Workshops and presentations

Workshops, presentations and talks from UWE Bristol students and staff, designed to help your students explore higher education and university life.

Please note: Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, we are not currently able to offer face to face workshops, talks or presentations in school and colleges. We are however happy to support you virtually.

For an overview of what we typically offer during these events, please see the sections below.

Interactive workshops and assembly talks

Interactive workshops and talks from the UWE Bristol pre-HE careers team on the topics listed below.

  • Building a skills portfolio.
  • Post-18 options.
  • Why go to university.
  • Choosing HE courses.
  • Structuring your HE research.
  • Writing a successful personal statement.
  • Maximising your time at university.

For digital versions of these workshops, please see the 'Online resources for students' pages, for Year 12 and for Year 13.

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent students.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Increased knowledge of post-18 pathways and options at HE level, greater understanding of the benefits of HE and how to make an informed and successful application to HE.

When the activity will run

Throughout the academic year.

How to register/further contact details

Contact the Pre-HE Careers Team by emailing preHEcareersadviser@uwe.ac.uk.

UWE Bristol subject talks

Subject talks from visiting speakers on degree level study or a specific subject. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

  • Better appreciation of the learning content, current research areas of interest and assessment of a subject at degree level.
  • Receive tips and advice on how to get into different subjects.
  • Student experience of the subject at degree level.
  • Examples of subject areas included Art and Design, Geography, Business, Law, Politics, Philosophy, English, Nursing and Midwifery.

When the activity will run

Spring and Summer – confirmation of booking is subject to a minimum number of attendees per session.

Where the activity will run

A UWE Bristol speaker will either visit your school/college site or deliver the session via an online platform.

How the activity will run

Typically sessions are a lecture or presentation on degree level study of a specific subject, 45–60 minutes duration.

How to register/further contact details

Please complete the UWE Bristol subject talks visit form.



Student life talks with UWE Bristol Student Ambassadors

Workshops and talks from UWE Bristol Student Ambassadors about university life, courses and experience. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules for Year 12 and 13 students.

Target audience

Groups of either Key stage 4 students or Year 12/13 students.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Increased understanding of what being a higher education student is like, and how to make the most of the university experience.

When the activity will run

Throughout the academic year.

How the activity will run

Workshops – Student Ambassadors provide a ‘speed networking’ style workshop, talking to small groups of students (six to ten) about university life, their course and the range of experiences learners will encounter when starting university. Workshops will require a suitable space to allow students to work in groups of six to ten with a Student Ambassador leading each group.

Talk – Student Ambassadors provide an informal presentation about university life, their course and the range of experiences learners will encounter when starting university, with an opportunity for a student question-and-answer session.

How to register/further contact details

Student Ambassador workshops and talks must be supervised by a DBS-checked member of school or college staff.

Please complete the student life workshops and talk visit form.

Art, Design and Media portfolio building workshops

Target audience

Year 12 and first year Level 3 advanced school and college students interested in Art, Design or Media subjects.

When the activity will run

Throughout academic year.

How the activity will run

An opportunity for students to discuss their portfolio ideas and what makes a good portfolio.

How to register/ further contact details

Please complete the Art, Design and Media portfolio building workshops visit form.

Art, Design, Film, Photography and Animation portfolio and interview advice

If you work with students who are interested in applying for Art, Design, Film, Photography and Animation courses and would like advice on portfolio and interview preparation, please download our portfolio and interview advice guide (PDF).

Healthcare personal statement writing workshops

Presentations and group activities based around how to write effective personal statements for NHS-funded university courses. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent students aiming to progress onto an NHS-funded university course.

Please note: This session is not suitable for those wishing to progress onto medicine, dentistry or optometry courses.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Increase understanding of what makes a strong healthcare personal statement, enabling students to begin to explore the types of evidence and experience required to write an effective statement.

When the activity will run

Autumn and summer terms.

Where the activity will run

Either online delivery or at your school or college – these workshops are available to UWE Bristol local and regional school and college partners and Heading Higher Passport Plus partner institutions.

How the activity will run

Healthcare Personal Statement content presentation, group activity, question and answer session delivered by a UWE Bristol staff member and Healthcare Student Ambassador.

How to register/further contact details

Please complete the Healthcare Personal Statement Writing workshop visit form.

Healthcare personal statement resources

If you work with students who are interested in a career in healthcare, please use our resources below: