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Supporting students with University applications for Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy

RE and Philosophy 16-18 Teacher Training Webinar

Libby Ahluwalia

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Your school will get 6 months’ access to a recording of the webinar, so you can watch it again as many times as you like.

Why attend?

Provide effective support for students who are planning to study Religious Studies, Theology or Philosophy at university level.

This interactive teacher webinar will give practical advice on how you can help students with their applications in order to maximise their chances of success.
  • Explore how to guide students as they choose whether to apply for Religious Studies, Theology or Philosophy university courses
  • Discuss practical suggestions for encouraging students to undertake relevant extra-curricular activities and wider reading that will aid them in the application process
  • Clarify your understanding of what universities, including Oxbridge, are looking for in their applicants
  • Understand how to help students write an impressive personal statement and how to effectively support students preparing for university interviews
Booking reference: RS300920


3.30pm Introductions and sound checks
3.35pm Preparing to apply for university courses in Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy
  • Guiding students in their choice of university course – what should students consider when choosing a university course?
  • Accessing university support for widening participation in further education – what support do universities offer their applicants?
  • Encouraging students to develop their profiles with relevant extra-curricular activities and broader reading – practical suggestions
4.15pm Activity break
4.25pm Supporting students with the application process
  • Helping students with their personal statements – what are the characteristics of an impressive personal statement?
  • Supporting students in preparation for university interviews – how can teachers support students in preparing for these?
4.55pm Review and reflect
5.00pm Webinar ends


Libby Ahluwalia - Presenter
Libby Ahluwalia - Presenter
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