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The spring issue of the Higher Education newsletter from the Outreach Team at the University of Chester contains useful material about current university activity, key information and events. Our aim is to keep you informed about the range of support we can offer you and your students.

Focus: Higher Education Experiences

As we await the return of face-to-face activity, we have an ever-increasing range of online activity to support your students as they consider their next steps. Whether they’re choosing GCSEs, Post-16 or Post-18 Options, learning about higher education, or a specific subject, we’ve got resources and activities to help. Head over to our resources page to discover what's available

Digital Skills for Students

Our Digital Skills for Students campaign explores the differences between computer literacy and digital literacy, and the key skills that students need when learning online. 

As part of the campaign, we have a range resources relating to themes such as Digital Careers, Communication, Culture, Etiquette and Safety, which can easily be shared with your students. 

In-class Assessment and Revision

With exam season looking different again this year,  we have re-worked our popular revision sessions into a suite of study skills workshops available to help with revision, assignments and essays. These 'Using Your Knowledge' workshop sessions support students as they build a transferrable skill set, and identify strategies to increase their ability to retain and use information during assessments:

•    Study Skills for Retention: how to use your learning style to boost your memory and performance

•    Critical Thinking for Essay and Discussion

•    Structure: how to plan and complete your work effectively 

To book sessions, please contact: outreach@chester.ac.uk

Upcoming Events

We’re adding new and exciting events for students AND teachers and advisors all the time. For further information and booking, please check our events page regularly and stay up to date with emails from our ‘Keep in Touch’ mailing list.

For Students

Maths Boost - These sessions are ideal for both Year 12 and 13 Maths students across all exam boards and are designed to support their upcoming Teacher Assessed/Centre Assessed grading.

Language Lifts - Taking place online in April and May, our 'Language Lift' sessions are aimed at GCSE students, and are designed to provide a bite-sized revision session on some common curriculum topics.

Zen & Now Online Dance Production and Workshops - Throughout May 2021, school and college groups have the opportunity to see a new screendance work, and attend online creative workshops and Q&A sessions of this year's intensive experiential performance project, Zen & Now: a celebration of flow in the moment.

TRS Webinars - Open to students and staff, these 30 minute webinars cover a range of TRS themes and provide an opportunity for Q&A

Taste of University - This three day digital event is a great opportunity for Year 12 and first-year vocational college students who are considering university but would like to know more about the options and pathways available.

Geo-Bites - Recordings of our online Geography talks are now available online. Aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, Geo- bites are designed to provide case studies and examples that map onto current studies to enrich learning.

Kitchen Sessions - The University's live lecture series continues with academic experts delivering inspirational talks on a wide variety of subjects and a taste of Chester’s blended approach to learning.

For Teachers and Advisors

Service Children's Progression Alliance: Thriving Lives Toolkit Virtual Event - The West Midlands Service Children in Progression (SCiP) Hub host their first online, on demand training conference for teachers and professionals that work with service children and their families.

Funding Post-16 Education - This talk is aimed at those working in sixth forms within schools, or working in colleges who want to know how more about how Post-16 funding is calculated. 

History Teacher Event - The History team at the University of Chester want to build links with History teachers in the region and explore what we might be able to do to support you in the classroom and in preparing students for History at University. 

Bespoke Support 

If you would like to arrange any kind of supporting event for your students, we offer a diverse range of workshops and talks on subjects including;

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Student Experience
  • Student Finance
  • UCAS and Personal Statements
  • Study Skills
  • Options
  • Subject Specific Content

We are always happy to tailor events to your needs, and look forward to hearing from you.

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