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.
Booking a subject taster day
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.
|Event and programme||Date||School, college and group bookings||Individual Bookings|
|Computer Science and Engineering Subject Taster Day||Thursday 8 June 2023||Book now||Book now|
|Education and Teaching Subject Taster Day||Friday 9 June 2023||Book now||Book now|
|Sport and Physical Activity Subject Taster Day||Wednesday 14 June 2023||Book now||Book now|
|Medicine Subject Taster Day||Wednesday 14 June 2023||Fully booked||Fully booked|
|English, Media and Creative Arts Subject Taster Day||Wednesday 21 June 2023||Book now||Book now|
|Earth Games Olympiad||Thursday 22 June 2023||Book now||N/A|
|Biology Olympiad||Thursday 22 June 2023||Book now||N/A|
|Business Subject Taster Day||Friday 23 June 2023||Full booked ||Fully booked|
|Law, Criminology and Policing Subject Taster Day||Friday 23 June 2023||Book now||Book now|
|Health and Social Care Subject Taster Day||Wednesday 28 June 2023||Fully booked||Fully booked|
|History, Geosciences and Social Sciences Subject Taster Day||Wednesday 28 June 2023||Book now||Book now|
|Psychology Subject Taster Day||Thursday 29 June 2023||Book now||Book now|
Feedback on these events from both a student and a member of staff can be found below:
“The taster day helped me to make a decision on what to study and also boosted my confidence”Student on Health and Social Care 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
For subject specific campus visits, we would direct schools/colleges to book onto our subject taster days, via the subject taster day tab above.
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:
|9.45am||Arrival and welcome|
|10am||Introduction to higher education: Choosing a Course and University|
|11am||Workshop of your choice (from our range of presentations/workshop activities)|
|12pm||Lunch (provided by the university)|
|12.45pm||Campus 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].
The team can offer discounted or free tickets to a range of our arts centre performances and shows. Before any performance, we are able to include a campus tour, workshop of your choice from our menu of activity and/or refreshments.
See what’s on at the Arts Centre on their website.
To discuss this further, please contact the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email [email protected].
We hold open days and campus tours throughout the year, book your place online.