Last week, University of Kent staff and Student Ambassadors provided a range of sessions to Sixth Form students across three schools to support them at this key time of year.
The week started with Saint George’s Church of England School’s Sixth Form Enrichment Day on Monday. We delivered Independent Study Skills sessions to over 120 students, encouraging them to consider when and how they work independently and what skills they need to develop to do this effectively. Activities included completing a time management grid, discussing short and long-term goals, and sharing solutions to common distractions and barriers to learning.
On Tuesday we were at Oasis Academy Sheppey delivering sessions designed to support Year 13 students with the UCAS application process. 60 students received a series of three workshops covering guidance on how to choose a course and university, research on the UCAS website, and practical advice and activities for personal statement writing.
On Thursday we worked with four groups of Year 12 students entering Cornwallis Academy Sixth Form, to prepare them for the change of pace at this level of study. Sessions included independent study skills, essay writing and revision skills. The morning ended with a ‘Why Go to University?’ talk, which explains the benefits of higher education and encourages students to consider university. Feedback from the school was that the experience was hugely positive for all those involved.