Welcome to our Higher Education Information Event

Considering university as your next step? We've collected information and videos so you can explore some different options from the comfort of your own home.

  • Telford College
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Cardiff University
  • DeMontfort University
  • Harper Adams University
  • Newman University
  • RAF Apprenticeships
  • Safe Ship Trading Group
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Worcester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Wrexham University

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Are you looking to further your qualifications, make a change in your working life or increase your earning potential here in Shropshire?

You could be a mature student considering a career change, want to progress in a company you already work for or leaving college and considering staying close to home to complete your university education.

When you study a university course at Telford College, you’ll join a great community of like-minded students of all ages. Benefiting from small class sizes, you will have lots of support from peers and tutors, fantastic facilities and lower course fees here and at University Centre Telford at Southwater.

Learn about Higher Education Student Transfer Arrangements

Did you know?

  • We are in the top 100 providers in the country for student satisfaction with a massive 92%
  • 95% of our students feel treated fairly and with respect
  • 95% of students say that staff are friendly and helpful
  • 75% of graduates in 2015/16 earn over £25,000 within 6 months of completing their qualification

Studying at Aberystwyth University will provide you with the opportunity to develop academically, mature personally, and succeed professionally.

If you have any questions about any aspect of academic life, the social life here at Aberystwyth, or how to apply, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

 

The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment.

Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We’re investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. By fulfilling our vision we expect to improve our standing as one of the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.

We have a diverse student population with students coming from more than 100 countries and with a range of backgrounds. Our academic staff are driven by creativity and curiosity and many are leaders in their fields, creating a stimulating environment for learning.

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Choosing your next steps can always be tricky and with lots of options available, it’s important to do your research. To support you in this process, we’ve put together information to aid your decision-making when considering where your future will take you.

From having the opportunity to study a subject you’re passionate about, gaining your independence, enjoying new experiences to making life-long friends. There are so many things going to university can give you – at the same time as securing a degree and the skills and knowledge you need to give you a head start in your career.

With reduced access to UCAS fairs and advisers at school, we want to give you as many opportunities as possible to discuss your university options, which is why we’re providing you with this support digitally.

As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. Managing this resource has never been so important.

Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been designed to meet this challenge. Set on a 635 hectare farm, we are the leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet’s food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.

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Part Laboratory

With everything from molecular diagnostics laboratories to food processing facilities at your disposal, you’ll be well equipped to experiment.

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Part Farm

There are 635 hectares of farm land to work with here, so testing your theory in the field is more than a possibility. It’s a reality.

LJMU Together – making a difference

Our city and our university stand tall together. We have grown from the confident, ambitious origins of Liverpool and have a shared history built on working hard, caring about supporting people and communities and being proud of who we are.

We have a distinct place in this lively city with our warm, friendly and open people. We share a spirit of adventure with a community striving to make a difference and put something back.

Our staff, students and alumni are the beating heart of this university, with an impact that goes beyond academic, economic and social measures. It can be seen in our physical footprint around the city, our global connections and how often you will meet someone who has been transformed by a connection with our university and has helped transform the lives of others.

Making a difference is what a university should be about. It is what we are about. It is who we are. It is Liverpool John Moores University.

We’re located in a quiet residential area only a few miles from Birmingham City Centre, which creates a tranquil and focused learning environment for students.

Birmingham City Centre is just a short drive away when you need it but the campus in Bartley Green provides everything you need whilst you study. The campus overlooks Bartley reservoir and the Worcestershire countryside beyond and its location makes it convenient for access to both the M5 and M42 motorways.

Ensuring the degrees offered are relevant to the modern world is also a key feature at Newman. All full-time degrees have a work placement module and an important part of the curriculum is developing transferable skills useful for further study or employment after graduation. Many of the courses at Newman are developed in consultation with employers to ensure the course content is relevant and provides transferable skills valued by graduate employers.

Not only will you gain a professional qualification that’s recognised in the civilian world, you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field once you’ve completed it.

You’ll receive the very best training and, as well as getting paid to learn, you’ll get the chance to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF as well as dedicated on base medical and dental care.

