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We offer a range of activities for Year 12 & 13 students that can be delivered in school and on our campus.

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Information & aspiration

What are the routes that students can take after sixth form or college? Here we will explore options related to Higher Education including apprenticeships and university.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes: 
  1. Understand post-18 pathways and the specific opportunities available in Higher Education. 
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions

Students will have the opportunity to examine the differences between these two popular Higher Education destinations. What are the benefits? How and when to apply?

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff 
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand post-18 pathways and the specific opportunities available in Higher Education
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions
  4. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

How to select the right university & course for the student, including using league tables, websites and open days.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to the school/college
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Understand the application process for Higher Education
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions
  4. Confidence in the personal benefits attending university can bring them
  5. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

A presentation covering the ins and outs of the UCAS application process as well as top tips for writing a personal statement.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to the school/college
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the application process for Higher Education
  2. Ability to write concisely and effectively about themselves to create a personal statement
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions
  1. Talk - an overview of how to write a good personal statement, with real examples
  2. Workshop - an interactive set of self-reflection activities which get students thinking about the structure and content of their personal statements
  3. Surgery - one to one advice for students that have already started their personal statement or need help getting going.
  4. Online review service - students can submit their personal statements through our online service and receive personalised feedback to help enhance their work (subject to availability) Personal statement online review
Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes: 
  1. Understand the application process for Higher Education
  2. Ability to write concisely and effectively about themselves to create a personal statement
  3. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathway
  4. Confidence in own subject knowledge and ability to study it at a university level

A factual no-nonsense talk about student loans including repayments, bursaries and scholarships.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand Student Finance and the process to apply for it
  2. Confidence in the personal benefits attending university can bring them
  3. Confidence in the application processes for Higher Education and Student Finance

A guide to the differences between school and university and what to expect from university life.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Confidence in the personal benefits attending university can bring them

Discover the range of academic, personal, career and financial support available at university.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Know about the academic, financial and pastoral support available within universities
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathway
  3. Confidence in the personal benefits attending university can bring them
  4. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathway

Skills

We can support in school mock interviews or offer safe and secure online calls to give the opportunity to practice their interview skills and receive feedback.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college. Typically 10-15 minutes per student
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Possess adequate “career skills” such as interview technique, writing CV/application forms, identifying skills etc.
  2. Possess adequate ‘life skills’ such as time management, personal budgeting, etc.
  3. Commitment to education, learning and development

An introduction to research skills, referencing & plagiarism, argumentative writing, reflective writing, critical thinking, independent learning styles and revision techniques.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college.
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Possess adequate study skills for Higher Education (i.e. research, independent learning)
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathway

With this workshop we will help students to identify their skills and strengths and achievements to date. What skills are employers looking for? What does labour market information tell us about future employment?

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college. Typically 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand post-18 pathways and the specific opportunities available in Higher Education
  2. Possess adequate “career skills” such as interview technique, writing CV/application forms, identifying skills etc.
  3. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  4. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathway

A revision skills session with a difference. Current undergraduates share how they revised for GCSEs and A-Levels and help your students explore different revision techniques to suit various learning styles.

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway Student Ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Possess adequate study skills for Higher Education (i.e. research, revision, independent learning)
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  4. Confidence in own subject knowledge and ability to study it at a university level

The importance to know how to be kind to ourselves and find ways of coping with periods of stress and anxiety drives this exploration of practical techniques. Suitable for any year group as well as those preparing for exams.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Know about the academic, financial and pastoral support available within universities
  2. Possess adequate ‘life skills’ such as time management, self reflection etc.
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions
  4. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

We can organise visits to campus that include meetings current students, exploring the campus facilities and taking part in engaging information and subject taster activities. We'll build a day with you choosing from existing activities or making something bespoke.

Duration: Half or full day. Typically 10:00 - 14:30
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and Student Ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Greater depth and breadth of subject knowledge. Greater subject interest
  3. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  4. Confidence in own subject knowledge and ability to study it at a university level
  5. Commitment to education, learning and development

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