Presentations & Talks

Members of our Schools Liaison Team are available to visit your school or college free of charge, to talk to students, teachers and advisors about university related topics.

You can view the presentation topics below. It is possible for us to offer a combination of topics or workshops - please let us know your particular requirements so we can tailor a session for you.

We offer the following talks and workshops:

Pre-application information and guidance

Talk

Audience

Type

Duration

Summary

Which Course, Where and Why?

Year 12

Presentation

30-60mins

Navigating the complicated journey of choosing and apply to a University. Covering topics such as: The benefits of higher education, choosing the right course & location, and an introduction to student finance.

The UCAS Process: making sense of it all

Year 12/13

Presentation

30-60mins

How to apply through UCAS and what happens next. A step by step look at the ins and outs of applying to University through UCAS.

What do Admissions tutors want? How to apply and personal Statements

Year 12/13

Presentation

30-60mins

An introduction to UCAS Apply and what it takes to make a successful application.

Higher Education Conventions and Open Days

Year 12/13

Presentation

30-60mins

A guide to maximising your time at UCAS conventions and/or university open days.  Exploring how to make the most of your visit, how to prepare for the day and what to expect.

Personal Statement

Year 12/13

Presentation and Workshop

30-60mins

A guide to planning, drafting and completing personal statements.  This session includes the dos & don't as well as advice on what admissions tuitors look for.

Introduction to Higher Education

Year 11/12

Presentation

30-60mins

An introduction to the benefits of higher education and the choices that are available to students.

Scholarship and Bursaries

Year 12/13

Presentation

30-60mins

Advice and guidance on additional sources of funding for higher education and how to apply for it.

Post-application information and guidance

Talk

Audience

Type

Duration

Summary

Results day and Clearing

Year 13

Presentation

30-60mins

A step-by-step guide to the mechanics of results day, including information on the Clearing and Adjustment process.

Mock Interviews

Year 11/12/13

One on one interview

15-30mins

An opportunity for students to experience the interview environment.

Student Finance

Year 13

Presentation

45 min - 1h 30 min

A step-by-step guide to student finance, including what’s available, how to apply for it, and an introduction to budgeting.

Interviews: Tips and Techniques

Year 13

Presentation

30-60mins

This session explores the different types of interviews students may encounter, and provides a guide for preparing and undertaking  them.

Student Life

Year 13

Presentation and Workshop

30-60mins

Exploring how students can maximise their time at University.  This session looks at preparing for university, what to expect, and advice on the many opportunities available (e.g. sports, societies, exchange programmes, etc).

Study Skills

Year 13

Presentation

30-60mins

Tips and skills needed to be a successful student, as well as advice on preparing for study in higher education.

Money Management

Year 13

Presentation / Workshop

30-60mins

This session starts with a brief introduction to student finance, but focuses specifically on advice and guidance on budgeting whilst at university.  Including some top tips from our own students.

Student Finances

  • Student Financial Support:  What's available, and how to get it
  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Sponsorships:  Advice on extra cash to study
  • Money Management:  Budget or bust

Studying through the medium of Welsh

This Welsh medium presentation outlines the Welsh medium and bilingual provision which is available at Aberystwyth University.

It also offers an insight into the benefits of studying bilingually at higher education level.

Career Days and Parents Evenings

The team can support staff training days, parents evenings as well as career and higher education fairs.

Teachers and Advisors

  • A Guide to UCAS Reference Writing

This presentation in designed to give teachers and advisors some useful hints and tips for writing UCAS references. Topics covered include:

- An overview of the UCAS process

- Dispatches from the front line: What Admissions Tutors look for in references

- Practical tips for planning and writing references