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Supporting you

As a teacher or adviser, we recognise the pivotal role you play in shaping a student's future.  We are here to support you and your students on their journey. Our workshops and events can either take place at your location or on our vibrant, international campus. If you'd like to discuss booking a session, please get in touch with our experience dedicated team.

Visits and events 

Taster sessions in a wide range of subjects

We know that getting first-hand experience of a course is hugely beneficial to students when they’re thinking about what to study. Our academic staff and student ambassadors are happy to deliver subject talks at your school or college or during a visit to campus. If you have a particular subject of interest, please do let us know.
In addition to our open days and experience days, we also offer the opportunity to experience a subject with one of our existing students.

Presentations and workshops

Our experienced and friendly team run a range of presentations and workshops to inspire your students and guide them through the decision making process. Sessions are aimed at students in Years 11 - 13, but can be tailored for your group. Talks will typically last for 30 minutes, and workshops for around 1-hour - we offer the following topics and can combine various themes into one session where necessary.

  • Why Brunel? Keen to hear more about Team Brunel? We’ll highlight the many reasons to apply, from our London campus and facilities to work opportunities, student support and academic research.
  • Why go to university? Is university the right choice? Our talk will focus on the many benefits of gaining a university degree, such as enhancing the love of study, improving employment and earning prospects, gaining independence and making new friends.
  • How to choose the right course and university? There are many options to consider when making university choices - this session can be run as a talk and/or workshop and will cover tips on where to start, guidance on how to research and pointers on choosing where, what and how to study.
  • The UCAS process. Preparing for the UCAS process is an important time for students - this talk will introduce the key moments, from how to apply and track your application to Clearing and Adjustment.
  • Writing a great personal statement. A well written, engaging personal statement can greatly enhance an application to university. This session can be run as a talk and/or workshop, helping student’s to develop the skills and knowledge to write a tailored personal statement for their subject of interest.
  • Preparing for university interviews. We know that preparing for a university selection interview can be a daunting process for students. Our talk and/or workshop will cover all aspects of how to prepare and include a practical session to get them thinking about how to successfully make it through an interview.
  • Student finance and budgeting. To help break down the costs associated with going to university, this session will provide an overview of the financial support available to students including tuition fee and living cost loans, loan repayments, Brunel scholarships and budgeting.
  • Student life. Hearing from our current students can provide a valuable insight into university life. Hear directly from our student ambassadors about a range of topics such as their transition to university, their course, clubs and societies, making friends, student accommodation and budgeting.

Campus visits

If you're looking to arrange a higher education class outing, a group visit to our walk-anywhere London campus is a great way to get a taste of life at our university. Aimed at students in Years 11 - 13, a typical visit lasts for 2-3 hours and includes a campus tour, Q&A session with undergraduate students and a presentation or workshop (topics outlined in the section above) with Brunel staff.

Open days, experience days and campus tours

Join us for our open days, experience days or a campus tour. Our events are a great way to hear about our courses, get hands-on with our subjects, find out more about life on our campus, meet staff and students and look around our guaranteed on campus accommodation. You can also check out our campus from the comfort of your computer, tablet or phone using our virtual tour.

Higher Education Fairs and UCAS exhibitions

We love meeting students and parents face-to-face at Higher Education Fairs and UCAS Exhibitions - it’s a great way to answer all of their questions about our courses, entry requirements and university life. Find out more about where we'll be or book us to attend your event.

Parent evenings 

Parents and carers are a main source of support for many students applying to university. Our knowledgeable team regularly attend parent evenings to talk about the latest updates on applying to university and student finance, or we can tailor a session especially for your event.

 

Mature students 

Thinking about university? It's never too late. You are considered a mature student if you are aged 21 or over when you enrol in undergraduate study. We offer dedicated 1 on 1 support and guidance from application to graduation. Find out more about mature student support here. Mature students are also welcome to join all of our post 16 events.