Though current challenges mean face-to-face interaction with universities is limited, there’s never been a better opportunity for students to engage with us online. We want to reassure you we will be here throughout the summer for both students and yourselves.
There are plenty of opportunities for students to engage with current staff and students online. There are opportunities to ask questions about life and study at University, as well as support with personal statements, applications and more.
Students have three options they can either talk to:
- Current students using Unibuddy
- Academics at our live Unibuddy events
- University Outreach Staff and current students on Our Discover University Facebook Page
Unibuddy is a free online chat service which connects prospective students with university ambassadors. It gives your students real-time access to people at our university, so they can chat about the things it doesn’t say in the brochure. This can replicate the conversations they may have had when attending a physical Open day or UCAS Exhibition about a subject they are interested in or student life. There is no limit for how many conversations or questions students can ask so it is a worthwhile resource to be accessed year round for all ages of students. Many universities have this resource which helps students make an informed decision alongside their research from University websites.
The academic live chat schedule can be accessed here.
University of Exeter Discover University is a collection of online activities and resources designed to support students, parent/guardians, teachers and advisers through various digital platforms. Examples of events include online subject conferences, live streamed advice and guidance workshops and a live lecture series.
It is time for a well-deserved rest, when looking ahead to the next year please visit our new website for teachers/HE Advisors which has useful free resources to support you and your students.
An example of this are our short animated videos on crucial topics such Personal Statements and Wellbeing. Feel free to circulate these to your students as an accessible introduction to the topics.
We also have short interactive factsheets on topics from lectures, labs and budgeting to help prepare year 13 for University which can be downloaded as PDFs. These can then be accessed offline in the students own time and worked through at their leisure.
As a Teacher/HE Advisor please feel free to email us at to talk to the Outreach Officer in your region to discuss how we can support your school/college.
Our ‘In Conversation’ series aims to provide useful insights of topical higher education issues from a University perspective. The sessions are delivered by Dr Karl Devincenzi, School Relationship Manager, who is joined by key members of staff from our university community. Each session delves into different topics and aims to provide information and guidance for prospective students.
In this episode, Katherine and Karl explore the implications of student number caps for this year’s application cycle, the implications of Covid-19 for students starting in September and how opportunities such as study abroad and industrial placements may be affected.