How can we help you?
HELOA Wales members offer a range of services, free of charge, which include:
If you would like to access any of these services please contact our members.
Visits to Schools & Colleges
Our members visit schools & colleges throughout the UK to provide talks to students and parents about a range of higher education issues including; choosing courses, the UCAS application process, student life and student finance. We also attend school & college based higher education and careers fairs.
If you would like to find out more about the talks on offer or would like to arrange for representatives to attend an event you are planning please contact our members using the contacts list.
Open Days / Visit Opportunities
Open Days provide a valuable opportunity for students and their advisors to visit universities to find out more about the courses and facilities on offer. We would advise that where possible applicants visit the institutions they are interested in applying to in order to help them to make informed choices. There are a number of opportunities to visit universities in Wales to find out more please contact the institutions directly or follow the links below.
We also welcome visits to our institutions by teachers and careers advisors. To find out more about the opportunities which are available please contact the institutions directly using our contact list.
Higher Education Conventions
There is a national network of higher education conventions in the UK which are supported and attended by HELOA Wales members and their institutions. All schools and colleges are invited to attend one of these events which are co-ordinated by UCAS. Four of these events take place in Wales:
• South Wales: Cardiff (Category A)
• West Wales: Carmarthen (Category B)
• North West Wales: Llandudno (Category C)
• North East Wales: Wrexham (Category C)
Category A: Attended by up to 150 exhibitors and 5000+ students per day
Category B: Attended by up to 130 exhibitors and 3500+ students per day
Category C: Attended by up to 100 exhibitors and 2000+ students per day
For further information about events in your area please visit www.ucas.com/events
HELOA Wales members meet on a regular basis and can therefore provide a single voice on HE marketing and promotion issues relating to higher education issues in Wales. For instance, in recent times, we have advised individual schools and colleges on the measures they can put in place to ensure that their students are well prepared for HE and aware of the opportunities available. We have also contributed to policy development and national debate about HE issues in Wales.
For further information please contact the Chair or Vice-Chair of HELOA Wales.