We can deliver each one of these presentations pre-recorded, live via a virtual platform or in-person following covid-secure measures.
Talks in Schools and Colleges
Post 16 options
An informative talk discussing the different options available at the end of Year 11.
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.
Introduction to Higher Education
Benefits of going to university, courses on offer, and how it differs to school and college.
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.
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.
Choosing a course and university
How to narrow down the choices to a manageable number and how university courses differ.
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.
Applying to university
A general overview of how to navigate the UCAS system, usually linked with writing personal statements.
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.
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.
An insight into student life from the perspective of a current student. Covers topics such as accommodation, social life, societies, sports and studies.
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)
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.
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.