Building a Successful Future – HE Day
Exploring Higher Education & University Progression Pathways
Please find below the opportunities to explore the benefits and opportunities that Higher Education has to offer you. Explore different universities at the UCAS discovery event in March, watch the focused presentations on the benefits of HE, choosing universities and courses, how to apply and understanding how student finance works. Jump in and get started…
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AND DECIDE YOUR FUTURE: AT UCAS/DISCOVERY – 23 – 24 MARCH 2021
A virtual opportunity to explore all kinds of possibilities. If you’re from South West England this is an unmissable chance for you to explore your options and decide your future.
Join UCAS live between 10:00 and 18:00 23rd – 24th March to:
- explore over 100 UK universities
- get inspiration and explore different career opportunities
- understand if an apprenticeship is right for you
- take part in live sessions and get your questions answered by the experts
- get practical help on personal statements, accommodation, student loans, and more
- hear from real students
Be inspired. Get advice. Find your path. Watch live or on-demand. Welcome to UCAS/Discovery. Your future starts here… Book Here
ARE YOU CONSIDERING THE BENEFITS OF HIGHER EDUCATION & CHOOSING YOUR COURSE AND UNIVERSITY?
Watch this video for Weymouth College Students by Portsmouth University – Ruth Walton – Regional Student Recruitment Coordinator:
HOW TO APPLY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION – THE UCAS PROCESS EXPLAINED
Watch this video for Weymouth College students by Rachel McCulloch, Senior Student Recruitment Officer for Solent University – Southampton:
HOW TO WRITE A GREAT PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR YOUR UCAS APPLICATION FORM:
Watch this video for Weymouth College students by Ryan Lucas, Higher Education Opportunities Officer at Bath Spa University
ALL ABOUT STUDENT FINANCE
Understanding more about student’s loans, how to cover the cost of Higher Education, what you are entitled to and how and when to apply – Watch this video for Weymouth College students by Andrew Wallis, Head of School and College Partnerships at Falmouth University:
Funding Your Future: Find out everything you need to know about student finance
- Who can get student finance
- Student finance explained
- What’s available
- Do you need Extra help
- Repaying your student loan
- Student finance calculator
Find out more at studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk
Higher Education Opportunities at Weymouth College
Our newly redeveloped, campus-based Higher Education Centre offers a range of university level courses specifically designed to provide the opportunities and key skills needed for both work and degree-level study. Our ever-expanding course portfolio has been developed in close partnership with our awarding bodies. For more information on HE courses at Weymouth College and to apply, please follow the link to the College Website here
Getting In To The Games Industry – Games University Open Day – Tuesday 30th March
Are you looking to join the exciting and rapidly developing games industry in the UK? Then you may be interested in the games industry’s newest University Open Day.
A key event of Games Careers Week the open day is specifically aimed at those students at FE, A-Level and GCSE level who will be thinking about applying to university to study games in the near future. Taking place on a private secure discord server, there will be over 20 top UK universities exhibiting information about the games courses they offer, additionally they will all have staff available throughout the day in private rooms, ready to speak to prospective students and their parents about what their university can offer.
This event is completely FREE and will offer students the opportunity to speak to multiple HE institutions over one day.
If you are interested the please use this link https://gradsingames.com/games-careers-week/grads-in-games-uni-open-day/ then there is a very simple sign up form to get your place confirmed.
AECC University – Bournemouth Careers Week Activities: Focus on careers in Sport Psychology, Radiography and Chiropractic
Tuesday 2nd March
5pm – 6pm – Chiropractic Case Study Workshop
Join this one-hour online session find out more about how chiropractors assess, diagnose and treat patients. Through our interactive case study, you will work together with our chiropractic team to understand what could be causing this patient’s back pain and how a chiropractor would look to help them. You can book your place here.
Wednesday 3rd March
12 noon – 12.30pm – A Career in Sport Rehabilitation
Senior Lecturer at AECC University College Tom Bennett talks about his career as a Sport Rehabilitator and provides insights around studying further in this are of interest. You can book your place here.
5pm – 6pm – A Look at Psychological Wellbeing
During this psychology session, we take a look at ‘Social Psychology’. Hosted by Professor Stewart Cotterill, and also joined by guest speaker Safarina Satkunanathan, a High Intensity CBT practitioner, together they will provide an interactive workshop around the career as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. You can book your place here.
Thursday 4th March
5pm – 6pm – Experience what a Radiographer Does
Join us for this one hour workshop led by Shelley Blane, a Medical Physicist, to find out more about the role of a therapeutic radiographer in scanning and treating oncology patients. Suitable for students in Year 12 and Year 13. You can book your place here.
Friday 5th March
4.30pm – 5.30pm – The Role of a Sports Psychologist
Professor Stewart Cotterill takes a look at the role of a Sports Psychologist in professional sport and explores the career opportunities that can be open to you. You can book your place here.
Maritime Careers Awareness Webinar – 2nd March 6.30pm-8pm
Considering your career options? Join us for an evening of maritime careers awareness sessions for Adult Job Seekers, School, College and University students and their families. It will feature local employers talking about career entry pathways to their industries. The session will be co-chaired by Maritime UK, Maritime UK South West, the University of Plymouth and City College Plymouth. There will be presentations by local employers and educators and lots of opportunities for Q and A.