Our presentations and workshops aim to give students a better understanding of university.

Our resources cover topics such as applying and student life. 

Careerpilot has a range of free resources for teachers to use


We have put together a range of higher education related resources for classroom use. These include online presentations and session plans which can be used in full or in part to inform students about university. Exeter Student Ambassadors can support the delivery of these sessions, if within reasonable travelling distance, and talk about their own university experiences. 

Resources are grouped by the following themes: 

  • Introduction to University
  • Making a decision
  • Applying to university
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Student life
  • Extended project support

Key publications

Within these themes, we have produced a series of publications which can be used to broadly introduce Higher Education to students in years 7-13.   

What is Higher Education guideGuide to Higher Education

Hints and tips for Personal Statements

Jargon buster (pdf)

Societies and sports clubs (pdf)

Useful websites (pdf)

KS3 University Guide

Student Profiles

In addition, we have produced student profiles to complement the resources above. Each set of profiles are targeted at particular year groups promoting various aspects of student life.

Years 7 - 9 Years 10 - 11 Years 12 - 13
Alex Student Profile Jo Student Profile Marie Student Profile
Lisa Student Profile Rafael Student Profile Sandeep Student Profile





Careerpilot is a free to use website aimed at students between the ages of 11 and 18 to give them information on their future choices. It provides information on a range of topics including jobs sectors, level 3 and 4 courses and FE and HE providers in the South West.

‌There are also a series of free resources and classroom activities for teachers and advisers to use with their students. Students have the opportunity to map their skills, helping them to see their current potential and identify their strengths. All of the resources can be found on the adviser pages of the Careerpilot website.