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

It's tough for any student – hard at work on A-levels, BTECs or other Key Stage 5 qualifications – to find the time to think about their next steps. 

But we’re here to make that process easier. Our portfolio of webinars, talks, workshops and activities will help your students look to the future and support their journey into higher education.

Online and in the classroom

We've developed a blended provision to support your students' learning. There are online webinars to access, and you can book a higher education talk or workshop below.

We'll deliver our talks to your class virtually or in person, on a date and time that suits you. And, we’ll adapt them to support your curriculum, working closely with you to deliver our activities in-line with government guidelines. You decide what works best, when and where.

'Getting Started' series: webinars, talks and workshops  

Our 'Getting Started' series is designed to give your students up-to-the-minute tips and guidance to help them get started with their university application.

Learn about the UCAS process, how to write a personal statement and choose the right degree subject to study – whatever support they're looking for, we’ll help them get it. 

Talks and workshops for schools and colleges

Our talks and workshops are available throughout the academic year, covering a myriad of higher education topics – all designed to help your students prepare for the future.

We can deliver these in person or virtually, around your calendar, on your platform or ours, wherever best suits you.

Talks typically last for 30 minutes with time for questions and answers, and workshops typically last for 50-60 minutes, with interactive elements for students.

Our talks and workshops cover:

  • Why go to university? 
  • How to research a university and course
  • Degree Apprenticeships
  • Understanding Student Finance
  • Why choose the University of Portsmouth?
  • Vocational HE options
  • Making the most of open days, UCAS fairs and Virtual Events
  • Student life
  • 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 – what happens after applying to university?
  • How to study effectively
  • Moving away to university
  • Writing your IB extended essay
  • Resilience session

How to book a talk or workshop

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to arrange this support for your students.

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 their child's application to university. They shape aspirations and expectations. Our events are the perfect way to get families engaged with higher education and other training opportunities.

We'll explore funding, accommodation, applications, careers and the pastoral support available to students throughout 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.

And the best bit? All you need to do is promote it to parents – we'll handle everything else. Email us at  rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214 to get started.

Open days

Our open day events take place throughout the year, with our most popular ones taking place in Summer and Autumn.

They'll give your students the chance to visit our campus at its most vibrant. Current students and teaching academics come together to show off the facilities, courses and student support that makes the University of Portsmouth such a great place to study.

A range of events, workshops and activities throughout the day give students the opportunity to find out more about specific courses and talk to current students about life as a student. They can also take a look at our accommodation, meet representatives from the Students' Union and get more information about clubs and societies here on campus.

Our open day events provide value for all students considering higher education, even if they aren't considering us specifically. They'll discover how areas of study relate to specific careers, and get information relevant to higher education more generally.

For more details on our open days, to discuss a travel bursary or anything else, get in touch with us at rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214.

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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