Campus Tours
Dates: Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Deadline: None
For: Anyone wishing to visit the campus
Location: University of Huddersfield

There is nothing quite like a visit to the campus to get a feel for what studying with us is really like. So whether you’re interested in undergraduate or postgraduate study, we’d love to show you around our beautiful campus.

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Marketing & HR Taster Day
Dates: Wednesday 21st April 2021, 10am – 2pm
Deadline: 14th April
For: Year 12 & 13 Students
Location: Virtual

This taster day is for year 12 & 13 students who are aspiring to become Marketeers or HR professionals. They will get the opportunity to learn from our academics about what these courses will entail whilst studying at Aston and will give them a fantastic insight into what being a student of Marketing or HR is really like.

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Student Ambassador Live Q&A Session
Dates: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Deadline: N/A
For: KS4 and KS5 students and their families
Location: Virtual Event

This live event has been designed to allow you to ask questions to our student ambassadors about university and much more.  We will be running the Q&A via the UniBuddy platform. Got questions about student life, the applicant journey or our courses? Why not drop by and ask our students!

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English Masterclass
Dates: 29th April 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Deadline: 28th April 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

We will be exploring how we create and express our identities in various ways using language. We will cover online identity construction in social media, and the creation of workplace identity via spoken interaction, covering fascinating intersecting aspects including gender and Communities of Practice.

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Mental Health Awareness Week
Dates: 10-14th May (various sessions)
Deadline: 9th May
For: Years 11-13, Teachers, Parents
Location: Virtual

From laughter yoga to confidence building workshops. From study skills to transition to university support. For this year’s national mental health week, Aston University is showcasing the wonderful support services we have on offer whilst supporting the mental health of young people through varying talks, workshops, and Q+A sessions.

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Biology Taster Day
Dates: Tuesday 4th May 2021
Deadline: Tuesday 27th April 2021
For: Post 16 students
Location: On campus/virtual contingency

This event is designed to give students a taste of what it is like to study Biological Science at University.

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Studying Medicine at Aston
Dates: Wednesday 19th May
Deadline: Monday 17th May
For: Year 12s
Location: Aston University * virtual contingency

This Taster Session will give year 12 students an insight into Aston’s Medicine curriculum, along with vital information about what Admissions tutors are looking for in Medical students. During this event, you will be given a sample lecture, be able to explore our new clinical facilities and speak to current Medical students.

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Astrophysics Masterclass
Dates: 13th May 2021 (17:00-18:00)
Deadline: 12th May 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

: 95% of the universe is dark energy and dark matter but we do not know what they are. This lecture presents the evidence for the existence of dark matter and dark energy, and discusses our ideas on what they could be.

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Astrophysics Masterclass
Dates: 6th May 2021 (17:00-18:00)
Deadline: 5th May 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

Cosmology is the study of the evolution of the universe. The standard model of cosmology consists of three main elements, the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy, but we don’t know what the Big Bang was, what dark matter is or what dark energy is. You might ask why do we have this model? This lecture tells you why.

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Geography Taster Lecture
Dates: 13th May 2021 (17:00-18:00)
Deadline: 12th May 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

• Our Human Geographer, Dr Richard Southern, will take us on a tour of some of the world’s geopolitical hotspots and examine why national borders are becoming increasingly rigid and contested at a time when we have become more global than ever before! The lecture will be followed by an informal Q&A with staff and students.

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Law Taster Lecture
Dates: 27th May 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Deadline: 26th May 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

Are terms like ‘BAME’ or ‘people of colour’ useful in understanding race relations today, or to tackle persistent racial disparity? This lecture considers the efficacy of such terms, and looks at how we can educate ourselves on ethnicity and its relevance, in the pursuit of achieving equal opportunity and fair-dealing.

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Astrophysics Masterclass
Dates: 20th May 2021 (16:30-17:30)
Deadline: 19th May 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

This session includes a video tour of the Observatory, a demonstration of our solar telescope or radio telescope facilities (weather dependant) and examples of the kind of observations you will make on the Astrophysics degree programme. We can also take questions about the astronomy practicals.

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Law Industry Talk
Dates: 4th June 2021 (13:00-14:00)
Deadline: 3rd June 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

After starting a career in the Insurance industry, Toni made the decision to work as a Prison Officer to fulfil her desire to help people through her day job. This led to Toni developing a passion for criminology and social justice. Having spent over 6 years working in a prison, Toni welcomes you to join a conversation with her.

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Language Taster – Japanese
Dates: 12th May 2021 (16:30-17:30)
Deadline: 11th May 2021
For: Level 3 / Year 12 + 13 / Adult Learners
Location: Virtual event

Do you fancy picking up a new language? How about Japanese? Greetings are the first step to communicating with people. So, join us as we start at the very beginning with how to greet people and tell them your name.

