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We understand the vital role teachers and advisers play in your students’ journey to university. That’s why we want to support you in your teaching, and keep you informed on the latest developments in Higher Education.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Sessions

We know how important it is to keep up to date with current trends in your subject field. To help, we run CPD sessions which are led by Royal Holloway’s world-leading researchers and academics.  Delivering engaging and interactive content, the sessions will raise interesting debates and topics relevant to your subject.

Previous sessions have covered Maths, History, Biological Sciences, English, and Psychology.

Our next CPD session takes place on Wednesday 4 July 2018, and will have a specific focus on:

  • Careers: This session will: Review the career information resources available to prospective HE entrants, provide information on the graduate labour market and how it is likely to change and dispel some of the common myths surrounding accessing careers after leaving higher education.
  • Geography: Professor Katie Willis will discuss Global governance, Professor Phil Crang will discuss Place making, and Professor Simon Blockley will discuss water and carbon cycles, with particular reference to climate.

Understanding the university application cycle

Get help supporting your students with their university application decisions. Our Schools Liaison Team has created a course for teachers who help and advise students with university choices and the application process.

The course covers:

  • How to choose a degree and university
  • Personal statements and what admissions tutors look for in an application
  • What happens next - Applicant Visit Days, choosing a firm and insurance option, student finance and accommodation.
  • Last minute jitters - how to support students with exam stress, revision and results day

We also have a handout of 10 quick tasks that you can use with your students to help familiarise them with the university application process available to download below.

Sign up for the course

Talks

UCAS and writing references

In this talk, one of our team will visit your school and give teachers advice on:

  • Writing references for UCAS, as well as guiding students through the process.
  • Writing personal statements and what universities want to read.
  • What content admissions tutors are looking for in a UCAS reference.

For parents: An introduction to university

  • An overview of university, the application process, student finance and student life.
  • Understand how to support their son or daughter through each step of the UCAS process.

To book, email schools@royalholloway.ac.uk

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