For Teachers

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity for a whole year-group assembly about higher education, which will help encourage your pupils to work hard and think about their future.

The Higher Education Roadshow is a joint venture between Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, which aims to engage pupils and encourage them to continue in education. For some pupils, university can be a daunting prospect. We aim to demystify the university experience through overcoming common misconceptions about higher education and illustrating the benefits of life at university.

How do I arrange a visit?

To arrange a free visit for your school, please click here to get in touch. We will then be happy to organise a visit.

If you have any further questions regarding the Higher Education Roadshow, or if you would like to discuss your particular needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What does a visit involve?

We offer free interactive assemblies for pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 across Wales. Sessions last approximately 40-60 minutes, depending on your timetable.  We will provide a presentation, which includes an interactive quiz, a DVD and a slideshow of life at university.  These activities are designed to encourage pupils to think about their own future and to work hard in Years 10 and 11.

What else is out there?

For further information regarding other projects that Cardiff University offer please click here for the ‘Cardiff University Schools Partnership Project’ website.

What talks are available?

What is Higher Education?

A general overview of what university is all about, including the many opportunities available both inside and outside the classroom. This talk emphasizes the benefits of going to university, highlights the range of subjects available, briefly explains the financial support available and gives some examples of the extra curricular activities available through the Students’ Union.

Interactive elements: interactive quiz, short video clips

For a downloadable information sheet, please click here.

Employability & Student Life at Cardiff

An introduction to opportunities and activities available at university other than studying (such as volunteering, playing sport, joining societies etc.). This talk also highlights the differences between school life and university life. It aims to tackle any myths that may be associated with going to university and explains the transferable skills that students can gain outside of studying for a degree at university.

Interactive elements: interactive quiz, short video clips

For a downloadable information sheet, please click here.

Making the right choices & preparing for 6th form/college

A presentation for those facing the challenging task of choosing their A-level subjects (or whether or not to study A levels after GCSEs). The presentation offers different approaches on how to choose courses in sixth form / college, framing methods for making choices around university subjects and/or career possibilities. It highlights the importance of making the right choices early on, so that when pupils come to making decisions regarding university / job applications, they meet the entry requirements.

Interactive elements: interactive quiz, short video clip

For a downloadable information sheet, please click here.

Study Skills & Revision (with an optional add-on of research/referencing skills for WBQ)

This session covers different aspects of studying, including learning styles and tips for revision and memory. It can be adapted for a more interactive PSE classroom session for smaller groups. The optional add-on covers research skills for writing individual reports & investigations as well as referencing using footnotes and bibliographies for WBQ.

Interactive elements: interactive quiz, short video clip & quiz, memory games, learning style activity

Intro to the Healthcare Professions

This presentation introduces healthcare professions that pupils may not be aware of yet. These include the commonly known medical, dental and nursing routes as well as the wider variety of roles in healthcare such as  occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and physiotherapy. It includes brief information on what subjects are required for the different healthcare subjects offered at Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Interactive elements: interactive quiz, short video clip

For a downloadable information sheet, please click here.

Intro to the Sports Subjects

An overview of sports subjects available to study at university (particularly at Cardiff Metropolitan) as well as an introduction to sport in general at university (both recreational and high performance).

Interactive elements: interactive quiz, short video clips

For a downloadable information sheet, please click here.

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