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Talks and workshops

We know that time is valuable for students in Years 12 and 13 so we have developed a series of talks and workshops to fill 30 minutes to an hour in a range of topics.

We know that time is valuable for students in Years 12 and 13 so we have developed a series of talks and workshops to help support them as they consider their choices for the future and their progression to higher education.

Sessions generally last from 30 minutes to an hour and a wide range of topics are available.

We can offer these sessions virtually or at your school or college, to a form group or a whole year, and as part of a full programme, a one off session or as a series of talks. The sessions are flexible and can be tailored to meet your needs and offered in a range of formats.


Why university

Highlights the positive impact that Higher Education can have on a person's life.

Choosing a university and routes into higher education

A journey through the various routes and qualifications that enable access to higher education.

Student finance and scholarships

An explanation of the student finance system and the support available.

Student life

An insight into life as a student; studying, living, working, socialising and more.

How to apply – the UCAS system

Introducing the UCAS process.

Personal statements 

Tips on writing outstanding personal statements for your university application.

Why Sunderland?

Reasons for studying at the University of Sunderland, on and off campus.

Next steps

For Year 13 students who have submitted their UCAS applications this talk looks at what comes next, making their final choices, applying for scholarships and student finance, finding accommodation and preparing for Freshers' Week, whether they have applied to University of Sunderland or not.

Looking for something else? Please let us know, as we can accommodate most requests.


Finance and budgeting

Practical session where participants are faced with decisions on how to stick to their weekly budget as a student.

Interview skills

Tips and practical tasks on what to expect and how to prepare for university interviews.

Writing personal statements

Examples and tips on writing an outstanding personal statement for UCAS applications.

Preparing for UCAS fairs and open days

We will advise your students to ensure that they get the most out of their visit to UCAS fairs, open days and HE fairs. A great session to get them thinking about their research.

Revision skills

Students get hints and tips on improving their revision techniques.

Parents and supporters

Informing parents and supporters about higher education is just to as important to us as talking to pupils. We are always happy to attend information sessions to help parents and carers support their children who are considering higher education.

Book a session / more information

If you would like to book a talk or workshop, please complete our expression of interest form and someone will contact you to discuss your requirements.