Post 16 Activities

The Education Liaison and Events Team are here to help students on their Higher Education decision making journey. We offer impartial information, advice and guidance on a range of topics relating to University and the Higher Education process.

We offer a provision of workshops and talks which may be delivered in your school or college as well as welcoming a large number of students onto campus, either as part of their Higher Education preparation, or for Subject Taster Days and other opportunities. Speaking to a range of universities is an invaluable experience for students as it enables them to develop a more in–depth understanding of the variety of institutions and courses available to them.

To arrange for a member of the Education Liaison and Events Team to come into your school / college or to book a visit onto campus, please email the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email educationliaison@edgehill.ac.uk

On Campus Activities

Off Campus Activities: Presentations and Workshops

Pre Application Process

We provide a number of workshops and presentations which introduce students to studying at university and the concept of university itself; the benefits of going and whether it might be right for them.
Presentations/WorkshopsDescriptionGatsby Benchmarks
Introduction to Higher EducationA presentation that explores the benefits of Higher Education, choosing a course and university as well as introducing students to the concept of studying at University.2 & 7
Introduction to Edge Hill UniversityA presentation that introduces students to Edge Hill University, exploring the courses available, information on the campus and accommodation whilst also discussing what makes Edge Hill University unique. 7
Subject Specific Introduction TalksA presentation which introduces students to a specific field of study within the university. Students explore the faculty, related courses and the entry requirements. Students will also explore unique course features and information about applying to the subject.4 & 7
Study SkillsAn Interactive workshop that helps students develop their independent study skills. Students explore study techniques and tips, look at plagiarism and referencing work from original sources.7
Pitch PerfectAn Interactive workshop that helps students understand what skills they do well or need to improve on. Students work in groups to create a society which they have to pitch back to the Students Union.7
Preparing for a UCAS FairA 30 minute presentation that introduces students to what a UCAS fair is and how to make the most of the experience. Students are also guided through a tailored checklist resource that they can take with them on the day.7

Application Process

We provide a number of tailored sessions to guide your students through the various aspects of the University application process. The content of these sessions will be based on the stage of the process your students are at and the advice they already receive within school or college.
Presentation/WorkshopsDescriptionGatsby Benchmarks  
Introduction to UCASA presentation that explains how students interact with UCAS and the role that UCAS has within the application to university.7
Personal StatementsCan be delivered as either a presentation or as an interactive workshop. Students work through example personal statements and learn how to write their own personal statement.7
Applying to High Demand CoursesA presentation that explores the application process for high demand courses at university. Students will look at why there are high demand from applicants and also receive hints and tips to help with their application.7
Interview SkillsA presentation providing advice and guidance on the interview process for universities, jobs and/or apprenticeships. It includes what students should focus on pre, during and post interview7 & 8
Mock InterviewsThese can be provided as part of a Year 12 or Year 13 Interview day to help build key transferable interview skills 7 & 8
EmployabilityA presentation that explores the opportunities students can approach to enhance their employability prospects, before during and after their degree course. The presentation is also tailored to explore employment areas within your local region.7
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)More details of these can be found on our "Subject Specific Sessions" tab under On Campus events above (these sessions can also be delivered off campus in your school or college).7
Subject Specific SessionsMore details of these can be found on our "Subject Specific Sessions" tab under On Campus events above (these sessions can also be delivered off campus in your school or college).4 & 7

Post Application Process

We offer a number of workshops and presentations assisting students with their preparation for starting university once they have submitted their UCAS application.
Presentations/WorkshopsDescriptionGatsby Benchmarks  
Student FinanceA presentation that explores the Student Finance system. Students are introduced to the facts and figures and receive information on repayments.7
BudgetingAn interactive workshop that advises students on how to budget for and during university. Students will compete in a game aiming to manage and budget money over a number of scenarios.3 & 7
Preparing for universityA presentation that helps students prepare for starting university. Students explore moving into university, help and support available and information on budgeting and managing finances.7
Student ExperienceDelivered by our fully trained student ambassadors, they will talk about their own journey to University and discuss how they've found their Higher Education Experience so far including hints and tips for prospective students.7

In addition to the sessions we run for students we also provide training for school staff on how to support students through the application process, including personal statement and reference writing.

Support for parents and guardians

We also provide a variety of presentations and workshops for parents and guardians. These include Student Finance talks, introduction to UCAS and Introduction to Higher Education for parents which could be part of an Open Evening or Parents Evening at your school or college.
PresentationDescription Gatsby Benchmarks
Introduction to Higher EducationA presentation that explores the benefits of Higher Education and introduces parents and guardians to the concept of studying at University.1 & 7
Student FinanceA presentation that explores the Student Finance system. Parents and guardians are introduced to the facts and figures and receive information on repayments.1 & 7
Introduction to UCASA presentation that explains to parents and guardians the role that UCAS has within the university application process and exploring UCAS deadlines.1 & 7

To arrange for a member of the Education Liaison and Events Team to come into your school / college, please email the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email educationliaison@edgehill.ac.uk

 

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