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HE Guidance: Making The Most Of … Your Free Time With Lily Wearden From Aberystwyth University

12th October 2021 @ 15:00 - 15:30


We are delighted to present the Making the Most of … series from Aberystwyth University which looks at all the different decisions that you need to make throughout your time in the sixth form; be it making the most of the sixth form in the first instance, to your well-being, and attending University fairs physically and virtually, Open Days and so much more…

In this webinar, lasting no more than 30 minutes, we will be providing key areas that you need to consider and the tips and techniques you can take on board for Making the Most of … Your Free Time.

This session will cover a little bit of everything, to help you make the most of the time you’ve got until heading off to university. Be that your evenings, weekends, half terms, or full summer holiday; there is plenty of useful – and often fun! – things you can be getting on with that will help you in your journey to Higher Education.

We will look at:

  • Academic/ subject-related opportunities to get involved in to help boost your personal statement
  • Clubs/ groups to help build skills and versatility
  • Part-time work to develop skills and experience, as well as financial benefits
  • Learning skills for independent living such as cooking and cleaning
  • Allowing yourself to have fun, take breaks, have busy social lives, and still manage your time wisely

The main purpose of this session is to motivate students to use their time as best as they can whilst at sixth form, while also promoting a healthy balance between school and leisure activities – it’s just as important to have breaks and allow yourself to have fun as it is to work hard!

Lily Wearden, one of Aberystwyth’s renowned Student Recruitment Officers, will provide her own experiences alongside current students and will be posing questions for you to consider.


For further details about this great series and to see other Making the Most of … events on offer, please click below:


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of school closures.


Suitable for: Years 12 and 13 or equivalent students taking part in student groups or as individuals. Advisers, teachers and parents are very welcome too.

Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no formal preparation or pre-reading but participants may like to consider in advance some questions relevant to the topic.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.  If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



12th October 2021
15:00 - 15:30
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