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October

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Wisdom Webinars  

Every Wednesday over the next few months, we are hosting online webinars on a range of topics for anyone thinking of going to university. Whether you are in school, college or have been out of education for a while, these sessions will offer practical advice and an opportunity for any questions you may have on the topic.

Wednesday 7 October 12.30pm- Choosing a Course and Place
Wednesday 14 October 4.30pm- UCAS Personal Statements
Wednesday 21 October 4.30pm- Choosing a Course and Place
Wednesday 28 October 12.30pm- UCAS Personal Statements

https://www.unitasterdays.com/events/event/60123/wednesday-wisdom-webinars

Every Wednesday, I Wonder Wednesdays  

A series of online taster sessions designed to help you explore the subjects that interest you and discover what it would be like to study them at university.  You’ll meet one of our lecturers and have the chance to ask any questions about the subject and about the University of Suffolk.  They’re also a great way to demonstrate interest in your subject when writing your personal statement.

https://www.uos.ac.uk/wonderwednesdays

21 October at 14.00

'I wonder...why do so many children love horror?'

If you're interested in: English, Creative Writing, Film, Television

Netflix’s Stranger Things has been labelled 'unsuitable for children' since its first season. But why, when so many young fans watch the series and children like Eleven have been opening portals to 'topsy-turvy' worlds since Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? This session opens the Gate further to explore horror’s prolific presence in twenty-first-century children’s literature and culture. Why do so many children love horror? Why do so many adults fear the impact horror might have on children? And why do children feature so prominently in a genre that often excludes them as readers and viewers?

Book here

21 October at 14.00

I wonder...are things getting better? Worldwide happiness and wellbeing.

If you're interested in: Sociology

This session will explore how we can subjectively measure happiness and wellbeing. It will outline changes in the objective well-being of people across the world in the 21st century. The session is interactive and will allow you to check your own knowledge of how well we are living.

Book here

28 October at 13.30 

I wonder...how to build an online shop?

If you're interested in: Web and Mobile Development, Computing, IT

We'll learn how to build a functioning online shop live on the internet - no special equipment or software needed.

Book here

28 October at 14.00

I wonder...what lurks in our waters?

If you're interested in: Wildlife, Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Zoology, Marine Biology

Water is just H20, right? It is true that almost all of our water is made of hydrogen and oxygen, but there are many other elements and compounds dissolved in water. Some of these are vital for life such as essential metals, but others are more sinister and can be toxic to our health and the wildlife found in our waters. This lecture will explore where these toxic compounds come from and the effects they may be having. Clean water is vital for a sustainable future.

Book here

1 October University of Hertfordshire Parents and Guardians virtual event  

The University of Hertfordshire is hosting a virtual event for Parents and Guardians on Thursday 1 October 5-6pm.

It’s not only students who have questions about university, but parents too. Join us for our Parents: University Unpacked talk (which covers what your teenagers can expect from university, the application process and student finance). We’ll be on hand afterwards to answer all your questions. 

Click here to register for the event and we will send you further information.

If there are any questions you would like to send us in advance, please do so by emailing readyforuni@herts.ac.uk

7 October Researching Courses and Universities  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Researching Courses and Universities Webinar

Wednesday 7 October 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm

In this session, we wil explore how to assess course and subject options in relation to your personal aspirations and interests. We will also evaluate different types of higher education institutions and pathways.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 12 and 13 students.

Researching Courses and Universities Webinar (Parents & Carers)

Thursday 8 October 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm

This session aims to equip supporters, parents and carers with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the considerations to make when their child/ward is choosing a course and higher education institution.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at parents and carers. 

7 October Meet the Russell Group 

Year 10, 11, 12 and 13

Meet the Russell Group Virtual Event
in association with UK University Search
Wednesday 7 October | 12:00 - 18:00

 If you're interested in applying to a Russell Group university, you will be able to explore all 24 at this event. You'll also be able to chat directly to their staff and ambassadors and take part in 12 live webinars led by university representatives.

