NEWSLETTER w/c 16th November – University of Bradford

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

*** Our next teachers and advisors virtual event – Overcoming stereotypes in STEMM ***

Our next teachers and advisors virtual event is taking place on 26th November 16:00-17:30 and will be about overcoming stereotypes in STEMM.  We have a fantastic programme, including sessions on supporting men to enter the health profession and women into STEM, particularly engineering, which have been key areas for discussion across multiple sectors for some time.  The full programme is attached.  This is a great opportunity to come together and think about how we can support students to consider degrees and professions where there is currently an underrepresentation.  We hope you are able to join us for this exciting discussion.

If you would like to attend, please complete our booking form and we will be in touch before the event with all the details to join.  Complete the booking form HERE

Our exciting new Mini Series of Programmes in the banners below (also see attachments), commence this week.  Participants who complete the full programme will receive 8 points towards their UCAS tariff.

Future Change Makers 19 November – 10 December (17:30 – 18:30)

Our Future Change Makers webinar series, designed and delivered by our Peace Studies and International Development Academics, is launching on Thursday 19 November. These weekly lectures will expose A-level and BTEC students to a wide range of subjects that are both topical and related to their syllabus – the Covid 19 pandemic, the global food crisis, far-right ideologies, nationalism, and the comparative study of revolutions. The programme offers an insight into university style teaching and will conclude on 10 December.

The programme is tailored to be accessible to a wide audience with no subject specific requirements. All participants who complete the full programme will receive 8 points towards their UCAS tariff for future study at the University of Bradford as an undergraduate Peace Studies student.

If you have any questions please email: A.gray6@bradford.ac.uk

Please register your interest for Future Change Makers HERE

Future Psychologists 18 November – 9 December (16:30 – 17:30)

Our Future Psychologists Virtual programme has been designed, and will be delivered, by leading academics in our School of Social Sciences and launches on Wednesday 18th November. The Schools research expertise includes the application of psychology to understanding health and well-being; cognition and brain research including neuropsychology, perception, and developmental psychology; and the connections between identity, social constructivism and narrative.

Each session of the programme will investigate one of the four key strands of psychology – Cognitive; Developmental; Forensic; and Counselling.

The programme is tailored to be accessible to a wide audience with no subject specific requirements. All participants who complete the full programme will receive 8 points towards their UCAS tariff for future study at the University of Bradford as an undergraduate Psychology student.

If you have any questions please email: A.gray6@bradford.ac.uk

Please register your interest for Future Psychologists HERE

Creating Future Lawyers 18 November – 16 December (13:30 – 14:30)

Our Creating Future Lawyers Virtual programme has been designed, and will be delivered, by leading academics in the School of Law and will begin on Wednesday November 18th. The 1st session will be an extended session of 1.5 hours (1:30 – 3pm). The programmes aim is to engage, inspire and inform students about Law, the developments and changes taking place in this fast-paced world, and give you an insight into further studies. 

Sessions will explore such subjects as: Why the Law needs you; A deep dive into Corona virus regulations; What is an Advocate?; Technology and the Law; and, Contracts, Carbolic Smokeballs and Covid.

The programme is tailored to be accessible to a wide audience with no subject specific requirements. The programme intends to use developments in the wake of the Corona Virus Pandemic to make the sessions familiar and accessible to students. All participants who complete the full programme will receive 8 points towards their UCAS tariff for future study at the University of Bradford as an undergraduate Law student.

If you have any questions please email: A.gray6@bradford.ac.uk

Please register your interest for Creating Future Lawyers HERE

Academic Wednesdays: 

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. 

  • 18 November: Public Health Challenges (3:30-4:30 pm): Public Health is something that affects each of us. In this webinar, University academics and students discuss current challenges that we face and what it is really like to work in this area.  You can register HERE
  • 25 November: Do animals have theory of mind? (3:30-4:30 pm): This webinar discusses the theory of mind and whether animals have highly evolved social systems, their own languages, the ability to use abstract concepts and function at higher levels than originally thought. You can register HERE

Post-16 Activity:·       

19 November: Personal Statements (4-5 PM): In this session, we’ll discuss what you should include in your personal statement – giving you key tips to ensure you cover all your relevant work, voluntary and personal experience. We’ll also offer guidance on how to structure your personal statement, cover the UCAS application process, and recommend useful websites which you can use as part of your research.  You can Register HERE·       

19 November: Personal Statements (7:30-8:30 PM): In this session, we’ll discuss what you should include in your personal statement – giving you key tips to ensure you cover all your relevant work, voluntary and personal experience. We’ll also offer guidance on how to structure your personal statement, cover the UCAS application process, and recommend useful websites which you can use as part of your research.  You can Register HERE·       

20 November: Hang out with students from the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences (4-5 PM):  Have you done lots of online research about us but are still not sure? It is time to meet up with someone who has been studying the course you are interested in. Grab yourself a cup of tea to join us in this webinar and hear real stories from our current international students and alumni: what brought them to Bradford? What achievements they have attained for their study and career? Compare what you see online about Bradford Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences with what our students have personally experienced. You can ask us anything during this session.  You can Register HERE·       

24 November: Enhancing Employability at university (12-1 PM) – In collaboration with Unitaster days: This session will focus on enhancing employability at University, looking at how higher education helps prepare you for the jobs of the future.  You can Register HERE·       

26 November: Interview skills for health and social work (4-5 PM): This session is for students who’ve applied to a course that requires an interview – particularly health-related areas and social work. We’ll cover how to prepare and present yourself, and there’ll be a chance to hear from a current student about their own interview – gaining helpful advice from someone who’s just been through the process. You can Register HERE· 

26 November: Interview skills for health and social work (7:30-8:30 PM): This session is for students who’ve applied to a course that requires an interview – particularly health-related areas and social work. We’ll cover how to prepare and present yourself, and there’ll be a chance to hear from a current student about their own interview – gaining helpful advice from someone who’s just been through the process. You can Register HERE·       

27 November: Hang out with students from the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics (4-5 PM):  Have you done lots of online research about us but are still not sure? It’s time to meet up with someone who has been studying the course you are interested in. Grab yourself a cup of tea to join us in this webinar and hear real stories from our current international students and alumni: what brought them to Bradford? What achievements they have attained for their study and career? Compare what you see online about Bradford Faculty of Engineering & Informatics with what our students have personally experienced. You can ask us anything during this session.  You can Register HERE 

You can find News on help and advice about applying to University in 2021 HERE

Read more on Social Mobility at the University of Bradford HERE

Read about the Middle East Peace Talks’ Former Lead Negotiator, Saeb Erekat HERE

Read about Nazir Afzal OBE, the ‘Champion of the ignored’ and his honorary doctorate HERE

Twitter: 

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Future Changemakers

Future Psychologists

Creating Future Lawyers

Overcoming stereotypes in STEMM – Teachers and advisors programme