Guidance workshops – Bath Spa University

Help your students grow their talents in whichever area of study they choose.

Through discussions, group work, and games, we'll help engage your students and get them excited about higher education.

All we need to deliver these sessions is a computer and a classroom – we’ll bring everything else with us. Students will need to sit in groups around tables for the workshops, as they’ll be working together to complete the tasks set.

Each workshop is one hour long, but we may be able to adjust if this doesn't suit your timetable.

Guidance workshops

Aimed at sixth form and college students, our Ignite workshops are designed to inform your students about higher education and prepare them for the transition to university.

Ignite with Bath Spa University

This session aims to provide an overview of what it’s like to study at Bath Spa University: highlighting societies, HE opportunities, accommodation and historic facts about our campuses.

Choosing the right university and course

In this session we will show students how to effectively research and compare degrees. We also cover the different factors that students prioritise when choosing a university and how to utilise Open Days to their advantage.

Your UCAS journey and personal statement

This session will outline what the UCAS journey looks like, including key deadlines and top tips. In addition to this, we focus on the fundamentals of writing a personal statement and provide examples of varying quality.

Understanding student finance and budgeting

Students will learn about the types of funding available to them, the differences between tuition fees and maintenance loans, and facts about repayment. Furthermore, applying for Student Finance and an insight into how students budget their money.

How to study effectively

In this session, students will gain an understanding of learning styles, how to identify their own learning style and a selection of specific revision strategies. We will cover time management and focus on how to create a realistic revision timetable.

Why Higher Education?

Students will be introduced to the benefits of studying at Higher Education, learning about the projected financial and personal gains. We aim to illustrate a breakdown of the different types of qualifications available and how to discern which qualifications are needed for certain career paths.

Student life at Bath Spa University

From a student perspective, we cover real experiences of studying at Bath Spa University, drawing attention to our academic opportunities and support facilities. With the help of student ambassadors, we also talk about university social life, Student’s Union, societies, as well as hear about their personal experiences. Student ambassador Q&A panel can be included.

Supporting the applicant's journey

This session is for Parents and Guardians who wish to be more informed about how to support their young person through the application process. We will provide information on types of HE courses, how to navigate UCAS, key aspects of student finance, Clearing and tips on how to emotionally support their young person.

Speak to the team

If you'd like us to deliver a virtual presentation or workshop, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

Email: educationliaison@bathspa.ac.uk.

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