Higher Education Experience Day 2018

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Bradford College Advanced Technology Centre

Great Horton Road



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At Bradford College University Centre we know that thinking about what to do after School or College can be a daunting experience. We think it is essential that students should be armed with as much information and advice as possible before making such an important decision.

To help those studying Level 3 or Access to HE courses make the right choice, we are hosting a Higher Education Experience Day on Wednesday the 7th of February 2018. The day will be jam-packed full of useful presentations and taster sessions to equip students with everything they need to know about Higher Education and beyond.

During the booking process please choose which morning and afternoon interactive taster session you would like to attend.

Please note that, if we are informed in advance, we are able to make arrangements for attendees who may require Disabled Access, BSL Interpreters or Specialist Note Takers throughout the day.

If you are a teacher or careers advisor and would like to make a group booking, as well as discuss opportunities for free coach transport, please contact Simona on


09.15-09.30am - Welcome and Introduction

Our Student Engagement and Outreach Team will provide a brief introduction to Bradford College University Centre and the courses on offer, as well as highlighting the benefits of studying Higher Education in a College environment.

09.30-10.30am - Introduction to Student Finance and Personal Statements

This session aims to provide students with essential information to help them understand and start the application process. They will be introduced to the essentials of student loans, and they will be offered top tips on how to write an effective personal statement.

10.45-11.45am - Interactive Workshops (please choose one)

Cash Course: Budgeting as a Student

Within this session, students are encouraged to make decisions on how they would spend their weekly budget as a HE student, developing their financial literacy and understanding of student life.

Study Skills

Three 15-minute interactive sessions focusing on Time Management, Stress Management, and Writing Skills, all vital for academic success within Higher Education.

Applying for the Disabled Students Allowance and Other Support Available

A session providing lots of useful information on how to apply for the Disabled Student Allowance, and on how we can support our students with additional needs throughout their Higher Education journey at University Centre Bradford College.

Not going to uni?

An informative session aimed at those who are unsure of whether going to university is their best option. This will include useful information on topics such as degree apprenticeships, how to search and apply for jobs, and interview skills.

12.00-12.45 - Lunch (please bring your own; water will be provided)

12.45-1.00pm - Student Re-registration

1.00-2.00pm - Interactive Subject Tasters (please choose one)

Youth and Community Development

Looking at professional training routes and examples from practice when working with young people and adults in community settings.

Early Years Practice

Looking at training routes and examples from practice when working in the Early Years sector.


A session exploring live sound techniques.

Performing Arts and Media

Filming a two- or three-camera scene that can be edited live in our Broadcasting Studio.


Surface pattern and stitch.

Photography and Media Make-up with Special Effects

Taking over the Photography Studio to combine features of two subjects in a creative session.

Interior Design

Explore student work and gain practical experience by designing a studio apartment.

Visual Arts/Technical and Production Arts

An exciting mask making workshop.


An experimental fashion workshop, developing and customising a garment structure on the mannequin.

Graphic Design

An exciting session in motion graphics.

Education Studies/Primary Education

Identify the features of good and bad teachers and explore your own approach to the profession.


You be the judge: considering and passing sentence upon a case.

Social Care

What do you know about disadvantage? Discussing difference, equalities, human rights and the idea of activism.

Marketing for Business and Accountancy

An introduction to Marketing: what is it and why is it important for businesses?

Hospitality & Travel

Organising an event and exploring career opportunities.

Ophthalmic Dispensing

The Low Vision Olympics: using low vision simulating spectacles to perform a series of competitive tasks.

*If your preferred subject is not listed above, please contact Simona on

2.00-2.15pm Thank you and Evaluations

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