Higher education presentations, talks and workshops
Our team of knowledgeable staff offer a range of presentations, talks and workshops about different aspects of higher education (HE) to learners in post-16 education. While we inevitably draw on examples from The University of Manchester, each presentation is designed to offer generic information and advice for post-16 learners.
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Higher education presentations
|Choosing What and Where to Study||This presentation covers the main issues to think about when students are considering their higher education options.
||30 to 45 minutes||Year 12 learners|
|The Art of Application and Personal Statements||This presentation covers the UCAS application process and how to write an effective personal statement. Information includes:
Personal statement leaflets will be given out (to support the information given in the presentation) regardless of whether the presentation-only option is selected or the workshop option.
|45 minutes (presentation only)
60 to 90 minutes (presentation and workshop)
|Year 12/13 learners|
|Student Life||This presentation aims to excite and enthuse students and give them a taste of student life by introducing them to:
||30 minutes||Year 12/13 learners|
|Why Manchester?||This presentation covers key information about the ‘Manchester experience’ including study opportunities, student life, the city of Manchester and our history and heritage.||30 to 45 minutes||Year 12/13 learners and/or parents and carers|
|Student Finance||This presentation covers:
||45 to 60 minutes (presentation only)
60 to 90 minutes (presentation and budgeting workshop)
|Year 12/13 learners and/or parents and carers|
Subject enrichment presentations
|Academic Guest Lecture Series||
The University of Manchester is home to experts in a wide range of academic fields. In order to share this expertise and enrich the curriculum, we offer subject-specific lectures to schools and colleges in a range of academic disciplines. A list of lectures is available online. These lectures will take place in your school or college. You can arrange a date and time that are convenient for you and the academic.
|Approximately 60 minutes||
Year 10/11/12/13 learners (not all lectures are suitable for all age groups; please contact us for more information)
Group size: Minimum 20 students
"Why Study…" presentations and optional workshops
Looking for a PhD Student to come into your school to share their passion and enthuse your pupils about their subject area? If so, the "Why Study...?" activities may be perfect for you!
The featured subject areas provide an introduction to learners in subjects they may not have encountered yet but are interested in pursuing post-16. Presentations can be combined with an interactive workshop, which aims to give learners a hands-on, interactive taster of the subject area.
Presentation only: approximately 30-45 minutes
Presentation including workshop: approximately 60-75 minutes
|Year 10/11/12 learners|
Please note that as our Academic Guest Lectures and "Why Study..." activities take place at the host school or college, they are only available to institutions based up to one hour away from of The University of Manchester.