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Live Online Q&A Forums
Our live online Q&A forums are still going ahead, as these do not require any travel for either our participants or the Student Ambassadors. You can find all the required information about these online forums below. Please note that participating in online forums counts towards your attendance for the Exeter Scholars programme (NB: participation in any two online forums counts as one subject activity session), but you must be identifiable from your username and ask at least one question per forum.
The online forums are not compulsory, but we encourage you to engage with these online forums if you can while your subject activity strands are suspended.
Our live online Q&A forums are webchats available to participants in years 11, 12, and 13. They are hosted by University of Exeter Student Ambassadors, who are current students at the University.
The live online Q&A forums are designed to help you find out more about all aspects of life at university. Each live online Q&A forum is themed, but you are welcome to use the opportunity to ask anything that you want to know or need advice about.
Dates of Live Online Q&A Forums 2019–20
Year 11 Forums: March 2020 – April 2020
Getting Through Your GCSEs: Dealing with
|Wednesday 4th March 2020||18:30–19:30|
|A Levels: Making the Right Choices and
Keeping Your Options Open
|Wednesday 1st April 2020||18:30–19:30|
Year 12 Forums: January 2020 – May 2020
|University: For Me or Not For Me?||Wednesday 29th January 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Choosing a Degree Course||Wednesday 26th February 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Choosing a University||Wednesday 25th March 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Ask a Student Ambassador||Tuesday 14th April 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Making the Most of (Virtual) University Open Days||Wednesday 29th April 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Ask a Student Ambassador||Thursday 14th May 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Financial Planning for Students||Wednesday 27th May 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Ask a Student Ambassador||Tuesday 9th June 2020||18:30–19:30|
|Ask a Student Ambassador||Wednesday 24th June 2020||18:30–19:30|
Year 13 Forums: October 2019 – August 2020
|Your UCAS Application & Personal Statement||Wednesday 9th October 2019||19:30–20:30|
|Preparing For University Interviews||Wednesday 6th November 2019||19:30–20:30|
|UCAS: After the Application Deadline||Wednesday 11th December 2019||19:30–20:30|
|Your Student Finance Application||Wednesday 29th January 2020||19:30–20:30|
|UCAS: Making Informed Choices||Wednesday 26th February 2020||19:30–20:30|
|Advice & Tips for Starting At University||Wednesday 25th March 2020||19:30–20:30|
A Focus on Wellbeing:
|Wednesday 29th April 2020||19:30–20:30|
|Advice for Confirmation and Clearing||
Wednesday 5th August 2020
NB: All Year 13 live online Q&A forums that take place after 31st December 2019 will not count towards completion of the programme.
Instructions For Taking Part
In order to participate in an Exeter Scholars live online Q&A forum, please follow the instructions below:
1. Visit the correct forum and enter as a guest
Year 11: Exeter Scholars Year 11 Forum
Year 12: Exeter Scholars Year 12 Forum
Year 13: Exeter Scholars Year 13 Forum
2. Enter a guest name to take part – no other login details required.
NB: Please note that the option to input a guest name will only be available once the forum is open; at any other time the only option when you follow the link above will be to enter a username and password. If you cannot see the option to enter as a guest then you may just be a little early and it should appear once you have refreshed the page.
3. IMPORTANT: If you are taking part in order to make up the time for missing a face-to-face event, then you need to ensure that the guest name you provide tells us clearly who you are so that we can add your participation to your Exeter Scholars record. You will also need to post at least one question to the discussion.
4. Chat and ask questions!
5. After all forums have taken place, the full transcript from the discussion will be available on the 'Transcripts' tab above – so if you ever need to come back to it, you can.
Live Online Q&A Forum Transcripts
The transcripts from the most recent Exeter Scholars live online Q&A forums can be found here, so that you can see the kind of things discussed.
Transcripts will be uploaded in the two weeks following the date of the forum.
|Year 11: 2019–20|
|Wednesday 4th March 2020||Getting Through Your GCSEs: Dealing with Stress and Managing the Pressure|
|Wednesday 1st April 2020||A Levels: Making the Right Choices and Keeping Your Options Open|
|Year 12: 2019–20|
|Wednesday 30th January 2020||University – For Me Or Not For Me?|
|Wednesday 26th February 2020||Choosing A Degree Course|
|Wednesday 25th March 2020||Choosing A University|
|Tuesday 14th April 2020||Ask A Student Ambassador (I)|
|Wednesday 29th April 2020||Making the Most of (Virtual) University Open Days|
|Thursday 14th May 2020||Ask A Student Ambassador (II)|
|Wednesday 27th May 2020||Financial Planning for Students|
|Tuesday 9th June 2020||Ask A Student Ambassador (III)|
|Wednesday 24th June 2020||Ask A Student Ambassador (IV)|
|Year 13: 2019–20|
|Wednesday 9th October 2019||Your UCAS Application & Personal Statement|
|Wednesday 6th November 2019||Preparing for University Interviews|
|Wednesday 11th December 2019||UCAS: After the Application Deadline|
|Wednesday 30th January 2020||Your Student Finance Application|
|Wednesday 26th February 2020||UCAS: Making Informed Choices|
|Wednesday 25th March 2020||Advice & Tips For Starting At University|
|Wednesday 29th April 2020||A Focus on Wellbeing: Dealing with Stress and Thinking About Transitions|