Post 16 activities – on campus activities

Find out more about how we are able to welcome groups of students onto our campus through a variety of opportunities and activities. Make sure you also check out our off-campus events provision.

Summer residentials

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Our fully funded 2022 summer residential events are now open to applications and will take place on our Ormskirk campus from:

  • Monday 25 July – Thursday 28 July 
  • Monday 1 August – Thursday 4 August

Our summer residentials are aimed at year 12 (year 13 if in Northern Ireland) and 1st year college students wanting an opportunity to experience university study before making their higher education choices. Students will receive university-level tuition from our academic tutors, engage with other prospective students and some of our current students.

All students will receive a project to complete during the event and/or take part in realistic taster lectures and workshops, which will be excellent preparation for university study and be a good example to use in your personal statement. You will also have the opportunity to learn from our current students about life on campus and receive advice on applications and student finance.

Dates and departments:

Week one: Monday 25 July – Thursday 28 July


Applied Health and Social Care







Music Production

Musical Theatre

Professional Health

Social Sciences

Sport and Physical Activity


Week two: Monday 1 August – Thursday 4 August


Computer Science

Creative Writing

English Language

English Literature



Law, Criminology and Policing


Teaching and Education – Early Years and Primary or Secondary and Further Education

The experience will include:

Academic workshops

You will gain a detailed insight into the way the courses are taught here at the university and will have access to the expert staff who deliver the courses. The workshops, sessions and activities that each department have put together have been arranged so that you can get a full and enriched experience of that particular department.

Project-based work

Departments that set their own project-based learning task around a particular topic will enable you to try independent study as well as giving you the opportunity to practise your presentation skills. The informal presentation at the end of the final academic session will allow you to share your project with your group and department staff to get feedback on your ideas.

Preparation for university

As well as access to the academic departments, you will also receive an induction into the services and facilities that students use whist studying at university. Our current students can give you a great insight into what university life is really like, such as how they budget, the societies they are involved with and how they settled in to their new way of life. You will leave with an excellent understanding of what the Edge Hill University Student Experience includes.

Application preparation

As this event takes place during the summer holidays, students must enquire and book their places individually. Details of the summer residentials will be sent to key contacts within schools/colleges and displayed on this website.

Student testimonials

Read what previous attendees at our summer residentials have to say about their experience:

“The academic sessions taught me how to work in a team and I enjoyed meeting new people.”


“I came here very nervous and not knowing anyone but I put myself out there and just thought what is there to lose!”


If you have any queries please get in touch:

Please note that departments require a minimum number of students to run their residential so we reserve the right to withdraw any department or subject from the residential at any time.

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Bespoke campus visits

The team have extensive experience organising and facilitating bespoke school and college campus visits, ranging from small cohorts of students to entire year groups. A head of a sixth form recently commented:

“A massive thank you to all involved. It was a very worthwhile trip and we very much appreciate the effort that was put into the planning of it. It is definitely something that I would look to repeat with future year groups”

Programmes can be tailored around individual school or college requirements in terms of sessions and timings but a typical example of a day can be seen below:

9.45amArrival and welcome
10amIntroduction to Higher Education: Choosing a Course and University
11amWorkshop of your choice (from our range of presentations/workshop activities)
12pmLunch (provided by the university)
12.45pmCampus Tour (led by student guides)
Student Guide Q and A
Student Life Talk (optional)

Booking a bespoke campus visit

To discuss a visit, please contact the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email [email protected] .

For subject specific campus visits, we would direct schools/colleges to our subject taster days.

Please note that the summer term is a particularly busy period for campus visits, so we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Subject taster days

Students crowded round a hospital bed in the clinical skills and simulation centre, watching someone who is talking to them

We are excited to be able to invite you onto campus to take part in our subject taster days. These events give students the opportunity to:

  • attend introduction and taster sessions in their chosen subject
  • explore how school and university subjects relate to different career paths
  • find out about the facilities, accommodation and campus Edge Hill University has to offer
  • receive general Higher Education information
  • speak to current students and staff
  • ask any questions they may have.

The clear link with careers means our subject taster days can make a useful contribution to a school or college’s gatsby benchmarks. These events provide opportunities for deeper engagement with the subject, enhancing A Level or BTEC study and enabling students to make an informed choice about Higher Education.

Feedback on these events from both a student and a member of staff can be found below:

“There are many degrees related to Geography that I can study, that I didn’t even know about!”

Student on Geography and Geology taster day

“The students enjoyed the day, they got an insight into the university and they really liked the student ambassador who was really helpful and informative about the campus and everything course related.”

Runshaw College

Booking a subject taster day

Booking is now open for subject taster days taking place this spring and summer. To book individual and group places on any of the below events, please use the button below or email your regional officer.

Book your place
AnimationWednesday 29 June 2022
Biology OlympiadWednesday 15 June 2022
Business, Marketing and AccountancyThursday 16 June 2022
Computer Science and EngineeringThursday 23 June 2022
Dance, Drama and Musical TheatreWednesday 22 June 2022
Education and Teacher TrainingThursday 23 June 2022
English, History and Creative WritingWednesday 29 June 2022
GeoSciencesWednesday 22 June 2022
Health and Social CareWednesday 8 June 2022
Media, Film, TV and Music ProductionFriday 1 July 2022
MedicineWednesday 23 March 2022
Law and CriminologyFriday 17 June 2022
PolicingFriday 24 June 2022
PsychologyFriday 1 July 2022
Social SciencesFriday 17 June 2022
Sport and Physical ActivityWednesday 29 June 2022

Subject specific sessions

The following sessions can be delivered in person or online (unless otherwise stated). All sessions are also aligned with the Gatsby Benchmarks as below.

To book any of the below presentations or workshops, contact your relevant Education Liaison Officer or email [email protected]



Computer Science and Engineering

English and Creative Writing

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Geography and Geology

Healthcare and Medicine


Law, Criminology and Policing

Media and Performing Arts


Social Sciences

Sport and Physical Activity

Teaching and Education

Arts Centre programme

See what’s on at the Arts Centre on their website.

Open days and campus tours

We hold open days and campus tours throughout the year, book your place online.