Talks in Schools and Colleges

Our presentations for Year 11-13 students last between 20 and 60 minutes and cover a range of topics.

We can deliver each one of these presentations pre-recorded, live via a virtual platform or in-person following covid-secure measures.

Year 11

Post 16 options

An informative talk discussing the different options available at the end of Year 11.
(30 mins)

Study Skills

An adaptable series of workshops that can be made bespoke to the needs of your group. The Study Skills series can be run as a one-off workshop, or as a suite of workshops. Topics covered included: visual revision techniques, time management, organisation, goal making, motivation and independent learning. The one off workshop would cover just one or two of these topics for 1hr, the suite of workshops would be five 1hr workshops.

Year 12 / First year of college

How to approach EPQ’s

Informative talk giving students useful advice on how to approach their EPQ and project process.

(30 mins)

Year 12 / 13 and 1st / 2nd year of College

Introduction to Higher Education

Benefits of going to university, courses on offer, and how it differs to school and college.

(45 mins)

Getting the most out of your UCAS / HE fair (adaptable to include virtual fairs)

This talk offers students an insight into what to expect at a UCAS or Higher Education fair and how to get the most out of it. Including top tips and key questions to ask to each Higher Education provider.

(30 mins)

Alternative progression routes

Introducing students to the alternative routes into Higher Education, including providing information, advice and guidance on apprenticeship schemes and how they work to help students to make informed decisions.
(20 mins)

Choosing a course and university

How to narrow down the choices to a manageable number and how university courses differ.

(30 mins)

Why Brookes?

An insight into what it is like to study at Oxford Brookes University and information about the courses, support services and facilities available to students.

(20 mins)

Applying to university

A general overview of how to navigate the UCAS system, usually linked with writing personal statements.

(20 mins)

Writing personal statements

How to prepare for and write personal statements. Including dos and don'ts, advice on structure and tips from admissions tutors. Can be delivered as a talk or as an interactive workshop.

(45 mins)

Student Finance

Highlights the support available to students from loans, scholarships and bursaries, as well as providing advice on the student finance process for the academic year 2023/24.

(30 mins)

Student life

An insight into student life from the perspective of a current student. Covers topics such as accommodation, social life, societies, sports and studies.

(30-45 mins)

1:1 Support for Students

Personal statement drop-ins

Our drop-in sessions give students the opportunity to seek personalised 1:1 advice and guidance on their personal statement from our trained members of staff. These can be delivered online following safeguarding procedures.

(15 min appointments)

Mock interviews

This valuable opportunity gives students the chance to participate in a mock interview, providing them with advice and guidance to develop both their confidence and skills in order to undertake successful interviews. We can also deliver a presentation to prepare students for the mock interviews. These can be delivered online following safeguarding procedures.

(15 min appointments)

All talks can be adapted and delivered in combination to meet your requirements.

Our talks are particularly useful for school or college students considering going on to higher education. We are also happy to give talks to parents and guardians.

Find out more

If you would like to arrange for us to do a presentation or attend an event at your school or college please get in touch.

Gatsby benchmarks

All of our talks activity support Gatsby benchmarks.  

Download our document to see how we have broken down which Gatsby Benchmarks our offerings can support with.