Subject Highlights

Business studies top up

Business - how are people and planets changing business?

Are today’s organisations and consumers more interested in ethics and sustainability? From Abercrombie “hot” models to more women in the boardroom, this session investigates why profit is no longer the only business priority. You’ll explore how concepts of profit, people and planet (triple bottom line theory) underpins every business function, from marketing to HR and finance, and how they ultimately create cultures of leadership and management.

Claire Dowd, teaches counselling

Counselling and Therapeutic Practice - helping people change

This talk will help you understand the counselling profession and how you can train to work therapeutically with people. You'll hear about developing counselling skills, understanding yourself as a practitioner, creative ways of counselling children, young people and adults of all ages, and working with on-line counselling. You'll also find out about the exciting opportunities for placements including our 'in-house' counselling services.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security - The fight against cyber crime

Join the fight against cyber crime in our National Cyber Security Academy and become part of the next generation of cyber security experts. This session will provide you with a valuable insight into our specialist academy, the demand for skilled professionals, and the unique hands-on learning experience you'll gain on your way to getting your degree. If that's not enough, you'll see first-hand our Secure Operations Centre, which has been designed to emulate the workplace. Here, you will study and work as a cyber security professional on live industry briefs throughout the course.

Lauren_Jones_Early Years student

Early Years Education and Practice (with Practitioner Status) - get inspired

Our Early Years course has excellent placement opportunities and this is your opportunity to find out more about them and how they can improve your learning experience. We’ll explore some of the modules you’ll study including child development, play and wellbeing and words matter and numbers count, where we begin to understand how children acquire number and language skills in the early years. We will explain how placements are integrated into the course so you can link theory to actual practice in early years settings. We’ll also talk about the excellent enrichment opportunities that you can get involved in, such as Outdoor learning Awards and the British Dyslexia Association ALSA qualification.

Hotel Management

An Introduction to hospitality

The hospitality industry is dynamic, but also has a rich history steeped in traditions and cultures. However, the modern business landscape is changing swiftly as there is increased pressure on the hotel sector to be more accountable and transparent. In this session you will visit our five star partner venue, The Celtic Manor Resort, and examine the current climate of the hospitality sector, reflecting on the role of a 21st Century Hotel Manager while engaging in an activity focusing on the different roles within the resort.


Social Work - make a difference

Social work is a career centred around people, it involves working with individuals and families to help improve outcomes in their lives. In this talk, you’ll find out about the social work profession and how you can qualify though our programme. You’ll meet some of our academics, learn about where you’ll go on placements, and the support you’ll get from our staff. You can also find out about the application process, including key areas to cover in your personal statement and the experience you need before you apply, aswell as meeting current social work students and graduates.

If you are worried about the interview process for Social Work then our Interview Preparation session will explore how to prepare for these through research and analysing interview techniques. Jude Badmington-Fowler, Senior Lecturer will provide you with key tips for the university-based interviews.

Masooma., youth and community student

Youth and Community Work - Gaining your professional qualification and becoming a Youth Worker

Youth and Community Work involves helping young people aged 11-25 in a range of settings that includes Schools, Supported Housing, Women's Aid, Youth Offending Teams, and the more traditional Youth Centers. During this activity you will gain an overview of the Youth Work profession and find out exactly what Youth Workers are required to undertake as part of their professional training and how they implement this in practice. You will also find out about the application process, which includes gaining the relevant experience you require before you apply. If you don't have sufficient experience, we will be able to assist you in accessing opportunities to work with young people.

We'll look at the modules you will study during the course, and how these will ensure you are able to meet the professional standards and become a professionally (JNC) qualified Youth and Community Worker, registered with the Education and Workforce Council (EWC).

Pawb Clinic

Working with Children and Families

At this talk, you’ll find out more about the learning opportunities and placement experiences on this course.

We’ll look at what you will study, including health and wellbeing, safeguarding, understanding childhood, family and society and personal and professional development. You can also find out how placements fit in with your study allowing you to integrate theory, policy and practice in preparation for a range of careers. We’ll also tell you about the excellent enrichment experiences we offer, attending workshops delivered by experts in their field and opportunities to gain a Safeguarding Children qualification (Level 1).

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