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The Study in the Midlands Webinar: Ten experts and nine Midlands universities in one place, to help with your higher education choices.

At the Study in the Midlands online webinar, you can find out more about university opportunities in the East Midlands and the West Midlands - as well as watching key university guidance information which will allow you to make fantastic university choices.

Whether you’re planning to start university this year, in 2022, or even 2023 and beyond. Or supporting people that are making their university decisions (parents, carers, school practitioners etc) - this webinar will be tremendously useful for you.

Book your place

The webinar will be hosted live on Thursday June 17th at 6pm using the Zoom platform. We'll finish by 8pm. It is free to attend – you just need to book a place in advance.

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Who will be speaking?

The webinar will be hosted by and provide an opportunity to watch presentations on the key things to know about university from experts at Aston University, Birmingham City University, Bishop Grosseteste University, Coventry University, Keele University, Staffordshire University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham.

Alongside a live typed Q&A so you can ask university specialists any question you like about your higher education opportunities.

What to expect during the webinar?

You'll hear ten short 10 minute presentations during the evening (alongside the live typed Q&A) with information on:

  • The reasons you may wish to consider studying in the East Midlands and the West Midlands
  • How the student finance system works
  • Budgeting tips before and during university
  • How to prepare for your university application
  • Why you may wish to consider university participation
  • How to research your university opportunities
  • The rise of degree apprenticeships and why you may wish to consider one
  • Top tips when writing personal statements
  • and more...

Delivered as a webinar, only the UniTasterDays event host and university event speakers will be visible to participants during the event. You will not need a webcam or a microphone. Do remember there will be a typed Q&A running throughout. A keyboard would therefore be handy!

Click to find out more about the event speakers and topics (this section will open out)

Hear more about the university application process – and what to expect after you apply from Rachel Smith

Rachel works in the Student Recruitment team at Birmingham City University. She will talk to you about how to apply, highlight useful dates to be aware of and what to expect once your application is in, including the different types of offers you may receive and making your choices once you get them.

Hear more about top tips for your university research from Lottie Turner

Lottie is a Student Recruitment Officer at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. Finding a university that’s right for you is so important, as its going to be the place you’ll be calling home for the next 3 to 4 years! So to help you Lottie will be giving a brief guide to researching universities and offering some handy top tips to help in your search.

Hear more about the reasons to consider going to university from Danny North

Meeting new people, living away from all, better earning potential. Just some of the reasons you may wish to consider going to University. Join Danny from the Coventry University Student Recruitment Team as he will provide top tips as why Considering University could be the option for you.

Hear more about degree apprenticeships from Charlotte Coleman

Charlotte is an Outreach Officer within Aston University’s Student Recruitment and Outreach team. During this session, you will gain a deeper understanding into what a degree apprenticeship is, the different apprenticeships available and together, we can unpick the differences between degree apprenticeships and the traditional degree to decide which pathway best suits you.

Hear about university budgeting from Matt Wall

Matt works in the student recruitment team at Keele University. The additional costs of studying at university can sometimes feel daunting but we're here to help allay your fears! Matt will cover top tips for budgeting and saving money when studying at university, some of which may come in handy in advance too.

Hear about student finance from Sian Griffiths

Sian is an experienced Student Recruitment Officer at the University of Nottingham. She will discuss some of the financial support available to you from the government and from Universities, including student loan entitlement and repayment, as well as scholarships and bursaries.

Hear about top tips for writing a personal statement from Georgie Linton-Smart

Georgie works in the Student Recruitment and Marketing Team at the University of Birmingham. During this session you will find out everything you need to know when it comes to writing your personal statement. Georgie will cover what to include in your personal statement, top tips and how to make your application stand out.

Hear more about studying in the East Midlands from Alex Baugh

Alex works in the Schools and Colleges Liaison team at the University of Derby. Living, working and studying in the Midlands is fantastic as there are so many opportunities on your doorstep. Alex will go through some of the reasons why the East Midlands is a great place for you to study, as well as highlighting some of the things to consider when thinking about where to study.

Will the event be recorded?

The event will be recorded, and a link to access the recording will be sent to those who have booked a place. Of course those joining us live will have the option to ask questions live through the typed Q&A during the evening - and access the content before anyone else - so we would encourage you to join us live if you are able to.

Book your place

The webinar will be hosted live on Thursday June 17th at 6pm using the Zoom platform. We'll finish by 8pm. It is free to attend – you just need to book a place in advance.

Book Now

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