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June Virtual Open Evening
Dates: Wednesday, 9th June 2021
Deadline: N/A
For: KS4 + KS5 students, their families & advisors
Location: Virtual Open Evening

Newman University look forward to welcoming you to our Virtual Open Days. We will be staging activities, including subject specific presentations, talks and information on student finance, student support and accommodation, as well as virtual campus tours and the opportunity to speak directly with their future tutors and potential peers.

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US Programme
Dates: Various
Deadline: Various
For: Year 12 Eng/Wales, Year 13 NI, S5 Scotland
Location: Virtual and US

The Sutton Trust US Programme (in partnership with the Fulbright Commission) helps state school students from across the UK explore US study and access leading universities through support, advice, UK residentials and a one-week trip to visit a variety of US universities. It is free to take part in the programme.

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Business & Economics Taster
Dates: Wednesday 7th July 2021, 10am – 2pm
Deadline: 14th April
For: Year 10 & 11 students
Location: Campus *Virtual Contingency

This taster has been designed to give KS4 students an opportunity to develop their knowledge of business and economics and help them decide which career path they want to focus on. From learning about economic principles to the key concepts of business ideology, students will gain a fantastic insight into these courses at Aston.

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Healthcare Aspirations Event
Dates: Thursday 2nd July 2021
Deadline: Thursday 2nd July 2021
For: Year 8, 9, 10 and 12
Location: On campus/virtual contingency

Opportunity for students to find out about the wide range of healthcare subject courses and careers pathways. There will be representatives from across the Healthcare Team at Aston as well as other local universities.

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Legal Work Experience
Dates: Summer 2021
Deadline:
For: Year 12s in the West Midlands
Location: Virtual / Birmingham

Take part in a range of virtual activities focusing on business skills, have video-link meetings with solicitors and other legal professionals, shadow trainee solicitors and legal apprentices and get a taste of working in a law firm and what a legal career really entails. Email Pure Potential to find out if there are any spaces left.

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upReach Employability Programme
Dates: Supports begins from September 2020
Deadline: Ongoing on a rolling basis
For: Year 13s / all undergrads
Location: Across the UK

Just about to start University? It is never too early to explore your career options and gain valuable work experience. Join upReach, and you can receive free support worth up to £900 with expert mock interviews and application advice, plus exclusive work experience and mentoring opportunities from prestigious employers!

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Taster Days
Dates: Various
Deadline: N/A
For: Level 3/Year 12 – 13/ Adult Learners
Location: University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Taster days are designed to give a real life taste of what it is like to study a particular subject at university, allowing students to develop a practical understanding of a specific area.

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Legal Work Experience
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 9 to 13 (Eng & Wales), S2 to S6 (Scot), Year 3 to 5, L6th or U6th (NI)
Location: Across the UK

PRIME is an alliance of law firms across the UK, committed to improving access to the legal profession through work experience because the legal sector should be open to talent from all economic backgrounds. There are more than 60 law firms involved in PRIME, providing legal work experience up and down the UK, providing work experience opportunities across the country.

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Taster sessions
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face

Our online taster sessions help students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

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Campus tours
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face

An opportunity to see the amazing facilities we have at the University, and to also arrange face-to-face visits.

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Study Skills
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

This is an interactive workshop that introduces the importance of study skills and qualities, then gets students working on activities that focus on note-taking, creative thinking, and academic resilience.

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Student Finance and managing your money
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

This talk delivers the most up-to-date information on the student finance package available to students from the government. It also covers the bursaries and scholarships offered by the university. The section on managing your money broadens students' understanding of the wider costs associated with attending university and introduces them to budgeting.

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Student Life
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

This talk gives students an insight into what it is like to be a student at The University of Sheffield. It covers the range of opportunities and experiences available to students throughout their studies, including studying abroad, placement years, part-time work and Languages for All.

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Transition to University
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

A talk on transition to university, with a focus on academics but also looks at moving away from home and the support available to students.

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Graduate top tips for university life
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

Delivered by current students and recent graduates, this interactive talk explores top tips and advice for making the transition to university life.

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Personal Statements
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12/13 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

This session is designed for students in the early stages of their application process. The interactive workshop focuses on the structure of the statement and helps students identify their skills and experiences.

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The UCAS Process
Dates: Various in 2021
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

A talk that introduces students to the actual process of applying to university through UCAS. This session perfectly combines with either 'Choosing a course and university' or 'Personal statements' to provide students with more guidance on key parts of the application.

