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General talks and workshops

Our talks and workshops are aimed specifically at Year 12 and Year 13 students, including topics such as finance and scholarships, student life, the application process, and routes into Higher Education.


Why university?

This talk highlights the positive impact Higher Education can have on your students' lives.

Choosing a university and routes into Higher Education

Explore the various routes and qualifications that enable access to Higher Education.

Student finance and scholarships

Gain a more thorough understanding of the student finance system, scholarships and the support available.

Student life

Get an insight into life as a student including studying, living, working, socialising and more.

How to apply – the UCAS system

Find out more about the UCAS process and how to apply.

Personal statements 

In this session your students can learn top tips on writing outstanding personal statements for their university application.

Why Sunderland?

Discover all the great 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. This is for all students, whether they have applied to the University of Sunderland or not.


Finance and budgeting

These are practical sessions where participants are faced with decisions on how to stick to their weekly budget as a student.

Interview skills

In this workshop, students hear top tips and take part in practical tasks on what to expect and how to prepare for university interviews.

Writing personal statements

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

Preparing for UCAS fairs and open days

Find out how to get the most out of visits to UCAS fairs, open days and Higher Education fairs.

Revision skills

Get hints and tips on improving revision techniques.