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Working with post-16 and mature students

Working with post-16 and mature students

We provide various opportunities for students across the UK throughout the academic year.

This includes specific support, advice and guidance for mature students considering University which may be delivered online or in person, if circumstances permit. Please get in touch via outreach@exeter.ac.uk for more information.

To find out more information about each activity or programme see below.

We host school visits throughout the academic year for students in years 12 and 13 at our Streatham campus. These visits give students the chance to see what a university is like first-hand and learn about progression into higher education.

These days usually run from 10am-2pm and usually consist of a couple of workshops and a campus tour. We have a range of sessions covering different topics relating to progression into higher education including Student Finance, Personal Statements, Choosing a Course, the UCAS Process, Student Life and Considering a Competitive University. Each visit is tailored towards the needs of your students ensuring they get the information they need to help inform them of their future options.

Due to teaching and other university commitment we are not always able to accommodate a group's first choice of date. Please contact us or use our school booking system to express your interest in visiting our campus.

We host school visits throughout the academic year for students in years 12 and 13 at our Penryn campus. These visits give students the chance to see what a university is like first-hand and learn about progression into higher education.

These days usually run from 10am-2pm and are usually consist of a couple of workshops and a campus tour. We have a range of sessions covering different topics relating to progression into higher education including Student Finance, Personal Statements, Choosing a Course, the UCAS Process, Student Life and Considering a Competitive University. Each visit is tailored towards the needs of your students ensuring they get the information they need to help inform them of their future options.

Due to teaching and other university commitment we are not always able to accommodate a group's first choice of date. Please contact us or use our school booking system to express your interest in visiting our campus

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we have enhanced our subject taster offering for 2020/21 to include a range of online and face to face activities.  Below you can find out details of the on campus events which provide your students with the opportunity to visit us and the online activity which allow us to visit you in a virtual capacity.

Virtual Subject Taster Activity 

Black History Month

Date - through October 2020

Location - virtual events and electronic classroom resources  

Year Group - Year 9 upwards 

Each year the University organises a range of events and activities to recognise Black History month and for the first time this year we are pleased to be able to extend the knowledge and experience of our staff and students to schools and students across the country. Throughout October we will provide access to a number of live lectures on topics linked to Black History and schools will also be able to request a teaching toolkit which includes lessons plans, suggested classroom activities and more with the objective of uncovering a range of historic and current topics that participants haven't had the opportunity to learn about before.  

Mature Students Conference

Date - 21st October 2020

Location - Online 

Age - 21+

On Wednesday 21 October, between 11:00-16:00, the University of Exeter is hosting an online Mature Student Conference.

During this conference attendees with have the opportunity view presentations on a range of topics, including Admissions, Student Life, Accommodation and Student Finance. There will also be experts available throughout the day to answer any questions they may have, mature students from the University of Exeter will also be on hand to answer questions about living and studying at university.

The event will also be hosting a series of subject presentations, allowing students to explore the different subject opportunities available at the University of Exeter.

Anybody wishing to attend this free event can do so by booking here.

Christmas Science Lectures

Date - December 2020

Location - virtual events and electronic classroom resources

Year group - Year 10 - 12

Details TBC.

Travelling Academics Roadshow 

Date - talks available to book on demand September to December 2020 (subject to speaker availability)  

Location - virtual events

Year groups - Year 10 - 12

Throughout term 1 we have academics available across a wide range of discipline areas to deliver short talks about their course area and research specialism.  This year talks will be available virtually only and dates can be flexible to meet your school needs, subject to academic availability.  Due to the limited number of speakers these talks are only available for eligible schools at present.  Contact us to find out if your school is eligible and book a talk.

International Women's Day Week

Date - 8th-12th March 2021

Location - virtual events

Year Group - Year 10 - 12

Contact ssis-outreach@exeter.ac.uk for more information.

 

Campus based events 

The following campus based subject days are available to book for the 2020-21 academic year in addition to the annual Subject Conference Series  -  

Women in STEM Days

Date - TBC in 2021

Location - one event will run on the Streatham Campus and one on the Penryn Campus

Year group - Year 9-12

Engagement options - Will be offered as a virtual event if face to face is not possible.  Schools will be required to book to attend if the event runs face to face but if virtual then participants will be able to individually book their own place directly.

