Webinars

Universities offer informative and helpful webinars on all kinds of topics. There are general ones about subjects like finance and UCAS applications, and subject specific sessions to suit your course preferences. Browse our Webinars calendar to find out which ones can help you.

Jun 1 2021

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Jun 2 2021

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Virtual - Queen Mary, University of London

Biological and Chemical Sciences virtual taster event - ‘The Air We Breathe’ - 16:00-16:45

An interactive chemistry lecture that describes the atmospheric gases and focuses on the chemistry of dioxygen – its origin, importance for aerobic life on earth, its transport and storage in humans and its reduction products – including hydrogen peroxide that is a useful disinfectant and bleaching agent but is toxic to cells and how the body ensures that it does not accumulate – yet is stored in a special sack in the bombardier beetle and used as a defence mechanism to ward off predators.

This taster is open to all years groups but students in year 8-12 will benefit the most.

Virtual - Queen Mary, University of London

Girls into Tech virtual event - 16:30-17:15

There is a gender gap in the tech industry and we're hoping to help change that! We know that the tech industry requires people of all skills and backgrounds, and we are committed to help build a diverse and inclusive tech workforce of the future. 

This virtual event will give current Year 12 students an overview of life as an undergraduate student in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, as well as experience of what it's like to be a woman in the tech industry. 

You will attend a taster lecture with one of our friendly academics and learn about what it's like to be a computer scientist and ways you can use the skills to develop, design and create new technology!

You will also have a chance to discover more about what it is to be an electronic engineer and how they are solving real-world problems like developing more sustainable and cleaner energy. 

You will also get the opportunity to chat with current students and Alumni who are working in the industry, to ask them questions about their degree programmes, their journey to university and what it's like to work in the tech industry. 

This event is targeted towards year 12 students who identify as female.  

Year 11 students with a passion for tech are also welcome to attend.

Virtual - University College Birmingham

Support available to you at university 17:00-18:00

Description: Whatever help you need, our support teams are committed to giving you the advice, skills and practical tools to discover your full potential, all while helping to look after your health and wellbeing. Discover the range of support provided by our Student Services and submit questions ahead of the webinar to put to members of the team.

Virtual - University College Birmingham

Personal Statements 18:00-19:00

What is the maximum length of a personal statement? What do I include? How do I start? If these are questions you are asking yourself about your UCAS personal statement, this is the webinar for you. Get advice and take part in interactive activities about drafting your personal statement. *Please note this is not subject-specific

Virtual - Edge Hill University

Finding Alternative Work Experience 17:00-18:00

Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 1st year college and Pre-Access students

This session covers why work experience is important, how to find alternative work experience given the effects of the pandemic and additional things you can do to help your application stand out. Plus some top tips from us as staff about how to find opportunities and make the most of these.


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Virtual - University of Hertfordshire

Mathematics Taster Lecture: Is it possible to beat the stock market? 16:00-16:45 

In finance, the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) suggests that it is impossible to “beat the market” consistently. In this taster lecture, we will explore the implications of this hypothesis and the evidence for and against it.

Virtual - University of Hertfordshire

Physiotherapy Taster lecture– Leading Patients Recovery from COVID-19. From Intensive Care to Home 16:00-17:30

Often Physiotherapists are thought of as the person running onto the sports pitch to treat injuries, but the profession is much more than that. Find out how physiotherapy is key to helping people beat and recover from COVID-19 and other diseases. From the acute onset of illness and Intensive Care Unit treatment, right through to facilitating discharge home and enabling recovery and reintegration into work and social activities.

Virtual - Edge Hill University

Preparing for Open Days and Higher Education Fairs 17:00-18:00

Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 1st year college and Pre-Access students

This session will help you to think about how to prepare for open days and virtual higher education fairs and how to make the most out of these events. We will discuss different types of higher education fairs and open days available, as well as topics we’d recommend researching before attending and possible questions to ask. We’ll also cover how to register for such events and some top tips to make the most out of the day and reflect effectively afterwards.

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Jun 15 2021

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Virtual - Queen Mary, University of London

Genes, Proteins and Cancer virtual taster event - 16:30-17:30

Cancers are a very large group of diseases that can affect almost all tissues and structures in the body. Cells go rogue and grow in an uncontrolled way forming lumps known as tumours. Sometimes cancer cells break away from the tumour and invade into blood vessels. This process allows the cancer cells to travel around the body and is known as metastasis.

