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Presentations and workshops

The University of South Wales' team of experts work with schools and colleges around the UK delivering interactive workshops designed to inform students about higher education, and support them with the transition to university. Full information about our higher education workshops can be found below.

Please note, all workshops are free of charge, and are available in Welsh and English. Workshops can be delivered outside of classroom times and locations, and the duration of the sessions can also be adapted. It is possible for us to combine topics or workshops, and if you have specific requirements we can tailor sessions to meet the needs of your students. 

If you have specific requirements, or would like to arrange a bespoke programme to suit you and your students please email the Student Recruitment Team or call on 03455 760 751. 

Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

This interactive session answers three basic questions: 

  • Is university worthwhile?
  • Is university achievable?
  • Is university affordable?

The session will highlight the different approaches to researching and discovering the right university and course. 

The session will also encourage students to consider how they can get the most out of open days and higher education conventions.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 or equivalent students

Available on-campus at USW or at your school/college, our experienced staff will guide your students through the UCAS online application process. 

Please note, if you would like to book this session at your school/college all students will require access to a PC.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

We offer a range of bespoke activities specifically for those students applying for nursing and midwifery courses. 

From writing the personal statement, to preparing for an interview, our team of experts will provide impartial advice and guidance to assist students through the application process. 

Please note, sessions require a minimum of 10 students

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

Through role play activities and real-life examples, this session aims to prepare students to impress at their higher education and job interviews. 

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

Session also available for parents/guardians

This session allows students to identify the type and amount of financial support they could receive, as as well as address any financial concerns they may have.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

This interactive workshop will provide students with a set of skills that are essential for level 3 study and beyond. 

During this workshop students will consider a wide range of study skills, including:

  • Effective reading and writing
  • Revision techniques
  • Understanding referencing and plagiarism
  • Time management

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

Session also available for parents/guardians

From registration and course choice, through to results day and clearing, this session guides students through the full UCAS process and highlights how students can make the most of their UCAS application.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

This session can range from a short practical guide to an hour-long hands on workshop. All sessions will help students understand what universities are looking for, how to present themselves in the best light and how to find the motivation to 'get it done'. 

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

With over 60 courses franchised to our five local partner colleges across South Wales, we can advise students on the benefits of studying a USW franchise qualification at their local FE college.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

This sessions aims to support students with the construction of their portfolio. 

Delivered by staff from the Faculty of Creative Industries, students will be given expert advice on what to include, and what not to include, to showcase their skills and abilities. 

Students will also have the opportunity to receive instant feedback on their existing portfolio. 

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

For many students the transition from school or college to university can be a daunting. Delivered by a USW Student Ambassador or recent graduate, this session aims to take students through the journey of university life, provide them with a number of invaluable survival tips, and give insight into life as a student. 

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 or equivalent students

Session also available for parents/guardians

The future of employment is changing. Through this session we offer an insight into how the world of work is evolving, and how higher education helps prepare students for the jobs of the future.

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I have just come out of class and they are buzzing, they all said how helpful it was and how generic their statements would have been if they had not had your input today. Thank you for coming and sharing with us. Lecturer, Coleg Gwent