Kingston University Taster Day Science, Engineering & Computing Foundation Year 0 Dr Ian Piper, Course Director Kelly Barn...
What will be covered in this session <ul><li>All the course details </li></ul><ul><li>Key features of the course </li></ul...
All about the course <ul><li>What is the course structure (years of study, p-t/f-t, placement option – expand on the infor...
Who are the students? <ul><li>Who are they </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of subjects have they studied before </li></ul><ul>...
How do we support you? <ul><li>Learning and teaching support </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment & feedback </li></ul><ul><li>LRC...
The Compact Scheme & Scholarships <ul><li>Course preparation activities (Head Start) and enhanced induction (Fast Forward)...
Compact Scheme Eligibility <ul><li>First generation to HE </li></ul><ul><li>Mature learners with no existing university qu...
Scholarships <ul><li>Science, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics one of the key priority groups to be part of the Nati...
Scholarships <ul><li>Package of support </li></ul><ul><li>As well as the financial support available you may also access a...
Any questions?
How to get the most from the rest of your day <ul><li>Meet our students! Take a campus tour and attend our interactive stu...
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Taster day foundation

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

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