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Applying to Russell Group universities & competitive courses
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

This informative talk introduces competitive courses and the Russell Group, highlighting some of the positive aspects that Russell Group universities can bring to their students. The talk also focuses on how students can be competitive applicants and what they can be doing now to strengthen their skills and university application in order to stand out from the crowd.

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Choosing your course and university
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

This interactive session covers the range of factors that students need to consider when choosing a course and university. It is designed for the individual to think about their own interests and stresses the importance of researching different courses and institutions.

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Introduction to HE
Dates: Various
Deadline: Ongoing
For: Year 12 students
Location: Virtual or face to face in school

Looking at where students are now and their post-18 options. The session covers the range of factors that students need to consider when choosing a course and university. It is designed for the individual to think about their own interests and stresses the importance of researching different courses and institution.

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Professional Learning Network
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: n/a
For: Teachers & education professionals
Location: Online

The UCL Access and Widening Participation team have launched a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for teachers and education professionals. Members of the PLN will be invited to attend special events including regular ‘Teacher Takeaway’ twilight CPD sessions, teacher conferences, and will also receive a regular newsletter.

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Talks for Teens
Dates: Ongoing / various
Deadline: n/a
For: Age 13 - 18
Location: London

GENERATE hosts free after school careers talks/Q&A sessions for teens in London. Past speakers include magician Dynamo, designer Thomas Heatherwick, blogging sensation Deliciously Ella as well as innovators from tech, business, fashion, media, law and medicine. Sign up is essential.

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Journey to Higher Education Webinar Series
Dates: Various
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 10 – Year 13
Location: Online

Students from Years 10 to 13, parents and carers are invited to join us to hear from university staff and student ambassadors, to find out more about the UCAS application process, transitioning to higher education, and have their questions answered. Students wishing to attend should register individually.

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Schools & Colleges Outreach Programme
Dates: Various
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 12-13 / Level 3 / Adult Learners 
Location: Remote/On Campus/At school

The University of South Wales' award-winning team of experts work with schools and colleges around the UK delivering interactive workshops designed to inform students about higher education, and support them with the transition to university. All workshops are free of charge and are available in Welsh and English.

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HE Prep Activities
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: None
For: School and college students
Location: University or online

Our schools and colleges liaison team are dedicated to developing strong relationships with schools and colleges, and providing inspiring and informative sessions to your students. Take a look through all of the ways we can engage with you and your students throughout the academic year.

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Choosing Courses and Universities
Dates: As requested
Deadline: N/A
For: Year 12
Location: Virtual

This presentation will take you through all the things to consider when choosing your future path. It may even give you some ideas of courses that you have never heard of before! Email us to request a date. Please email sro@aston.ac.uk.

Student Finance talk
Dates: As requested
Deadline: N/A
For: Year 12 & 13 Students
Location: Virtual

Worried about finance and wondering if you could afford to go to University? This presentation covers all you need to know about financing your studies and supporting yourself through university. Email us to request a date: sro@aston.ac.uk.

UCAS and Personal statements talk
Dates: As requested
Deadline: N/A
For: Year 12s
Location: Virtual event

In this presentation, you will learn about how to apply through UCAS and some top tips for personal statements. Email us to request a date. Please email sro@aston.ac.uk.

Mature Students presentations
Dates: As request
Deadline: N/A
For: Mature students
Location: TBC

We are able to offer a range of presentations suitable for mature students who are looking to move onto university. These can cover finance, personal statements, mature student support or anything else that may be useful for your mature students. Please email sro@aston.ac.uk

Applying To University Webinars
Dates: Various
Deadline: N/A
For: KS4 and KS5 students and their families
Location: Virtual Event

Newman’s webinar programme has a range of sessions covering topics such as choosing a university and course, the UCAS application process and student finance. Sessions run live with the opportunity to ask questions of the host.

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Become an Associate
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: n/a
For: Undergraduates
Location: Across the UK

upReach is a social mobility charity that offers free careers support worth up to £2,700, with exclusive work experience, employer insight day and mentor opportunities. From CV and application reviews, to free practice online tests and mock interviews and assessment centres. Improve your chances of success.

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Harper Adams Uni – Virtual Outreach
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 2-5
Location: At your institution

A 30 - 40 minute pre-recorded presentations aiming to help students get a better understanding of what Harper Adams University offers as well as preparing themselves for HE.

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Realising Opportunities
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: TBC
For: TBC
Location: UCL

The RO Programme provides skills development opportunities and information to help students to make informed decisions about their future; supports students in their current work at school/college; and enables students to demonstrate their potential for success at a research-intensive university.

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UCAS Application Workshops
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: At your institution

30mins-1 hour presentation- Suitable for all post 16 pre application students who require more information and advice about submitting UCAS applications and writing a personal statement.

