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Virtual University Visits and Sixth Form Enrichment

Visiting universities during a pandemic is problematic. However, our students have been encouraged to virtually visit a wide range of universities and associated enrichment events to aid their decision making on courses and locations. Some of the options available to students are outlined below for sharing with the wider community.

Autumn Term Events 2020

These free events allow students to dip in and out of subjects and explore universities without the cost of travel. The event will feel quite different to a standard visit, but students will find that there are live chat options where they can ask questions of staff and students at the university. Some of the content is flexible, once students have registered they can access it anytime, for others the content may be live and will disappear shortly after the event. Upcoming virtual exhibitions where students will find a range of universities and live talks are listed below.

Date

Provider

Event Time

Event Title

To Attend

Wednesday 14 October

UK University Search

12.00 - 18.00

 

Virtual Fair - East of England, East Midlands & Yorkshire and the Humber Fair

Register

Friday 16 October

UCAS

10:00 - 16:00

Virtual Exhibition – biological and physical sciences

Register

Wednesday 21 October

UK University Search

12.00 - 18.00

Virtual Fair - South West, West Midlands & Wales Fair

Register

Friday 23 October

Saturday 24 October

UCAS

10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Virtual Exhibition – Social Sciences, humanities and teaching

Register

Monday 2 November

Tuesday 3 November

UCAS

07:00 - 20:00

07:00 - 20:00

Virtual Exhibition – maths, engineering, and computing

Register

Wednesday 04 November

UK University Search

12.00 - 18.00

Virtual Fair - London, South East & Home counties Fair

Register

Wednesday 11 November

UK University Search

12.00 - 18.00

Virtual Fair - North West, North East, Scotland & Northern Ireland Fair

Register

Friday 13 November

Saturday 14 November

UCAS

10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Virtual Exhibition – creative subjects

Register

Uni Taster Days

Uni Taster Days have launched their programme for the whole Autumn Term with a range of general and subject specific sessions taking place on Tuesdays at 12:00 and 14:00. They aim to deliver impartial university guidance webinars online to support students considering their university options. Recordings can be sent to students if they sign up online and they are also available on their website. To see all the sessions available please visit UniTasterDays.

Open Days

Universities are offering a huge range of events. Many of the open days are online to manage numbers visiting the campus, however some are running social distanced campus tours. To get the latest dates visit OpenDays.Com which collates information for  UK universities.

Uni4me

Uni4Me is a partnership of over 50 higher education organisations led by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON). They provide information and host sessions from a range of universities. Resources  cover topics such as 'Is uni for me', student finance and apprenticeships, as well as course talks. Content changes as its being updated regularly by universities. To see what is on offer visit Uni4me

 

Russell Group of Universities Webinars 7 October

In their non contact periods on Wednesday 7 October students can explore all 24 Russell Group universities and chat directly to their representatives and ambassadors through a series of webinar. They will be able to view videos about each university and download the prospectus. There will be 12 webinars running from 12.00-18.00 in the virtual auditorium. The webinar programme can be found on this link.

These sessions are open to both students and parents, after registering via this link

 

Gresham College Public Lectures Online

Students have been encouraged to sign up for Gresham College's lectures relevant to their studies, careers plans and wider interests. This autumn there is a fantastic range of lectures on offer from Gresham College which was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years. Students have been encouraged to explore their past lecture series to support their EPQ and academic enrichment.

Unifrog

Last but not least don't forget UniFrog, our careers platform which aims to make 'all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform to help students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications'. Guidance on personal statements, Medical and Oxbridge applications is available to support the advice provided in school.

 

Mrs Diana Evans and the Sixth Form team