The University of South Wales's Student Recruitment Team
operate as part of the wider Marketing and Student Recruitment department.
The Team's officers and assistants are responsible for student recruitment in the UK and for promoting outreach, engagement and learning opportunities with schools and colleges up and down the country.
The ten-strong Team are based across the university's campuses and have their own remits, regions and specialist areas.
The Team offers talks, presentations and visit days (both on and off-campus) on a variety of HE topics, including UCAS, the application process, student life and studying a university degree at a partner college among many others.
The Team also provides direct advice and support to schools and colleges, their staff and students on a variety of educational and university-based queries.
The Student Recruitment Team also manage and support the university's team of student ambassadors, who assist at open days, information evenings and corporate events in the university's calendar.
Caerphilly | Merthyr Tydfil | South West England
Rhondda Cynon Taf | Bridgend | Mid Wales
All Welsh-medium Schools | Ysgolion cyfrwng Cymraeg
Newport | Monmouthshire | West Midlands of England
Cardiff | Vale of Glamorgan | South West England
Neath Port Talbot | Swansea | West and North East Wales
Student Recruitment and Events Assistant (Widening Access)
Gwent | Torfaen | West Midlands of England
Bridgend College | Cardiff and Vale College | Coleg Gwent
Coleg y Cymoedd | Coleg Gwent | Merthyr College
We recognise that time is precious and that you are likely to already
have a full programme of activities to help students through to Higher
Education. This is why our Liaison Team is prepared to deliver these
sessions at short-notice and outside of classroom time. All our sessions
have been designed with the flexibility to fit your needs. For a
detailed look at what we can offer, take a look at our Schools and Colleges Liaison Guide.
Why Higher Education?
This interactive session is aimed at Year 12 students and answers three basic questions.
Making the Right Choice: How to Choose a Course and a University
Using games such as Where’s Wally?, this session highlights the different approaches to researching and discovering the right university and course. When the time comes, your students will be prepared to make those all-important choices. This talk can also discuss how students can get the most out of Open Days and HE conventions, and expand their horizons by exploring non-traditional degree courses.
The UCAS Trail
From course choice to clearing, this session takes students through the UCAS process and offers advice on how to make the most of their UCAS application.
First Impressions Count: Writing a Personal Statement
This session can range from a basic 30-minute practical guide on successfully completing the Personal Statement, to an hour-long hands-on workshop. Regardless of the length, all of the sessions will help students understand what universities are looking for, how to present themselves in the best light and find the motivation to ‘get it done’.
First Impressions Count: Impressing at Interviews
Interview skills will be required by all at some stage in life and this session aims to prepare students for HE interviews. This talk uses role play and examples to illustrate how to prepare for a successful interview.
Student Life - Don't Leave Home Without It!
For many students, university can be a daunting step. This session aims to take them through the journey of university life and provide them with a number of invaluable survival tips.
The talk will cover:
Money to Study - Student Finance
By highlighting the type and amount of funding available and using typical examples, this session allows students to identify how much support they could receive. The session also provides an opportunity for students to address any financial concerns they may have.
CPD Sessions for Teaching and Support Staff
The Schools team can also deliver sessions for teaching and support
staff, focusing on the importance and best practice of writing a
reference or personal statement.