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Higher Education Fair and Presentation Evening

Higher Education live sessions

Presentations starting Monday 15 March

Register for the talks on Eventbrite

​Time and title
Presentation details​
​6pm - UCAS process
​For anyone planning to start university, this session will cover the UCAS timeline and will include tips on how to prepare for your higher education journey including attending open days and what happens to your application once submitted. 
Speaker: Coventry University
​​6pm - Maintaining health & wellbeing
​This webinar will focus on the importance of maintaining your health and wellbeing whilst studying at university, and the sources and facilities on hand for you to use. 
Speaker: Liverpool Hope University
​​6.30pm - Studying a Psychology degree and careers it can lead to
​Psychology is the science of understanding people, and why they think and act in the ways that they do. In this session we will explore the fantastic careers opportunities that a degree in psychology can open up for you. 
Speaker: AECC University College
​​6.30pm - From Creative degrees to creative careers: An insight to career possibilities
Did you know that the UK creative industries accounted for more than double the number of jobs created across the UK economy. Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is well renowned for the Art, Fashion, Textiles, Film Production, Animation and Photography (and more!) career prospects that await their graduates. There’s a big world of possibilities out there. Join us and get an insight into what exciting careers you could have plus hear about the occupations of some of our talented alumni. AUB - turning creativity into careers. 
Speaker: Arts University Bournemouth
​7pm - Careers in sport: More than PE
This talk looks at jobs within the sports industry, what those jobs entail, and what students would need to study in order to get those jobs. Covering a variety of roles, from Biomechanist to Sport Development Officer, whatever your sports interest, the session will show you different careers and help you discover the path to achieve them. 
Speaker: Cardiff Metropolitan University
​7pm - Curious cases and the careers in Law - Studying Law for future careers
The aim of this talk is to inspire students to study Law at University through the presentation of the odd, the curious and the fun. The talks will cover: The depiction and presentation of curious cases and how they developed our legal understanding, the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of studying law at Higher Education and future careers with law. 
Speaker: Southampton Solent
​​7.30pm - University in Australia and New Zealand
​Study Options will talk through the opportunities available at universities in Australia and New Zealand. What are the key differences to be aware of? Why do UK students choose to study Down Under? And how does the application process work? 
Speaker: Study Options
​​7.30pm - What can be gained from a gap year
This event is an opportunity for students to hear about the benefits of taking a gap year and the different opportunities a gap year can be made up of, an insight into what’s involved in a Raleigh Expedition and the skills they can gain from the experience. 
Speaker: Raleigh International

Presentations starting Tuesday 16 March 

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​Time and title
​Presentation details
​6pm - Routes into teaching

This talk is for students who are interested in training to become a teacher, either Primary or Secondary. The talk will take students through options for Undergraduate routes and Postgraduate routes including gaining experience, bursaries, personal statements and the interview process. University of Brighton staff will also be available throughout the session to answer any questions you may have. 

Speaker: University of Brighton

​6pm - Raising aspirations for parents, carers and guardians

What’s university all about? Whether your child is wanting to apply to university or wondering if it’s the right choice for them, come along and find out about the range of choices available and why it might be their biggest motivator to achievement. 

Speaker: University of Winchester

​6.30pm - Why Russell Group and how to apply

During this presentation Glenn will give an overview of the 24 universities in the Russell Group. We will consider what it means to be ‘research intensive’ and how this benefits students. We will also explore what is meant by selective universities and how they assess applications before moving on to how students can start their research into choosing the right course and university and importantly how to prepare for a successful application. 

Speaker: University of Bristol

​6.30pm - Medicine

Join this live event, delivered by Medicine Student Ambassadors from The of University of Southampton, as they guide you through five key things to know about Applying to study Medicine at university. 

Speaker: University of Southampton

7pm - Degree apprenticeships

Interested in working and studying in tandem? A Degree Apprenticeship is a relatively new route into higher education combining employment with part-time study. This session explores how to apply and how they run. 

