Introducing the Cambridge Foundation Year
Monday 26th April, 4pm – 5pm
Foundation Years can offer an alternative route into highly selective institutions, but can be overlooked by many students who could benefit from them. In this webinar, Course Director Dr Alex Pryce will introduce the Cambridge Foundation Year, a new opportunity that offers a free and fully-funded stepping stone to the University of Cambridge for those who have experienced educational disadvantage. Alex will provide detail on the programme’s specific eligibility criteria, admissions process and interdisciplinary curriculum alongside how interventions like this can widen access to highly selective universities.
Making your students HE ready in a virtual world
Wednesday 5th May, 4pm – 5pm
This session will focus on supporting your students’ online research, signposting to opportunities to engage with current students and content. It will address key dates, and provide insight into virtual resources that can support the transition to HE study. The webinar will be delivered by Amy Williams, an Outreach Officer at the University of Exeter.
How can pre-entry programmes support your students on their journey to university?
Wednesday 12th May, 4pm – 4.45pm
In this webinar, staff members from Durham University will explain how pre-entry programmes can help students feel supported and informed during their journey into Higher Education. Durham’s pre-entry programmes (Supported Progression, Sutton Trust Summer Schools and STEP) will be presented as case studies. These programmes help students to discover what it is like to be a student at Durham and participants receive a guaranteed contextual offer.
Applying to study Medicine in the virtual world
Wednesday 7th July, 4pm – 4.45pm
This webinar will update teachers and advisers on the admissions process for undergraduate medicine courses. Participants will learn how they can help their students to prepare for aptitude tests (such as UCAT) and online interviews. The extent to which personal statements and UCAS references are used in the selection process will also be discussed. The webinar will be presented by Mandy Hampshire, Director of Undergraduate Medicine Admissions, University of Nottingham and Esther Hamilton-Dick, UCAT Marketing Officer, University of Nottingham.
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