Year 12 & 13 (13 & 14 in NI), College and Access: Virtual Outreach

Bespoke School & College Sessions

Click through the topic areas below for more information on each session.

To book any of these virtual sessions for your school and college at a date and time to suit you as teachers and advisers, please contact your regional Education Liaison Officer.

Introduction to HE & Why Edge Hill (An Introduction)

Introduction to Higher Education

  • This session will examine the benefits of progressing onto Higher Education (HE), discuss the pros and cons of moving away or living at home for university, provide advise on how to choose a university and course that’s best for you, and explore the support and additional opportunities available at university.

 Why Edge Hill? (An Introduction)

  • This presentation introduces prospective students to Edge Hill University, exploring the courses available, campus and facilities, accommodation, student life as well as Ormskirk and the surrounding area, plus what makes Edge Hill University unique.

Intro to UCAS & Personal Statements

Personal Statements

  • This session will discuss what information is best to include in a personal statement and how to structure this. It will explain how to correctly use the STAR technique to help demonstrate your skills and abilities and reveal our top tips to help you write your own personal statement.

Intro to UCAS

  • This session will examine the different stages of the UCAS timeline, including how to conduct your own research into universities and courses, how to apply to university through the UCAS system, dates and deadlines, and what to expect once you have applied through UCAS.

Preparing for University

Student Finance

  • This session will explain the different between a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan, how to apply for such loans through Student Finance, and how to repay your loan once you graduate. It will also cover the additional financial support available e.g. scholarships.

Study Skills

  • Our study skills session covers multiple topics including revision and essay writing techniques, tips to develop your independent study through good time management and the ability to prioritize tasks, and how to conduct proper research to inform your academic work

Interview Skills

  • This session looks at what university courses will ask you to interview as part of their admissions process and the different types of interviews you may encounter. It will explore the ways that you can prepare for an interview, techniques to elaborate on your answers during an interview, and how to reflect on your performance afterwards.  

Preparing to start University

  • This session examines the ways you can support your independent study whilst studying at home, explain UCAS clearing options, and discuss all things related to starting your university course in 2020, including enrolment, societies that you can get involved with, student support and top tips for making new friends. 

Enhancing Employability whilst at University

  • This session discusses the ways your can enhance your employability whilst at University in preparation for finding a job upon graduation. It will explore in more details opportunities available to you such as learning a language, sandwich years, work experience, study abroad and part time jobs.

Subject Specific Sessions: Humanities

Introduction to English & Creative Writing

  • This session has been designed to support English and Creative Writing students to select the right degree for them, it will cover module choice, assessment methods and careers information; to support students in their decision making. This session also covers the variety of career opportunities available to students studying English and Creative Writing and how to best prepare for the career of their choice.

Introduction to History

  • This session has been designed to support History students to select the right degree for them, and will cover module choice, assessment methods and careers information; to support students in their decision making. This session also covers the variety of career opportunities available to students studying History and how to best prepare for the career of their choice.

Routes into Sport

  •  This session explores the wide range of Sport and Physical Activity courses on offer, looking more closely at entry criteria, facilities available, placements, career prospects, sports scholarships and travelling/studying abroad opportunities.   

Introduction into Geography and Geology

  • This session covers post-16 options, the variety of Geography and Geology courses at Edge Hill and possible career paths these degrees could lead to. It will also include some information about the department and research at Edge Hill University, including possible research areas that students could get involved in.

Hazards, Mitigations and Risks (Geography & Geology)

  • This session will focus on geohazards around the world. Students will learn how to be resilient, types of risks and natural hazards. We will then focus on volcanic eruptions such as Mount Mazama and Earthquakes for example Christchurch, 2011. Students will also be advised on some extra reading around the topics discussed that may help them in making decisions about studying Geography and Geology at University.This session covers post-16 options, the variety of Geography and Geology courses at Edge Hill and possible career paths these degrees could lead to. It will also include some information about the department and research at Edge Hill University, including possible research areas that students could get involved in.

Introduction to Law, Criminology and Policing

  • This workshop covers the different Law, Criminology and Policing degrees on offer to students. The session also incorporates the opportunities available whilst studying, for example, mooting competitions, law clinics and a wide range of research seminars. The skills needed to study a degree of Law, Criminology or Policing will also be covered.

Introduction to Business

  • This presentation is suitable for Year 12 students considering their higher education options. The session covers the difference in our Business degrees, with focus on the skills that are needed for the Business world.

Introduction to Social Sciences

  • This session explores the wide range of social science related courses available to study at Edge Hill, looking more closely at entry criteria, facilities available, placements, study abroad opportunities and career prospects.

