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Year 13

We offer a range of activities for Year 13 students that can be delivered in school, on our campus or online.

To book activity please complete the online booking form below and for any questions please get in touch.

Activity booking form years 12 & 13 University jargon buster Student update winter/spring 2021

Webinars

Our passionate undergraduate students will be presenting aspects of their studies that are bound to interest, excite and challenge you.

  • 45 minutes long (plus time for questions)
  • Aimed at anyone who is currently studying or planning on taking one of the Discover subjects

To sign up please follow the links below:

Discover: English with Amelia | 8 June 4-5pm
Discover: Electronic Engineering with Mohammed | 15 June 4-5pm

Join Royal Holloway staff as we explore a range of topics from student finance to how to choose the right course at university. 

  • 50 minutes (with time for questions at the end)
Click here for full range of available webinars

To request access to our recorded information and subject webinars please follow the link below: 

Recorded webinars

Information

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

Talk - an overview of how to write a good personal statement

Workshop - an interactive set of self-reflection activities which get students thinking about the structure and content of their personal statements

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

One to one advice for students that have already started their personal statement or need help getting going.

Duration: Depends on the individual but typically 20 - 30 minutes per student
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

Students can submit their personal statements through our online service and receive personalised feedback and comments to help enhance their work (subject to availability)

Personal statement online review

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

Explore the various programmes and financial awards that universities offer to support from Widening Access backgrounds.

Duration: 45 - 60 mins 
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the application process for Higher Education
  2. Know about the academic, financial and pastoral support available within universities
  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 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

Aspiration

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. Due to current circumstances please contact us to discuss options.

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

We are offering a series of online and on campus experiences  throughout the year. Due to the current circumstances places are limited and booking is essential. 

Find out more

Subjects

We are hard at work with our academic colleagues creating a range of engaging subject taster workshops for year 7 - 13. 

Online resources

Follow the link below to access free resources for students and teachers based on the A-level Psychology curriculum. 

Psychology A-level

Follow the link below to access free resources linked to A-level English Literature set texts.

English Literature set texts

With this online tutorial, you’ll learn the basics of programming and Python, including Jupyter Notebook IDE, that allows you embed runnable code inside documents.

Python tutorial

Follow the link below to access free resources for students and teachers based on the A-level Biology curriculum.

Biological Sciences

Follow the link below to access free resources for students studying or interested in modern languages.

Modern Languages

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