 

The Ship Safe Training Group (SSTG) was founded over 40 years ago. We operate as a not-for-profit organisation working with our members who are UK shipping companies to provide a recruitment and training service for their ships’ officers.

We organise and supervise cadet training programmes to provide high quality and progressive training and support throughout their college and sea-based phases for a career in the Merchant Navy.

SSTG provides sponsorship for cadets to take up their career at sea. This provides for financial support whilst training at college and at sea.

SSTG also provides a range of careers information materials for careers advisers on request.

We are the Connected University. We’re connected to the needs of our students, to business and to society. 

Our city campus in Stoke-on-Trent is the University’s nerve centre. We deliver world class healthcare education at our specialist Centres of Excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury. And a global network of more than 20,000 people study our degrees internationally.

Our industry connections and emphasis on experience make our graduates among the most employable in the UK. A leading university for digital technologies, we are always building on our proud computing heritage and strong reputation for computer games courses.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

 

The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment.

Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

 

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

Our resources can be accessed on our Teachers website. As well as general information there are a number of useful videos that can be shared with students covering topics such as:

We are also looking at hosting several Pathways to Birmingham webinars to provide further guidance to your students, as well as an opportunity for any questions. A schedule will be circulated in due course.

In terms of subject specific support we have a number of resources available for students considering healthcare degrees and careers (medicine, dentistry, dental hygiene/therapy, nursing, pharmacy and biomedical sciences). We are also running live webinars covering general topics but also subject specific sessions. Furthermore, there is also a collection of videos called Shape Your Future. This has involved current University of Birmingham students interviewing academics about contemporary issues, from the Black Lives Matter protests to Social Media. 

Academics from various different Schools and Colleges have put together academic resources to support the transition of students from school to university. They cover a large range of subject areas and will be of interest to Year 13 students looking to start university in September and also Year 12 students who may have missed out on teaching time.

Telford College students may also be interested in our EPS Future Foundation Year which is a fully-funded Foundation Year aimed at students interested in Science and Engineering. Further information on the course and eligibility can be found here. There is also a live webinar to find out more on Tuesday 6th October between 4:00-4:30pm. To register send an email to: epsfutures@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked in the world’s top 60 in the QS World University Rankings 2021.

We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career in a competitive global market.

Why choose Bristol?
We attract students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community. We are also lucky to be located in a vibrant, dynamic city with a reputation for creativity and sustainability.

With a choice of over 200 degree courses covering a broad range of subjects, our students engage with intellectually challenging courses that encourage independence of mind.

If you’re looking to study at a great university in the North West, here at the University of Central Lancashire, we’re doing all we can to help you make that important decision.

Have a look at our great choice of courses, then if you have any further questions we’re continuing to add online events where you can chat to current students, get advice from our admissions and support teams and ask all those burning questions.

Our History

The college which would become the University of Chester was founded in 1839 by such pioneers as the 19th-century prime ministers William Gladstone and the Earl of Derby, and a future Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

The institution’s original buildings were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. The first cohort of 10 male student teachers had been taught in temporary premises in Nicholas Street from February 1840, until increasing student numbers led to a move to further temporary accommodation in Bridge Street later that year. The need for a permanent site led the Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral to donate land adjacent to Parkgate Road and the new facilities were opened in 1842 for the 50 student teachers and their school pupils.

The Parkgate Road Campus has subsequently been developed to accommodate the needs of students and the University still provides higher education in this location and at other sites in the city and beyond.

Welcome to this University of Exeter online event with Telford College.

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We’re a modern, industry-focused University that will broaden your horizons and prepare you for your chosen career. We have campuses located across the region’s vibrant cities and inspirational countryside, in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd.

 

Our vision is clear, we want to change lives and our world for the better.  Our world is changing at an intense pace and it is our job to equip our students with the skills, knowledge and experience required to maximise their potential and future opportunities in the world of work.

Working in collaboration with industry, our research and innovation will tackle some of the biggest global challenges from energy to health to security and providing answers to real world problems.

