Open Day - June 2017

Open Days

Saturday 25 November, 9am – 3pm (UG)

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Talks and Workshops

Our programme of talks and workshops cater for all learners and aim to provide quality information, advice and guidance. Sessions can be delivered at your institution or as part of a visit to the University.

General Talks

Introduction to higher education

This inspiring talk introduces students to the world of higher education and can be tailored for specific year groups. The talk covers the benefits of studying at higher education level, how to research courses/universities, the UCAS application process, student finance, and student life.

Researching higher education

This can be delivered as a talk or a workshop and focuses on the different research methods students can take in choosing which is the right course and university for them.

Writing your UCAS application & personal statement

The personal statement is a crucial part of the UCAS application process and is the key opportunity for students to highlight why they should be offered a place on the course they’re hoping to study. This topic can be delivered as a talk or a workshop and includes an overview of the UCAS application process, useful advice, guidance and top tips on how to write the most effective personal statement, and also provides an overview of the university interview process.

Student finance and budgeting fundamentals

For many students, finance is a major concern and a barrier to entering higher education. This talk aims to dispel the myths and prepare young people with key budgeting skills through various interactive activities.

Exam and revision techniques

This session can help introduce new study techniques for effective revision. It aims to cover a wide range of topics including target setting, learning styles and how the environment can effect learning.

 

Mini-lectures and academic talks

We have recently expanded our series of mini-lectures, delivered at your school or college, these subject specific sessions are delivered by our expert academic staff.

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Student-led activities

Introduction to student life

This talk is delivered by our Student Ambassadors and gives your students first-hand insight in to life as a university student. The talk can be delivered as a presentation or as an interactive Q&A workshop in smaller groups.

Subject ambassador talks

Our Student Ambassador talks cover a host of subjects offered by the University, including Art and Design, Engineering, Business and Health. The talks are delivered at your institution by current students and are a great way for your learners to prepare for life at university and ask any questions they have.
We currently offer subject talks in the following areas*:
  • Social Sciences
  • Computing and Technology
  • Business
  • English
  • Property, Construction and Planning
  • Engineering
  • Media, Digital Media and Communication
  • Art and Design
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Health
  • Education

*Talks offered are subject to availability and may be changed/withdrawn without notice. Please contact schoolsandcolleges@bcu.ac.uk for the most up to date information.

 

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Need something specific?

Let us know as we may be able to create a bespoke talk or workshop to meet your requirements.