Last term's events
Discover Arts and Social Science Expo
On 2 November we hosted Discover Arts & Social Sciences Expo for schools in Hounslow, which was organized in collaboration with AccessHE. The event was informative for the 40 Year 8 Students involved, providing many of them with their first experience of a university campus and an insight into the various Arts and Social Science subjects that they may not have encountered before.
Students were treated to gruesome Greek theology tales in the Classics workshop, whilst Trump dominated discussion in the Politics seminar. In the subsequent workshops students delved into the complexities of the criminal psyche in their Criminology class, and the Languages & Cultures session gave students an interactive introduction into the four most popular European languages. Students enjoyed participating in the quiz assessing they knowledge they had collated throughout the day, as well as dressing up as classical heroes and taking fingerprints as part of an interactive exhibition.
Personal Statement Surgeries
In preparation for the UCAS deadline, members of our Schools Liaison team travelled to schools and colleges to help students construct their personal statements. These one-to-one appointments provided students with valuable, individual advise regarding their personal statements. The aim of these sessions was to inform students about what admission tutors look for in applications and how best to make their statement stand out. These took place from September through to December in order to allow plenty of time before the UCAS application deadline.
Online Teacher Resource
Throughout November and December 2016, our Schools Liaison team worked alongside AccessHE to produce an online course for teachers. "Understanding the University Application Cycle" was designed to provide teachers with the necessary information to guide and advise their students during the university application process. Essentially, this course consists of online modules comprised of readings, quizzes and videos. Email us at email@example.com for more information on when this is launched and how to access it!
This term we are launching our Applicant one-to-ones in areas of which we will be visiting for others school related events. We will be contacting applicants letting them know that we will be visiting locally and that they can arrange to meet a member of staff. During these meetings, applicants have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have regarding their chosen course or any other Royal Holloway related questions.
Continuous Professional Development (CPDs)
On 22 February 2017, our academic departments at Royal Holloway will be leading two hour sessions to refresh and build upon the academic knowledge teachers already have. The aims is to provide teachers with resources that they can use with their students. Below are the sessions that are on offer:
Computer Science: Build your own internet.
Psychology: Understanding research activities.
Management (Business Studies): Digital disruption and the high street: changing strategies and the digital economy.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting in March, a representative from Royal Holloway will be attending a number of UCAS exhibitions across the country. At these exhibitions staff and student ambassadors can answer any questions that prospective students, teachers and parents may have regarding both Royal Holloway and higher education generally. For more details click here.
Schools Offering: Study Skills
Over the last year, our schools team have delivered a large amount of workshops and talks regarding higher education and skill building. Due to popularity and high demand, our team has tailored more skill-based workshops to deliver to students. To find out more, click here.