8 October Modern Literature  

insight4me English Literature: Modern Literature 1945+ With University Of East Anglia & University Of Reading

October 8 @ 11:10 - 12:10

English Literature (1945+ Literature) With Reading & UEA (KS5)

Find out more »

9 October Art & Design: Putting Together A Great Portfolio 

Art & Design: Putting Together A Great Portfolio With Goldsmiths, University of London

October 9 @ 13:00 - 13:45

Art & Design Portfolios with Goldsmiths, University of London (KS5)

Find out more »

17 October Pathways to medical school. 

Are you looking to study Medicine.  FREE webinar from Imperial College London Medics.  Covering the pathway to medical school.

Sat 17 Oct 10.30 - 12pm                     

Sat 24 Oct  10.30 - 12pm

https://imperial.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1AGoKrMlF0wdJop

20 October University Study & Careers In Journalism 

Journalism: University Study & Careers In Journalism – Graduates Tell Their Story With Goldsmiths, University Of London

October 20 @ 13:00 - 13:45

Journalism – Study & Careers with Goldsmiths, University of London (KS5)

Find out more »

21 October Women in Engineering  

Aston University’s pre-16 programme supports students in Years 7-11, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university. 

Online Women in Engineering delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Technology

Wednesday 21st October 2020, 12:30 - 13:30

With only 12.37% of engineers in the UK being women, we need you! If you are female and considering a degree in engineering and need some inspiration, information and support, who better than current, successful, female engineers to deliver that to you. Join us for a series of introductions and a Q+A with Aston University Alumni and current engineering students.

21 October Benefits of Higher Education/Why go to university? 

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Benefits of Higher Education/Why go to university?

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm

With feedback from our student ambassadors and the latest labour market information, join us for this webinar to explore the different reasons for choosing to go to university, including the academic, social and career prospects.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 10 students. 

21 October Virtual Business Taster Session 

Virtual Business Taster Session We'll discuss fast fashion and sustainable practices of businesses today, and motivations for greenwashing. This event is for Year 11 - 13 students interested in studying Business at University.

21st October 4.30-5.30pm

https://www.law.ac.uk/events/event-booking/?id=226c100f-83e8-ea11-a817-000d3a86d535

21 October Student Life Talk  

Delivered by a Student Ambassador studying BSc Psychology. This is an insight into University Life including their course, Accommodation and Student Living as well as the general Student Experience.

4pm-5pm Wednesday 21st October
7pm-8pm Wednesday 21st October

https://surrey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sep-oct-webinars

22 October Preparing for Uni.  What can I do with my A levels 

Join our virtual lecture series to learn more about how you can prepare for university in year 12.

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6660012818148255745

24 October Pathways to medical school. 

Are you looking to study Medicine.  FREE webinar from Imperial College London Medics.  Covering the pathway to medical school.                

Sat 24 Oct  10.30 - 12pm

https://imperial.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1AGoKrMlF0wdJop

26 October How to Choose a Course & a University 

How do you decide where you’d like to study and what to study? A look into the key decisions you need to make as a potential student, with top tips, and insights from our Student Ambassadors about how they made their decision.

4pm-5pm Monday 26th October 2020

7pm-8pm Monday 26th October 2020

https://surrey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sep-oct-webinars

30 October Introduction to Student Finance 

An in-depth view of Student Finance, how the Student Finance England system works, as well as some Myth-busting and your chance to ask any questions you have about funding yourself at university.

4pm-5pm Friday 30th October

7pm-8pm Friday 30th October 

https://surrey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sep-oct-webinars

 

November 

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Wisdom Webinars  

Every Wednesday over the next few months, we are hosting online webinars on a range of topics for anyone thinking of going to university. Whether you are in school, college or have been out of education for a while, these sessions will offer practical advice and an opportunity for any questions you may have on the topic.

Wednesday 4 November 12.30pm- Choosing a Course and Place
Wednesday 11 November 4.30pm- UCAS Personal Statements
Wednesday 18 November 4.30pm- Choosing a Course and Place
Wednesday 25 November 12.30pm- UCAS Personal Statements

https://www.unitasterdays.com/events/event/60123/wednesday-wisdom-webinar

Every Wednesday, I Wonder Wednesdays  

A series of online taster sessions designed to help you explore the subjects that interest you and discover what it would be like to study them at university.  You’ll meet one of our lecturers and have the chance to ask any questions about the subject and about the University of Suffolk.  They’re also a great way to demonstrate interest in your subject when writing your personal statement.

https://www.uos.ac.uk/wonderwednesdays

4 November at 13.00

I wonder...what causes mental illness?

