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Webinars series ranges from cutting edge science to supporting applications to university

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Online sessions from University of Bradford offer support with study and applying to University and the latest in academic research

How does your body clock affect your appetite? Why do we sometimes forget things? Do animals have a concept of mind? And how will AI transform the business world?

These are just some of the questions being tackled in an interesting and informative series of academic webinars run by the University of Bradford as part of its outreach programme.

The sessions, although directed primarily at those considering university, are open to anyone with an inquisitive mind.

In addition to academic lectures, the University’s UK/EU Recruitment Team will also be offering a wealth of tips for prospective students, covering topics such as making studying more productive, choosing the right university course, understanding student finance options and writing effective applications and personal statements.

Kirsty Lunn, Student Marketing Manager, said: “The events are directed mainly at prospective students looking to apply to university in 2021 or 2022 but we will also have sessions aimed at younger students. Technically, anyone can join in. Attendance for these sessions last term was really encouraging and we look forward to engaging with and supporting more students this term.

“The academic webinars are designed to engage with people, to show them what we do at the university by looking at some interesting areas of research, how those translate to the world on a practical level and how this links to our undergraduate degree programmes. They offer an insight into the kind of work academics do and give you a chance to ask them questions.

“The webinars delivered by the Recruitment Team offer in-depth skills development, including tips on how to apply to university. The idea is to ensure potential students feel supported and able to make a strong university application.”

Before Covid-19, the University’s outreach programme saw academics and the Recruitment Team visiting local and national schools but due to social distancing measures, the online series has been launched. We have a wide range of webinars currently scheduled to take place up until Christmas.

There are two main strands to the webinars, with academic sessions taking place every Wednesday from 3.30pm-4.30pm and general outreach webinars to deliver advice on interviews, exploring your university and course choices, university applications, study skills etc at other times throughout the week.

A number of online webinars for Parents & Carers and Teachers & Careers Advisors are also being developed and will be launched soon.

Forthcoming sessions include: Study skills and returning to learning (September 15/22, 4pm-5pm), Your body clock and how it affects your appetite (October 7, 3.30pm-4.30pm) and The Psychology of Memory (November 11, 3.30pm-4.30pm).

Find the full list of webinars here.

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