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Visits to York St John

Students in De Grey Lecture Theatre

We welcome visits to York St John from your school or college. Such visits give students an good insight into HE and can sometimes be their first visit to a university.  We can customise the visit to suit your requirements, to include sessions such as campus tours, grill a student, subject talks and general talks

 

 

Visits to York St John Can include:

  • Introducing Higher Education - This covers what it’s like to be a student in HE, what you can study, how to apply and what the benefits are of having a degree. Suitable for Years 11-12.
  • Applying through UCAS - This workshop includes how the UCAS procedure works, when students need to apply, and what will happen once they have applied. We’ll also give hints and tips about preparing a personal statement and completing the on-line UCAS application form. Suitable for Years 12-13.
  • Student Life - There is no better way to find out about student life than to speak to current students. Our students can either visit your school/college or we can arrange visits to York St John. This covers accommodation, the Students’
    Union, student lifestyle, clubs and societies and student support. There is also an opportunity to ask questions to a student panel. Suitable for Years 11-13.
  • Student Finance - Living on a Budget - This session will cover topics such as tuition fees, student loans, fee waivers and scholarships as well as tips for budgeting and managing money. There will be practical advice available on ways in which students can supplement their student loans. Suitable for Years 12-13.
  • Choosing the right course and institution - Some people already know what they want to do but for many choosing what and where to study can be a bit bewildering. There are a large number of colleges and universities offering all sorts
    of courses. We can offer tips on what to consider when making HE choices and how to narrow down the options. Suitable for Years 11-12.
  • Personal Statement Workshop – Writing personal statements can be one of the most daunting and complex tasks of applying to university. This session gets students to start thinking about skills, activities and experiences they are currently involved with and how this relates to HE and their chosen course. Students can play the role of admissions tutor and critique real personal statements, so they gain a feel for what they should and shouldn’t include when writing their own. Suitable for Years 12-13.
  • Subject Specific Presentations - If you would like a subject specific presentation from members of our academic staff, let us know. These will give your students a taste of learning at HE level. Let us know the age of your students and we will do our best to arrange these.
  • Interviews - We can hold mock university entrance interviews for your students and/or run training sessions on how to be successful at an interview for Higher Education.

Each session will be led by staff and/or students from York St John.

Our Student Ambassadors

 

A Sample Year 10 programme

10.00am 

 

Arrival and welcome drinks

10.15am  

 

Welcome and aims of the day

   

Covers health and safety and introduction to the team and schedule

10.30am       

 

Course Pictionary / Bingo

   

Short activity introducing the different courses available to study

11.15am

 

Campus Tour Activity

   

Orienteering game allowing students to explore the campus, with the help of our student ambassadors.

12.00pm

 

Budgeting Activities

   

Games designed to give students an introduction to student funding and how to budget and look after their money

12.30pm       

 

Break for Lunch

Students can purchase lunch from university catering facilities. Alternatively, students can consume a packed lunch in the area provided

1.15pm 

 

Student Life

   

A chance to ask our current students any questions about what its really like to study at university. Can be done as a drama based  activity or as a Q&A session (take out depending on group)

1.45pm        

 

Final Evaluation

2.00pm 

 

Depart

 

A Sample Year 12 programme

10.00am

 

Arrival and welcome drinks

10.15am 

 

Welcome and aims of the day

    Covers health and safety and introduction to the team and schedule

10.30am      

 

Applying to University

    Presentation about the UCAS process and activities to develop personal statement writing

11.30am

 

Campus Tour Activity

    A tour of our City Centre Campus from one of our current student ambassadors

12.30pm      

 

Break for Lunch

    Students can purchase lunch from university catering facilities. Alternatively, students can consume a packed lunch in the area provided

1.15pm

 

Student Funding

    Presentation on student funding, will cover tuition fees, student loans, fee waivers and scholarships.

1.45pm       

 

Final Evaluation

2.00pm

 

Depart

 

To arrange a visit, please contact the Student Recruitment Team

Contact Student Recruitment