NEWSLETTER w/c 25th January – University of Bradford

Here is our newsletter, helping to keep you up to date with all the activity and support available this week.  You can go to our digital version of this newsletter  HERE  

 Academic Webinars: 

Our academic webinars provide a fantastic opportunity to help you think about what you might want to study at university and potentially assist you when writing your personal statement for your UCAS application.  Please visit our webinars webpage for a full list, covering a diverse range of topics. 

  • 27 January – Holocaust Memorial Day: Economic aspects of genocides and other mass atrocities and their prevention (14:00-16:00 PM) – Prof PB Anand will welcome the participants and invite the guests, and current as well as newly arrived students of January start including Rotary Peace Fellows.  Prof Udy Archibong, Pro Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, will open the webinar with a few remarks on the University’s approach to inclusion. The main speaker is Prof Charles Anderton, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts on ‘The economic aspects of genocides and mass atrocities and their prevention’. Speaker Biography: Prof Charles Anderton is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society and Professor of Economics at the College of Holy Cross.  He is Associate Editor of the Economics of Peace and Security Journal.  Please register your place here.  The link to join the webinar will be sent on the morning of the event.

More information on our Peace Studies and International Development courses is available HERE

  • 27 January: Biomaterials and their Applications (16:45-17:45 PM) – Patients worldwide benefit from implants and diagnostic devices.  Biomaterial and device applications, versatility and performance represent a University of Bradford success story. This webinar will explore the design and preparation of hydrogels for tissue regeneration, antimicrobial medical devices and devices that detect pathogens in infective diseases.  You can Register HERE.

 Post-16 Activity: ·       26th January: Application and personal statement drop in  (12:00-1:00 PM) – In reference to the UCAS Deadline 29th January, the Outreach and Recruitment team is running a virtual drop in session to support any students who are currently in the middle of or planning to apply to university starting 2021.  Outreach and Recruitment officers will be on hand to provide information around the application process, including personal statements and answer any questions.  This is an informal session, so feel free to drop in anytime during the hour.  This session will be on Zoom and the link to join follows: Zoom Link to join: Meeting ID: 853 6066 5385, Passcode: 930205 

  • 28 JanuaryAttending Post Offer Visit Days and Selecting your Firm and Insurance Choice (4:30-5:30 PM and 7:30-8:30 PM) – We know that there are lots of degrees to choose from, and lots of choice of where you can go to study them, which can make narrowing down your options to two, a firm and insurance choice, difficult for students and their families.  This session will give you some great top tips about how to make the right choices and get the most out of Visit Days.

o   4:30-5:30 PM: You can Register HERE.

o   7:30-8:30 PM: You can Register HERE

  • 4 FebruaryPlan B (4:30-5:30 PM and 7:30-8:30 PM) – This session will give you ideas on how to prepare an effective Plan b, should you change your mind about your choices, or need to look at alternative course options.
    • 4:30-5:30 PM: You can Register HERE.

o   7:30-8:30 PM: You can Register HERE

  • 11 FebruaryUniversity applications and a plan B (4:30-6:00 PM) – Have you applied to university but now changed your mind about what course you would like to study? Have you applied and unfortunately been rejected from your choices? Are you still deciding if you want to apply to university? The University of Bradford Outreach and Recruitment team are here to support you with your next steps. This interactive session will provide information, advice and guidance to your situation and answer any questions you have about applying.  This session will be on Zoom and the link to join follows:

Zoom Link to join: 

Meeting ID: 868 8563 2609, Passcode: 23474

Bradford Café Scientifique Event:  
  • 28 JanuaryLessons through reflection, a nurses perspective on working in COVID 19 (6:30-8:00 PM).  Synopsis:  How does a hospital A&E department adapt to a pandemic?  Danni Woods Adult Nurse Lecturer at the University of Bradford and Sister Lucy Lowe will examine how the events leading up to the national lockdown were translated into routine nursing practice in an inner city hospital.  Please note that this is an online event using Zoom, places must be booked here.

  Virtual Open Day: Live Our next Undergraduate Virtual Open Day Live will be held on Saturday 6th February 10am to 4pm.  This event will offer attendees the opportunity to get involved in live Q&As with lecturers and students on a wide range of subject areas and support services.  Students can register for the Virtual Open Day: Live HERE. This event is also another opportunity for eligible students to gain up to 8 UCAS points to use against their offer with us as part of the Progression Scheme – more details on this Scheme can be found HERE

Anytime” Resources for Students: The University of Bradford’s new “Bradford Experience” was launched last month.  This service offers a range of resources to students who are researching Universities or firming up their choices.  Students who sign up will have access to our Virtual Open Day Anytime (including informative subject talks and support information), Virtual Tours, Webinars and invites to Live Virtual Open Days and Campus Tours (when they can begin again).  Students can access the resource on our Open Days website page HERE. You can find News on help and advice about applying to University in 2021 HERE.


Please follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with the activity that we are doing @UniBradOutreach.


Medicine and Health Outreach Programmes and Talks – University of Leeds


Medicine and Health Outreach at the University of Leeds

Welcome to our latest Medicine and Health Outreach update and a Happy New Year to all as we enter 2021. We hope you and your students have had a relaxing break following a very challenging year. 