Throughout the day students will be able to learn about the multitude of areas across the sciences in which women have had an incredible impact. As well as echoing the very ethos of International Women in STEM Day, we hope that it will raise the profile of women in Science and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to women in this exciting industry. Students will hear from female role models who will share their journey and research in order to inspire them and help inform their choices.

Contact cemps-outreach@exeter.ac.uk to book places for your school.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths (STEAM) Days

Date - June 2021 at Streatham campus and May 2021 at the Penryn Campus

Location - One event will run on the Streatham Campus and one on the Penryn Campus 

Year group - Year 9-12 (Only Year 9 at the Penryn Campus)

Engagement options - If face to face events are not possible on campus then these events will be postponed

These unique events explore the overlap in two very different subject areas – Science and Humanities. Aimed at challenging attendees’ perceptions of both subject areas and encouraging attendees to take a second look at discipline areas that they might have previously ruled out, the events are interactive days with plenty of opportunities for participants to contribute their thoughts to the discussion.

For more information contact cemps-outreach@exeter.ac.uk to book places for your school.

Throughout the academic year, we offer a series of one day conferences for mixed Year 10 and 12 groups, each one themed and offering a snapshot of a wide range of courses. These conferences will have attendees from a wide range of schools and will allow students to participate in interactive sessions and workshops designed to showcase the diversity of subjects available at university level. Large groups are welcome, and there are no restrictions on how many of the conferences you attend.

We can provide £150 towards travel costs for eligible schools in the South West (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Bristol) and £300 for schools outside. There will be a cap of eight bursaries available per event on a first come first served basis.

Conferences for the 2020/21 academic year are expected to run as follows:

Humanities, Business, & Social Sciences Conference: How to Save the World

Date - March 2021

Location - Penryn Campus 

Engagement options - Will be postponed if face to face is not possible. 

It is now more important than ever for students to have an inquiring mind to help navigate the modern world. This event is designed to aid your Year 10 and Year 12 students in developing this skill.The conference will offer some interactive sessions alongside taster lectures in Humanities, Law, Politics, and Business. Your students will also be able to explore our coastal campus and meet current students to gain a flavour of university life.

Ology Day

Date - April 2021

Location - Streatham Campus 

Engagement options - Will be offered as a virtual event if face to face is not possible.  Schools will be required to book to attend if the event runs face to face but if virtual then participants will be able to individually book their own place directly. 

Ology Day offers an exciting opportunity for Year 10 and Year 12 students to experience taster sessions of subjects that may be new to them and could end up being exactly what they want to study at university level. We are inviting the students to explore ‘Ology’ disciplines, such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology and Theology. This is an excellent programme for students who are very interested in humanity and in thinking about what makes us human. The day will consist of academic taster sessions and will also include a campus tour and a Q&A.

Business Conference

Date - July 2021

Location - Streatham Campus 

Engagement options - Will be offered as a virtual event if face to face is not possible.  Schools will be required to book to attend if the event runs face to face but if virtual then participants will be able to individually book their own place directly. 

The Year 10 and 12 Business Conference offers a unique chance to attend lectures and interactive sessions delivered by Business School academics and explore the topical ‘big picture issues’ that arise from the latest research in Economics, Business and Finance.

Britain Needs Scientists

Date - 10th March 2020 (Penryn Campus) & 7th July 2021 (Streatham Campus) 

Location - Two events will run, one on the Penryn Campus and one on the Streatham Campus 

Engagement options - Will be offered as a virtual event if face to face is not possible.  Schools will be required to book to attend if the event runs face to face but if virtual then participants will be able to individually book their own place directly. 

This is a one-day conference focusing on cutting-edge research and careers in science. The sessions will be designed to inspire the next generation of influential scientists and share first-hand experience of research, study and practice. There will be opportunities to meet academic staff, current students and recent graduates from STEM degrees at the University of Exeter.

