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Habiba - Choosing my university and course

Content type

Video case studies

Audience

Resource for teachers and their learners

Description

  1. What things did Habiba take into consideration when choosing her university course?
  2. What extra curricular activities did Habiba do at university?
  3. What advice did Habiba give for choosing what university to go to?
  4. What can you take away from Habiba's experience?
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Guidebook

How do I help my students choose a university and course?

Information sheets

Sources of information
Using league tables
Benefits of a leading university
Life on a university campus

Presentations

Presentation slides - How do I help my students choose a university and course?
Presentation notes - How do I help my students choose a university and course?

Teacher and adviser reflection sheets

Teacher and adviser reflection - helping my students choose a university and course

Activity sheets

Choosing a university and course - part one, activity instructions
Choosing a university and course - part two, activity worksheet

Video case studies

Amy - Choosing my university and course
Billie-Jo - Choosing my university and course
Bishoy - Choosing my university and course
Daniela - Choosing my university and course
Daniyel - Choosing my university and course
Eireann - Choosing my university and course
Emily – Choosing my university and course
Fatima - Choosing my university and course
Gemma - Choosing a university and course
Habiba - Choosing my university and course
Jackson - Choosing my university and course
Jess - Choosing my university and course
Josh - Choosing my university and course
Khima - Choosing my university and course
Matt – Choosing my university and course
Mayowa - Choosing my university and course
Nathan - Choosing my university and course
Orin - Choosing my university and course
Richard - Choosing my university and course
Samra – Choosing my university and course
Sarah - Choosing my university and course
Sharn - Choosing my university and course
Sophie - Choosing my university and course

Conference presentations

Russell Group Teachers' Conference 2018 - The impact of Widening Participation initiatives (King's College London and York)
Russell Group Teachers' Conference 2018 - Making an Informed Choice About University (Birmingham and Liverpool)
Russell Group Teachers' Conference 2018 - Making an Informed Choice About University (Liverpool and Edinburgh)

Weblinks:

CUG publishes university league tables online, alongside a wide range of information on topics including universities, courses, preparing for university and careers. 

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Health Education England has produced a toolkit for schools, colleges and further education institutions as part of its widening participation programme. This explains how the NHS works, provides information and practical tips for setting up a placement and gives examples of good practice.

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The Guardian publishes complete university league tables for every subject, with information on how to use the tables.

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Informed Choices is produced by the Russell Group. It includes advice from admissions professionals on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses, as well as the best choices for students who want to keep their options open.

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UCAS has a useful search tool for open days and provides links to university multimedia resources such as virtual tours.

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Prospects offers useful information on career pathways, including job profiles detailing typical salaries and the qualifications and skills required by role type. There is a section on careers relevant to different degrees and a career planner and quiz.

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The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities that are committed to conducting the very best research and to providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience. These universities also offer unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

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The Sutton Trust is a 'do tank' that conducts research and advocates policy change. It also manages, develops and evaluates programmes to address educational inequality, including summer schools for teachers and Pathways university access programmes.  

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Total Professions gives guidance for careers advisers working with school, college and university students considering a career in the professions. The site aims to provide a unique portal that will link careers advisers with professional bodies.

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This is an important part of the UCAS website that lists the key dates of the admissions cycle.

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This is the offical website for comparing UK higher education course data. It includes key information from official sources, including details of student satisfaction scores and specific information on graduate jobs and salaries.

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