Below you’ll find a summary of our latest activities and programmes that you and your students can sign up to. Highlights include our support calls for Teachers and Advisors, Subject Insight Webinars for Year 11 and 12 students, and our interview resources. 

For more information, or if you have any questions, please see our 
website or get in touch by email:

Healthcare Academy – Online Resources for Year 9 Students

Our new Healthcare Academy resources, designed for Year 9 students interested in medicine and health subjects, will be available to access towards the end of February.

These pre-recorded resources are available for students to access at their own pace, and will help students develop their understanding of the science behind medicine and disease.

The programme will explore a range of health topics with our current Leeds Medicine and Healthcare students, learn about the skills needed to work in different health professions and about the right pathways into studying towards these careers. 

Due to the current restrictions, the programme will initially be delivered online, with students accessing the content at their own pace throughout the year.

As the programme progresses toward the end of the first year and for years 10 and 11, we hope to be able to host live events both online and on our campus in the future.

Please keep an eye on our webpage for registration details.

Craven College Virtual Aviation Academy Open Event Wednesday 27 January 2021

Presentations running 4:00pm-5:00pm, 5:00pm – 6:00pm and 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Leeds Conservatoire – How to Apply

Leeds Conservatoire

How to Apply

With the extended UCAS deadline approaching on Friday 29 January, we wanted to share with you a useful video on how students can apply. This video includes information about:

  • Understanding the application systems we use
  • Our course offer and whether to apply through UCAS or UCAS Conservatoires
  • Key dates in the application cycle
  • Personal statement advice

How to Apply video

There are also guides to help students complete their application from UCAS here:

We are still accepting applications for all of our courses, including Classical and Jazz.

Contact Us

Askham Bryan College Open Morning + more! 30th January 10.00am – 1.00pm

Just a reminder we have our upcoming Open Morning next Saturday 30th January 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Any interested students can book to join the event via our What’s On page and they will then receive an email with our open event platform link to join us on the 30th:

Success at School – Apply Now to Top Companies: Willis Towers Watson, PwC, IBM and more


Apply Now to Top Companies: Willis Towers Watson, PwC, IBM and more

Degree Apprenticeships at York St John –  YSJ Data Science Degree Apprenticeship – Wednesday 10 February 12pm – 1pm

Bringing you the latest on Apprenticeships at York St John University – please find attached our Winter Newsletter with news on the following:

 The Apprenticeship Landscape and Spring intake dates for YSJ programmes

  • Project Manager Level 6 – opening cohort to commence in April
  • Meet the new YSJ Apprenticeship Team
  • Data Science – Inaugural cohort completes first year successfully delivered online

And, as part of National Apprenticeship Week, we shall be hosting a free one-hour online forum on the

 YSJ Data Science Degree Apprenticeship – How it works!   

Wednesday 10 February 12pm – 1pm

  • Subject Leader, Dr Malak Olamie, on this level 6 programme and how we work with employers to recruit, onboard and support their apprentices
  • Beck Keane, working for the Government Statistics Profession Careers Team, on her experiences of recruiting and supporting apprentices joining the statistical profession across a wide range of government departments.

To learn more about this event and register, go to Eventbrite here.

Video for School students in “Make It in Manufacturing”

IMechE’s YouTube channel – watch some good 3-4 min videos of young engineers taking about their careers, and how Mechanical Engineering has applications in motor sport, medicine and football!
See the “Born to Engineer…” stories:

Myerscough College: Virtual Advice Saturday 6th February 2021

Myerscough College are holding an Advice Morning online on Saturday 6th February 10am to 12.30.  Instructions on how to book are through the “What’s on” section of Myerscough ‘s website. Or pupils can simply visit the website on either of these dates.

University Centre Leeds – Progression support for students

Please see below a list of activities that may be of interest to you, your teams, and your students – in supporting their next steps.

We have another jam-packed semester at University Centre Leeds coming up, with a range of free online sessions for your students to take part in. From subject-specific information webinars to everything you need to know about student finance, we’ve got everything covered. 

Find a full schedule of events and sign up links below. If you have any questions about the schedule, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


University Centre Leeds ensures our students graduate industry-ready by developing our courses in collaboration with key employers and providing our students with excellent work-placement and networking opportunities.  Find out more about the individual courses below.

Sport – 04/02/21 – 16:00

Film and Screen Media – 10/02/21 – 16:00

Photography – 23/02/21 – 16:00

Health and Social Care Professions – 25/02/21 – 16:00

Teacher Training, Learning and Development – 02/03/21 – 19:00

Digital – 09/03/21 – 16:00

Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Makeup – 16/03/21 – 16:00

STEM – 25/03/21 – 16:30

Preparing for University 

Not only do we offer our students extensive support but we want to ensure any person heading off to university has someone to turn to if they need. Find out more about our sessions that help those looking to apply to university.

Personal Statement Support – 26/01/21 – 14:00

Student Takeover: Studying at UC Leeds – 03/02/21 – 16:00

Parent and Carer Information Session – 11/02/21 – 13:00 and  18:00 

Student Finance Masterclass – 24/02/21 – 15:00

Student Takeover: Studying at UC Leeds – 03/03/21 – 16:00

Student Finance Masterclass – 10/03/21 – 15:00

Parent and Carer Information Session – 17/03/21 – 13:00 and 18:00

Student Finance Masterclass – 24/03/21 – 15:00 

For more information please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there,
University Centre Leeds

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