OUR ACTIVITIES

CALENDAR

 

Year 8 ‘Higher Futures’ Conference

This will introduce university, the campus and how it works to a KS3 learner.

Aspire to HE Conference

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about going to university and how their GCSE Option choices can support that pathway.

 

HE Skills and Progression

Learners will meet with a range of students studying a range of courses at different universities and find out if there is such a thing as ‘a typical student’. 

Year 10 Alternatives to Medicine

Learners will experience a STEM related conference introducing the wider career paths in Allied Health Sciences and the NHS

The ‘World of Work’ Conference

Learners will be introduced to alternative pathways for post 18 access to their chosen career including FE in HE, Apprenticeships and University. This will include sessions on employability skills.

Getting the most from your BTEC

This is an introduction to vocational study and the pathways open to BTEC learners getting into Higher Education and Higher Apprenticeships. 

Y12 The Creative Industries

Students will have the opportunity to identify a range of careers and further study opportunities in the Creative Arts and Digital Industries.

 

‘Alternatives to Medicine’

Preparing to Apply

Year 13 students are given ‘top tips’ on how to get the best from their personal statement.

For more details about these events and to book a place see the individual events listed below.

Years 8

‘Higher Futures’

Venue: TBC
November 2017

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about university. An introduction to university – will be a themed interactive introduction to student’s life and campus tour.

Years 8-9

‘Aspire to HE Conference’

Venue:Goldsmiths University
January 2018 (TBC)

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about university. Sessions include Planning your future now and the Money Game plus potential subject themed sessions related to STEM and Creative Arts – very much the first step to them considering long term pathways of their GCSE options.

 

Years 8-9

‘Aspire to HE Conference’

Venue:Kingston University
January 2018 (TBC)

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about university. Sessions include Planning your future now and the Money Game plus potential subject themed sessions related to STEM and Creative Arts – very much the first step to them considering long term pathways of their GCSE options.

Years 10-11

‘HE Skills and Progression’

Venue:Roehampton University
March 2018 (TBC)

 Learners will be able to identify the skills needed to become a successful learner, identify how to improve their own learning and be aware of the different progression routes into university.

 

Years 10-11

‘World of Work’ 

Venue: TBC

July 2018 (TBC) 

Introducing employability skills and pathways to the ‘world of work’ via University, HE in FE and Higher Level Apprenticeships. Learners will  be more aware of the options post 18 and the pathways to get there. They will identify and develop employability  skills required and be able to present and articulate these skills for any future pathways.

Years 10-11

‘Alternatives to Medicine’

Venue: LSBU (TBC)
July 2018

Sessions can include: Paramedics, Physiotherapy,Radiography, Nursing, NHS careers, finance, Ambassador hotseating. Learners will be made aware of  the range and breadth of courses available as alternatives to medicine, what choices they need to make,  and  the opportunity to meet with students studying those courses.

Year 12

Year 12 ‘Getting the most from your BTEC’

Venue: St Mary’s (TBC)

Date: March, 2018  

Sessions include: Exam techniques and critical thinking, Supporting you at University, The right decision for you.  Learners will have greater confidence in their own skills and abilities and how to apply them to HE study.  They wil know how to tmake the most of their BTEC study and how to promote their skill set when applying to university.

 

 

Year 12

Year 12 ‘Disability  Conference’

Venue: LSBU (TBC)

March, 2018  

Sessions include: support available at university, how to access it, what to expect at university, university is  for you.  Learners will be more aware of the diverse student body, what support is available and how to access it.

 

 

Year 12

Year 12 ‘The Creative Industries’

Venue: Ravensbourne

JUNE 2018

Sessions can include: Design, Digital Media, Performance Arts, Fashion, Sound Design, Film & TV, Fine Art,  Careers in Creative Industries and the chance to speak to Students studying these courses. Introduction to the range of courses and pathways within the Creative and Design Arts. Pathways to careers and additional skills and experience sought to be successful.

 

Year 12

Year 12 ‘Alternatives to Medicine’

Venue: St Georges (TBC)

July 2018

Sessions can include: Paramedics, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Nursing, NHS careers, finance, Ambassador hotseating. Learners will be made aware of  the range and breadth of courses available as alternatives to medicine, Pathways to success and  skills/competencies needed.    

 

 

Year 13

Preparing to Apply

Venue: Kingston University

Date: Tues 12th September 2017

 

Year 13 students are given ‘top tips’ on how to get the best from their personal statement.

 Yes we are fast approaching that time again when decisions need to be made…the next step is being considered and five choices are being deliberated over. Visits are happening, questions asked and considered, courses and campuses scrutinised. But once those choices are made it is time for learners to give themselves the best possible chance of getting there…it is time to put pen to paper.

The Aim Higher conference for Preparing to Apply aims to:

  • Give learners a clear understanding of the importance of the UCAS application process and what is required
  • Support learners to develop their personal statements from first drafts through to final drafts
  • Give them an understanding of applying for finance and what support can be offered
  • Give learners an understanding of the next stage of the application process after submission

This event is for Y13 who are considering putting in a UCAS application to University and need further support. This conference will support 3 stages of learners for those who are in the very early stages of their personal statement through to those who need support with final amendments.

Book now

 

Year 13

Preparing to Apply

Venue: Goldsmiths University

Fri 15th September 2017

Year 13 students are given ‘top tips’ on how to get the best from their personal statement.

 Yes we are fast approaching that time again when decisions need to be made…the next step is being considered and five choices are being deliberated over. Visits are happening, questions asked and considered, courses and campuses scrutinised. But once those choices are made it is time for learners to give themselves the best possible chance of getting there…it is time to put pen to paper.

The Aim Higher conference for Preparing to Apply aims to:

  • Give learners a clear understanding of the importance of the UCAS application process and what is required
  • Support learners to develop their personal statements from first drafts through to final drafts
  • Give them an understanding of applying for finance and what support can be offered
  • Give learners an understanding of the next stage of the application process after submission

This event is for Y13 who are considering putting in a UCAS application to University and need further support. This conference will support 3 stages of learners for those who are in the very early stages of their personal statement through to those who need support with final amendments.

 

Book now

CONTACT DETAILS

For further information contact:

Lucia Byrne, Education Liaison Manager 

Email:  lucia.byrne@kingston.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 8417 7179,

Responsibilities: Events co-ordinator including LAC