Live Online Q&A Forums

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

Forum ThemeDateTime

Getting Through Your GCSEs: Dealing with 
Stress and Managing the Pressure

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

Forum ThemeDateTime
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
Making the Most of UCAS Conventions & 
University Open Days
Wednesday 29th April 2020 18:30–19:30
Financial Planning for Students Wednesday 27th May 2020 18:30–19:30

Year 13 Forums: October 2019 – August 2020

Forum ThemeDateTime
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:
Dealing with Stress and Thinking About Transitions

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 12: 2018–19* 
Wednesday 16th January 2019 University – For Me Or Not For Me?
Wednesday 20th February 2019 Choosing A Degree Course
Wednesday 20th March 2019 Choosing A University
Wednesday 17th April 2019 Making The Most of UCAS Conventions and Open Days
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Financial Planning for Students

* These transcripts will be updated to 2019–20 once the year 12 online forums begin in January 2020.


Year 13: 2019–20 
Wednesday 9th October 2019 Your UCAS Application & Personal Statement
Wednesday 6th November 2019 Preparing for University Interviews