If you work with year 12 or 13 students at a school or college in the UK and would like to request a university-themed talk, on-campus visit day or to invite a representative from Queen Mary to attend a HE Fair or Parents' Evening, please submit a request via the below form.
These outreach activities are organised and delivered by staff in the QMUL UK Student Recruitment team. The schools targeting strategy used by the team identifies key regions, schools and colleges that we work with as a priority, but staff at schools and colleges across the UK are encouraged to contact the team.
Below are the university themed talks available to request. Talks normally last 30-40 minutes but can be adapted.
Why Go to University?
This is an overview of the options, opportunities and choices available to students considering higher education. The talk also covers the many advantages of higher education. This talk is recommended for students just starting Year 12, or for parents.
Choosing Courses and Universities
A more detailed look at how students can narrow down the vast array of higher education courses and universities, to make their final decisions. This talk looks at the pros and cons of different types of universities, different courses and different course structures, and how students can maximise their chances of securing a place on their chosen course. This talk is recommended for Year 12 students who are at the start of their research process, or who require a small push in the right direction.
Personal Statements and the UCAS Process
Universities see the very best and the very worst of personal statements every year – let us tell your students what universities are looking for and how students can persuade Admissions Tutors that they deserve a place on their course. The talk also covers the mistakes commonly made by applicants, and how to avoid them. This talk is recommended for students at the end of Year 12, or at the start of Year 13.
When universities are trying to distinguish excellent candidates from one another, the UCAS reference has become increasingly important. This talk tells you what universities are looking for from a reference and how you can improve your students' chances of getting a place. This talk is recommended for staff who write UCAS references.
What is life at university really like? Where do students live? What do they actually do? This talk explains all: the good, the bad and the ugly! This talk is recommended for any Year 12 or 13 students.
Studying in London
Choosing to study at a university in London brings many advantages that a student will struggle to find elsewhere – but does this all come at a cost? This talk explores the advantages of studying in London and gives some tips on how to make the most of it. This talk is recommended for any Year 12 or 13 students who is still deciding where they would like to study, or who are interested in studying in London specifically.
University interviews, or any interview for that matter, are an understandably daunting experience. This talk tells students what to expect, how to prepare and how to impress the interviewer. This talk is recommended for Year 13 students who have interview offers, or who have applied to competitive courses or universities.
The Queen Mary Experience
Queen Mary, University of London is an academic institution with a long past and an exciting future. Our status as a member of the Russell Group tells you a lot about our qualities in teaching and research, but this talk fills you in on the rest. This talk is recommended for anyone with an interest in Queen Mary, University of London.