If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact us via email or via the contact form on this page, putting the school/college name in the subject.

(Please click on this link to see the details of the scheme and costs: Webinar Request Scheme. Also, please click on the school logo above to go to their website if you need further background). 

Request Summary: The request is for an MFL taster lecture webinar open to Year 11, 12 and 13, which will be used to prepare Yr 13 students by giving them an insight into university teaching. Ideally the webinar will cover an MFL text or film. Downe House has not been specific about dates so we will negotiate this with them based on a potential academic’s availability. They are happy for other schools to be invited.  

Q1 Which school/college are you from?

Downe House School, a selective independent girls’ day and boarding school in Cold Ash, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, for girls aged 11–18.

Q2 What type of university webinar are you requesting (Please note that some of the options are similar – please choose the one/s that best describes what you are looking for)?

  • Taster Lecture – A subject based talk to give students an insight into a subject area and the associated learning experience at university
  • Curriculum Support Talk – An external voice on a subject being covered in the classroom

Q3 Please describe any specific focus and requirements for what is covered in the session/s and what you would like it to achieve (learning/awareness/skills/motivation)?

Set texts/film in MFL, a typical language lecture at Uni

Q4 What year group/s is this for?

  • Year 11
  • Year 12
  • Year 13

Q5 As a rough estimate how many students would you expect to take part?

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Q6 Please provide up to 3 alternatives for when you would ideally like this to take place allowing a minimum of 3-4 weeks lead time? (If you are requesting more than one session or are unclear/flexible about dates at this stage, please move to question 6).

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Q7 If you want to book several sessions, or there is greater flexibility around the date/time, or you are uncertain at this stage when you would like it to happen, please give us as much detail as possible here?

I would like to use a Uni type lecture as a way to provide my students insight into what it is like to study languages at Uni. Curriculum support (ie an extra session on a set text or film) for Yr13.

Q8 Are you happy for other schools/colleges to be invited? (This often makes it more likely that a university will pick it up and students often say that they enjoy interacting with other schools).

  • Yes

Q9 Do you have any preferences in terms of the universities we try to engage? (In practice the request is more likely to be fulfilled if a wider range of unis can be approached).

  • Yes
  • If Yes, please specify.:
  • I would be able to get more engagement from my students if more traditional universities were involved.

Q10 Is there anything further you think would be useful for us to know?