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The Be Ready Programme

Suggested Age Range: 15-16
Type of Activity: University

Bath University are offering the below ‘The Be Ready Programme’ to schools across Cornwall.   If you would like to find out more or would like to arrange for Bath to come to your school, please contact: beready@bath.ac.uk | 01225 383926 |www.bath.ac.uk/widening-participation

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.

 

Talk/ Workshop

Audience Length Gatsby benchmark
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

Be Ready – The skills to succeed

 

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.

 

  Talk/

Workshop

Audience Length Gatsby benchmark
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

 

Be Ready – Making the most of your options

 

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.

 

  Talk/

Workshop

Audience Length Gatsby benchmark
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

 

Live Online Student Q&A Sessions

 

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.

 

Career/HE Fairs, Parents and Open Evenings

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 beready@bath.ac.uk 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