Post-16 online activity

It's important that students still have access to information to help them consider their future options. Since we can’t come to you, we’ve created these online resources and activities.

AIM4University

AIM4University is a seven-week programme designed to provide advice, information and mentoring (AIM) to support students with their UCAS application, personal statement and much more.

The programme is flexible and tailored to fit student needs; the mentoring service matches applicants with a current University of Surrey student who can share practical advice towards structuring their application in addition to recommendations towards work experience, reading and references. Students will also get ahead in their preparation by receiving invitations to attend exclusive weekly webinars on areas such as Personal Statements, Applying for Student Finance and University Life.

Furthermore, participants on the programme will be invited to attend exclusive campus visits as well as appointments with our Student Success Advisors to learn more about the pastoral support available at the University of Surrey.

Student Feedback

"The programme was very helpful and I am more confident and prepared for university now."

"Using Brightside to communicate with our mentors who know first hand what the process of getting to university is like was the most helpful."

"UCAS personal statement webinar was amazing alongside personal finance."

This programme is suitable for UK applicants either interested or actively applying to study at university. You can receive impartial advice and an insight into university life with the support of our University of Surrey student mentors. 

Students who previously completed the programme stated the following:

100% surveyed either agree or strongly agree that they understood the the importance of good personal statement writing skills following completion of the programme.  

100% surveyed either agree or strongly agree that they are aware of the financial support available at university following completion of the programme. 

91% surveyed either agree or strongly agree that they are aware of the learning and pastoral support available at university following completion of the programme.

81% surveyed either agree or strongly agree that they feel confident in their personal writing skills following completion of the programme.

AIM4University launches on Monday 20 September and concludes on Sunday 7 November.

Online mentoring is flexible with access to the platform available 24/7. You can then expect to receive responses within 72 hours from your mentor. 

Webinars

All weekly webinars take place at 17:00 and are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday 22 September - Welcome to AIM4University
  • Wednesday 29 September - Making the most of Open Days
  • Wednesday 6 October - UCAS Applications & Personal Statements
  • Wednesday 13 October - Student Finance
  • Wednesday 20 October - Student Life

All sessions are recorded. There is no obligation to attend live but webinar links and recordings are only shared with programme participants.

Campus Visits & Appointments

The exclusive campus visits and appointments with our Student Success Advisors are available on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 27 October (12:00 - 16:00)
  • Saturday 30 October (10:00 - 15:00)

Attendance is optional and only one date is required. Virtual appointments are also available upon request through the online booking form.

You can sign up for AIM4University today by completing our online booking form.

For any further questions or queries, please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk  

European Connect

European Connect is a three week research project connecting you with likeminded students from across Europe. You will be matched based upon subject interests and will collaborate towards the completion of a group project and presentation as facilitated by one of our current students at the University of Surrey. You can expect to receive academic feedback on your presentation in addition to invitations to attend exclusive webinars covering topics such as Personal Statements, Student Finance and Student Life.

Student Feedback

“I believe the programme was highly beneficial and enriching to be able to discuss with other team members on a wide variety of topics.”

“As a program, it allowed me to learn so many things without being under pressure. It was amazing!”

“I would just like to thank the administrative body behind the European Connect programme as it was an extremely productive way of furthering my education.”

This programme was recognised by the Office for Students as an example of best practice during the Coronavirus pandemic: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/coronavirus/coronavirus-case-studies/higher-education-outreach/

This programme is suitable for UK and EU applicants either interested or actively applying to study at university within the UK. This opportunity allows you to learn more about your chosen subject areas with the support of our University of Surrey student mentors.

Students who previously completed the programme stated the following: 

96% surveyed agree or strongly agree that they know the choices open to them in the future following completion of the programme.

91% surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that they were more confident in knowing what is expected of students at university following completion of the programme.

87% surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that they felt confident in their own education pathway following completion of the programme.

83% surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that they felt confident in making decisions about their future education following completion of the programme.

European Connect will run online across 3 weeks. Dates for 2022 are yet to be confirmed. Please visit this page from April 2022 for further details.

Applications for European Connect are currently closed.

Webinars for Year 12 and 13 students

Our webinars have been designed to guide and support you through the important decisions and milestones needed prior to starting university. You will have the opportunity to speak to our support staff, connect with our current students and have your questions answered during each session.

Book your place