Tue, 20 Feb 2018

Gap Year IDEAS

To have a look at some great ideas for what to do with your gap year, see IDEAS

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Gap Year TALKS

For an impartial gap year talk at a school, college or an exhibition, see TALKS

Talks at Schools, Colleges, Universities

It may be possible to arrange an impartial school talk on taking a gap year, which does not favour any one company.  If you would like a school talk in 2018, please contact the following, who have given very successful impartial gap year talks for many years:
 

Gapforce

James Catterall:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
www.gapforce.org  +44 (0)207 384 3028

Oyster Worldwide

Sarah Waldie:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.oysterworldwide.com  +44 (0) 1892 770 771

Projects Abroad

Luke Peach:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.projects-abroad.co.uk  +44 (0) 1903 708 300 
 
The talk lasts about 40 minutes and will cover:
  • What is a gap year?
  • When can you take a gap year?
  • Why take a gap year?
  • Reasons not to take a gap year
  • What do others think? eg UCAS and AGR
  • Applying to university
  • Researching your gap year
  • What can you do? eg volunteer, earn money, a course, travel
  • Where can you go?
  • How best to travel?
  • Key questions to ask yourself and others
  • What does it cost?
  • How to raise the money
  • Issues about gap years eg regulation, DIY, ethical issues, safety, codes of practice
  • .. and when you get home….!
  • My gap year experiences – the view of a returned ‘gapper’  

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Talks and stands can be arranges for Open Days and Careers Fairs eg as organised for UCL, London and the UCAS HE fair at London Olympia.   

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

If a talk is required, the school/college/university should provide the equipment and facilities for a Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation, the computer, data projector and screen to be set up by the school 20 minutes before the talk begins.  The presentation should be able to be loaded onto the school's computer through a CD and USB key.  Some presenters may have a short film presentation as well, so sound may be required, with DVD capability.

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