre-16 students).

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Increased understanding of what being a higher education student is like, and how to make the most of the university experience.

When the activity will run

Throughout the academic year.

Where the activity will run

At your school or college.

How the activity will run

Workshops – Student Ambassadors provide a ‘speed networking’ style workshop, talking to small groups of students (six to ten) about university life, their course and the range of experiences learners will encounter when starting university. Workshops will require a suitable space to allow students to work in groups of six to ten with a Student Ambassador leading each group.

Talk – Student Ambassadors provide an informal presentation about university life, their course and the range of experiences learners will encounter when starting university, with an opportunity for a student question-and-answer session.

How to register/further contact details

Student Ambassador workshops and talks must be supervised by a DBS-checked member of school or college staff.

Please complete the student life workshops and talk visit form.

 

Art, Design and Media Portfolio Building workshops

Activity title

Art, Design and Media Portfolio Building workshops

Target audience

Year 12 and first year Level 3 advanced school and college students interested in Art, Design or Media subjects.

When the activity will run

Throughout academic year.

Where the activity will run

At your school or college.

How the activity will run

An opportunity for students to discuss their portfolio ideas and what makes a good portfolio.

How to register/ further contact details

Please complete the Art, Design and Media Portfolio Building workshops visit form.

Art, Design, Film, Photography and Animation portfolio and interview advice

If you work with students who are interested in applying for Art, Design, Film, Photography and Animation courses and would like advice on portfolio and interview preparation, please download our portfolio and interview advice guide.

UCAS Healthcare personal statement writing workshops

Presentations and group activities based around how to write effective personal statements for NHS-funded university courses. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.

Activity title

UCAS Healthcare personal statement writing workshop

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent students aiming to progress onto an NHS-funded university course.

Please note: This session is not suitable for those wishing to progress onto medicine, dentistry or optometry courses.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Increase understanding of what makes a strong healthcare personal statement, enabling students to begin to explore the types of evidence and experience required to write an effective statement.

When the activity will run

Autumn and summer terms.

Where the activity will run

At your school or college – these workshops are available to UWE Bristol local and regional school and college partners and Heading Higher Passport Plus partner institutions.

How the activity will run

Healthcare Personal Statement content presentation, group activity, question and answer session delivered by a UWE Bristol staff member and Healthcare Student Ambassador.

How to register/further contact details

Please complete the UCAS Healthcare Personal Statement Writing workshop visit form.

Healthcare personal statement resources

If you work with students who are interested in a career in healthcare, please use our resources below: 

1-1 careers guidance appointments

Free impartial, professional careers information, advice and guidance service in schools and colleges from the UWE Bristol Careers Pre-higher education (HE) team.

Activity title

1-1 careers guidance appointments

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent students.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Year 12 appointments tend to focus on exploring their HE ideas, helping to clarify course choices, explore career ideas and identify skills.

Year 13 appointments tend to focus on clarifying choices on the UCAS application.

When the activity will run

Guidance appointments run throughout the academic year.

Where the activity will run

At your school or college. The Pre-HE team works with post-16 students in schools and colleges in Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bristol.

How to register/further contact details

Contact the Pre-HE careers team by emailing careers@uwe.ac.uk.

Interactive workshops and assembly talks

Interactive workshops and short talks in assemblies from UWE Bristol Careers Pre-HE team on the following topics:

  • Building a skills portfolio
  • Post-18 options
  • Why go to university
  • Choosing HE courses
  • Structuring your HE research 
  • Writing a successful personal statement
  • Maximising your time at university 

Activity title

Interactive workshops and assembly talk

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent students.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Increased knowledge of post-18 pathways and options at HE level, greater understanding of the benefits of HE and how to make an informed and successful application to HE.

When the activity will run

Throughout the academic year.

Where the activity will run

At your school or college. The Pre-HE team works with post-16 students in schools and colleges in Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bristol.

How to register/further contact details

Contact the Pre-HE careers team by emailing careers@uwe.ac.uk.

Higher education and careers fairs

Higher education or careers fairs offer the chance to talk face-to-face with students, meet university staff, pick up a prospectus and have any specific questions answered. Students can find out about the courses we offer and student experience at UWE Bristol.

We attend many higher education and careers fairs organised by schools and colleges throughout the academic year. If you would like us to attend a careers or higher education event at your school or college please contact us via our Expression of Interest form. Attendance is subject to the availability of staff, so please contact us as early as possible to book.

Our UCAS Exhibition calendar

UWE Bristol will be attending the following UCAS Exhibitions in 2020, as detailed below.

Event Location Date 
 Surrey University of Surrey, Guildford 24-25 February
Manchester Manchester Central 3-4 March
Bristol (double stand) Exhibition and Conference Centre, UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus 9-10 March
Sussex Brighton Centre, Brighton 13 March
Cornwall Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge 16 March
Exeter (double stand) Westpoint Centre, Exeter 17-18 March
Hereford and Worcester University of Worcester area, Worcester 19 March
London Excel London 23-24 March
Kent Kent Event Centre, Maidstone 27 March
Dorset Bournemouth University, Poole 21 April
West Wales University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen 23 April
Cardiff (double stand) Cardiff Metropolitan University National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff 24 April
Tyneside Utilita Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne 30 April
Hampshire University of Winchester, Winchester 28 May
Sheffield FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield 18 June
Birmingham (double stand) The NEC, Birmingham 22-23 June
Liverpool ACC Liverpool, Liverpool 1 July
     

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