Living in London and intending to stay there for university? This webinar includes the benefits of staying in London, student life, student finance + more.

Event summary

Six London universities in one place, to help with your higher education choices.

Through this London Universities Group Roadshow Webinar, you can find out more about university opportunities in the UK’s capital city.

It features six universities who are all members of the University of London – City, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS and St George’s. Between them, these universities cover a wide variety of subjects including business, creative subjects (art, design, media, music, theatre), engineering, healthcare (medicine, dentistry, nursing), humanities, languages, law, psychology, sciences (chemistry, physics, biology) and the social sciences.

Event topics and speakers:

Hear about the benefits of staying in London to study from Idowu A Isaac Ojo

Isaac is a final year BSc (Hons) Economics and Econometrics student at Goldsmiths. Alongside his studies, he is a student ambassador, a member of Goldsmiths Gardening Society, and delivers digital media skills workshops at a community photography studio in Newham. Focusing on his experience as a commuting student, he talks through the advantages that come from staying at home and studying in London.

Hear more about the difference between school/ college and university from Laura Massey and Natalie Ryles

Laura is the UK Student Recruitment Manager at SOAS University of London. She represents SOAS coordinating and attending higher education activities for SOAS with schools and colleges in the UK. She talks about some of the differences between school/college and university - including discussing student numbers and population, academic staff and tutors, and opportunities for work experience and studying abroad.

Natalie is the Student Ambassador and Events Officer at Queen Mary University of London. She has been at Queen Mary for 18 months, working with Queen Mary’s student ambassadors and supporting outreach and recruitment events. She presents on the differences between school/college and university, specifically looking at facilities and resources, research opportunities, and transitioning from A-level and BTEC to undergraduate study.

Hear more about student life from Jacob Brown and Priya Khindria

Jacob is the Student Recruitment – Outreach Manager for St George’s, University of London. This session introduces student life at University and will give insight into what life outside of the classroom might look like whilst studying in London. The session will begin by exploring the range of support available to help students transition from school/college to university, including study, academic and disability support, before turning attention to the student union. With over 300 types of sport clubs & societies in London, we’re sure we’ll have one that takes your interest! Finally, the session touches on the types of part time work that students often secure and will give brief insight into becoming a student ambassador.

Priya is the UK Marketing and Recruitment Assistant at City, University of London. She completed her degree in Scotland and was a sabbatical Student Union President and will provide insight into student support and adapting socially into university life. Priya discusses the academic and study skills support provided by universities to students. Particularly focussing on the study skills support for students with dyslexia or a disability and how students can use and access student support and how to contact support teams. The session also looks at transitioning into university and how to make friends in a new and diverse setting – particularly with focus on what University has to offer and meeting people - not only through your course but through extra curriculars and the students’ union.

Hear more about student finance from Tara Murphy

Tara is the Schools & Colleges Liaison Manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She discusses all the financial support available to you. This section includes loans and what’s available for students living in London and remaining at home. Tara will also provides examples of scholarships and bursaries available and where to find them - as well as offering money saving tips from budgeting to cheaper travel - to exploring London further for free!

Event Recorded: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 17:00

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