Our Be Ready programme offers a wide range of engaging presentations, workshops and guidance to support students in Key Stages 3-5 as well as their parents/carers. Be Ready consists of three strands; knowledge of HE, skills to succeed and future pathways.
Together with our attendance at careers and higher education fairs and the delivery of online Q+A events, Be Ready forms a programme of activity to help students make informed and competitive applications to university, develop key skills to succeed in higher education, make key decisions about their futures and take advantage of opportunities to enhance their employability prospects.
Be Ready – All you need to know about higher education
Designed to raise awareness of higher education and the realities of university life, this series of presentations and workshops are delivered in school by our staff and student ambassadors. They provide students and parents/carers with the information they need to make informed decisions about higher education, university courses, the University of Bath and the UCAS application process.
|Be Ready: All you need to know about higher education|
|Why go to university?||Talk||Year 7-12/Parents||45 mins||2|
|Choosing the right course||Talk||Year 12/Parents||45 mins||1,2,7|
|Getting to grips with the UCAS application process||Talk||Year 12/Parents||45 mins||7|
|How to make yourself stand out to competitive universities||Talk||Year 12/Parents||45 mins||7|
|Student finance & why it shouldn’t put you off||Talk||Year 12 /Parents||45 mins||3,7|
|Why Bath?||Talk||Year 12/Parents||45 mins||7|
|What is it like to be a university student?||Talk||Year 7-12||45 mins||7|
|Making the most of clearing||Talk||Year 12/13/Parents||30 mins||7|
|An introduction to personal statements||Talk||Year 12/Parents||45 mins||7|
|Planning and writing a competitive personal statement||Workshop||Year 12/Parents||45 mins-1 hour||3,7|
|Design your own university||Workshop||Year 7-10||1 hour||7|
We know the move to university is a big step and so to help students find their feet we can deliver a range of engaging workshops to support them in making a successful transition to university and to maximise their time when there.
|Be Ready : The skills to succeed|
|Thinking analytically||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|How to take notes and keep them organised||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Presentation skills for success at university and beyond||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Time management – ‘how to keep on top of it all’||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Critical thinking||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Academic writing||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Referencing & plagiarism||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Working as part of a group and taking a lead||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Finding and evaluating sources||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Making the most your university library||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|Building resilience||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
|How to manage your money||Workshop||Year 12/13||50 mins||3,7|
This series of presentations and workshops aims to help students understand their options and take a proactive and reflective approach to decision making. With a range of support from Year 8 through to Post-16, they will help students make informed choices at key decision points in order to make the most of their future prospects.
|Be Ready: Future Pathways – Making the most of your options|
|So, who am I?||Workshop||Year 8/9||50 mins||1,3,7|
|What can I do with my future?||Workshop||Year 8/9||50 mins||1,3,7|
|How do I get there?||Workshop||Year 8/9||50 mins||1,3,7|
|Is higher education right for me?||Workshop||Year 8/9||50 mins||1,3,7|
|Futures Days (A combination of the above four workshops, run as a complete event)||Year 8/9||All Day||1,3,7|
|What can I do after my GCSE’s?||Talk||Year 11||50 mins||1,3,7|
|Why do a placement?||Talk||Year 12||50 mins||1,3,7|
|What opportunities are there to work or study abroad?||Talk||Year 12||50 mins||1,3,7|
|How can university make you more employable?||Talk||Year 12||50 mins||1,3,7|
As part of the Be Ready programme we hold live online Q&A opportunities run by University of Bath Student Ambassadors. These are themed sessions and provide Year 11, 12 & 13 students an opportunity to chat to a current student, understand more about that particular theme but also to ask questions on anything they want to know about university or need advice about.
Our team support school and college fairs for students in Years 7-13 and their parents. Our staff will provide information on higher education, progression routes, course options as well as the University of Bath and the wide range of opportunities it has to offer.
If you would like more information about the Be Ready programme or to book any of the activities please don’t hesitate to contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 383926.
Details of all our outreach activities along with relevant contact details can be found at: www.bath.ac.uk/widening-participation