Post-16 events for schools and colleges
Schools and colleges
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.
Students can get their hands on the latest advice to help them with their uni application throughout the academic year. They'll get guidance on topics such as writing a personal statement, choosing a course at uni and student finance. Sessions are interactive, so they can join us to ask questions, or simply listen in to get the information they need.
Book a 'Getting Started' talk or workshop for your class. We'll cover all things UCAS related, from writing a personal statement to completing an application – and more. Tell us what support your students need, and we'll work with you to find a suitable date and time to bring you a session virtually or in person, following all the safety guidelines.
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
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.
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.