If you're interested in: Mental Health Nursing, Health and Social Care

Together we’ll look at the many different factors in the development of mental ill health. We’ll also explore patients’ experiences and find out why individualised care is at the heart of mental health nursing.

Book here

 

4 November at 15.00

I wonder...festivals: sausage or sizzle?

If you're interested in: Event Management, Marketing, Business, Management, Tourism

You may have gone to a festival in the past or be planning to go to one next year, but do you really know what it takes to launch and run one? We'll go back stage and behind the scenes to explore the real life challenges of festival management.

Book here

 

18 November at 13.00

I wonder...what are linguistics? Language, society and identity

If you're interested in: English, Linguistics, Languages

This session will introduce the study of linguistics – broadly, the science of language. We'll explore the biological and social aspects of language and demonstrate that what we say often reveals a lot more about us than we might think. There will also be a brief overview of studying linguistics at university and we'll look at some relevant careers for budding linguists.’

Book here

 

25 November at 16.00

I wonder...how do architects play with light?

If you're interested in: Architecture, Design

Architecture one of the most complex and beautiful design disciplines, yet when we look at the finished building, we often see only an arrangement of bricks, mortar and glass. In this session, we’ll explore how architects use light and its relationship to atmosphere, proportions, and the built environment. You’ll be working on your own designs, so please have a pencil and some A4 paper at the ready.

Book here

 

25 November at 15.00

I wonder...how do stem cells work their magic?

If you're interested in: Biology, Biomedical Science, Medicine

This session will introduce the wonders of stem cells and their amazing potential to regenerate our bodies.

Book here

4 November Careers in Aerospace & Aviation 

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) annual recruitment fair will take place this year virtually on 4 November 2020!

Careers in Aerospace & Aviation LIVE brings together the RAeS network of employers and training providers with individuals seeking career opportunities in the aerospace and aviation sector and is ideally suited to showcasing apprenticeships, graduate recruitment, direct entry roles and training programmes – from aerospace engineering and aircraft maintenance, to the flight deck and operations/support roles.

https://www.careersinaerospace.com/events/4th-november/

4 November University and beyond: Careers and Employability 

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

University and beyond: Careers and Employability

Wednesday 4 November 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm

This webinar will develop your knowledge and awareness of the benefits of higher education and graduate employment. You will explore course and placement options, alongside social activities on offer at universities that develop employability skills and help determine future pathways.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed ar year 12 and 13 students. 

4 November University and Apprenticeship Search 

Year 10, 11, 12 and 13

UK University and Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fairs Wednesday 4 November 12pm – 6pm.

https://ukunisearch-london.vfairs.com/en

Join us for our special online and interactive UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair for Greater London, the Home Counties and the South-East of England on Wednesday 4 November.

The event will feature universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers from across the UK, as well as allowing students to explore their regional and local post-18 options. We’ve been running student recruitment fairs for over 5 years at locations such as the Emirates (AFC) and Old Trafford (MUFC); as well as bringing together over 108 exhibitors and 25,000 students for our UK University Search Virtual Fair on Wednesday 17 June 2020. This new Virtual Fair will feature a wide range of exhibiting universities including Russell Group, red brick, modern and specialist institutions, as well as colleges and apprenticeship providers. This incredible event will enable you to visit exhibition stands and chat to representatives, view information and videos, download prospectuses and take part in live webinars in the virtual auditorium.

The event is completely free of charge to students, parents and teachers. We know the cancellation of careers fairs this term, and the lack of Open Days over the summer has made choosing your next steps more difficult. Whether you’re in Year 13, 12 or 11, this fair is designed to provide you with everything you need to make the right decisions. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Timetable

https://ukunisearch-london.vfairs.com/en/webinar-timetable

6 November What Career Live, What Uni Live 

What Career Live, What Uni Live

The essential event for school leavers is going virtual. Speak to top universities and companies in real-time, get expert advice and benefit from one-to-one support to help you kick-start your future. 