We will explore how the genes and proteins in normal cells are altered and how this relates to the abnormal function and change in behaviour that is seen in cancer cells. 


Virtual - University of Bradford

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15 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30

Creating Future Lawyers

This 4 webinar programme gives students interested in the study of Law a great insight into the subject. It is suitable for Year 12, 13 and Access to HE students. Individual webinar dates and descriptions are below:

 

15 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Welcome from Prof. Engobo Emeseh. The 21st Century Lawyer and an Introduction to the Legal Profession; 'What is an Advocate?'

What is advocacy and what is it to be an advocate? The art of the advocate is for many surrounded by mystique and myth; the stuff of film and TV where grand advocates give word perfect and impassioned speeches and blistering cross-examinations with a classic 'gotcha' question that resolves the entire case. The reality is that good advocacy is rather more mundane - and indeed much easier to master than you might think. By understanding the purpose of advocacy and following a few simple rules, anyone can become an advocate. Ian Miller, a practising barrister with 20 years of experience will guide you through some of the key parts of the advocate and show you that effective advocacy can be as easy as 1,2,3.

 

22 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Contracts, Carbolic Smokeballs and COVID. 

Influenza had an incidental impact on the development of contract law with the decision in Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company [1892]. The effects of this decision are significant and form the basis for many rights consumers enjoy today. This session will take you through the development of consumer rights, and how events can affect the law in unforeseen and surprising ways.

 

29 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Understanding Criminal Laws; lockdowns and the law 

Measures in the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 gave public officials sweeping powers to fundamentally interrupt daily life. We have been asked to give up many ancient and basic freedoms. The police was granted the power, without requiring a judge’s approval, to detain people who are suspected of being infectious, have them tested, and placed in quarantine for an indefinite period. Fines enforced lockdown, and public gatherings and non-essential travel was banned or severely restricted. These rules have been interpreted differently across our forty-five police forces, resulting in inconsistent implementation of the rules, and incidents where officers have been accused of acting unreasonably or unlawfully. While there may be general agreement that such powers were necessary due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the expansion in executive power and the encroachment on civil liberties is similarly unprecedented in modern times. This session will consider these powers and look at some examples of the policing of the 2020 Act and Regulations.

 

06 July 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Law in a Rapidly Changing World: Why the Law Needs You.  Closing remarks and thank you from Prof. Emeseh. 

The importance of the Law cannot be overstated. In a world where executive power is changing society dramatically as it hopes to cope with the pandemic, where the rule of law is threatened, and where human rights abuses occur with grim regularity, the world needs lawyers. The profession itself is changing, becoming more open and more diverse. Studying law requires students to think and write logically and clearly. It enables students to engage in the critical examination of the law and other academic subjects. Also, it is practically interesting and intellectually stimulating. This presentation will highlight the employability and transferrable skills that students who choose to study law at the University will acquire.

 

Students who attend all 4 webinars in this programme will be eligible for an 8-point reduction against their entry tariff for the subject area they participate in. The maximum number of points students can gain from participating in any university programme that is giving points is 16. Note: Clinical Sciences courses are exempt from this points reduction. Students can opt to attend individual webinars in the programme but will not receive the 8pt reduction in such cases.

 

Once registered, bookers will receive a full information pack about the programme which will include joining instructions for each webinar.


Virtual - City, University of London

Clearing Student Experience Chat 12:00-13:00

If you're considering applying to City, University of London through Clearing, these student experience chat sessions give you a chance to find out more about life at the University.

One of the challenges of Clearing is having to learn as much as possible about your options in a short space of time. Talking directly with current students is one of the best ways to help with this.

In these online chat sessions, City students will be on hand to talk about their experiences studying here. They'll be able to answer your questions about what to expect when you join us and hopefully put your mind at rest about preparing for the Clearing process!

Jun 16 2021

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Virtual - University College Birmingham

Aspire Vocational - Sport 17:00-18:00

Are you currently studying a vocational qualification at college or sixth form and not sure what is the benefit of going to university? Then these series of “Aspire Vocational” interactive webinars are for you. We will be exploring a different subject each session focusing on the advantages of going to university, the skills, knowledge and experience you will build from the subject area and graduate employability opportunities.

