Teaching and Education

Activate College Group

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Activate Learning Education Trust on behalf of Bracknell & Wokingham and Reading College, is an education group working across further and higher education, schools, apprenticeships and training. 

Bracknell & Wokingham and Reading College 
Select link for further information 
-  Bracknell & Wokingham and Reading College
-  Full-time pathways and Apprenticeship Guide 2021-22

Please see the links below for an introduction video for both Reading College and Bracknell and Wokingham College, and links to some college tours.

Why choose Bracknell & Wokingham College?

Reading College Introduction Video

1 minute College Tour

Bracknell & Wokingham virtual 360 tour

Reading College virtual 360 tour


 Merrist Wood & Guildford College

Further information can be accessed at www.merristwood.ac.uk and click to view a Merrist Wood Presentation Feb 2021 

Before applying select for a 360-degree tour of Merrist Wood College

University of Bath

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The University of Bath is a world-class university in a world heritage city. They provide courses that are both rigorous intellectually and serve real-world relevance.
Their campus is equipped with superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities. Their reputation for work placements for all makes them a popular choice.

For further details select the links below:

-  University of Bath

-  Useful Links Information Sheet 

Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

Choosing a university course - YouTube Video

Why apply to the University of Bath? - YouTube Video

Outreach Hub - resources to help students

Writing a Personal Statement - YouTube Video


Bath Spa University

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Based in a world heritage city & connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University will ensure that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens. Three principals underpin their vision: they are ethical, they are academically led and they are focused on all their students acquiring the distinctive set of Bath Spa attributes. 

Select the link below for further information:
Bath Spa University

Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)

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BCA is a land-based college based near Maidenhead on a 400-acre campus offering a large variety of Further and Higher Education courses and land-based apprenticeships.

Select the links for further information:

 - Online Prospectus
 - Principal's Welcome
 - College Video

Bournemouth University 

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Their vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice.
Bournemouth University has more than 19,000 students and is ranked as one of the top 100 young universities in the world (THE Young University Rankings 2020).

They have developed a range of online resources on our 'Explore your Options' pages which will provide students with information about preparing for university, study skills, subject-specific content and access to on-demand versions of many of their presentations.

Please see links for videos that you may find helpful: 

 - Careers at Bournemouth University
 -  Project Manager/Sports Lecturer
 -  Sustainability Support Officer

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Select this link for more information.

Fashion Retail Academy
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The Fashion Retail Academy awarded Ofsted Outstanding, is a unique, employer-led college.
It was founded in 2005 as a unique private-public partnership with investment from the retail industry matched by the government. They offer a wide range of specialist fashion Diplomas, Degrees and Short courses for students of all ages with start dates throughout the year.
Their courses are developed to provide students with a combination of in-depth knowledge of Fashion Retail and hands-on practical experience of the work environment.

They have created an online resource that introduces readers to each career opportunity in the fashion industry called the
Fashion Retail Academy’s Outreach Hub

View this presentation that supports careers in the fashion industry. 

Henley College

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Henley College is a sixth form college based in Henley-on-Thames, they offer a large selection of A-Levels, vocational courses and also apprenticeships.

A prospectus is available to view online.

Future at Henley
This area of their website has everything prospective students need to know about the College, including information on how to apply, the different subject departments, videos and virtual tours. Click below to find out more.

Future at Henley 
-  College Videos

Careers Advisor
Their careers advisor is available to students for one to one meetings about their options for further study or entering the world of work. Click here for more information. 

University of Hertfordshire

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The University of Hertfordshire is an ambitious and entrepreneurial University with an international vision, putting students at the heart of what they do.
The University is easily accessible, only half an hour from lively central London and within reach of all four of the capital’s international airports. Their £15m Sports Villages boasts some of the best university sports and fitness facilities in the UK. 

Select link for further information: 

Undergraduate Prospectus

University Open Days 

Virtual Experience & Subject Talks

Getting Ready for University

Taster Lectures & Webinars



Lancaster University

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Lancaster University is a high ranking (in each of the UK’s major university league tables) institution offering a range of undergraduate courses. Their campus is set in a beautiful 560-acre site with a variety of study spaces, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Students get placed into one of our 9 unique colleges that provide accommodation, social spaces and a welcoming and fun environment for students. 

Select links below for further details:

-  Overview of Lancaster University 
-  Upcoming Events 
-  Online Prospectus 2021 

Subject Specific Taster Lectures:

Medical School 


Sport & Exercise Science




English Languages



Media & Cultural Studies


 Financial Markets





Plymouth University

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A broad-based, international university of the region, maintaining pre-eminence in research and education in marine and maritime environments and societies, and leadership in environmental sustainability.
For further information select the link below:

-  Virtual Open Days 
-  Student Life

University of Portsmouth 

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The University of Portsmouth works with the local community and partners with businesses, industry and government to set the course for a better future. They aim to educate and transform the lives of their students to help them achieve their potential.
They stand out, not just in the UK but in the world.
They excel in research areas from cosmology and astrophysics to cybersecurity, forensics and sport science.

For further information click on the links below.

-  Why choose the University of Portsmouth?
-  Researching Courses
-  Students Life 

University of Reading
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The University of Reading has been at the forefront of UK higher education for nearly a century. Over the decades they have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change. 
-  Thinking About University
-  Studying at the University of Reading? 
-  Prospectus Order Form 

 Interested in becoming a teacher? - select this link for further details

Royal Holloway University, University of London

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Royal Holloway, University of London, welcomes students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective within a close-knit and historic campus. The 135-acre campus, located in Egham, Surrey, is 40 minutes south-west of central London. 

Select the links below for further information:

-  Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 
-  Royal Holloway Life in 60 Seconds
-  Student Life 

Southampton University


Southampton University is ranked among the top 100 universities globally and top 20 in the UK.
They are a research-led founding member of the Russell Group, with courses from over 65 subject areas that are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowned academics.
Join a dynamic community where you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve your goals. With over 300 clubs and societies, you can try new things, meet new people and explore your new city.
Select links below for further information:

-  Introduction & Overview 
-  Virtual-fair weblink

University of Surrey


The University of Surrey is a public research university in Guildford.  Since its foundation, the university has fostered links with other educational bodies in the local community and region. The university currently validates undergraduate courses at Farnborough College of Technology and postgraduate research programmes at St Mary's University, Twickenham.

Select The link for further information:
- Prospectus 2021

Select here to view the Campus Tour Video 

Pre-recorded talks:

 Student Finance

Choosing a course 

How to apply to UCAS 

 Student Life



University of West London

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The University of West London is ranked as the top modern university in London - with courses including Business, Computing and Engineering, Film, Media and Design, Hospitality and Tourism, Human and Social Sciences, Law and Criminology, Music and Performing Arts, Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare.

For further information select the links below:

 University of West London

Prospectus 2021 

 Virtual Tour Video

Why choose UWL? - YouTube video