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Getting ready for university

The Education Liaison team at the University of Hertfordshire regularly visit schools and colleges offering information, advice and guidance for students about going to university. With schools and colleges now closed, we wanted to continue to offer you that support. Here you will find all of our talks recorded, so that you can watch them in the comfort of your own home. We hope you find them helpful. You can also contact us directly for any questions left unanswered or sign up to receive emails from the University of Hertfordshire.

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At 18, you have some big decisions to make. This session will help you decide whether university is the right choice for you....

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Which is the right route for you? This session explores what Degree Apprenticeships are and will inform you about the main differences compared to full-time university study....

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With so many courses and universities to choose from, we look at what you need to consider when making your final UCAS choices....

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In this session we will share with you what it's like to be a student at the University of Hertfordshire....

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This session covers all aspects of the application process, detailing what is required at each stage....

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Writing a strong personal statement can increase your chances of receiving offers from your preferred university choices. In this session we offer guidance on content, structure and common pitfalls....

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Find out how to gain experience for your personal statement during lockdown...

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This session includes information on tuition and maintenance loans, bursaries, scholarships and repayment....

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This session looks at how you may be eligible for additional financial support at university through the Disabled Student Allowance scheme....

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Starting university can be a daunting prospect, whether it is worrying about the academic challenges, making friends or adjusting to living away from home. This session will provide tips on how you can prepare for university and address any concerns you may have....

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For many, university will be the first time you will need to manage your own finances. This session will introduce you to costs you will face and looks at how you can effectively budget....

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If you are the parent/guardian of a teenager thinking about going to university, you may have questions you want to ask. In this session, we hope to answer some of those....

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