6th Nov 10am - 3pm

7th November 11am - 3pm

11 November Living and Studying in London 

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Living and Studying in London

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Choosing to study at a university in London brings huge advantages – but does it come at a cost? This webinar explores the benefits of studying in London and will give you some tips on how to make the most of it.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 12 and 13 students.

18th November  Languages Taster Day  

Aston University’s pre-16 programme supports students in Years 7-11, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university.

Online Languages Taster Day Wednesday 18th November 2020, 13:30 - 15:00

Interested in languages? Intercultural skills? Want to know where this can take you? Attend this virtual Taster session to see the range of Language courses on offer at Aston! See our facilities virtually, meet our lecturers and speak to real Languages students! You will be able to see what life is like at University, what it's like for a languages student, and see the global future it can give you!

18 November Academic Study Skills  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Academic Study Skills Webinar

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

This webinar will help you to understand the differences between learning at school and university and consider the essential skills required to be successful in higher education; from note taking to finding appropriate academic sources.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 12 and 13 students. 

19th November Sociology Taster Day 

Aston University’s pre-16 programme supports students in Years 7-11, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university.

 Online Sociology Taster Day

Thursday 19th November 2020, 13:30 - 15:00

This Virtual taster day has been set up for pre-16 students with an interest in Sociology and Social Studies, showing them what their subject has in store for them at University. Online, they will get the opportunity to hear from our passionate academic experts about what these courses entail, and the rest of our team about studying at Aston University. The day will involve a well-rounded session covering what students learn, they will meet real University students on the course and learn what a University campus has to offer.

25 November Post-16 options  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Post-16 options

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Join us to learn about the wide range of different options available for students from age 16. We will equip you with the knowledge to make qualification and subject choices for the future by exploring topics such as:

  •  A-level subject choices
  • Resources for support
  • Qualification types
  • Future changes.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 10 students. 

December 

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Wisdom Webinars  

Every Wednesday over the next few months, we are hosting online webinars on a range of topics for anyone thinking of going to university. Whether you are in school, college or have been out of education for a while, these sessions will offer practical advice and an opportunity for any questions you may have on the topic.
Wednesday 2 December 4.30pm Choosing a Course and Place
Wednesday 9 December 12.30pm UCAS Personal Statements

https://www.unitasterdays.com/events/event/60123/wednesday-wisdom-webinar

Every Wednesday, I Wonder Wednesdays  

A series of online taster sessions designed to help you explore the subjects that interest you and discover what it would be like to study them at university.  You’ll meet one of our lecturers and have the chance to ask any questions about the subject and about the University of Suffolk.  They’re also a great way to demonstrate interest in your subject when writing your personal statement.

https://www.uos.ac.uk/wonderwednesdays

2 December at 14.00

I wonder...what is 'childhood'?'

If you're interested in: Early Childhood Studies, Education, Psychology, Sociology

It’s time to question your ideas of what it means to be a child! We’ll explore many different sociological and psychological constructions of childhood to try to decide what childhood actually is.

Book here

 

 

9 December at 13.00

I wonder...what happens inside a corporate boardroom?

If you're interested in: Accounting, Finance, Business, Management

How do directors use accounting and finance to drive business strategy? This session will take a look at what financial directors actually do and where a finance degree could take you!

Book here

9 December at 16.00

I wonder...how do businesses get started?

If you're interested in: Business, Management

Do you need to be someone 'special' to start your own business? Are entrepreneurs born or made? If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be your own boss, this session is for you.

Book here

2 December Student Life 

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Student Life

Wednesday 2 December 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

This webinar will provide a summary of the realities of student life from the perspective of some of our current ambassadors. Topics covered will include:

  • Academic life
  • Social life
  • Time management
  • Managing financially
  • The range of accommodation options that are available

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 12 and 13 students.