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University was shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2019 Times Higher Education Awards, as well as Outstanding Support for Students, Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, International Collaboration of the Year, Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year and Datapoints Merit Award.

The University was named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the 2019 Green Gown Awards, and shortlisted in the 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards.

In the 2019 National Student Survey, 88.2% of Worcester final year students said they were satisfied overall, placing the University at 16th out of 152 institutions and 8th out of all English non-specialist universities. Nine courses at Worcester received 100% satisfaction.

For students who are interested in an open day, we are holding our next virtual open day on 10th October. This will be an opportunity for students to attend virtual talks, look at accommodation and speak online to current  university students. We are also offering in-person, self-guided campus tours, which are being offered as part of the open day.

1. We put you first

The central pillar of our over-arching strategy is: Students First. We’ve been committed to providing our students with the opportunities presented by a first class education from our earliest days in 1851, and continue to make sure you’re our priority.

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2. We’re the University of Opportunity

It says it in our coat of arms – our motto ‘Innovation and Opportunity’ is what guides us, as we help you to realise your potential, whether you’re the first in your family to go to University, or if your studies are heading towards the expertise gained through PhD research. Take the first step.

3. Our graduates get jobs

A huge 96% of our class of 2017 were in work or further study six months after graduation, according to the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, and we boost your employability further with initiatives like Career Development Week, and options to take part in a year in industry, volunteering, work experience and placements, to start your own business, and more!

4. We’re investing and improving

The fruits of our 2020 biggest-ever £250 million investment programme ‘Our Vision, Your Opportunity’ can already be seen today in new buildings, courses, learning and teaching, research, skills and training. It’s the biggest ever investment in our history to date – so the future looks bright!

5. You’re spoilt for choice!

We offer hundreds of courses in a wide range of subjects, and at a range of levels to suit you; including taster sessions, Foundation courses, Bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees. You can also learn at a number of our partner colleges around the country – in addition to our international offering and a number of online options. You’re certain to find something you’ll love.

6. We have amazing scholarships and bursaries available!

Helping students like you to access higher education is what we’re all about, transforming lives for the better.

We offer funds including: access bursaries for disabled students and those who have previously been in care; a travel fund or accommodation cost reduction for all entrants; or you can apply for the Sports Achievement Scholarship: worth up to £4,500 over three years! And if you’re one of our graduates, you might be entitled to a Postgraduate Loyalty Discount.

7. Our facilities are better than ever

We invest in multi-million pound buildings and state-of-the-art facilities so you, our students, can have the best possible learning experience. Recent additions to our portfolio include the science-focused Rosalind Franklin Building, and home to Wolverhampton Business School, the Lord Swraj Paul Building.

Our School of Architecture and Built Environment will soon move into its new home at our inspiring new Springfield Campus. Its development has had far-reaching and positive consequences for the city, with the announcement of a multi-million pound housing and retail development “next-door”.

We’re looking to the future – and others are too.

8. We’re recognised for quality

We’re proud to hold a Silver award as part of the Teaching Excellence Framework assessment. This award recognises that the University delivers provision that is of high quality and consistently exceeds the rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education with most students achieving excellent outcomes.

We were the first university in the region to be commended by the Quality Assurance Agency, with a commendation for the enhancement of student learning opportunities. We also have a wide range of partnerships and hold a wide range of accreditations for our courses – showing that independent organisations are pleased to put their name alongside ours to meet their exacting standards.

9. We’re on the pulse of research

We’re changing lives and making a difference through the inspiring work of our research community, whose profile continues to grow and receive global recognition.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), we achieved our best ever results with 41% of our submission graded as world-leading or internationally excellent.

With REF 2021 on the horizon, we continue to demonstrate the positive impact our research has on business, industry, society – and, of course, our students, whose teaching is directly informed by the latest innovations and findings.

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Wrexham Glyndŵr University started in 2008 so we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK.

It is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention.

We’ve been delivering education at our main Wrexham campus since 1887, when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art. We first started offering degrees in 1924 but we’ve come a long way since then.

Find out which universities some of our former students progressed to