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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.

 

For the Summer term 2022, we are offering multi-school conferences for schools who wish to visit the Streatham Campus. These will take place on the following dates:

16th June 2022, 10:00 - 14:00

7th July 2022, 10:00 - 13:45

 

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.

For the summer term 2022, we are offering multi-school conference for schools who wish to visit the Penryn Campus. These will take place on:

Thursday 29th June, 10:00 - 14:00

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

Business Talks

Date and Time - Available for flexible delivery subject to speaker availability 

Location - In school and virtual (dependant on location)

Year group - Year 9-13

Dr Constantine Manolchev will deliver a Business talk to your students, with flexible options on content, such as an insight into Dr Manolchev’s own inspirational ‘path to business’, an explanation of how Business is taught at Exeter University and the transition from sixth-form studies, or a taster session on his own unique area of research – Business and Sustainability. Accompanied by a student ambassador the session will also provide insight into university life and study from a student perspective. Your students will also have the opportunity to ask any questions they might have on any of these topics throughout the session. The talk will be delivered in-person to schools local to the Penryn Campus and virtually to schools further afield.

Dr Constantine Manolchev is available on Tuesdays & Fridays but exact timings will depend on academic teaching commitments within the particular week of enquiry. Please enquire as to possible suitable dates. Spaces for talks are limited, so early booking is advised by contacting subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.

University of Exeter Virtual Work Experience

Date and Time - Summer 2022

Location - Virtual

Year group - Year 12

Healthcare is about far more than ward rounds and patient consultations. The University of Exeter, in partnership with clinical research staff at the RILD, will be hosting a series of virtual workshops for Year 12 students interested in learning more about the research, the work, and the multi-disciplinary teams, behind public health. Students will have the opportunity to learn about vital processes in research and treatment development from expert clinical staff, and also to learn about how best to implement this experience in their applications – and future practice! – in bespoke workshops provided by University of Exeter team members.
These workshops will take place over Zoom, at varied dates throughout the summer of 2022.

To apply, or learn more, please contact Caspian at subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Travelling Academics Roadshow 

Date and Time - Available for flexible delivery subject to speaker availability 

Location - Virtual

Year group - Year 9-13

This virtual roadshow will give your students an opportunity to hear a short talk from an academic or current University of Exeter student on a requested subject.  Speakers can provide expert insight on what it's like to study that particular subject at the University and/or a taster session, which could adapt to curriculum or focus on an academic’s specific research interests. To express an interest in arranging a talk in a particular subject area email the team at subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk 

In2science Careers in STEM Programme

Date and Time - Closing date for applications 1st April 2022

Location - On-campus work placement (Streatham and Penryn) plus virtual content 

Year group - Year 12

Kick start your journey to a Future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - calling all Year 12 students interested in a STEM career and who live within an hours commute to a University of Exeter campus. The free in2science programme offers successful applicants a 1 - 2 week summer work placement with travel bursary included, access to UCAS and careers workshops and the chance to aquire new STEM skills through tailored online sessions. To find out more and to apply visit https://in2scienceuk.org/ before the application closing date of 1st April 2022.

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. Please continue to check back for updates.

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.

Black British History, Literature & Performance Conference

Date - 5th May 2022

Time - 9:00-15:30

Location - Streatham Campus

Why should Black History be confined to one month? Here at Exeter we are proud and excited to offer students a brand new conference for 2022, in Black British History, Literature & Performance! Open to all year groups, we have devised a conference that has something for everybody and that all centres on discourses around what it means to be Black and British. Students will also get the chance to hear from representatives from our BME Network as well as our African and Caribbean Society. But students are not the only ones able to gain something from this conference- we are also offering a Teacher's Networking Lounge during the event, where teachers are able to hear from our expert academics and gain advice and support in ways in which they can decolonise and diversify their curriculum. In addition to all of that we have a very unique and very special performance and workshop by Beyond Face- an Exeter alumni organisation who are leading the South West into becoming a recognised region that amplifies and celebrates Global Majority people in the arts and cultural sector. 

Please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and find our more. Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.

Britain Needs Scientists, Penryn 

Date - 23rd June 2022

Time - 10:00-15:00

Location - Penryn Campus

Science impacts every aspect of our lives, from what we eat to where we live - and even the day to day functions of our bodies. Science is far more than petri dishes and pipettes - and the roles of scientists, and the challenges and innovation they engage, are just as varied. Students from Years 10-12 are invited to our Streatham campus to take part in a day of exciting, engaging workshops focussed on highlighting the practical applications of curriculum science topics in our world-leading disciplines and research areas. There will be opportunities to learn about our specialist research, hear about the career journeys of our staff and students, and explore our campus. 

Please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and find our more. Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.

Britain Needs Scientists, Streatham

Date - 4th July 2022

Time - 10:00-15:00

Location - Streatham Campus

Science impacts every aspect of our lives, from what we eat to where we live - and even the day to day functions of our bodies. Science is far more than petri dishes and pipettes - and the roles of scientists, and the challenges and innovation they engage, are just as varied. Students from Years 10-12 are invited to our Streatham campus to take part in a day of exciting, engaging workshops focussed on highlighting the practical applications of curriculum science topics in our world-leading disciplines and research areas. There will be opportunities to learn about our specialist research, hear about the career journeys of our staff and students, and explore our campus. 

Please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and find our more. Note - school level eligibility criteria may apply for this event.

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 2022 onwards. To apply, students would need to fill in this application form.

Additionally, you can take a look at our virtual student shadowing videos here in which you can see current students share their experiences on camera of being a student at the University of Exeter.

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.

Our Mature Students Conference has now passed, but if you are interested in getting involved for next year's conference, please 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 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.

Please check back for future residentials!