The University of Southampton
Schools and colleges

Higher Education talks

The Schools and Colleges Liaison Team offer the following talks and workshops to schools and colleges on a range of higher education themes:

Full details of these talks can be found in our Teachers Guide.  To enquire about a workshop on one of these topics, or another topic not listed here, please contact us.

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On Campus Lecture Series

Mother and daughter

Changes and Choices

Guidance and support to help your child through the UCAS application process. Monday Feb 27, 18:00pm.

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Student looking through books

For the Love of Learning

Strengthen your UCAS application with research opportunities. Tuesday Mar 21 18:00.

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Students in seminar

Student Finance Presentation

Find out how Student Finances can help you during your studies. Thursday, Mar 30 18:00.

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Students outside chatting

Choosing your University and Course

What you need to consider when selecting your University and degree. Wednesday Apr 5 18:00.

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Students looking at computer

Personal Statement Workshop

Learn about the important role of a personal statement and how to enhance it. Wednesday Jun 28 18:00.

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Online Higher Education advice and guidance

Our guides give advice on choosing a university, choosing a course and how to secure a place.

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Student finance talks

Our dedicated Student Finance Specialist can talk to parents and students about finance. A selection of talks are available including:-

Talks normally last between 30-45 minutes with time at the end for a question and answer session. However these can be adapted to a school’s needs.

Cash course - Interactive finance workshop

Cash Course is a fun and interactive budgeting game for secondary school students in Years 10 and 11, which aims to improve their financial literacy and capability whilst increasing awareness and understanding of student finance and student life.

Students work in groups and take the role of a student starting university. Each group is given a weekly budget and asked to make decisions on how they will spend their money on such things as housing, social life, food, course costs etc.

Each group will be asked to have a different focus or character e.g. someone on a tight budget, or someone that likes to socialise. Groups then justify their decisions to a panel of judges - their bank manager, best friend and lecturer, all role-played by current students - who give feedback on the financial, academic and social consequences of the group's choices.

The objectives of the session are to:

For more information or to book a talk or Cash Course please email Claire Johnson (c.h.johnson@soton.ac.uk) Student Finance Outreach Officer.

Mature students

The University encourages applications from mature students and is keen to support students through the application process and the transition to studying at university. In order to support mature students we offer the following opportunities:

If you would like further information, please contact:

Kirsten Wythe
Tel: 023 8059 8737
Email: K.wythe@soton.ac.uk

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