Virtual - University of Bradford

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16 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30

Future Psychologists

This 4 webinar programme gives students interested in further study of Psychology a great insight into the subject. It is suitable for Year 12, 13 and Access to HE students. Individual webinar dates and descriptions are below:

 

16 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Psychology 101: Developmental Disorders (Webinar 1 of 4)

Developmental disorders are surprisingly common, affecting as many as 1 in 10 of the population. This not only affects the person with the condition, but also impacts on their family, the classroom, the work place and wider society. Psychology helps us to understand developmental disorders and the implications for society.

 

23 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Psychology 101: What is memory? (Webinar 2 of 4)

What is memory and what are some of the different types of memory? How do we store memories and which brain areas are used when we remember? Dr. Valerie Lesk will explore these questions and more.

 

30 June 2021 18:00 – 19:00 Psychology 101: Focusing on the 'Positive' side human condition (Webinar 3 of 4)

Positive psychology techniques are used to counteract symptoms with strengths, to replace weaknesses and shed light on optimism and flow. This webinar will introduce theory and research in the field of positive psychology.

 

07 July 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Psychology 101: The Development of Children’s Thinking (Webinar 4 of 4)

Young children's thinking changes as they progress through the stages of development. Dr Gill Waters will use entertaining video clips to demonstrate some of the abilities that young children have, and don't have!

 

Students who attend all 4 webinars in this programme will be eligible for an 8-point reduction against their entry tariff for the subject area they participate in. The maximum number of points students can gain from participating in any university programme that is giving points is 16. Note: Clinical Sciences courses are exempt from this points reduction. Students can opt to attend individual webinars in the programme but will not receive the 8pt reduction in such cases.

 

Once registered, bookers will receive a full information pack about the programme which will include joining instructions for each webinar.

 

Virtual - City, University of London

Clearing Information Session 12:00-18:00

Our Clearing information sessions will guide you through the process of applying to City, University of London through Clearing this summer.

Applying to university through Clearing can be a confusing process, whether you don't get the results you are looking for or are just looking to apply directly for the first time.

In our online information sessions, City staff will guide you through how the process works and what to expect when applying to join us this summer. They will also be able to answer your questions about Clearing.

Jun 17 2021

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Virtual - University College Birmingham

Early Childhood Studies Explorer

Thursday 17 June 2021 16:30-17:30

Discover the wide range of topics explored in our Early Childhood Studies university course and the array of rewarding career choices that the course can open doors to.

Take part in interactive activities which will showcase the use of innovative teaching methods exploring brain development and the role of experience, and the exciting role that an Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner plays in meeting the needs of the children and their families within today’s society. You will also get the chance to ask the teaching team any questions you might have about the course and careers in early childhood.

Virtual - Queen Mary, University of London

Learning and studying online as a university student 16.30 – 17.30

Queen Mary is pleased to provide this series of student led live events for students considering and applying to university. These events will be led by our current undergraduate students that are available to chat to on our Unibuddy platform. Chatting to current students is a great way to gain a deeper insight into university life; both academic and social, including the specifics of their individual degree programmes.

Virtual - Queen Mary, University of London

Materials Science and Engineering 14:30-17:15


Virtual - University of Bradford

UCAS and Personal Statements 16:30 – 17:30

Are you worried about navigating UCAS and writing your personal statement? This session shall explore the UCAS process, and go into detail on how to structure and write your personal statement. You shall explore the tricky opening paragraph, how to identify and evidence the key skills you require for your course, whilst covering some top tips on making sure your personal statement stands out!

This session is suitable for Year 12, Access Students, or anyone looking to enter University in September 2022.


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Virtual - University of Bradford

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21 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30

Future Engineers

This 4 webinar programme gives students interested in Engineering a great insight into the subject and how it impacts lives. It is suitable for Year 12, 13 and Access to HE students. Individual webinar dates and descriptions are below:

 

21 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Engineering COVID

Students will be tasked to consider the contribution of engineers to one of the big challenges presented by COVID regarding provision of PPE. The session will consider an engineering response to a crisis, and how initial solutions must be made more sustainable as time passes. Students will be presented with a case study on how engineers in the University of Bradford produced PPE in an emergency. Lecturers: Professor Tim Gough, Professor Ben Whiteside and Dr Michael Hebda. 

