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  • Kingston University Taster Day Science, Engineering & Computing Foundation Year 0 Dr Ian Piper, Course Director Kelly Barnett, Scholarships Manager
  • What will be covered in this session
    • All the course details
    • Key features of the course
    • Who will I be studying with?
    • Meet the staff
    • Our graduates
    • How we support you
    • The Compact Scheme & Scholarships
    • Time for questions
  • All about the course
    • What is the course structure (years of study, p-t/f-t, placement option – expand on the information that is available on the website, including some personal case studies
    • What kind of hours do the students do?
    • What is the style of teaching?
    • What is the style of assessment & how do you give feedback?
    • What tutor contact is expected?
    • Stress level of academic support & advice
    • How the course is organised and managed
  • Who are the students?
    • Who are they
    • What kind of subjects have they studied before
    • Total number of students
    • What aspirations do they have
  • How do we support you?
    • Learning and teaching support
    • Assessment & feedback
    • LRC facilities & e-learning & IT facilities
    • Assisting their personal development (presentation & communication skills)
    • Academic skills centre
    • Dyslexia support (representatives will be available to discuss further with them)
  • The Compact Scheme & Scholarships
    • Course preparation activities (Head Start) and enhanced induction (Fast Forward)
    • On-course support
    • Single point of contact for advice
    • Bursary of £1500 for Care Leavers and Foyer residents
    • Priority for either the National or Kingston Scholarships*
    • * Please note additional criteria apply
  • Compact Scheme Eligibility
    • First generation to HE
    • Mature learners with no existing university qualification
    • Applicants who have spent a period of time in social care
    • Local Authority Care Leavers/Foyer residents (bursary of £1500)
    • To find out more about the Compact Scheme why not go to one of our talks today or visit www.kingston.ac.uk/compact
  • Scholarships
    • Science, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics one of the key priority groups to be part of the National Scholarship Programme
    • Please see our undergraduate section of the website for scholarship eligibility criteria
  • Scholarships
    • Package of support
    • As well as the financial support available you may also access an exclusive package of support including:
    • Information advice and guidance
    • Priority invitation to a special summer event to help prepare you for university;
    • An enhanced induction programme;
    • Access to a team of advisers to ensure your journey through university runs smoothly;
    • Exclusive access to employability advice and guidance
    • Email alerts to extra-curricular employment experience schemes, academic skills support and social events
  • Any questions?
  • How to get the most from the rest of your day
    • Meet our students! Take a campus tour and attend our interactive student life session
    • Talk to experts about how funding works, and the bursaries that KU offers
    • Talk to experts about our Halls of residence & accommodation options
    • Get a feeling for the university, can you imagine yourself studying here?