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Events for teachers and students

The University of Southampton is running several events for teachers and students. Further details and information on how to book can be found below.

Choosing University Courses and Places

Event date: Thursday 8th March 2018
Location: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Audience: This event is predominately aimed at year 12 students considering applying to university or year 13 students trying to finalise their choices.  Parents are also welcome to attend.

Event description: The event will be presented by University of Southampton Schools Liaison Officer, Paul Drinkwater. During the event, he will provide an in-depth view of the things to consider when choosing university courses and places to study. Paul will also discuss the role of Russell Group universities, reputation, employability, types of course as well as the value of a University degree and the transition to studying at University.  He will also look to help decipher rankings and league tables.

The talk will include a discussion around applications and acceptance rates, using UCAS data, and will give an overview of University Admissions and the challenges facing both applicants and Universities in the increasingly competitive Higher Education sector.

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Arrival, Registration and Refreshments

6:30pm – Main Talks

Further details to follow

Parking: Parking is available on campus


Choosing University Courses and Places
Choosing University Courses and Places

EPQ Teachers’ Conference

Event date: Friday 25th May 2018

Times: 09:30 – 14:45

Location: Building 38, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Audience: EPQ Co-ordinators, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Teams, previous EPQ students, Exam board representatives.

Event description:  This event is the University of Southampton’s inaugural EPQ Teachers’ Conference, providing support and a networking opportunity for those involved in the delivery of the Extended Project Qualification in schools and colleges. We will be discussing best practice, marking and moderating with representation from experienced EPQ centres and exam boards. We will also address the apprehension surrounding the artefact format of the EPQ, with some sample projects and staff reflections.

Programme: The programme will be available in the New Year

Booking: Booking will be available in the New Year


EPQ Teachers' Conference
EPQ Teachers' Conference

Personal Statements – Enhancing your profile

Event date: June 2018

Times: 6pm – 9.15pm

Location: Highfield Campus

Audience: Prospective students and parents

Event description:  The Personal Statement is a section of your UCAS application that universities use to check that you are suitable for your chosen course. This makes it one of the most important documents you will be writing at this stage of your academic career. This event is a fantastic opportunity for prospective students, and their parents, to enhance and develop your profiles. We will be offering expert information, advice and guidance to support you with your UCAS application, including a Personal Statement talk, followed by a number of carousel sessions. These cover the all-important academic reading skills that will help strengthen the academic content of your Personal Statement, highlight the importance of your digital profile and demonstrate how accessing both work experience and academic research bodies can further improve your application. 


Personal statement talk
Personal statement talk

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