 

28 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Sustainable Cities, Building Bridges and a Quiet Life 

We need buildings, structures and cities that provide comfortable living and working spaces, and this means they need to be warm or cool enough, quiet and accessible.  We also need to think about the lifetime of the structure and what happens to it when it has served its purpose. Civil engineers from the University of Bradford will explore the development of sustainable engineering, and help students understand why it is important in the world we live in today. Lecturers: Dr Therese Sheehan and Dr Amir Khan 

 

05 July 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Engineering medicines: how engineers and pharmacists work together and why we need each other to deliver modern medicine 

Vaccines are big news right now, but what has that got to do with engineering?  What about other methods of delivering medicines into the body, what do engineers know about that? How can we scale-up from clinical trials make enough medicine for everybody to get a share, or create specialised medicines to target particular conditions? Learn how engineers work with pharmacists to manufacture drugs and how the future of personalised medicine needs multidisciplinary teams to make things happen. Lecturers: Professor Adrian Kelly and Dr Elaine Brown 

 

12 July 2021 16:30 – 17:30 How much of your body is yours? How engineers are working to help us all live a long and active life.

What does it take to keep your body in good condition so you can enjoy an active lifestyle? And how do Biomedical Engineers help with this? How much of your body will be yours in the future? Learn about implants and the challenges of balancing what is best for the body with the manufacturing and surgical technology available. We need to push the engineering boundaries so we can push ourselves. Lecturer: Dr Mansour Youseffi

 

Students who attend all 4 webinars in this programme will be eligible for an 8-point reduction against their entry tariff for the subject area they participate in. The maximum number of points students can gain from participating in any university programme that is giving points is 16. Note: Clinical Sciences courses are exempt from this points reduction. Students can opt to attend individual webinars in the programme but will not receive the 8pt reduction in such cases.

 

Once registered, bookers will receive a full information pack about the programme which will include joining instructions for each webinar.

 

 

Virtual - University of Bradford

FOUR WEBINAR PROGRAMME 


21 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30

Mini MBA

This 4 webinar programme gives students interested in Business and Management a great insight into the subject. It is suitable for Year 12, 13 and Access to HE students. Individual webinar dates and descriptions are below:

 

21 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Introduction to the programme: Preparing Managers for the Future

This will be an introduction to the overall programme, followed by an understanding of how data analytics, managerial decision making, and AI technologies have become crucial skills for graduates and employers. The session will be delivered by Dr Kamran Mahroof.

 

28 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Customer Equity in a Digital Age

This session explores how organisations are embracing digital platforms to engage their customers.  The session will be delivered by Dr Kuttimani Tamilmani.

 

05 July 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Entrepreneurship Workshop

Identify key enterprise skills and develop entrepreneurial thinking whilst gaining an insight into pitching and selling ideas. This session will be delivered by Dr Amizan Omar & Mr Shahid Rasool.

 

12 July 2021 16:30 – 17:30 Business Ethics and Sustainability 

There is an increased focus on Business Ethics and Sustainability in today’s Business world. What are a Businesses ethical duty in relation to its social, economic, and environmental responsibilities? This session will be delivered by Dr Irene Chu.

 

Students who attend all 4 webinars in this programme will be eligible for an 8-point reduction against their entry tariff for the subject area they participate in. The maximum number of points students can gain from participating in any university programme that is giving points is 16. Note: Clinical Sciences courses are exempt from this points reduction. Students can opt to attend individual webinars in the programme but will not receive the 8pt reduction in such cases.

 

Once registered, bookers will receive a full information pack about the programme which will include joining instructions for each webinar.

 


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Jun 23 2021

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University of Southampton

Exploring Biomedical Engineering 16:30

This presentation will be followed by a Q&A conversation to discuss Biomedical Engineering with staff from our schools of Engineering, Electronics & Computer Science, and Medicine. 

In this interactive presentation you’ll discover how biomedical engineers combine their expertise (spanning physiology, biology, healthcare, electronics, and mechanical engineering) to create solutions to worldwide health issues. From prosthetics to smart clothing and miniature testing devices you’ll explore some of the ways in which biomedical engineering is helping to change how patients are treated. You’ll also learn more about careers in biomedical engineering.

