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Presentations, activities, workshops and webinars to support your students with their university choices

Best begins with support that matches your students’ ambitions.

Finding the time to prepare for uni is tough for any student hard at work on A-levels, BTECs or other KS5 qualifications. But we’re here for them every step of their journey.

Our portfolio of webinars, talks, workshops and activities look to the future – so they can get all the help and advice they need to make the right choices for them.

Online and in the classroom

We've developed a blended provision to support your students' learning – explore our online webinars and videos, and book a talk or workshop at your school or college.

Our list of available talks and workshops can be found below. We’ll deliver these virtually or in-person, and adapt them to support your curriculum.

Talks and workshops for schools and colleges

Available to you throughout the academic year, we’ll cover a myriad of topics to help your students prepare for university.

Talks typically last 30 minutes and fit into your assemblies and tutor times, including Q&As. Our practical workshops let students engage in interactive individual and group activities, usually lasting for 50-60 minutes.

Topics covered:

  • Reasons to go to university
  • How to research a university and course
  • Degree apprenticeships
  • Choosing the University of Portsmouth
  • Vocational HE options
  • Making the most of Open Days, fairs and virtual events
  • Student life at university
  • Understanding the UCAS process
  • How to write an impressive personal statement
  • What to do to prepare for your personal statement
  • Making the most of year 12
  • Next steps after applying to university
  • How to study effectively
  • Moving away to university
  • Building resilience at school or college

Ready to book a session? To get started or discuss a talk or workshop, please contact us at rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214.

Parents and carers higher education evenings

Parents and carers play a vital role in supporting a young person's application to university. Our events are the perfect way to get families engaged with the journey to university.

We'll look at funding, accommodation, applications, careers and the pastoral support available to students during their degree. So they can leave fully-equipped to support their child's higher education ambitions.

These free events can be arranged to support any existing parents' events organised by your school or college, and can be delivered virtually or in-person. All you need to do is promote it to parents – we'll handle everything else.

Contact us at  rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214 to get started.

Student finance talks

It's natural for students, parents and supporters to have money concerns when thinking about going to university. But our expert student finance team can help.

From student loans to budgeting at uni and scholarships and bursaries – our talks and workshops explore how to fund undergraduate studies, supporting your students with their next steps.

Activities can be delivered in-person or online. If you'd like us to support your event, or deliver one of our sessions, contact us at studentfinanceevents@port.ac.uk and by phone on 02392 843 072. Priority will be given to schools and colleges depending on distance and audience.

Bring your students to an Open Day

Portsmouth is pretty beaches and gritty street art, rich in naval history and buzzing with indie start-ups, alive with possibility. When your students are ready to start going places, they'll find a warm welcome at Portsmouth.

Explore our campus at its most vibrant. Meet with students and lecturers. Delve deeper into the courses and careers that make them tick. Or look at the fun side of uni and all the accommodation options.

We'd obviously love them to choose Portsmouth, but our Open Days give them a chance to get more help with their big decision – even if they aren't considering us. 

Meet us and more support for students

Book a session and contact us

To book any of our virtual talks, workshops, parents evenings – or to find out more about and discuss anything else, please email us at rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214.

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