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Durham University

Schools Liaison

Talks for Schools

We can offer your school a range of talks tailored to suit your needs and the needs of your students. Our staff have a wide-ranging knowledge of all aspects of the University admissions process. We have many years' experience of working with colleagues in schools to provide up-to-date, relevant and invaluable information to students making important choices about their future education.

We can cover a wide range of topics, some of which are listed below. We can design our talks to be delivered to an audience including teachers or parents & guardians, if required. If you would be interested in arranging a talk covering a topic which is not listed here, please contact us and we will try to help. You can request a talk using our online form.

Please be aware: Due to COVID-19, we are not currently hosting any events for schools on-site or visiting schools in person. We are therefore only offering virtual provision for the Autumn term 2020. We will review this in January 2021, and update this webpage accordingly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Why Durham: an overview of what Durham University has to offer to students, including information on our collegiate system.
  • Colleges: an introduction to collegiate universities and the benefits of belonging to one of our colleges.
  • How to Choose a Course and University: advice on how to choose between over one hundred higher education institutions and thousands of degree courses.
  • Applying to University: an overview of the application process to Higher Education, from what to consider before making a decision, through to results day.
  • Applying to Competitive Institutions: how to give yourself the best chance of receiving offers from universities which receive high numbers of applications per place through the personal statement.
  • Personal Statements Workshop: advice on what Admissions Tutors at Durham look for in a personal statement with an interactive opportunity to assess example statements.
  • Student Finance: advice and guidance on fees, finance and managing your budget as a student.
  • Study Skills: guidance on the transition to Higher Education, looking at library skills, referencing and academic support.
  • LNAT: top tips for the Law National Aptitude Test, a required Admissions Test for students wishing to study Law at Durham.

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