Support for teachers and careers advisers
As well as supporting students, we provide a range of resources and support for teachers and advisers.
Working with you
One of the critical areas we are developing is our work with teachers and careers advisers in schools, colleges and other educational organisations. We appreciate the vital role that these colleagues play in advising students about their options in higher education and we are keen to do all we can to support them in this process. With the changing landscape of higher education it is vital that there are closer working relationships between higher education institutions and schools and colleges.
We currently have a number of areas where we work with teachers and careers advisers - outlined below - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. We would really value your feedback on what additional measures we could take to support you in the future. If you have any suggestions, please email us at email@example.com.
Higher education advisers' day
This event is designed to keep colleagues up to date with developments at the University. It provides higher education (HE) advisers with an opportunity to meet with admissions tutors at the University to discuss issues such as the admissions process and UCAS applications, and to gather information relating to their area of academic study.
There is also the opportunity to find out about other key issues relating to HE, including student finance and career prospects for graduates from the University of Bristol, and specific advice is available for those colleagues who work with mature students or students with disabilities.
Opportunities for higher education advisers in schools and colleges
Our staff are available to run sessions in schools and colleges for teachers and careers advisers as well as students. These sessions focus on topics such as writing UCAS references, supporting students through the UCAS application process or any other aspect of higher education. These sessions can be run in the evening or during INSET.
If your school or college is interested in booking such a session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our factsheets give practical and useful advice on navigating the application process.
- UCAS applications (PDF, 279kB)
Tips on writing your personal statement
- Open days (PDF, 338kB)
How to make the most of an open day
- Exam help (PDF, 241kB)
Tips on revising for exams
- interviews factsheet (PDF, 65kB)
Tips on preparing for interviews
- Info for parents (PDF, 294kB)
Advice for applicants' parents and carers
Discover More was a twice yearly magazine, encouraging students to engage with University life. The last issue was published in spring 2015.
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