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Pre-University Programme

The Pre-University programme is the perfect opportunity for you to sample or confirm your academic aspirations. Your teachers will give you a taster of what it will be like to study their subjects at an undergraduate level.

Each course will be made up of lectures, seminars and talks from Old Bryanstonians currently working at universities. Alongside your Pre-University course there will be a series of life skills masterclasses which will help you prepare for life after Bryanston.



View the Pre-University Programme

Week 4 Guest Lecture - Tim Hewitt, Ivy House
Week 5 Guest Lecture - Ian Warwick, Senior Director of London Gifted & Talented

Week 4 - Life Skills Masterclasses start:   - How to access your most powerful     mind in times of  massive change    - Essential First Aid  Pre-University courses are hosted by a range of OBs:    - OB Dr Andrew Lack    - OB Bryony Bennet .  Read more.

Week 5 -  Life Skills Masterclasses:   - Understanding Income Tax    - Academic Reading & Writing  Pre-University courses hosted by a range of OBs.    - OB Brad Jarvis    - Professor Michael Winter   - OB Dr Yu Kay Law   - OB Dr Tilly Collins    Read more here.

Week 6 Guest Lecture - Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University

Week 6 Life Skills Masterclasses:   - Global and Local as Sources of      Identity    - Why looking after your mental      health can make you cleverer  Pre-University courses hosted by a range of OBs.    - OB Professor Rebecca Empson - OB Dr Peter Rudebeck - Edouard Sebline Read more here

Week 6 Guest Lecture - Natasha Devon MBE, Author and Campaigner

Week 7 Guest Lecture - Bella Eccles, Personal Development and Career Coach

Week 7 Guest Lecture - Ian Warwick, Senior Director of London Gifted & Talented

Week 8 Guest Lecture - Natalie Bickford,  Group HR Director of Merlin Entertainments

Week 7 - Life Skills Masterclasses:   - Making the most of a contact      – Creating a professional online      profile without much experience    - Managing your workload  Pre-University courses are hosted by a range of OBs.

Week 8 - Life Skills Masterclasses:   - UCAS – Post applicants   - CV Writing & Interview Skills  Pre-University courses are hosted by a range of OBs:

Overview - Optional courses:   - Nutrition and Wellbeing    - Coding for STEM   - Microsoft Excel Masterclass


Programme end. Good luck with your next steps!

Useful resources 

University showcase

Many of you would have been planning on attending university open days this term. BridgeU are hosting virtual university showcases to help cover the absence of open days. To register please click here.

Thursday 21 May

  • 11:00 BST: University of York
  • 11:30 BST: Nottingham Trent University
  • 12:00 BST: University of Liverpool
  • 12:30 BST: University of Bristol

Tuesday 26 May

  • 16:00 BST: University of Liverpool
  • 16:30 BST: Nottingham Trent University
  • 17:00 BST: University of York
  • 17:30 BST: University of Bristol

Other resources

Higher Education Guides

  • Exit 20 Choosing your Course & University - read here.
  • Pre and Post Applicants Exit 20 A Guide for Pupils - read here.
  • Pre Applicants Exit 20 - UCAS Apply 20 - read here.

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