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Student Finance
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: Uni of Manchester, or your institution

30mins – 1 hour presentation- Suitable for all pre/post application students and parents. The sessions will answer questions for both students and parents regarding student all aspects of student finance.

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Why Manchester?
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: At your institution

30-40 minute presentation which aims to help students decide if studying at the University of Manchester would suit them.

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Choosing What & Where to Study
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: At your institution

This presentation covers issues concerning Year 12 when thinking about university including:
• Why go to university
• Things to consider when choosing a course
• Things to consider when choosing which university to study at
• Further resources to help students in carrying out their research into different courses and universities

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Young Persons’ Forum
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Years 10 to 13
Location: University of Manchester

The University of Manchester invites local Year 10-13 students to come along to sessions held here on campus, where they have the chance to review workshops, activities, literature and other material. Participants receive a £10 gift voucher and valuable transferable skills.

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School-University Partnership Initiative
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 and teachers
Location: University of Manchester

Our School-University Partnership Initiative (SUPI) is a scheme funded by Research Councils UK. It provides opportunities for schools and universities to bring contemporary research to life for young people.

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Student Life
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 5
Location: Uni of Manchester, or your institution

30-45 mins presentation- Suitable for all post 16 students, pre/post application, the session can be delivered or include input from a current University of Manchester Student Ambassador who can give students a taste of University life.

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Teacher CPD Workshops
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Individuals and teachers
Location: University of Manchester

The University of Manchester offers teachers and advisers various professional development opportunities to develop skills and knowledge that can both boost their professional development and benefit their school and college students. These include workshops on personal statement writing and reference writing.

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Extended Project Qualification Support
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 5
Location: University of Manchester

Teachers can arrange for their students to visit The University of Manchester to support them with the Extended Project qualification. These visits can include a research skills workshop or library visit - or both. The workshop introduces students to academic research through a series of interactive activities and group work.

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STEM Enrichment Programme
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 3, 4 & 5
Location: University of Manchester

As a major provider of STEM subjects at degree level, we recognise their importance to the UK's skills base. That’s why at Manchester we work with teachers and career advisers to inspire school learners with the exciting experiences and advantages of studying science.

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The Brilliant Club
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 2, 3 & 4
Location: University of Manchester

The Brilliant Club recruits, trains and places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools and sixth form colleges serving low participation communities to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of outstanding pupils, which develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help those pupils to secure places at top universities.

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The Stormzy Scholarship
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: See website
For: Black UK Students
Location: University of Cambridge

The scholarships, which are non-repayable, will cover the full cost of tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant which will significantly reduce the need for awardees to take out government or commercial loans. This support will be available to recipients for up to four years of undergraduate study.

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STEM Potential Programme
Dates: Various
Deadline: n/a
For: KS4 & KS5 Students
Location: Imperial College, London

This programme aims to support students in their KS4 and KS5 studies via lectures, subject-specific masterclasses and university experience taster days. Students joining in Y10 will experience different fields of STEM subjects to gain a better understanding of subjects they may wish to study at A-level. (Support continues into Y11).

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Pre-recorded IAG Sessions 
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: N/A
For: Year 12 / 13, 1st / 2nd Year College & Pre-Access /Access
Location: Online

We have a range of pre-recorded talks and workshops including Intro to HE, Personal Statements, Intro to UCAS, Student Finance, and Subject Specific talks for students or teachers to request. For full details and information about how to request a pre-recording, visit our website.

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Bespoke IAG Sessions
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: N/A
For: Year 12 / 13, 1st / 2nd Year College & Pre-Access /Access
Location: Online or in person

We have a range of talks and workshops including Intro to HE, Personal Statements, Intro to UCAS, Student Finance, and Subject Specific talks which can be booked by Teachers / Careers Advisors and delivered virtually for your students. For full details and information about how to book your talk, visit our website.

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Inspiring Minds Year 12 Tasters
Dates: Throughout the academic year
Deadline: Please refer to event webpages
For: Open to all Year 12 students nationally
Location: Loughborough University campus

Loughborough University’s Inspiring Minds events provide an excellent opportunity for Year 12 students to experience their chosen subject area at undergraduate level, through a range of topical taster sessions with current students and academic staff. The events are free of charge and lunch will be provided.

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Employability Programme
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: N/A
For: All year groups are eligible at undergraduate level
Location: Across the UK

Just about to start University? It is never too early to explore your career options and gain valuable work experience. Join upReach, and you can receive free support worth up to £2700 with expert mock interviews and application advice, plus exclusive work experience and mentoring opportunities from prestigious employers!

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