Student News

26/27 May 2021 Futures Fest - all things Uni, all your questions answered

by Karen Taylor -

Futures Fest

On 26 & 27 May we are running Futures Fest - it's a fantastic free event for students (15-18) to find out more about university life, finance, accommodation, and personal statement tips.

With over 70 UK universities attending, it should really help students to make their university choices!

Event information:

  • The free online event takes place on 26 and 27 May.
  • The event is aimed at 15-18 year olds thinking about going to university.
  • Students will be able to watch content from current university students, find out useful information about every UK university, and ask any questions they may have about university life.
  • If students have already made their university choice or received their offer, they will be able to find info on accommodation options, student finance, top student tips, and more.
  • There will also be live streams, games, brand deals, and Q&As.
  • Students can sign up to the event here.

Why reporting your test result is as important as taking a test

by Shaun Daubney -

Following the successful reopening of College in March, you have been able to experience first hand the importance of testing and how it keeps COVID-19 out of our classrooms.

The Government have outlined why reporting a test result is a crucial part of our fight against COVID-19.

We need to understand the amount of Covid circulating in the (college) community

We cannot get a clear picture of COVID-19 rates within the community if tests are not reported. This includes reporting negative test results, of which most tests are.

Staff and students should share their result, whether void, positive or negative, with Test and Trace to help with contact tracing.

Reporting your result helps the NHS monitor the spread of the virus, combat the virus and save lives. It also enables support to be given to communities across the UK.

For more information visit Why reporting your test result is as important as taking a test - Education in the media (

Parents/carers of students applying for Uni 2022 - Thurs 24 June at 7pm

by Karen Taylor -


Parents and Supporters 

On Thursday 24 June at 7pm we are offering an open virtual session for parents/carers/guardians of students who are considering applying to university for 2022. The session will focus on generic support, dates, deadlines and information. Parents can access via Parents and Supporters,

If you would prefer a bespoke session for your learners’ parents/guardians then please do contact us.




Support for Leaving Students

We know many year 13/2 students will be finishing school or college at the end of May, first week of June as they complete any planned assessment to support their teacher assessed grades. We have a range of options if you are looking at offering any transition support for your students. Our sessions which can be delivered live include:

•             Budgeting for HE

•             What might learning look like in September?

•             Packing for uni and practical tips before you go

•             What happens on results day?

•             Considering a degree apprenticeship

•             Planning for your first week at university

Insight Week - Winchester University 5-9 July 2021

by Karen Taylor -

We are pleased to offer our Insight Week designed to support your decision making as you consider your university possibilities.

Insight Week will be delivered online from Monday 5 July - Friday 9 July 2021 and you will have access to an exciting programme of live activities. There is a wide range of insights to choose from and you can pick the most relevant for you, or access it all. Content you can get involved with includes:

Considering your Options
With a focus on finding the right course for you, understanding student finance and thinking about HE. There will also be the option to attend virtual campus & accommodation tours and think about choosing to live on or off campus.

Getting into the detail of what it’s really like being a student, including getting involved in societies, developing your academic skills and also thinking about preparing for careers of the future.

Focused insight about writing your personal statement and how to apply to university. Including top tips for those without work experience and making the most of your summer to make a strong application.

Subject specific
There will be the opportunity to explore your subject interest with our general insights into subject areas.

·         Computing & Digital Technology

·         Social Sciences

·         Performing (Drama, Dance, Musical Theatre)

·         Humanities

·         Criminology & Law

·         Health Careers

·         Business & Finance

·         Sport

·         Teaching & Education

·         Media, Film & English

These sessions are designed to provide support if you are considering university with an insight into the options open to you. Ideal for those students finishing year 1 of college or year 12 of sixth form (year 13 in NI).

All live sessions run between 3-6pm and can be access by any prospective student or their supporters at home.


Once your booking is completed, we will send you details of how to join and a full program closer to the time.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

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