Our talks

We can deliver talks on the following topics. Depending on our availability, and the latest government guidance, we can deliver them face to face or virtually, via a live a webinar.  To book one of our talks please email the education liaison team with your proposed dates and times. Our talks are also available pre-recorded, please sign up to gain access.

TalkDescription
Why go to university?This session helps students decide whether university is the right choice for them.
Degree Apprenticeships or full-time university?This session explores degree apprenticeships and highlights the main differences compared to full-time university study.
How to choose a course and universityWith so many courses and universities to choose from, this session explores what students need to consider when making their final UCAS choices.
This is HertsWe share what it's like to be a student at Herts.
The UCAS application processWe cover all aspects of the application process, detailing what is required at each stage.
Personal StatementsWriting a strong personal statement can increase an applicant’s chances of receiving offers from their preferred university choices. In this session we offer guidance on content, structure and the common pitfalls to avoid.
Student FinanceThis session includes information on tuition and maintenance loans, bursaries, scholarships and repayment.
Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)We explore how students may be eligible for additional financial support at university through the Disabled Student Allowance scheme.

Preparing for university

Starting university can be a daunting prospect. Students can have concerns about academic challenges, making friends or adjusting to living away from home. This session provides tips on how students can prepare for university and addresses any concerns.
BudgetingGoing to university is often the first time students need to manage their own finances. This session introduces the types of costs involved and offers budgeting advice.  
Parents: University unpackedThis session is aimed at parents/guardians of teenagers thinking about going to university. It covers what to expect from university, the application process and student finance.

Talks On-Demand

Our pre-recorded recorded talks can be watched at a time to suit you and your students. So if you need an idea for a last minute assembly look no further!

Overall I thought the sessions were really useful & accessible and I would recommend them highly to others.

Sixth Form student

Sixth Form Conference attendee

Student finance and budgeting was very valuable as I didn’t know there was that much help and support you can receive for finances.

Sixth Form student

Sixth Form Conference attendee

All of these were areas of the university process that I had queries about and the staff who gave the talks were very kind and informative which helped me out a lot.

Sixth Form student

Sixth Form Conference attendee

Everything was well thought out and hit the right mark in terms of information, pace and length of session.

Secondary school teacher

Teachers Conference attendee

The session was absolutely superb! It was great to get some new ideas on how to help students with their personal statements. I particularly liked the suggestions about how students can gain relevant experiences during lockdown.

Secondary school teacher

Teachers Conference attendee