January 

6 January CAS and Personal Statements  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

UCAS and Personal Statements Webinar 

Wednesday 6 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

In this session, we will cover how to engage effectively with the UCAS process to generate and submit a strong university application.

We will include guidance on how to structure the personal statement and provide strong examples that will support you in linking your statement to your chosen course.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students.

13 January Preparing for University interviews  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Preparing for University interviews 

Wednesday 13 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

This session, aimed at Year 13 students who have interview offers, or who have applied to competitive courses or universities, will provide an overview of what students can expect when they participate in university interviews, how best to prepare for them.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students.

20 January Student Finance  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Student Finance Webinar 

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

In this webinar, we will cover an overview of the financial arrangements, including fees, the funding available, and advice on managing on a budget from a student's perspective.

We will ensure an understanding of the Student Finance Package, including loans, scholarships and bursaries, and include information on the repayment terms of the student loan

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students. 

 

27 January Transition to Higher Education  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Transition to Higher Education Webinar 

Wednesday 27 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Moving to university is a big step and can be a daunting one. In this webinar, we will explore making the change to university life and what to expect when you arrive.

We will look at how to make the most of your first few weeks, and provide an overview of support services on offer during your time at university.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students. 

28th January GCSE English Day 

Aston University’s pre-16 programme supports students in Years 7-11, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university.

GCSE English Day

Thursday 28th January 2021, 10:00 - 14:00

Aston University’s GCSE English Day will offer a series of talks focused on ways of enriching and advancing approaches to GCSE English. With reference to key concepts and texts from AQA GCSE English, each session will encourage students to further develop their critical reading, writing and text analysis skills.

February 

3 February Making a late UCAS application  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Making a late UCAS application 

Wednesday 3 February 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Join us for this webinar to prepare for making a late application and to understand the relevant considerations to make in terms of the UCAS process.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/outreach/hub/webinar-series-2020-21/

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students. 

 

4th February Chemistry Guest Lecture 

Aston University’s pre-16 programme supports students in Years 7-11, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university. 

 Chemistry Guest Lecture

Thursday 4th February 2021, 10:00 - 14:00

Attend this Chemistry Guest Lecture as Pre-16 students and discover the world of Chemistry.
During the day, you will attend talks, watch demos and take part in hands-on activities. You’ll visit our city-centre campus, visit our chemistry laboratories, meet our enthusiastic staff and students as well as an exciting Chemistry guest lecturer.

Summer Schools

Residential Summer School, Royal Holloway University 

 Year 10, 11and Year 12 students will…

  • Experience what it’s like to live and study at university by joining us on campus for one of our free residential summer schools.
  • Spend a week with us staying in student accommodation, working with current university students and taking part in fascinating and thought provoking subject activities.

Dates for upcoming residential summer schools:

Year 12 Arts & Social Sciences 29 June – 1 July 2021

Year 12 Science 6 – 8July 2021

Year 10 & 11 Easter Residential 13-15 April 2021

Students meeting Widening Access criteria are eligible to apply and applications open in November 2020. Full details are available on our website here. If you have a question please email us via schools@rhul.ac.uk

Guidance

Get into Medicine 

For students aspiring to study medicine in the United Kingdom. It is run by a group of practicing NHS doctors based in Lancashire, England.

If you wish to pursue a career in medicine, our educational conferences will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to take the crucial first steps into the profession.

  • Applying to medical school in the UK can seem daunting and complex; our aspiring medical student conferences are designed to help you take the right path, offering your guidance from medical school doctors and other professionals from the world of academia.

  • From providing expert advice on UCAS statements specific to medical schools and the factors you should consider when choosing a medical school, to the entrance examinations you will need to take, and the work experience all aspiring medical students require, especially during the COVID pandemic.

  • We can tell you everything you need to know to help you plan a successful application.

https://www.bluepeanut.co.uk/get-into-medicine-2020

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

Map of Park High School Location
  • SSAT Leading Edge
  •  Variety of teaching approaches
  • Teacher Development Trust
  • Arts Council
  • The Quality in Careers Standard
  • Healthy School
  • Stonewall
  • CSW
  • Ofsted
  • 4Stars SchoolGuide.co.uk