Get Involved

The below gives an idea of the type of support available to students, but we aim to be flexible and meet the needs of our school and college partners. All sessions can be delivered on the University of Roehampton campus or at your location, but must be booked directly by a representative from a school or college. To get in touch and find out more please email schoolsliaison@roehampton.ac.uk.

Subject Masterclasses

Subject Masterclasses are an exciting, engaging and interactive way to give your students a taste of academic life at university. Delivered by University of Roehampton academics or Postgraduate students, example subject areas include: The Human Brain, Pompeii and Sport Sciences.

Designed for Years 10-13

Time Management, Revision Skills and Study Skills Workshops

Developed in partnership with our academic learning advisers, we can support students to develop their skills in areas that will support their success at school, university and beyond.

Designed for Years 9-13

Next Steps

Our Next Steps presentation prepares students in Years 10 and 11 to start thinking about moving on to post-16 education. The session supports them with decision making around what type of post-16 education might be right for them including qualification and subject choice.

Designed for Years 10-11

Choosing the Right Course for You

Our Choosing the Right Course for You Presentation gives students considering university the tips and research tools they need to choose the right university course for their interests, ambitions and skill set.

Designed for Years 12-13

Choosing the Right University for you

Our Choosing the Right University for You Presentation, gives students considering university the tips and research tools they need to understand the differences between universities, so that they can choose an institution where they will be happy and successful.

Designed for Years 12-13

How to Apply to University

The process of applying to university can sometimes appear confusing. This presentation separates fact from fiction and lays all the processes and steps out very clearly and concisely so that leaners considering university level study can feel confident about the application process.

Designed for Years 12-13

Personal Statement Workshops

The idea of writing a personal statement can be daunting to some students, especially when it feels like there is so much riding on it. This workshop demystifies the Personal Statement and its purpose, gives students a clear structure to work to, supports them to think about their achievements and interests and gives them top tips as well as pitfalls to avoid. This session is great for students at all stages of writing their statement.

Designed for Years 12-13

Personal Statement Drop-Ins

We can provide one to one support and feedback for students applying to university by checking over and giving them feedback on their personal statement. This support is invaluable in supporting students to make a competitive application to the universities of their choice.

Designed for Year 13

Student Finance and Budgeting Workshops

Some of the ‘headline’ figures around the costs of going to university risk putting off some students. Our Student Finance and Budgeting Workshops separate fact from fiction and put their minds at rest when it comes to Student Finance at university. This workshop passes on information about what money they might be eligible for and teaches them the skills they need to balance a budget whilst studying.

Designed for Years 12-13

Money Doctors

This session introduces the concepts of student finance and budgeting at a gentler and simpler pace for younger students who are potentially considering university and who might be concerned about affording it. This session also features an interactive student finance and budgeting game called ‘Money Doctors’ which can be played in groups.

Designed for Years 7-11

EPQ Support

In partnership with colleagues in our brand-new library, we offer support to students studying the Extended Project Qualification. This includes advice on research skills, how to reference and writing up. This session take place at the University of Roehampton library and allows students reference only access to our library catalogue.

Designed for Years 12-13

Late Applicant Support

For those applying after the 15 January UCAS deadline we are here to offer reassurance that it is still possible to go to university that year. We demystify the process, explain how they can find out which universities are still taking applications, and discuss how to write an effective Personal Statement when time is short.

Designed for Year 13

Support with Clearing and Adjustment

On Results Day we can come to your school or college to support students entering Clearing and Adjustment, including making conditional offers to study at the University of Roehampton on the spot in real-time. This is a fantastic opportunity that will support students who just missed out on their intended university choices.

Designed for Year 13

Why go to University?

This session is designed to discuss with younger students some of the reasons why they might want to consider university level study and the benefits of going to university.

Designed for Years 7-11

On Campus Visits

We are always delighted to welcome staff and students to the University of Roehampton campus. Our truly breath-taking parkland campus is one that needs to be seen to be believed. Visits to the University of Roehampton campus can feature any of the above content, and staff within schools can design their own visit and pick the content they feel would most help their students. All on-campus visits share some features and activities according to the Year Group visiting us.

On Campus Visits (Year 12-13)

Campus Tour – an opportunity to see our beautiful campus first hand

Student Ambassador Q&A – an opportunity to ask current University of Roehampton students about their experience of applying to university, and their academic and student life.

Subject Masterclass and/or a selection of sessions from the above list.

On Campus Visits (Year 10-11)

Campus Tour – an opportunity to see our beautiful campus first hand

Student Ambassador Q&A – an opportunity to ask current University of Roehampton students about their experience of applying to university, and their academic and student life.

Subject Masterclass and/or a selection of sessions from the above list.

On Campus Visits (Year 7-9)

Scavenger Hunt – an interactive campus tour where visiting students take charge and are responsible for solving clues and answering questions about the University of Roehampton campus.

Myth Busting – an opportunity for visiting students to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the rumours and myths about university.

Student Ambassador Q&A – an opportunity to ask current University of Roehampton students about their experience of applying to university, and their academic and student life.

Roehampton Life Days (Years 8-10)

Taking Place in the Spring and Summer months, Roehampton Life Days represent an opportunity for non-partner schools and colleges to visit the University of Roehampton campus. Available to Year 8 and 9 and Year 10 students, visits include:

  • a subject masterclass
  • a campus tour
  • a student ambassador Q&A
  • student life activities
  • a presentation on Next Steps or the Benefits of University

Teacher Reference Workshops

We offer support to staff in schools who have responsibility for writing teacher references for their students who are applying to university. We discuss standard formats, information to include and dos and don’ts. We also offer guidance on how to support those applying to university.

HE Advisers Conference

Our bi-annual HE Advisers Conference offers an update on the latest Information, Advice and Guidance for those advising students on applications to university in schools and colleges. This also presents an opportunity to feedback to the university on concerns and queries and to share best practice with other professionals advising students in schools and colleges.