1. Learn from experts on each topic in each subject to build on your lessons and your teachers’ work with you;
2. Build a knowledge base from a growing library of videos and associated resources. Even develop an interest and/or understanding of subjects outside of your course of study to broaden your education.The more you learn the more you will see the interconnected nature of knowledge and the world;
3. Use for revision. Easily watched at home, on your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc. the videos provide an easily accessible format for revising when the need or the pressure arises. Remind yourself of the key debates, issues and questions involved in each subject;
4. Watch before a class to enable you to get the best out of that class. Be in a position to ask questions and start debate; key skills in getting the best grades and getting on at university;
5. Watch after a class to reinforce and build on what you have learned;
6. Develop learning strategies. Learn how to learn;
7. Develop the skills needed to succeed at your studies and at university;
8. Find out whether university is for you. Take a look at what university teaching and research is all about. Each subject has a video specifically looking at the differences between studying that subject at school and at university;
9. Identify the right subject and university for you;
10. Identify and aspire to suitable careers and employers.
1. Play a part in your child’s education by engaging with the site;
2. Find out more about what your child is studying;
3. Ask questions of likeminded peers through the forum of the site;
4. Find out about the relationship between secondary and tertiary education;
5. Engage with modern scholarship and further your own education and interests… for free;
6. Become a stakeholder in your child’s education. Have your say;
7. Help your child decide whether university is right for them by looking at the standards and practicalities involved;
8. Helpyour child choose the right subject and university for them;
9. Help your child identify suitable careers and employers;
10. Find out about new methods of teaching and learning, and how our understanding of key themes and topics is changing.
1. Promote discussion of key issues within specific subjects;
2. Keep up-to-date with the latest scholarship from subject specialists;
3. Add a video to your lesson plan. Share your ideas with other teachers (submit lesson plans for a chance to win an iPad III);
4. View how other teachers have used the resources and download their lesson plans;
5. Reinforce work done by suggesting that students watch material outside of school;
6. Show students a snapshot of what university is like in terms of the pedagogy and the ‘step up’;
7. Use the whole video to allow you to take a different perspective/counterpoint to that of the video. Promote criticism and debate;
8. Develop independent learners and promote higher order skills;
9. Help with the process of introducing students to career pathways, options and the process of applying for jobs;
10. Use as an additional resource to ‘stretch and challenge’ your students.
…and not forgetting that they are all free!