Virtual - Anglia Ruskin University

Introduction to Higher Education 17:00-18:00

Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 2nd year college and Pre-Access students

This session will examine the benefits of progressing onto Higher Education (HE), discuss the pros and cons of moving away or living at home for university, provide advice on how to choose a university and course that’s best for you, and explore the support and additional opportunities available at university.

Virtual - Queen Mary, University of London

Women in Engineering 14:30-17:15


Virtual - University of Bradford

UCAS and Personal Statements for Health subjects 16:30 – 17:30

This session is for students who are looking to progress to health or allied health courses. The session will explore everything from the UCAS process, as well as, going into detail on how to structure and write your personal statement. Specifically, the session will look at key skills each course looks for, whilst covering some top tips on making sure your personal statement stands out! This session is suitable for Year 12, Access Students, as well as those who are looking to enter a health course in September 2022.


Jun 24 2021

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Virtual - University of Hertfordshire

Personal Statements: How to write an excellent one 17:00-18:00

Finding it difficult to get started? Not sure what to include? Join us and we'll guide you through the process. By the end you'll know everything you to know, to write that excellent personal statement.

Virtual - Edge Hill University

Medicine Taster Days 

This event is suitable for Year 12/First Year College students who are planning to study Medicine at university. Once you register for this event, you will be provided with access to a webpage where you will be able to listen to our pre-recorded talks on the following topics:

•             Applying for Medicine

•             MBChB Medicine programme at Edge Hill University

•             Application Advice from a 1st Year Medical student

•             Studying Medicine in the Community and Team working

•             Life as a Doctor

•             Getting Work Experience in Challenging Times

•             Anatomy and Ultrasound Resource Centre (AUSRC)

•             Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre videos

You will also be able to attend a live Q&A session on the day between 4.30 and 5.30 pm. This is your opportunity to put your questions to our expert staff and current students, who can provide advice and guidance on any aspect of the application process and on being an Edge Hill student.


Virtual - Edge Hill University

Virtual Biology Olympiad 09:30-15:00

Join us for our 7th Annual Biology Olympiad, aimed at AS Level Biology students who plan to progress to A Level. The event will test your biological knowledge and skills, whilst giving a taste of studying at university. Activities are synced with the Biology A/AS Level syllabus, to build on Year 12/1st year college through to Year 13/2nd year college and each will include a short introductory piece. Please note that to take part in this online competition, you will need to speak to your teacher, given that the event will run during school/college hours and is designed for students to join from the classroom. Your teacher will also need to select a team of 3-5 students (maximum two teams per school/college) and book the event.

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Virtual - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Contemporary Performance Practice Online Information Day 12.30 - 5 pm

Virtual - University College Birmingham

Clearing 16:30-17:15 

With results day just around the corner, this webinar aims to answer any questions you may have around the clearing process, what your options are and how you can prepare. This will be delivered by our Admissions team.

Virtual - University College Birmingham

Aspire Vocational - Travel and Tourism 17:15-18:15

Are you currently studying a vocational qualification at college or sixth form and not sure what is the benefit of going to university? Then these series of “Aspire Vocational” interactive webinars are for you. We will be exploring a different subject each session focusing on the advantages of going to university, the skills, knowledge and experience you will build from the subject area and graduate employability opportunities.

Virtual - Edge Hill University

Intro to UCAS & Personal Statements 17:00-18:00

Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 2nd year college and Pre-Access students

This session will examine the different stages of the UCAS timeline, including how to conduct your own research into universities and courses, how to apply to university through the UCAS system, dates and deadlines, and what to expect once you have applied through UCAS. This session will also discuss what information is best to include in a personal statement and how to structure this. It will explain how to correctly use the STAR technique to help demonstrate your skills and abilities and reveal our top tips to help you write your own personal statement.


Virtual - University of Bradford

Why do an Integrated Ind/Placement in year Degree – Engineering 16:30 – 17:30

Time spent working in a relevant industry as an integrated part of a degree course can be highly beneficial to a student's development and employability. Current engineering placement students will share their experiences and discuss the benefits of a placement year, with Professor of Process Engineering, Adrian Kelly.