What's Next? - Mark out your next moves

Join us for a week of online activities created to help you make decisions when considering applying to university.

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What's Next? is a week of events dedicated to providing you with information, advice and guidance if you are considering applying to university. We want to help you make an informed and balanced decision about your next steps.

We are hosting a series of short online videos and live Q&As, giving you the freedom to select the sessions best suited to your needs and interests.

Please view all of the key information and session schedule below and book onto a session.

For Teachers and Advisers, we also have a series of lunchtime sessions, typically consisting of a 15-minute introductory talk, followed by a chance for questions and discussion. You can find out more information and book your sessions on our website.

Headline Speaker

Headline speaker Jamala Osman

The highlight of the week will be a headline talk from Jamala Osman.

Jamala is a 26 year-old award winning motivational speaker and former bank manager at Barclays plc. She was one of the youngest bank managers in the country and was tasked with running her first branch at the age of 21.

Jamala is a captivating speaker who uses spoken word to tell her stoutly. She opened for Eric Thomas last year and is well known for her TEDx London talk ‘From the block to the Bank’ Jamala speaks about her dramatic turnaround from a challenging start in life that led her to create pathways and programmes for other struggling individuals to help break down barriers. Jamala also runs a consultancy that helps organisations think differently about talent.

Key information


Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July 2020

Who is the event for?

The majority of sessions will be aimed at students who are considering attending university in September 2021. We will also be running bespoke sessions for mature students, parents/guardians and teachers/advisors.

How to attend

All presentations and live Q&As will be run through Zoom webinars. Once booked onto a session, you will be sent a link in your e-mail an hour prior to your session starting, please click this link to check-in and view the session.

Most presentations are pre-recorded accompanied by a live Q&A session, enabling you to get answers to your individual questions.

Some sessions are live and you will be able to ask a question directly to the presenter. Please note, asking questions will be done through the webchat, you will not be allowed to speak via video and audio.

Please read our Online Sessions Code of Conduct (PDF) before attending sessions.

Access requirements

The presentation will be available to you on request after the presentation. Alongside this, we are happy to provide a transcript and additional notes for students with hearing access issues. Please contact us: outreach@gold.ac.uk

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: outreach@gold.ac.uk

Session schedule

4 - 4.30pm - Discovering Study Abroad

Join us to learn about all the fantastic study and work abroad opportunities there are at university. From spending a couple of weeks to a whole term away, studying and working abroad can truly be a life changing experience.

Session tag: #IntroducingUniversity

Who is this session for?

This session is aimed at students wishing to learn more about studying abroad.

Register your interest

If you are interested in attending this event please register your interest via our booking form.