Our annual calendar of Teaching Enrichment Workshops aims to offer a wide range of focussed skills development sessions that support the delivery of school curriculum. Designed to align with a range of pre-16 and post-16 subject areas, these sessions - which are managed and supported by university staff and students - bring participants to one of our campuses with the aim of supporting their school studies, while also providing an opportunity to explore the University of Exeter itself.

All workshops have the option to add additional activities to them as follows and you will be invited to select these at the point of booking:

  • Campus tour
  • Student life presentation
  • UCAS process presentation
  • Choosing a course presentation

Some sessions may have preset dates, but others have a range of available dates. In this case, once you have asked to book, we are happy to work with you on booking the most appropriate date.

If you are interested in a bespoke event, please get in touch with the relevant College contact and we will do our best to accommodate.

Please check back again for what programmes will be available for the 2020/21 Teaching Enrichment series.

Student Shadowing

The Day In The Life scheme is an exciting student shadowing programme which brings individuals or small school groups onto campus to gain an insight into life at the University of Exeter by shadowing an undergraduate student for the day.

Accompanied by University of Exeter Student Ambassadors, students have the opportunity to attend undergraduate lectures, seminars and/or other academic sessions and take part in a full campus tour. They will also have the opportunity to speak to staff and current students about the course, student life both on- and off-campus, and the careers and opportunities available beyond graduation. Travel expenses for attendees will be reimbursed, however they will need to bring their own lunch.

In order to be eligible for this activity, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be in Year 12 or be a mature student
  • Be studying at a State School in England (unless the student is applying as a mature student)

And also meet one of the following criteria, where either you:

  • Live in a neighbourhood where a low percentage of young people progress to higher education as defined by home postcode (will be checked on your behalf as a part of the application process)
  • Live in a low income neighbourhood (will be checked on your behalf as a part of the application process)
  • Are an estranged student
  • Have had experience of Care
  • Are a mature student
  • Are a participant in the Exeter Scholars or Realising Opportunities programme

We expect to be able to offer face to face shadowing from January 2021 onwards. To apply, students would need to fill in this application form.

For those students not able to travel to one of our campuses we are developing a new series of virtual student shadowing experiences due to launch later in 2020/21. 

Care leavers are entitled to a travel bursary of a maximum of £150 to cover the costs of travelling to attend either an interview or an Offer Holder Visit Day. For more information for care leavers please visit our support pages

If a student is unable to attend an Offer Holder Visit Day and would still like to visit the university, please contact Natalie Bracher outreach@exeter.ac.uk who would be more than happy to arrange a visit for you.

We will be hosting an event aimed at students considering a return to higher education in the autumn prior to when students are thinking of studying at the university. This event will provide specific information about the application process, study skills, and the opportunity to attend a subject taster session of their choice. Contact outreach@exeter.ac.uk for more information.

Exeter Scholars is a free programme giving participants the opportunity to find out more about university, develop a passion for a chosen subject and gain first-hand experience of student life at the University of Exeter.

It provides participants with:

  • An understanding of university life and an opportunity to hear directly from current university students about their experiences
  • First-hand experience of a leading university and advice from world-class academics who are passionate about the subjects they teach
  • An exciting insight into the type of research carried out by universities and the impact it can have on our everyday lives
  • The chance to make new friends
  • The opportunity to explore a subject of your choice through fully-funded residential events and regular trips to one of our campuses
  • Development of experience and knowledge to help them decide if university is right for them, and if so, boost their university application
  • Development of key skills to help with both current studies and the transition to university-level study in the future
  • A pathway to studying at the University of Exeter and access to the Exeter Scholars benefits packages

The programme offers opportunities for both South West-based and national students, has activity pathways starting as early as Year 9, and supports participants through to the end of Year 13. All pathways include exciting face-to-face events, as well as continued support and online activities for participants to complete in their own time.

For details about the programme eligibility criteria, activities specific to Year 9 and 10 students and how your students can apply visit the Exeter Scholars website.

We welcome students from all over the world and the UK on to our international summer school programme. Our pre-applicant summer school enables under 18s to learn more about university life and their subjects of choice as well as preparing for the future. The programmes look to give students a chance to experience life at university and explore their possible future and opportunities on offer before they apply. If you would like to learn more information about our residential programmes, please email us on iss@exeter.ac.uk or look at our website.