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KS4

We offer a range of activities for Year 10 & 11 students that can be delivered in school and on our campus

To book activity please complete the online booking form below and for any questions please get in touch.

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Campus visit information and best dates

We can organise visits to campus that include meeting current students, exploring the campus facilities and taking part in engaging information and subject taster activities. We'll build a day with you choosing from existing activities or making something bespoke.

BEST DATES FOR CAMPUS VISITS

12, 13, 14, 15, 16 December 2022

27 March 2023

17, 18, 19, 20, 21 April 2023

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 July 2023

10, 11, 12, 13, 14 July 2023

17, 18, 19, 20, 21 July 2023

Duration: Half or full day. Typically 10:00 - 14:30
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and Student Ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Greater depth and breadth of subject knowledge. Greater subject interest
  3. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  4. Confidence in own subject knowledge and ability to study it at a university level
  5. Commitment to education, learning and development

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Where you'll find access guides and facilities information.

Information & aspiration activities

Students explore the range of options available to them after school and beyond to possible futures at university.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand post-16 pathways and the specific opportunities available in Higher Education
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Confidence to navigate post-16 pathways by making considered decisions

Discussing the value of a university degree, you'll talk to current university students and also get tips on choosing a university and course. 

Duration: Flexible and tailored to the school/college.
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Know about the academic, financial and pastoral support available within universities
  3. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  4. Commitment to education, learning and development

Students will have the opportunity to examine the differences between these two popular Higher Education destinations. What are the benefits? How and when to apply?

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff 
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand post-18 pathways and the specific opportunities available in Higher Education
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions
  4. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

An introduction to student finance for younger students with a focus on affordability.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes (or tailored)
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions

 

How to select the right university & course for the student, including using league tables, websites and open days.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to the school/college
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Understand the application process for Higher Education
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions
  4. Confidence in the personal benefits attending university can bring them
  5. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

A guide to the differences between school and university and what to expect from university life.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Understand the value of a degree in all terms (intellectual, cultural, financial, etc.)
  2. Confidence in the personal benefits attending university can bring them

Discover the range of academic, personal, career and financial support available at university.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Know about the academic, financial and pastoral support available within universities
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Confidence in the personal benefits attending university can bring them
  4. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

Skills activities

We can support in school mock interviews or offer safe and secure online calls to give the opportunity to practice their interview skills and receive feedback.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college. Typically 10-15 minutes per student
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Possess adequate “career skills” such as interview technique, writing CV/application forms, identifying skills etc.
  2. Possess adequate ‘life skills’ such as time management, personal budgeting, etc.
  3. Commitment to education, learning and development

 

An introduction to research skills, referencing & plagiarism, argumentative writing, reflective writing, critical thinking, independent learning styles and revision techniques.

Duration: Flexible and tailored to your school/college.
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff and student ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Possess adequate study skills for Higher Education (i.e. research, independent learning)
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

 

A revision skills session with a difference. Current undergraduates share how they revised for GCSEs and A-Levels and help your students explore different revision techniques to suit various learning styles.

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway Student Ambassadors
Student outcomes:
  1. Possess adequate study skills for Higher Education (i.e. research, revision, independent learning)
  2. Belief in own ability to progress to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  3. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways
  4. Confidence in own subject knowledge and ability to study it at a university level

The importance to know how to be kind to ourselves and find ways of coping with periods of stress and anxiety drives this exploration of practical techniques. Suitable for any year group as well as those preparing for exams.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway staff
Student outcomes:
  1. Know about the academic, financial and pastoral support available within universities
  2. Possess adequate ‘life skills’ such as time management, self reflection etc.
  3. Confidence to navigate post-18 pathways by making considered decisions
  4. Resilience to overcome obstacles on the way to Higher Education/other post-18 pathways

Residential

Subject tasters

Connecting young people with nature.

The Schools’ Biodiversity Project helps schools to learn about the surrounding wildlife, from beetles to birds, as well as create places for them to live.

This includes introducing light boxes to monitor moths, pond dipping and setting camera traps. When needed, students are paired with trained undergraduates to help run curriculum-based projects.

Schools' Biodiversity Project

Our Street Law sessions are inspired by similar interactive workshops pioneered in the US that help young people understand their rights. 

These exciting and dynamic sessions are delivered by current university students.

For more details please see this leaflet from the Law Advice Centre at the university.

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
Delivered by: Royal Holloway students and staff

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