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The London Universities Group Roadshow Webinar

Six London universities in one place, to help with your higher education choices

Through the London Universities Group Roadshow Webinars, you can find out more about university opportunities in the UK’s capital city.

Two events were recorded during National Careers Week 2021. An event for students living in London, and interested in staying where they are for their university course (Webinar 1). As well as an event for those outside London, and interested in studying in the capital (Webinar 2).

They feature six universities who are all members of the University of London – City, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS and St George’s. Between them, these universities cover a wide variety of subjects including business, creative subjects (art, design, media, music, theatre), engineering, healthcare (medicine, dentistry, nursing), humanities, languages, law, psychology, sciences (chemistry, physics, biology) and the social sciences.

Watch Webinar 1 - this recording is intended for students currently living in London



Watch Webinar 2 - this recording is intended for students currently living outside London



More information about the events

What do the events include?

The events were hosted by UniTasterDays.com and provide a one-stop opportunity for students to find out more about each of the six London institutions present - as well as key areas of university guidance, including:

  • The benefits of studying in London
  • The differences between school and university
  • Student life
  • Student finance

Click to find out more about the event speakers and topics from Webinar 1 (for London-based students)

Hear about the benefits of staying in London to study from Idowu A Isaac Ojo

Isaac is a final year BSc (Hons) Economics and Econometrics student at Goldsmiths. Alongside his studies, he is a student ambassador, a member of Goldsmiths Gardening Society, and delivers digital media skills workshops at a community photography studio in Newham. Focusing on his experience as a commuting student, he talks through the advantages that come from staying at home and studying in London.

Hear more about the difference between school/ college and university from Laura Massey and Natalie Ryles

Laura is the UK Student Recruitment Manager at SOAS University of London. She represents SOAS coordinating and attending higher education activities for SOAS with schools and colleges in the UK. She talks about some of the differences between school/college and university - including discussing student numbers and population, academic staff and tutors, and opportunities for work experience and studying abroad.

Natalie is the Student Ambassador and Events Officer at Queen Mary University of London. She has been at Queen Mary for 18 months, working with Queen Mary’s student ambassadors and supporting outreach and recruitment events. She presents on the differences between school/college and university, specifically looking at facilities and resources, research opportunities, and transitioning from A-level and BTEC to undergraduate study.

Hear more about student life from Jacob Brown and Priya Khindria

Jacob is the Student Recruitment – Outreach Manager for St George’s, University of London. This session introduces student life at University and will give insight into what life outside of the classroom might look like whilst studying in London. The session will begin by exploring the range of support available to help students transition from school/college to university, including study, academic and disability support, before turning attention to the student union. With over 300 types of sport clubs & societies in London, we’re sure we’ll have one that takes your interest! Finally, the session touches on the types of part time work that students often secure and will give brief insight into becoming a student ambassador.

Priya is the UK Marketing and Recruitment Assistant at City, University of London. She completed her degree in Scotland and was a sabbatical Student Union President and will provide insight into student support and adapting socially into university life. Priya discusses the academic and study skills support provided by universities to students. Particularly focussing on the study skills support for students with dyslexia or a disability and how students can use and access student support and how to contact support teams. The session also looks at transitioning into university and how to make friends in a new and diverse setting – particularly with focus on what University has to offer and meeting people - not only through your course but through extra curriculars and the students’ union.

Hear more about student finance from Tara Murphy

Tara is the Schools & Colleges Liaison Manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She discusses all the financial support available to you. This section includes loans and what’s available for students living in London and remaining at home. Tara will also provides examples of scholarships and bursaries available and where to find them - as well as offering money saving tips from budgeting to cheaper travel - to exploring London further for free!

Click to find out more about the event speakers and topics from Webinar 2 (students based outside London)

Hear about the moving to London to study from Idowu A Isaac Ojo

Isaac is a final year BSc (Hons) Economics and Econometrics student at Goldsmiths. Alongside his studies he is a student ambassador, a member of Goldsmiths Gardening Society, and delivers digital media skills workshops at a community photography studio in Newham. When you’re thinking about moving to London, there’s no better guide than someone who already lives there. He talks through some of the key reasons why students move to London and why it is a great place to live, work and study.

Hear more about adapting to university life in London from Olivia Linley

Olivia is a third-year MEng Material Science & Engineering Student at Queen Mary University of London. Originally from Leeds, Olivia provides her favourite student hangouts. Moving to a big city was a great experience for Olivia, and she loves all the things that London has to offer! Queen Mary was one of the only universities to offer her dream course, and with the added bonus of being in London, she never looked back and made this her one and only UCAS choice. Olivia’s love of London mainly stems from her love of the West End and musicals. Studying in London gave her direct access to the thing she loves most, and she wouldn’t change that for the world.

Hear more about student life from Laura Massey, Jacob Brown and Priya Khindria

Laura is the UK Student Recruitment Manager at SOAS University of London. She represents SOAS coordinating and attending higher education activities for SOAS with schools and colleges in the UK. She talks about aspects of student life at university including discussing student numbers and population, academic staff and tutors, and opportunities for work experience and studying abroad.

Jacob is the Student Recruitment – Outreach Manager for St George’s, University of London. This session introduces student life at University and will give insight into what life outside of the classroom might look like whilst studying in London. The session begins by exploring the range of support available to help students transition from school/college to university, including study, academic and disability support, before turning attention to the student union. With over 300 types of sport clubs & societies in London, we’re sure we’ll have one that takes your interest! Finally, the session touches on the types of part time work that students often secure and gives brief insight into becoming a student ambassador.

Priya is the UK Marketing and Recruitment Assistant at City, University of London. She completed her degree in Scotland and was a sabbatical Student Union President and provides insight into student support and adapting socially into university life. Priya will discuss the academic and study skills support provided by universities to students. Particularly focussing on the study skills support for students with dyslexia or a disability and how students can use and access student support and how to contact support teams. The session also looks at transitioning into university and how to make friends in a new and diverse setting – particularly with focus on what University has to offer and meeting people not only through your course but through extra curriculars and the students’ union.

Hear more about student finance from Tara Murphy

Tara is the Schools & Colleges Liaison Manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She discusses all the financial support available to you. This section includes student loans, discussing the increased maintenance loan available to students studying within London. Tara gives examples of scholarships and bursaries available to you and where to find them - as well as offering money saving tips from cheaper travel to exploring London for free!

Interested in finding out more from the institutions?

Read the Q&A Transcript from the events (click to open out)

We received over 300 questions during the two events. Please find a selection of the questions answered below.

Please note that answers are provided as a guide only. The Q&A was incredibly popular, and of course we wanted to ensure all questions received a response, so we offered quick-fire responses to ensure we could answer them all within the hour. Please do contact the institution you are interested in directly (or UniTasterDays) if you wanted to explore any of the answers provided further.

Which of these universities can I study abroad?

All of the universities this evening offer study abroad options - the opportunities will vary depending on your course and subject.

What is the best way to get into mechanical engineering if you have no experience or knowledge of the journey or field?

UniTasterDays have lots of tips for mechanical engineering through our on-demand video series (with a specialist mechanical engineering event). Do take a look at the on-demand area of the site for more information.

Does QMUL lower the grade boundary acceptance for entrance, for students from a disadvantaged background?

QMUL do have contextual admissions; you can find more information on our webpages about this.

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