Online Presentations and Events

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We know that in the current situation, you can’t  visit us on campus as you may have planned, or listen to a talk at your school or college.

It is very important to us that you still have access to all the key information to make an informed decision, so here, you can access a range of presentations and online Q&A sessions to help introduce you to some of the key topics around going to university.

If you work in a school or college and would like us to present the content live with a follow up Q&A session, please do get in touch on workwithus@salford.ac.uk.

Live Presentations - August 2020

Undergraduate study

Every Wednesday throughout August we’ll be running two live sessions online which you can attend to find out more and ask any questions you may have.

We’ll be covering areas such as how to choose a course, applying through UCAS and starting to write your personal statement. You might not know, but we’d normally deliver these in your school/college, so we’re incorporating them into our online programme of events to ensure you don’t miss out.

The full programme for August is set out below and we’d love for you to come and join us, just click on the link at the time of the session (you don’t need to book to attend!):

 

Wednesday 5th August

 

Wednesday 12th August

 

Wednesday 19th August

 

Wednesday 26th August

Postgraduate study

Throughout August, every Wednesday at midday we’ll be running a live virtual session on a range of topics, followed by an informal Q&A session with a member of the postgraduate team. The presentations are designed to take you through the application journey, starting with knowing your options, fees and funding, the benefits of a postgraduate degree and how to complete your application along with what will happen next.

The full programme is set out below along with links to each session, there is no need to book and we would love to see you at one of our virtual sessions.   

Wednesday 5th august

Wednesday 12th August

Wednesday 19th August

  • 12:00 – Fees and Funding: An overview of how fees work for postgraduate students, a comprehensive look at the postgraduate loan schemes and details on where else to look for funding.

Each session will include an opportunity to ask any questions you have following the presentation.

Pre-recorded presentations

Undergraduate study

Keeping your options open
  • Duration: 18 mins
  • Target audience: years 12 and 13

We speak to many students who don't know what to study at University with the A Levels or BTECs that they have. This presentation will aid students in the decision making process and advise them on the many different options that Salford has to offer. We explain that different courses can lead to a multitude of jobs and we aim to inspire students to make the right choices for them.

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Introduction to higher education
  • Duration: 25 mins
  • Target audience: year 12

This presentation is a whistle stop introduction to higher education and is suitable for students considering progressing on to university after their current studies, mature students thinking of returning to education or changing their career, and also for parents/supporters who want to find out more.

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Introduction to personal statements
  • Duration: 17 mins
  • Target audience: years 12 and 13

The personal statement is the one chance a student has to show passion for their subject area to universities. Our presentation provides students with a step-by-step guide to structuring a personal statement that makes an impact, including hints and tips for what to include - and what to avoid!

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Introduction to student finance
  • Duration: 29 mins
  • Target audience: years 12 and 13

This presentation offers an overview of 2019-20 Student Finance. It is a quick tour of tuition fees, maintenance loans, bursaries, scholarships and loan repayments. It also has some helpful advice on budgeting and tips on how to earn extra money as a student.

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Why Salford?
  • Duration: 18 mins
  • Target audience: years 12 and 13

This presentation covers more detailed information about the University of Salford and why students should consider applying for a place to study here with us. It starts by exploring the location of the university, transport links and what the Salford and Manchester areas have to offer. The presentation then takes a virtual tour of campus and looks in more detail at what many of the different academic departments can offer potential students. The last section shows a quick whistle-stop virtual tour of the campus accommodation and what facilities the university has to offer its students.

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Media at Salford
  • Duration: 10 mins
  • Target audience: years 12 and 13

This presentation offers more details about our School of Arts and Media, the types of courses available, facilities and student case studies.

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Study Skills
  • Duration: 25 mins presentation or 50 mins interactive workshop
  • Target audience: years 12 and 13

This Study Skills presentation will help students to develop learning strategies to boost revision and to provide essential preparation for exams. In this session students will be introduced to the VARK model that will help them to determine what style of learning they prefer out of the four main categories: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinaesthetic. This session will also highlight different revision tips and techniques in association with these unique learning styles, in order to better prepare students for independent study. In the final part of this presentation students will be given practical methods to enable them to better cope with the demands of exam preparation, stress and anxiety during the exam period.

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Degree Apprenticeships
  • Duration: 8 minutes
  • Target Audience: years 12 and 13

This presentation provides and overview of how a degree apprenticeship is structured, delivered and assessed along with the benefits compared to a traditional degree. Examples of degree apprenticeships currently offered at the University of Salford are given along with entry requirements and information on how to apply.

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Postgraduate study

Overview of postgraduate study
  • Duration: 20 mins
  • Target audience: level 5 and 6 students

For students looking to advance their careers or those who have their sights set on a particular job, a postgraduate qualification can give them the extra experience and knowledge to excel. This presentation will cover what a postgraduate qualification can offer, the differences to undergraduate study and what being a postgraduate student at the University of Salford is really like.

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Applying for postgraduate study
  • Duration: 14 mins
  • Target audience: level 5 and 6 students

The Applying for postgraduate study presentation gives you all the information students need to make an application. From the differences to the undergraduate application system to the when students should expect a response, this presentation covers every step of the application process, what a personal statement should highlight and how students can use the direct application to their benefit.

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Fees and finance: funding your postgraduate study
  • Duration: 20 mins
  • Target audience: level 5 and 6 students

Over the past few years the amount of funding widely available for students wishing to study at postgraduate level has dramatically increased. This presentation will demonstrate the amount of funding available, for both masters and doctoral students, how to apply for it and how the repayment scheme works alongside your undergraduate student loans.

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Virtual Q&A Sessions

Postgraduate study

  • Wednesdays 12pm – 2pm

Join us for one of our weekly live chats to ask any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, accommodation, student finance, or any other queries you might have relating to postgraduate study and the University.

If you drop us an email to register your interest in the next live chat (please specify it is for the postgraduate session) we will send a reminder along with the link to the chatroom on the morning of the event.

Register your interest