Live Webinars

From time to time we deliver free one-off live webinars for teachers and careers advisers on our website. Look below to see the webinars we have coming up in our autumn series for 2021. Use the form at the bottom of the page to book your place!

How to help students choose a university and course

Tuesday 28th September, 4pm – 5pm
This webinar will help you to best support students who might be unsure what direction to take after further education. It will look at how young people make their choices and what teachers and advisers can do to help. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on and build upon existing practice. The webinar will be delivered by Eleanor Hinds, Assistant Outreach Officer at the University of Birmingham.

You can now watch a recording of this webinar here.

 


 

Supporting students to prepare for online Oxbridge interviews

Monday 4th October, 4pm – 5pm
In 2020 universities, including Cambridge and Oxford, moved many of their interviews online due to the Covid pandemic. With Oxbridge interviews fast approaching, both universities have decided to keep interviews online for the 2021 cycle. Siân Bex, School Liaison Officer from Queens' College Cambridge talks about what you can expect this year and how to support your students through this process.
You can now watch a recording of this webinar here.

 

 


 

Helping students to understand and apply for student finance

Thursday 7th October, 4pm – 5pm
This session will provide teachers and advisers with all the information they need to support and advise their students about student finance. Attendees will find out more about tuition fees, advice on applying for student finance as well as how repayment works for graduates. The webinar will mainly focus on Student Finance England, however there will be some guidance on supporting students from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The webinar will be delivered by Hannah Goodwin, a Marketing and Recruitment Officer at the University of Manchester.

You can now watch a recording of this webinar here.


 

Understanding contextual admissions policies

Tuesday 12th October, 4pm - 5pm
This webinar will cover what contextual admissions processes are and how they are used by universities within their admissions process to recruit students. The webinar will be presented by Jen Barton, Student Recruitment Manager at Durham University. Jen will outline the specific criteria applied by Durham and discuss how this might differ at other institutions.
You can now watch a recording of this webinar here.


 

Post-16 qualifications and access to university

Thursday 14th October, 4pm – 5pm
The Government is currently in the process of reforming post-16 qualifications in England. Some new qualifications are being introduced and there is the possibility that some older qualifications will lose their funding. This webinar will look at the current and future post-16 landscape with a particular focus on the link between post-16 choices and university access. The webinar will be delivered by Paul Martin and Fiona Grundy from Advancing Access.
You can now watch a recording of this webinar here.


 

Supporting Black students to access competitive universities

Thursday 18th November, 4pm - 5pm
Recent data from the Department for Education shows that Black students are less likely to progress to more selective universities than White students. This webinar will provide an introduction to the landscape of widening participation for Black students in the UK. It will be presented by Laura Whitelock, Access and Outreach Officer at the University of York. Laura will be joined by some of York’s Student Interns, who are current Black students at York who will showcase their own personal experiences.
You can now watch a recording of this webinar here.


 

Supporting students with disabilities to access Higher Education

Tuesday 23rd November, 4pm - 4.45pm
Supporting students with disabilities to access university may feel overwhelming - the processes are different to those in schools or colleges, there is no one person to contact and funding and support come from different organisations. This webinar will introduce you to three main areas of support that students can access whilst at university. It will be delivered by Chloe Robinson, Education Outreach Officer at the University of Leeds.
You can now watch a recording of this webinar here.


 

Helping students to prepare for university-level study

Tuesday 30th November, 4pm - 5pm

Undertaking university study provides many students with opportunities for engagement and learning. However, alongside these opportunities for success, students can face significant challenges in navigating university life. This session aims to provide you with information and key messaging to help your students prepare for further study. You will also be provided with information on programmes and support available at Queen Mary University of London. The session will be run by Miriam Lowe, Recruitment and Widening Participation Senior Officer at Queen Mary University of London.


 

Studying degree apprenticeships – how to support students’ decisions and applications

Tuesday 7th December, 4pm - 5pm

This webinar will provide an overview of degree apprenticeships; what they are, how they work and how best to support students considering degree apprenticeships. Degree apprenticeships are still a relatively new initiative and provide some fantastic benefits for students considering particular subject areas. However, supporting students when considering, and applying to degree apprenticeships is a slightly different process. Join Vicky, from the University of Exeter to find out more about finding a suitable degree apprenticeship programme, the application process and the differences from a traditional degree course. 

Use the form below to register for as many webinars as you like free of charge.