Speaker: Liverpool John Moores University

​7pm - Music and dance: What are the differences between University & Conservatoire study

What is a 'conservatoire'? And what are the main differences between studying performing arts at a university or a conservatoire? This session, led by Hannah Dickinson, Head of Student Recruitment and International Relations Office at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance will explain the main differences and h and how to navigate the application process. 

Speaker: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

​7.30pm - Study in the USA, Canada or Europe

Come and find out about the key features of international university applications, covering the key features of applications to Europe, North America and beyond. 

Speaker: University Guys

​7.30pm - Games and computing

Games and creative computing are transforming how we experience the world and are driving the development of new technologies. From game art and web development to coding and VR, at Falmouth you’ll get a head start in this competitive industry by learning from industry leaders and develop real products with team members who live and breathe games and computer science. Falmouth University’s Game Academy is rated by the Princeton Review as in the top 40 in the world, top three in Europe, for undergraduate games design. 

Speaker: Falmouth University

Presentations starting Wednesday 17 March

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​Presentation details
​On-Island higher education
  • RBS International
  • Institute of Law
  • Digital Leadership Programme
  • Highlands College and UCJ
  • Trackers apprenticeship programme
  • Careers Guidance
​We speak to local institutes about the higher education opportunities on-island that are available to students.

Presentations starting Thursday 18 March 

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​Presentation details
​Student Finance information
Aimed towards students that will be applying to go to university in September 2021 or September 2022, be it on island or off island.

Higher Education Fair, Monday 15 to Friday 19 March 2021 

The Higher Education Fair gives you the opportunity to connect with over 60 university and institute representatives from the UK, on-island and abroad. Find further information on the Higher Education Fair web page.

Exhibitors include:

  • universities
  • training providers
  • gap year specialists
  • Skills Jersey who can advise about alternative options
  • Student Finance

Exhibitors​ attending the Higher Education Fair 

List of exhibitors attending the Higher Education Fair 

​RBS International
​Digital Jersey / Digital Leadership Programme
​Higher Education Department, Health and Community Services
​​Highlands University College Jersey (UCJ)
Institute of Law
Careers Guidance
Student Finance
​Trackers apprenticeship programme
EHL - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
ESCP Business School
High Commission of Canada
Glion Institute of Higher Education & Les Roches Global Hospitality Education
IE University
Raleigh International
Richmond the American International University in London
Study Options
Swiss Education Group
The University Guys
Transylvania University
UES Education
University College Roosevelt
University of Akron
University of Gibraltar
University of Groningen
​AECC University College
​Arts University Bournemouth
​Bournemouth University
​Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
​Cardiff Metropolitan University
​Cardiff University 
​Coventry University
​Edge Hill University
​Falmouth University
​Goldsmiths, University of London
​Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
​Heriot-Watt University
​Lancaster University
​Liverpool Hope University
​Liverpool John Moores University
​Loughborough College
Northumbria University
Norwich University of the Arts
​Plymouth Marjon University
​Royal Holloway, University London
​Solent University (Southampton)
​Swansea University
​Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
​University of Bath
​University of Brighton
​University of Bristol
​University Centre Sparsholt and Sparsholt College
University of Chichester
​University of East Anglia (UEA)
​University of Exeter
​University of Kent
​University of Nottingham
University of Sheffield
​University of Southampton
​University of Surrey
​University of the Arts London
​University of Winchester
​University of York

Tips for getting the most out of the Higher Education Fair

Before the fair:
  • identify any presentations at the Higher Education Presentation Evening the evening before the fair that interest you and make a note of your questions
  • research course information from university websites and UCAS course search
  • think carefully about the subject you would like to study. It will be your focus for a number of years
  • write down what you're looking for from a university (location, size, course, extra-curricular options)
  • Find out what specific resources the course has access to if relevant i.e. Psychology degrees - “what research equipment does the university have?”
  • list the university stands that are of particular interest to you
  • prepare a list of questions to ask representatives, so you can compare and reflect on them later
  • make sure that you have a notepad and pen to take with you to make notes and take contact details

Presentations ​at schools from universities

University representatives will also be hosting a range of virtual talks with most secondary schools to deliver school based presentations to students aged 14 and over. They will lead presentations about higher education and the options available. Contact your school for details.

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