External Events

Below you will find a list of forethcoming events such as University Open Days, Apprenteship Events, Summer Schools for Year 12 etc. We will endeavour to keep this up to date so we can to provide you with the latest information to assist your future decisions.

Following the list of events there is a Guide/Advice on preparing for an Open Day visit.

EVENT  
University of Worcester OPEN DAYSWhat?The University of Worcester has teamed up with West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway and First Bus to offer one free train ticket or 25% off two bus tickets to help get to our Open Days this year. 
When?Sunday 1 December.
Where?Worcester
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All the details about the travel options can be found on our Open Days Travel FAQ page.

If you have any questions or want to get touch please call us on 01905 542747 or via insiders@worc.ac.uk.

University of ChichesterWhat?Open Days
When?16th November
Where?Chichester
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To book please visit www.chi.ac.uk/opendays

University of PlymouthWhat?Undergraduate Open Day 
When?Saturday 9 November
Where?Plymouth
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www.plymouth.ac.uk/opendays

The University of LawWhat?ULaw offers a great range of undergraduate Law, Criminology, Policing and Business degrees. We have Open Days currently running over the next few months for undergraduate courses. These are the best way for students to find out more about studying at ULaw, our range of courses and to ask questions. We make our Open Days as interactive as possible, allowing students to take part in a subject based taster session.
When? 
Where? 
More Details .. gotohttps://www.law.ac.uk/about/events/
Surrey higher education exhibitionWhat?ULaw offers a great range of undergraduate Law, Criminology, Policing and Business degrees. We have Open Days currently running over the next few months for undergraduate courses. These are the best way for students to find out more about studying at ULaw, our range of courses and to ask questions. We make our Open Days as interactive as possible, allowing students to take part in a subject based taster session.
When?24 – 25 February 2020  
Where?University of Surrey, Surrey Sports Park
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https://eventbookings.ucas.com/sr/event.aspx?e=144

If students would like to attend the event during college time, they need to collect a request for absence form from Registry.

Summer Schools for Year 12 students

Royal Holloway free Year 12 Summer University residential

What?A range of activities, including subject taster sessions and a varied social programme. You get to stay on campus in secure student accommodation.
When?

Applications for the 2020 Summer University programmes open on Friday 1 November 2019 and will close on Thursday 27 February 2020.

Arts and Social Sciences Summer University – Tuesday 30 June – Thursday 2 July 2020

Sciences Summer University – Tuesday 7 July – Thursday 9 July 2020

 

Where? 
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To apply for Summer University you must:

  • Be in Year 12.
  • Study A Level’s or equivalent, predicted no lower than CCC (or equivalent).
  • Have 5 GCSEs grades 9 – 4 (A* – C).
  • Do not attend a fee-paying school.
  • Have lived in the UK for at least three years.

You must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Both parents/guardians have no experience of higher education.
  • You’re eligible for free school meals/ pupil premium or post-16 bursary funding at school or college.
  • You’re disabled.
  • You’re living, or have lived, in Local Authority Care.
  • You live in an area where relatively few people go on to study at university.
  • You are from a black or ethnic minority background.
  • You are a carer.

Go to

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/schools-and-colleges/events-on-campus for more details and application forms

Summer Schools for Year 12 students

University of Surrey Residential summer schools

What?Our residential summer school programme offers students the chance to experience studying a subject at university. Our summer schools are free to attend and open to Year 12 students from England, Wales and Scotland who meet our criteria.
When?

 

 

Where?Surrey
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https://www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges/sixth-form-colleges/residential-summer-schools

 

 


 

Advice to students on preparing for a university open day visit

Begin looking early

Universities can host open days very early into the academic year, so start the process as soon as you can.

Book your place in advance

Open day spaces can get filled by hopeful students-to-be very quickly. Make sure you see the universities of interest to you by booking your visit well in advance.

Book on individual university web sites or go to https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/open-days/ to find and book open days

Arrange to go with somebody

It is always useful to have a parent, guardian or friend by your side. Ask someone in good time before the open day to go with you. They may open your eyes to aspects of the campus and course that you may not see by yourself.

Plan your travel

Driving – Check if there will be parking. A lot of universities provide free parking for visitors on the day.

Public transport – Think about how will you get from the station to the university. Make sure to plan so that you won’t be stuck on the day.

Extra help – If you do not have the means to travel to open days, several universities have extra support in place. This could include travel vouchers, or meet and greet days in different areas of the UK. Some universities also have virtual tours and live chats on their websites. Take a look at the universities of interest to you and see what they offer.

See what tours, talks and taster sessions you might like to attend

Have a look beforehand at what will be available on the day. This way you can know where to be and at what time, and shouldn’t miss anything that could be important to you.

Write down questions you might want to ask

Research everything about the course, campus, surrounding area, societies, facilities and more. Write down anything you would like to know. Take these questions with you to ask university staff or student ambassadors at the open day.

Take notes and photos

Charge your phone and pack a notebook and pen. By taking notes and photos, you can use these when you are comparing your university choices. It’s easier to make notes when you’re there, rather than trying to remember some time afterwards!

Don’t let time, distance, money or convenience intimidate you not into going!

Your university experience will shape your future. It also has the potential to be some of the best years of your life, so take advantage of what is available to you before becoming a student. This will help you to choose exactly what you want and have the best experience possible!

 

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