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Preparing your Students for Higher Education

Our team of experts work with over 2,000 Teachers and Advisers every year, supporting them to shape their pathway to HE programme at their school or college.

This includes the delivery of essential workshops and presentations for years 12 and 13 at different stages throughout the UCAS Cycle, at school or as part of an immersive experience on one of our campuses.

Open Day for school and college groups

Friday 20th September 2019

All University campuses open

This free event will enable your students to kick-start their HE research. As part of the day, your students will experience exciting activities and tours, as well as the opportunity to attend informative talks on a range of topics and subject areas. We may be able to help with your transport costs.*
Please note that Nursing and Midwifery courses will not be exhibiting at this event.


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*Transport costs may be covered in full or in part by the University of South Wales. In order to receive financial assistance towards the cost of transport, you will need to make an application, as funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.



HE Visit Day for students with Autistic Spectrum conditions  


We are pleased to invite you to our first Higher Education Visit day, for Year 12 students with Autistic Spectrum Conditions who are thinking of studying at University.  The event will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2019, Brecon Building, Treforest Campus.

The event is aimed at year 12 students and their parents/guardians who are looking into Higher Education and University. Sessions include the support services available, as well as providing advice and guidance sessions from parents who have supported their children through the HE experience. Refreshments and a buffet lunch is provided.


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Why Higher Education?

This interactive session is aimed at Year 12 students and answers:

  • What is the point of Higher Education?
  • How to choose a course and University?
  • Where could studying at University take them next?


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The UCAS Survival Pack


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.


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>> Download the UCAS Survival Pack



The 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’.


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>> Download the UCAS Personal Statement Guide


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.

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>> Download the SFW Update
>> Download the SLC Update


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.

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Student Life


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:

  • Initial fears and how to overcome them.
  • How to juggle time, money and workload.
  • Taking advantage of the opportunities at university and the skills students will develop.

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Exhibitions and Careers Fairs


Our experienced and enthusiastic team provide professional information, advice and guidance at UCAS Exhibitions, Careers and HE Fairs throughout Wales, the Midlands and the South West.


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HE Visit Days


Bespoke HE visit days can be arranged at each of our campuses in Pontypridd, Newport and Cardiff. These can include guest lectures, workshops, access to facilities and campus tours. 

For more information on activities and projects available for Yr 7 - Yr 11, visit the First Campus website.

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FE Progression

The University of South Wales works with partner colleges, so your students can study our courses at college campuses local to you.

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>> Visit the HE in FE website