Information, Guidance, and Support
Our Education Liaison team can deliver a range of presentations for students and parents keen to learn more about higher education. Talks cover topics such as student finance, the UCAS application process, writing personal statements, and preparing for university life.
We can also offer presentations directly to teachers on areas such as writing academic references and student finance. All our presentations can be delivered live virtually, physically on premises, or supplied pre-recorded (depending on current Government guidelines). If you would like our team to deliver a presentation for your school or college, simply get in touch using the links below.
While schools and colleges were closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, we hosted a series of Education Liaison talks online exploring different aspects of education and how young people had adapted to the crisis. These featured inspiring talks from guest speakers such as Chris Packham and Clara Amfo and can be found on our Virtual Classroom page.
Parents’ Guide to Post 16
This informative presentation for parents highlights the challenges and opportunities students during Year 12/level 3 studies, including transitioning to higher education, and utilising part-time work and extra-curricular opportunities. (Gatsby Benchmarks 2,7)
Parents’ Guide to University
This presentation is ideal for parents and guardians who are helping their child choose the right higher education course and navigate their way through student finance, student support resources, and graduate opportunities. It offers many top tips tailored for parents and guardians. (Gatsby Benchmarks 2,7)
Making the Most of a Virtual Open Day
Our Virtual Open Days offer the perfect opportunity to explore higher education options while we can't host visits physically on campus. This presentation is aimed at Level 3 students and looks at the range of opportunities available during an Open Day, and how these can be used to support informed decisions about higher education. (Gatsby Benchmark 7)
Choosing the Right Post 16 Course
This session looks at how students' choices of post 16 courses influence the higher education options available to them, the different types of apprenticeships that could be available in their chosen area of study, and what those choices may mean for students’ future careers. (Gatsby Benchmarks 2,3,4,7)
Choosing the Right Degree
This presentation offers guidance on choosing the right degree subject, looking at various factors including course content, career prospects, costs, and entry requirements (qualifications, grades and UCAS points), plus the importance of other considerations such as location and student life. (Gatsby Benchmarks 2,3,4,7)
This presentation offers the chance to hear from current university students, addressing various aspects of student life including their own experiences as a higher education student, the support available, budgeting, work placements, and careers and ambitions. (Gatsby Benchmarks 2,3,4,7)
Why Go to University?
Going to university is a big step in a young person's life. This presentation looks at the various opportunities available to higher education students, including student support, budgeting, and employment prospects. The presenter will offer observations from their own experience of higher education. (Gatsby Benchmarks 2,3,4,7)
Next Steps (After Applying)
This presentation includes a timeline for applicants, addresses next steps, and provides advice on key topics such as the different types of UCAS offers, higher education interviews, Offer Holder Days, student finance applications, options on results day, and a brief look at accommodation options. (Gatsby Benchmarks 3,7)
Making the Most of Post 16
Delivered by our Education Liaison team, this presentation to Year 12/ Level 3 students gives an overview of the range of post-16 options available, a look at the pros and cons of higher education, and top tips for success in Year 12. (Gatsby Benchmarks 2,3,7)
The Application Process
This presentation includes a detailed overview of the UCAS application timeline, and aims to equip students with the knowledge and information necessary to navigate their way through the admissions process, application stages, receiving offers, and interviews. (Gatsby Benchmarks 3,7)
A personal statement is vital to any higher education application. This presentation looks at the different elements of a UCAS application, examples of good and bad personal statements, and what admissions tutors look for. It also includes a detailed UCAS timeline and a UCAS video guide. (Gatsby Benchmarks 3,7)
This session explains the student finance system, including when and how to apply for student loans, how the repayment system works, tuition fees, top tips, and additional funding that may be available to students, such as scholarships and bursaries. (Gatsby Benchmarks 3,7)
Medicine Admission at Lincoln
This presentation is aimed at students aspiring to practise Medicine in their future career. An Education Liaison team member will discuss the admissions criteria for Medicine, and explain other requirements including the UCAT test. (Gatsby Benchmarks 3,4,7)
Medicine at Lincoln
This presentation is aimed at students who are interested in studying Medicine at Lincoln, and gives an overview of the course, how students are assessed, and the placements students undertake. The presentation will also discuss the entry criteria for this course. (Gatsby Benchmarks 3,7)