Subject Specific Sessions: Creative Arts

Introduction to Performing Arts

  • This session has been designed to help students that are considering studying a degree in the Performing Arts to find the course that suits them best. The session looks at the 4 current courses within the Performing Arts department and explores what makes each course unique, the careers our graduates go on to and information about the interview and audition process

Introduction to Media

  • This session covers the variety of career opportunities available to Media students and how to best prepare for the career of their choice. This session includes practical advice for making the most of your degree and preparing for graduation, the session also looks at alumni profiles showing how they transitioned from their undergraduate studies into work or further study.

Employability within the Creative Industries

  • This session focuses on the various careers and pathways in Creative Industries you can go onto from a creative based degree. It will also give you top tips to make the most of opportunities and how to broaden your CV and skills.

Subject Specific Sessions: Science

Introduction to Biosciences

  • This session covers post-16 options, the variety of Biosciences courses at Edge Hill and possible career paths these degrees could lead to. It will also include some information about the department and research at Edge Hill University, including possible research areas that students could get involved in.

Introduction to Computer Science

  • This session explores the wide range of computing courses available to study at Edge Hill, looking more closely at entry criteria, facilities available, placements and career prospects.

Introduction to Psychology

  • This session explores the wide range of psychology courses available to study at Edge Hill, looking more closely at BPS accreditation, entry criteria, facilities available, placements, sandwich years and career prospects.

Biology Epidemiology Lecture

  • This session will mimic a mini lecture that students may experience at university. There will be insight into disease outbreaks ranging from Cholera in London 1854, Haiti 2010 and Coronavirus 2020. It is designed to give students a taste of studying at undergraduate level and give them an opportunity to ask any questions about Edge Hill University and the courses on offer

Subject Specific Sessions: Healthcare

Applying to Medicine

  • This session considers what makes a successful doctor and what are the benefits of a career in medicine. It then explores the courses on offer relating to this field, entry criteria, placements and teaching styles. Finally, it explains the application process including information on completing your UCAS application, admissions tests and interview advice.

Routes into Healthcare

  • This session explores why you might choose a healthcare related course and discuss the essential skills and attributes a person needs to work in this field. It then examines the different healthcare courses on offer, entry criteria, how you will be taught (placements vs theory work), student support, and the admissions process when applying to a healthcare related course.

Subject Specific Sessions: Teaching

Routes into Teaching

  • This session explores the different ways to qualify as a teacher through undergraduate degrees and PGCE’s. It covers the difference between Early Years, Primary and Secondary teaching, as well as discussing personal statement advice when applying to a teaching course, placement opportunities, and the rewards of becoming a teacher. 

Student Experience

Student Q&A Panel

  • This traditional Q&A session allows prospective students to ask a panel of our current Student Guides about the experiences and opportunities on offer at University, plus some top tips about the application process.

The Countdown to Student Life

  • This session allows prospective students to ask questions to our current Student Guides, through various riddles, about what to expect on their journey and life as a student at University.

Virtual Campus Tour

  • This session, led by some our Student Guides, gives students a picture based virtual tour of our stunning campus. Following the traditional physical route, students will get to see what our campus has to offer and the various facilities you would get to use as a student. Our Student Guides will also give you insight into some interesting facts about our various buildings along the way!

Parents and Guardians

Introduction to Higher Education

  • This session is designed for parents and guardians to find out more about University and Higher Education. It explores the wide range of courses available to study at different types of HE institutions and provides guidance as to how parents and guardians can support their children in regard to their progression to university in the future. 

Student Support and Higher Education

  • This session will provide parents and guardians of students with information and guidance relating to the range of student support that is available in HE institutions. The session will also provide advice and guidance as to how parents and guardians can support their students in relation to accessing these services.

Pre-recorded sessions

We also have pre-recorded versions of our sessions available to download, designed to provide support for students to watch in their own time. Each session focuses on a specific topic in HE and is delivered by one of our Education Liaison Team.

After you have watched one of our pre recorded sessions, we would be grateful if you could give us some feedback through our short online survey for students. Any feedback and ideas you contribute will help us to support both you and the young people we work with in the new academic year and beyond.

Request access to a pre-recorded session

Online Safety Guidance

Edge Hill University’s Student Recruitment team understands the importance of young people being able to use the internet for education and personal development. This includes social media platforms, learning platforms, games and apps. We aim to support children and young people in making use of these in our work.

As such, we have developed guidance which aims to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young people when using the internet, social media or mobile devices to access our virtual activities or content.

To find out more, please use the following links:

Online Safety Guidance

Online Safety – Code of Conduct for Young People

Online Safety – Information for Parents, Carers and Supporters

Your Feedback

Your thoughts and opinions on our outreach provision are really important to us and shape the content that we can provide. If you are happy to share your thoughts with us, take our five minute student feedback survey.

All of the feedback we receive will help to shape our provision for the next academic year and beyond, so please do let us know your thoughts!

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