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Teacher resources

The University of Exeter Outreach Team is committed to providing timely relevant information surrounding higher education issues to teachers and advisers to ensure that you are able to provide meaningful information, advice and guidance to your students. There is a dedicated member of staff working with schools in each region across the UK. Should you wish to make a request for attendance at an event or the delivery of any workshops and presentations at your school/college, please use our booking system to submit an enquiry.

Our Discover University platform provides regular updates through varying channels as follows: 

  • A dedicated twitter account @DiscoverUniExe, specifically for teachers and advisers. Tweets are also available on our homepage.
  • A webcast series discussing topical issues pertaining to higher education – available on our YouTube channel under Discover University and under the In Conversation tabs below
  • A teacher/adviser blog linked directly from this site.
  • A dedicated student facing site available on our webpages.

Degree Apprenticeships offer an alternative cost-effective way of obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree whilst gaining valuable work experience. Students undertaking a Degree Apprenticeship combine working with study at university. The amount of time students spend with their employer or at university will depend on the programme, however students will stay employed with their employer for the full length of their degree apprenticeship.

The following resources provided by speakers are also available to be downloaded: 

Our 'In Conversation' series aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The sessions are delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi, School Relationship Manager, who is normally joined by key members of staff from our university community. Each session delves into different topics and aims to provide information and guidance for prospective students.

Series 2 launches in May and runs through until early August. Tune in below and find out more.

Series 2, episode 2 - 17th May - Episode 2 focuses on the teaching and learning experience in September as Karl and Katherine talk through the student experience, deferral opportunities and availability of year abroad/industrial placements. Tune in and find out more.

Series 2, episode 1 - 10th May - In this episode Karl discusses with Dr Katherine Lloyd-Clark, Assistant Director for Admissions and Student Recruitment, forthcoming milestones for Year 13 students and how teachers/advisers can best prepare their students for the coming months.

Our 'In Conversation' series aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The sessions are delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi, School Relationship Manager, who is normally joined by key members of staff from our university community. Each session delves into different topics and aim to provide information and guidance for prospective students.

The series normally runs from early May until early August. Student episodes are available on the following Discover University student pages.

 

Each year the University of Exeter hosts HE Advisers' Days in Exeter and Cornwall. These days provide the opportunity for teachers and careers advisers, who play a vital role in supporting students making progression decisions, to attend a full programme of presentations and workshops focusing on the current higher education environment and the factors affecting progression. Topics typically cover the UCAS application cycle, student funding, University of Exeter admissions and life as a student.

To find out when our next HE Advisers’ Day event is scheduled please see current events.

We are pleased to provide free access recordings to our HE Adviser Day programme delivered virtually during March 2021.

Session 1 - Admissions: An update on 2020 and looking forward to 2021, Charlie Smith (UCAS) & Jo Hamilton (University of Exeter)

Session 2 - Supporting students with their UCAS applications in a virtual environment, Jon Cheek (UniTasterDays.com) & Hetty Upton (University of Exeter)

Session 3 - Student Finance, Stacey-May Fox (Student Loans Company)

Sessoin 4 - Spotlight on our courses: an insight into studying at the University of Exeter, Jim Boyne (Flexible Combined Honours), Aku Clemmet (Nursing), Alexander Richardson-Hall (Data Science), Dr Bob Brewin (Marine Science)

Advancing Access host free CPD virtual conferences for teachers and advisers. Representatives from Russell Group universities normally present topics covering: successful personal statements; writing academic references; preparing for university interviews; applying to medicine; applying to Oxford and Cambridge.

You can also ask questions through live discussion forums. To find out more and sign up for the event, visit the Advancing Access website.

The Annual Teaching and Learning Conference run by the South West Academic Trust (SWAT) normally takes place every year in June. Aimed at teachers, it involves a series of interactive workshops and key note speakers who share interesting and innovative experiences and allow delegates the opportunity to generate ideas to make teaching and learning truly exceptional.

The next teaching and learning conference will take place in 2022 at the University of Exeter. Conference information may be found on this website closer to the date.