Schools and colleges outreach visits
Our experienced team typically make over 300 school visits every year to provide advice, guidance and an insight into higher education to students, in small or whole year-groups, as well as parents and teachers.
Careers and Higher Education Fairs
We attend HE fairs and deliver a range of information sessions to support year 12 and year 13 students throughout the transition into higher education.
In addition to attending UCAS and WhatUni fairs across the UK, our Schools and Colleges Liaison team are available to attend career and HE fairs at schools and colleges throughout the year.
We will provide your students with up-to-date information as well as answering any questions they may have about Cardiff University or, more generally, Higher Education.
Higher Education presentations – virtual and in-person
We offer a range of free Higher Education presentations designed to offer guidance and support to prospective students. The sessions can be tailored to suit your timetable during the school days or in the evening and are suitable for Year 12 and 13 audiences as well as parents.
Subject to government guidelines, talks can be delivered live in-person or remotely via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Alternatively, we can send a generic or bespoke pre-recorded copy to be shared with students.
Applying for healthcare courses - the alternatives to Medicine
Healthcare subjects (including Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Radiotherapy and Operating Department Practice) can often be competitive courses.
To help students make a strong and informed application, our session will touch upon, course features, the selection process, entry requirements (including work experience and personal statement tips) as well as NHS funding opportunities to those who study in Wales.
Applying to Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine and Dentistry are renowned for being very competitive courses. With additional tests such as the UCAT, interviews and work experience to consider, it is important for applicants to be prepared.
In addition to discussing the various course styles available at UK universities, this presentation also provides a brief overview of the Cardiff University course content alongside advice and guidance on the admissions process.
Applying to Russell Group universities
As Wales’ only Russell Group University, we are proud of our academic and research excellence as well as our international reputation. There are many benefits to studying at one of twenty-four Russell Group universities in the UK.
This presentation will explore what these include and reinforce the idea that Russell Group universities are open to able and talented students from all backgrounds.
Choosing your course and University
With over 50,000 courses to choose from at UK universities, students can face a difficult decision when deciding which course and university is right for them. Our talk looks at the benefits of going to university and explores the questions that students should be asking themselves – with a particular focus on the four C’s: course, campus, career and city.
We also emphasise the importance of considering the extras at universities such as sports clubs, societies, study abroad plus the many more opportunities available.
Exploring your university options from home
With the cancellation of many physical open days, some students may feel uncertain about where to turn to next to find out more about the university options available to them. There are, however, plenty of online avenues and resources to explore.
In this talk, we will help students to make well-informed decisions by discussing how they can still continue to gain an insight into their university options from the comfort of their own home. We will also touch upon what factors they should consider along the way.
How to apply - the UCAS application and personal statement
Throughout this session, we will breakdown the application process, UCAS deadlines, how to apply, the types of offers made and how to respond.
We briefly touch upon key considerations when choosing a university but will spend the majority of the time discussing the application form itself, common errors and offer advice on how to write a good personal statement.
Introduction to higher education
Offering a general overview about what university is all about, this session covers all the key topics such as how to research courses, university teaching methods, student life and finance.
Please note, this talk provides a broad and brief overview of each topic. We offer many of the subjects, such as Student Life and Student Finance, as separate sessions should you be looking for more in-depth presentations.
Student finance explained
Taking into account recent and ongoing student finance developments, our interactive Student Finance presentation can be tailored for both English and Welsh audiences to ensure students and parents receive the most up-to-date advice and guidance relevant to where they live.
After touching upon the student loans system, we will also discuss important student finance topics such as budgeting, part-time work opportunities and ways to save money whilst studying.
Our Student Life session discusses student expectations vs. reality and provides pupils with an insight into what they can expect at university. It covers a range of topics from arriving at university and studying to lifestyle and budgeting. It also provides tips on how to make the most of student life.
We offer two different Study Skills talks. The first focusses on the different types of learner and the revision techniques that may work best for them. The second, on the other hand, is more focused on the range of study skills developed at university and what teaching methods to expect when studying for a degree.
University interviews - what to expect
Taking part in interviews can seem like a daunting experience for many students. However, our Interview Techniques presentation discusses the different types of interviews, preparation advice and common errors to avoid.
We hope to be able to provide students with the confidence to approach interviews with a positive attitude to perform to their best ability at interview.
Why study at Cardiff University
From our thriving capital city location to our academic and research excellence, Cardiff University has much to offer. This session will discuss what students can expect both of the University itself and the city. It covers a number of topics ranging from our academic excellence and university facilities to global opportunities and capital city location.
Topics for parents (Year 12 and 13)
A Parent's Guide to Higher Education
Our Parent’s Guide to Higher Education presentation offers a general overview of Higher Education and discusses key issues ranging from application deadlines and personal statement advice to student finance and student support options.
We aim to provide parents and guardians with the knowledge and confidence to support their child throughout the transition into Higher Education.
This service is free of charge but early booking is advisable to ensure availability on your chosen date.
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