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Be Ready Webinar Programme

A wide-ranging series of interactive online talks and workshops offering support and information for students, teachers and parents/carers.

Be Ready Thursday


Join us for our programme of Thursday webinars.

Every Thursday we have a suite of webinars focused on supporting students, parents and teachers with information and skills sessions. There is something for everyone and we continue to build the programme.

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Overview of Be Ready Thursday

See all the events we have as part of Be Ready Thursdays


Be Ready Thursday runs every week and has content designed for different age groups. The sessions are run online and after signing up we'll send you all the information you need. You can sign up online through the links below.

All dates are Thursdays unless otherwise stated

Date Year 13 Year 12 Year 11 Year 10
12 Nov {T}Making the most of the UCAS timeline
19 Nov {W}Note taking {W}Note taking
26 Nov {A}Evolution {A}Evolution
Date Year 13 Year 12 Year 11 Year 10
3 Dec {W}Referencing and Plagiarism
10 Dec {A}Physics problem-solving
17 Dec Virtual mince pies - Uni Q & A panel Virtual mince pies - Uni Q & A panel Virtual mince pies - Uni Q & A panel Virtual mince pies - Uni Q & A panel

{A} = Academic/subject focused
{T} = Talk
{W} = Workshop
See more information below about the Academic sessions, Talks and Workshops on offer.

Academic / Subject focused


Find out what it's really like to study at university. Some of our academics and students will give you an insight into what the subject is like at university and the skills you will need. You'll get the opportunity to ask them questions.

Designed for students, but also suitable for teachers/advisers and parents/carers

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Academic content

Our academics give an insight into some of the knowledge and skills for university.


Spotlight on... Taster Events

Year 12, 13
Our Spotlight on... events give students a taster of a subject and help them to understand what studying at university is like.
Find out more about the events on offer

Curriculum in context

Year 12, 13
Hear from researchers talking about how they use A level knowledge in their research.
Explore the resources

Workshops


Our online workshops are not just another webinar. They are designed to be fully interactive. Throughout the hour long session you'll get some information and guidance and we'll give you time to undertake some exercises. By the end of each of the sessions you'll have techniques you can then use in your studies and/or application to university.

Designed for students.

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Online workshops

Find out more information about the workshops on offer


Academic writing

Year 12, 13
An introduction to the main features of academic writing to help students familiarise themselves with the structure and conventions they will be expected to use at university. The session will include practical tips and practice of editing and proofreading essays.
There are no dates planned for live events, but explore our academic writing resources on our hub

Building Resilience

Year 12
This session will explore what makes people resilient and provide a toolbox of tips and techniques for building resilience.
There are no dates planned for live events at the moment.

Effective Note taking

Year 12, 13
Taking notes is a vital skill at school, college and university. This workshop will teach you how to make your note taking more effective.
Find the next date this will run

Presentation skills

Year 10, 11, 12, 13
Presentations are a key component of many university courses and job interviews. Find out how to improve your presentation skills in this webinar.
There are no dates planned for live events, but explore our presentation talks and resources on our hub

Referencing and Plagiarism

Year 13
This session will demonstrate the importance of referencing and plagiarism and provide you with step by step instructions for successful referencing and suggestions of how to avoid plagiarism.
Find the next date this will run

Techniques to help research, plan and write a competitive Personal Statement

Year 12
In this interactive session we will practice some practical ways you can carry out focused research to ensure you identify exactly what you need to include in a personal statement or interview. We will also guide you through steps to ensure you highlight your strengths and qualities appropriately.
There are no dates planned for live events, but explore our personal statement talks and resources on our hub

Time management

Year 12, 13
This webinar will teach you how to use your time more efficiently.
Find the next date this will run

Talks


Join our staff to find out more about about choosing and applying to university. Our online talks are interactive and last for an hour. We've set the sessions for the afternoon when most students will have more time. We'll give you some tips and tricks we've found out along the way and some insider knowledge from our admissions teams.

Designed for students, but also suitable for teachers/advisers and parents/carers.

Find more on demand resources on our hub
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Online Talks (Live)

An overview of our planned live talks.


How to choose a course (when you can't visit a university)

Year 12
Most university Open Days have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. We reveal our tips about choosing a university from a distance.
Find the next date this will run

Making the most of the UCAS timeline

Year 12
This session lays out the key dates in the university application process and shows you how you can make the most of your time now to make the right choices and strongest application you can.
Find the next date this will run

Personal statements – Final hints and tips

Year 13
This webinar will help you edit early drafts of your personal statement to make a powerful final product.
Find the next date this will run

The benefits of university

Year 12
This webinar explores the wide variety of academic and non-academic opportunities at university and looks at the ways these can benefit you and your future.
Find the next date this will run

Virtual mince pies - Uni Q & A panel

Year 10, 11 ,12, 13
This is an informal Q&A session about all things university related.
Find the next date this will run

What can I do after my GCSEs?

Year 11
This webinar looks at post GCSE options and how these may effect long term options and application to university.
Find the next date this will run

What is it like to be a student?

Year 10, 11 ,12, 13
This webinar takes a look at student life from the student perspective.
Find the next date this will run

What is University?

Year 10, 11
University is not school - This webinar helps you find out what university is all about.
Find the next date this will run


Online Talks (no planned live events)

An overview of other talks without currently planned live events.


Advice for students thinking about Uni

Year 12, 13
Advice for students including why university, choosing a course, applying and transition.
There are no dates planned for live events, but explore our talk on our hub

Applying to University and introduction to UCAS

Year 12, 13
Find out how to make an online university application via UCAS: what you need to do, who else is involved, important dates and deadlines, and the information universities use to make decisions.
There are no dates planned for live events, but explore our talk on our hub

How can university improve your employability

Year 12, 13
Graduates enjoy higher salaries and employment rates. Find out how university can boost your employability in this webinar.
There are currently no dates planned for live events.

How to stand out to competitive universities

Year 12, 13 The most competitive university courses receive more than 10 applications for each place. This webinar reveals how you can make your application stand out.
There are no dates planned for live events, but explore our talk on our hub

Student Finance and why it shouldn't put you off

Year 12, 13
Find out more about tuition fees, maintenance loans, scholarships and bursaries and the financial cost of university.
There are currently no dates planned for live events.

Why choose Bath

Year 12, 13
‘Why Bath?’ provides an introduction to the university and what makes us unique.
There are no dates planned for live events, but explore our Why Bath talk on our hub

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