Pre-16 Activities

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Campus Visit Days

On Campus Visits

Our younger age group experience days focus on raising awareness and aspiration to studying in Higher Education.

Aspire to HE (Year 8/9)

(Gatsby Benchmarks 2 & 7)

The ‘Aspire to HE’ day gives pupils the chance to investigate what university is like. Pupils will be guided by undergraduates through different activities, focusing on the benefits of Higher Education, the different courses available, and receive guidance on how to choose Key Stage 4 options and their link to HE.

The dates of the 2020/21 academic year’s ‘Aspire to HE’ on-campus visits are as follows:

  • TBC

Please note that dates for Aspire to HE events are released at the beginning of teach term.

Please note, there are a limited number of places per school (30 pupils) and the event has a capacity of 150 pupils per day. We would request that students participating in the events meet one or more of our WP criteria.

To discuss visiting on one of these days please contact the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email educationliaison@edgehill.ac.uk.

HE Futures (Year 10/11)

(Gatsby Benchmarks 2 & 7)

The ‘HE Futures’ day gives pupils an opportunity to contrast learning in HE with school. Pupils will be guided by current undergraduate students through different activities, exploring students’ interests and ambitions and how HE might contribute to their achievement. Visits also include a tour of the campus.

The dates of the 2020/21 academic year’s ‘HE Futures’ on-campus visits are as follows:

  • TBC

Please note that dates for HE Futures events are released at the beginning of teach term.

Please note, there are a limited number of places per school (30 pupils) and the event has a capacity of 150 pupils per day. We would request that students participating in the events meet one or more of our WP criteria.

To discuss visiting on one of these days please contact the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email educationliaison@edgehill.ac.uk.

Edge into Action programme

Edge into Action

(Gatsby Benchmarks 3, 5 & 7)

The ‘Edge into Action’ programme gives students (from Year 9 to Year 11) the opportunity to identify and develop a solution to a community or school issue. The programme also encourages the students to develop specific skills that will be useful for the future, such as teamwork, leadership and critical thinking amongst others.

This programme takes place over the academic year (over approximately five to six months). Participating students will be invited to attend a launch event on-campus, where they will be given an overview of the programme, as well as workshops which will help prepare them for taking part in the project (e.g. conducting research, project planning and delivery, etc).

It will be the responsibility of the students to conduct their project over the course of the academic year, with pre-determined ‘check-in’ points being established during the programme for students to report back on what they have completed so far.

Students will then be invited to attend a celebration event at the end of the programme where they will present their project to an assembled judging panel who will decide on a winning project out of all of the participating schools, as well as providing feedback to each group.

The on-campus event dates for the 2020/21 Edge into Action programme are as follows:

  • TBC

There are a limited number of places per school (10 pupils per group). However, schools can bring up to 2 groups (based on availability of spaces when booking onto the programme).

Please note, students participating in the programme must meet one or more of our WP criteria.

To discuss this event further or for more information please contact educationliaison@edgehill.ac.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region.

HE Futures Plus programme

The HE Futures Plus programme is a sustained Widening Participation initiative which supports students from Year 9 through to Year 11 to find out more information about Higher Education and raise aspirations, whilst actively encouraging students to start planning to achieve their long term aims.

The programme includes the delivery of workshops both in-school and on the Edge Hill University campus, which focus upon both the development of skills in the participating students, as well as their knowledge of Higher Education.

Each participating school can select a maximum of 30 pupils (or equivalent class size) to participate in the programme, with selected students meeting one or more of our Widening Participation criteria.  As HE Futures Plus is a sustained, progressive programme that is designed for students to build upon their knowledge year upon year, the same students should participate in the programme throughout.

If you would like to discuss the programme in more detail or identify if your school is eligible to participate, please contact our Widening Participation Officer, Anna Wooley.

HE / Careers Fairs

HE/Careers Fairs

(Gatsby Benchmark 7)

The Education Liaison and Events Team, along with trained Student Ambassadors are able to attend a range of daytime and twilight events organised by individual schools such as HE, Careers Fairs and Open Evenings. We are able to offer information on our course provision, entry requirements and the student experience.

We aim to fulfill all requests received, however bookings will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Your Future Guide

Parents, Carers and Supporters

Information for Parents and Carers

(Gatsby Benchmarks 1 & 7)

In addition to the activities we provide for pre-16 students, we also offer parents/carers advice and guidance on how to support their child through their educational journey and towards Higher Education. For more information, please visit our dedicated page.

Events for Parents and Carers – Supporting the Supporters

Throughout the year, we host on-campus events which are designed to provide information and guidance to parents and carers of students (from Year 9 to 13) who are considering university as an option in their future.

These events provide attendees with an overview of Higher Education and the benefits of attending, as well as a range of workshops on topics such as Applying to HE, Student Support in HE, Student Finance, and a Student Life session with some of our current university students.

Our next event is currently TBC.

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