Upcoming webinars 2018/19


Applying to medicine

Dr Gail Nicholls, Director for MBChB Admissions, School of Medicine

Wednesday 21 November, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM GMT

For those of you who have students applying to medicine, this webinar will provide an overview of the selection process at Leeds including; shortlisting, interview, and offer making.  It will also signpost useful local and national resources including admissions tests.

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Preparing your students for their medicine interview
Nicky Danks, Widening Participation and Admissions  Co-ordinator & Ann Gaunt, Admissions Administrator, School of Medicine
Tuesday 4 December, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM GMT

The School of Medicine's Admissions Team will provide an overview on the types of interviews and interview questions your students can expect, and how best they can prepare for this stage of the selection process.

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The Plus Programme: targeted support for under-represented students
Dan Bond, Plus Programme Officer, Educational Engagement
Thursday 17 January, 2019 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM GMT

Widening access to higher education doesn't end when students enrol. We recognise that getting into university is the start of the next journey, and for some, the social, emotional and academic transition can be challenging. The University's Plus Programme provides targeted, on course support to students from under-represented groups, with the aim of building confidence, creating a sense of belonging and facilitating access to support services across the University. 

Available to students throughout their time at the University, the programme offers a range of activities ranging from academic workshops, skills development opportunities and social events. Find out more from our speaker, Dan Bond, Plus Programme Officer, who will also be joined by current members of the Plus Programme.

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Routes into nursing
Dr Helen Smith, Director of Student Education, School of Healthcare & Teresa Storey, Health Sciences Outreach Officer, Educational Engagement
Tuesday February 12, 2019 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM GMT

The health and care landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate and nurses and midwives are undertaking more complex responsibilities than ever before.  This webinar explores the developing role and education of nursing, and looks at the different pathways of entry to our degree programmes. As the profession is evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century, we offer advice on the choices your students can be making if they are considering a future career in nursing.

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Archived webinars

Leeds admissions: demystifying the selection process
Hilary Steel, Policy and Qualifications Officer, University of Leeds

Learn about the admissions process at Leeds, how we assess your students' applications, the facts, the common misconceptions and how you can help maximise your students' chances of securing a place at the University. 

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The Journey to Medical School
Dr Gail Nicholls, Director of Admissions, School of Medicine and Nicky Danks, Widening Participation and Admissions  Co-ordinator, School of Medicine
Our panelists take you through the journey of your students’ applications, which includes: the different stages of screening and scoring, the format, structure and role of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs), when your students can expect to hear back, and guidance on how you can support your students through the selection process, through to results day.

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Alternative admissions: the Access to Leeds scheme
Hannah Mantle, Access to Leeds Officer and Emily Towler, Access to Leeds Officer

Find out more about Access to Leeds (A2L), our undergraduate widening access scheme which allows us to identify the best possible applicants regardless of background. Our panelists will discuss: how the scheme works, who is eligible, the application process and the financial support packages available.

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Admissions interviews and portfolio inspections

Dr Nick Cass, Lecturer and Undergraduate Admisssions Tutor, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies       Dr Henry Greathead, Lecturer and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, School of Biology

In this session our admissions specialists discuss why they interview, the different formats used for different courses, what candidates can expect on the day and how students can best prepare for their one-to-one, group interview or portfolio inspection. Example questions and scenarios will be explored and what then happens after the interview.

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Confirmation, Adjustment and Clearing: advice for your students
Hilary Steel, Policy and Qualifications Officer

How much do you know about Clearing and Adjustment? Can you unpick the the myths from the reality? Whether your students have unmet offers or have done better than expected, there are many options available to them after receiving their grades. Our speaker will explain how each process works at Leeds, how many students we take through these routes each year and discuss how you can help your student, on results day, get the place they want at university.

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Developing research and study skills: the support programme at Leeds
Clara Hiskey, Senior Education Outreach Officer 

Research projects such as the EPQ, Pre-U and IB extended essay provide an opportunity for students to extend their abilities beyond their course syllabi, prepare for university and earn extra UCAS points.  This session gives an introduction to the research and study skills workshops the University delivers in schools, the support offered to supervisors and will discuss how student can use this qualification in their applications, personal statements and interviews.

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