We frequently travel to schools and colleges across the UK and around the world to give information and talks on different aspects of university life, including the benefits of Higher Education, how to choose a course and student finance.
We also welcome schools and colleges to visit our campus throughout the year so that students can enjoy some subject-specific taster sessions or study skills and get a real flavour for studying at university.
The talks we deliver in schools vary depending on what a school requests and what stage students are at in the university application process. Where requested we can combine talk topics and change the length of the talk to meet your needs.
The talks can be tailored to students in different year groups and studying different qualifications including GCSEs, A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, BTECs, Access Courses or international qualifications and can last between 20 minutes and an hour.
We run talks on the following topics:
You can request that we attend on certain dates to deliver talks and we will accommodate those dates if possible. We receive lots of requests from schools for talks so it is a good idea to contact us at least a few weeks in advance of the proposed date, or even earlier if possible.
To book a talk at your school or college, please complete our online booking form using the button below.
Campus visits aren’t your average campus experience. Our aim is to give your students a first-hand experience of what it’s like to be an undergraduate student.
We can offer tailored programmes at our Colchester Campus for both pre-16 school groups, and post-16 sixth form and college students.
Throughout your day, your students can expect to hear from staff and student ambassadors, take part in interactive sessions to get them thinking about particular degree courses or study skills, and to experience life on a university campus.
There are two types to choose from:
Once you've booked your campus visit, we will ask you to give your preference for at least five workshop sessions so we can tailor your day as much as possible to your wishes. We're able to offer the following workshop sessions, all of which can be adapted for pre-16 and post-16 groups.
To book a campus visit for your students, please complete our online booking form using the button below.
If your students would like to attend subject-specific taster sessions please explore our on-campus events, including Insight Day and Taster Week.
If your school or college is planning to hold a higher education or careers fair, we are happy to come to talk to your students about the opportunities offered by university study. To invite us to your next Careers or Higher Education Fair, please complete our online form.