Focus of event
- Give students the opportunity to think about their subject choices in more detail.
- Encourage students to map transferrable skills with their studies, and reflect on what subjects they enjoy and why.
- Encourage students to make the connection between what they are studying now and the higher education can offer.
How it will aid progression
- Allow students to begin the process of specialising, ready for when they choose their Level 3 courses later in the year.
- Help students to think about what it’s like to study a subject at university and what transferable skills they can gain from doing so.
- Enable students to think carefully about whether university is right for them and what they might want to study after sixthform.
Delivery suggestions and advice
- A great way to facilitate this is to partner-up with a university or college to deliver the sessions.
- Contact a number of universities, explain what you want to do and ask if they can provide support. You can find contact details for all HE in London’s partner HEIs on our HE Providers section.
- Discuss with the HEI whether to hold the event at school or on campus. This will depend on what you plan to include and how much time you have. If it’s only a one or two workshops, then perhaps stay at school or work with a local HEI.
Consider inviting academics or student ambassadors to deliver a session, in order to provide insight into what it’s like to study a subject at university.