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Helping students to understand their future options.
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GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 3: Student Finance

Uni ConnectMar 06, 2023

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GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 5: Social Experience

GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 5: Social Experience

Join us as we explore the social experience of higher education.

May 25, 202351:34
GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 4: Student Experience

GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 4: Student Experience

Join us as we explore the ins and outs of university life. With special guest Laura MacGregor, Widening Participation and Outreach Manager at University Centre Leeds, who describes the differences between studying higher education compared with school or college. We then look at what the main differences between studying higher education at a further education college are and also the support that is available.

With so many higher education institutions out there, it can be challenging to know which one is the perfect fit for you. This episode provides an inside look at the student experience, giving you an opportunity to compare various institution settings and decide which aligns best with your goals and interests. You'll also receive valuable advice from experts and student ambassadors, helping you to make the most of your time at university.

Apr 18, 202351:12
GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 3: Student Finance

GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 3: Student Finance

In this episode, host Jake Jackson and co-host Leyan Elyas from GHWY discuss student finance with expert advice from Leeds Beckett University, where we discuss the student finance process and details with real life examples.


We are then joined by student ambassadors ready to share their first-hand experience applying for Student Finance, and offer valuable insights and practical tips for maximising your financial support.

Mar 06, 202345:55
GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 2: Apprenticeships

GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 2: Apprenticeships

In this episode, host Jake Jackson and co-host Leyan Elyas from GHWY discuss the apprenticeship route with guest speaker Nick Galicia from Zenith, a leading vehicle leasing organisation which operates their own apprenticeship programme. We will discuss key attributes that make a good apprentice and offer tips when applying and presenting themselves whilst exploring what a typical day looks like.

We are then joined by a recent apprentice Daanish, who is currently studying a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Daanish describes what life is like and how valuable it has been putting into practice what he has learnt.

Feb 07, 202340:19
GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 1: UCAS

GHWY Uni Connect Podcast - Episode 1: UCAS

In this episode, host Jake Jackson from GHWY will be asking special Guest Jasmine Simons, an Admissions and Registration Officer at Leeds Conservatoire about UCAS and the application process. We will hear from current students offering their advice and insights about the process, offering key advice and tips when considering where to study, the application process and ‘does and don’ts’ for personal statements.

Jan 26, 202342:03
Insight into Student Life: Episode 2- Finding Independence at University

Insight into Student Life: Episode 2- Finding Independence at University

In this episode a group of Year 10 students in Leeds speak to a university student about ways to gain and develop independence after school and college. 

Jul 20, 202219:12
Insight into Student Life: Episode 1- Navigating University Life

Insight into Student Life: Episode 1- Navigating University Life

In this episode, Year 10 students from Leeds will be asking a university student from Leeds Beckett University, their questions on navigating university life during the pandemic and post- pandemic. 

Jul 20, 202218:29
Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 5

Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 5

Listen to this episode to hear from Ellie, the Pastoral and Digital Lead at Leeds City College, on her pathway through university and into the world of work. 

Mar 25, 202217:53
Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 4

Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 4

Check out this episode where we talk to Josh in the Business Engagement team at Leeds City College, about the path he took to get into this role. 

Feb 03, 202214:52
Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 3

Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 3

In this episode, we speak to the Head of Sport at Leeds City College to find out more about the steps she's taken which have led to this role.

Jan 21, 202210:02
Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 2

Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 2

In this episode we chat to a travel and tourism teacher at Leeds City College about the experience he has in the travel and tourism industry and how that has led him on the pathway to becoming a teacher 

Jan 13, 202218:48
Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 1

Uni Connect Progression Series: Episode 1

This episode is the first in our new progression series! Throughout the next few weeks we'll be interviewing a range of staff members from Leeds City College so you can find out more about their progression after school/ college and how they got to where they are today. 


Jan 06, 202214:30
Episode 13: Student Finance and Money Management

Episode 13: Student Finance and Money Management

In this episode we discuss the student finance process with Leeds Beckett University.

Mar 30, 202126:20
Episode 12: Transitioning to HE. Preparing for the move to University

Episode 12: Transitioning to HE. Preparing for the move to University

In this episode we chat to a second year student from The University of Leeds. They provide loads of useful tips on how to manage your time and workload at university, how to meet new people, how to budget and manage your money- and much more! 

Mar 17, 202133:11
Episode 11: Studying Engineering at University

Episode 11: Studying Engineering at University

In this episode we'll be speaking to a Professor from Sheffield Hallam University to discuss the different types of Engineering degrees available to study at HE level. If anyone wants to explore these in more depth we recommend using UCAS to research for courses.

Feb 15, 202111:19
Episode 10: Teacher Training

Episode 10: Teacher Training

In this episode we'll discuss different routes into teaching; and Charlotte will be interviewing a final year student from Leeds Trinity University on how she has found her Primary Education degree, and the experience/ opportunities it has given her. 

Jan 27, 202125:45
Episode 9: First Term at University- a student insight

Episode 9: First Term at University- a student insight

In this episode we'll chat to a student who's finished the first term of their bachelors degree at the University of Bradford- he'll be chatting about how he's found studying during the pandemic, how you can prepare to start university and top tips to have a good first term.

Jan 13, 202117:40
Episode 8: Interviews and Portfolios

Episode 8: Interviews and Portfolios

During this episode we're going to cover 2 different types of courses.....health based courses and art courses and we'll be looking at how you can prepare and stand out during the additional interview and portfolio requirements.

Health Courses Section: 3:40- 14.40

Art Courses Section: 14.40- 25.40

Top Tips: 25.40

Dec 09, 202028:21
Episode 7: The UCAS Application Form- what do you need to know?

Episode 7: The UCAS Application Form- what do you need to know?

This episode covers the key things you need to know when completing your application form, highlighting the areas where students often go wrong. 

Nov 25, 202020:33
Episode 6: Studying HE at a college

Episode 6: Studying HE at a college

This episode explores how different settings and courses lend themselves to different learning styles and we chat with the University Centre Leeds about what studying at a college can offer. 

Nov 11, 202017:45
Episode 5: Societies and their benefits

Episode 5: Societies and their benefits

This episode explores the benefits of joining a society at university and we'll be chatting to the Vice President of the African and Caribbean society at Leeds Beckett University, to find out more about what a society can offer you!

Oct 26, 202015:35
Episode 4 - Medicine

Episode 4 - Medicine

During this episode we talk with University of Bradford about applying to Medicine and health related courses.  Following our chat with Caroline, we give you our top tips about the application process, interviews and admission tests.

Sep 30, 202017:12
Episode 3 - Conservatories

Episode 3 - Conservatories

This episode we focus on conservatories, as applying to some performing arts and music courses have different deadlines and application processes. If you are applying to study a performing arts or music course at a University or College you will still find the information about your applications, portfolios and auditions really useful

Sep 23, 202019:16
Episode 2 - Personal Statement

Episode 2 - Personal Statement

In  this episode we talk about personal statements, what to include in them, how to structure them and how to make them persuasive. We hear from Will, from Leeds Beckett University who give us some advice on writing a personal statement, which is follow by a summary of our top tips.

Sep 15, 202017:12
Episode 1 - Applying

Episode 1 - Applying

In this episode we focus on applying to Higher Education.  We talk with a Leeds City College student, Joel, who shares his experience applying to university. We then share our top tips on applying to university.

Sep 09, 202012:47