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Sixth Form University and FE Resources - 12th June 2020

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Keele University

Welcome to our special June newsletter
Since our last newsletter, the team has been working hard on getting some of our key events online. Not only are we currently preparing for our upcoming Virtual Open Day, we are also pleased to announce that our annual Teachers' and Advisers' Conference will now be a virtual event. 
How Keele University is handling the pandemic:
The safety and wellbeing of the Keele community is our highest priority and we continue to monitor the situation, adopting the advice from Public Health England, to ensure the welfare of our staff, students and visitors.
Learn more
3 reasons to join us at this year's conference:
  1. Engage in a thought provoking session which seeks to challenge the value of Higher Education in today's society.
  2. Reported as one of the most useful sessions of our previous conferences, hear from a current student about their experiences of student life and how they made the transition to Higher Education.
  3. UCAS and the Student Loans Company will join us to give their insight into the current state of play and how their organisations continue to operate in these challenging times. 
This years Teachers' and Advisers' Conference will now be delivered online as a virtual event on Thursday 2 July 2020!
Register now
Join us for our Virtual Open Day!
Find out more about subject areas that you are interested in, chat to our student ambassadors online and discover what the student experience at Keele has to offer you.
Register now
Want to talk directly to a Keele student?
UniBuddy is the perfect way for your students to engage with current Keele students. Whether they have questions about their particular course, accommodation, or would just benefit from understanding more about student life, then signpost your students to our UniBuddy platform! 

Students can also benefit from current Keele student's vlogs and blogs focussing on a wide range of topics including "4 things you need to know about societies" and "my experience of university accommodation."
Chat to students and staff now

Sidney Sussex College

Sidney Sussex College Q&A Sessions

As part of the virtual Open Days, Sidney Sussex College will be hosting two virtual Q&A sessions

These sessions are aimed at prospective applicants in Year 12 (or equivalent) and prospective mature applicants (aged 21 or over), together with any parents or supporters. The live sessions will cover various topics related to applying and studying at Sidney, and will include numerous staff and student speakers. 

The sessions will take place on: Thursday 2 July 13:00-15:00, and Friday 3 July 9:30-12:00.

Students must register if they want to attend the sessions and they can do so using this link: https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ZufCCxZyBPKT7T

More info can be found here: https://www.sid.cam.ac.uk/apply/virtual-open-day

University of Birmingham

June Open Days are now online

Our June Open Days are moving online and we will be running a range of University-wide and subject-specific activities for prospective students from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June.

We will be running over 200 webinars across the week, with subject areas showcasing on different days, as well as key presentations and content from our support services available all week. Prospective students will have the opportunity to ask questions in the webinars and interact with students and academics in our live chat sessions.

Students can register for our Virtual Open Days on our website and they will be allocated to the relevant day of the week for the subject that they’re interested in.

Closer to the event, we’ll send them a link to their personal RSVP page where they can build a personalised programme for the day. If your students have already registered for our campus-based open day, they will have been contacted about the virtual series of events.

Access Open Day booking form

Shape Your Future: Webinar and Academic Interview Series

Our live webinars are for school/college students who are thinking of applying to university. Hear from our Student Recruitment and Outreach Teams about a range of university-related topics including the benefits of higher education, how to choose a university and course, tips for writing personal statements, student finance and student life. Each webinar will feature a presentation with an opportunity for students to ask questions.

Our first webinar, Benefits of Higher Education, is taking place on Friday 12 June, 11am - 12pm. Students can register for the session on our website and find the rest of the talks scheduled for the series.

We are also conducting a series of interviews with academics led by students. Our students video call academics to chat about current affairs, find out more about their research, and get advice on shaping their future. Watch the first interview on our website from 1pm on Wednesday 1 July.

See our upcoming live webinars

Year 13 materials

We have developed materials to help Year 13 students transition to university for their specific subject area. These include suggested reading, interesting websites, videos and activities. The pages cover a range of subject areas and are continually being updated with new subjects.

Access the materials

Applicant live chat

We have also launched a live chat for applicants who have questions about their applications.

The chat is run by our Admissions Team from Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm. Outside of those hours, applicants can submit questions via the query form on the page.

Find out more

Survey for parents and carers - help us research learning at home

A research team at the University of Birmingham are working in collaboration with Birmingham City Council and the Chartered College of Teachers to research the educational implications of COVID-19.

As part of this research, they have launched a national Home Learning Survey for Parents/Carers and want to hear the perspectives of parents/carers on their own and their children’s experiences of home learning.

If possible, we would appreciate you supporting this research by sharing the link with as many parents/carers as possible. The direct link is https://bham.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cLRyewzEWEZvf9z.The survey can also be accessed by clicking the button below. Thank you very much.