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.

Introduction to HE, Edge Hill and the North West (Northern Ireland and Isle of Man)

  • This presentation introduces prospective students from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man to Higher Education and Edge Hill University in particular, choosing courses and university, pros and cons of moving away from home, additional opportunities as well as student life in the North West of England and what there is to do in local towns and cities such as Ormskirk and the surrounding area, Liverpool and Manchester.

Intro to UCAS & Personal Statements

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.

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.

Personal Statement Checking

  • A member of our team can read through, check and comment on students individual personal statements to give them advice and support on what they have included and where they can improve. 

Applying to High Demand courses

  • This presentation 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.

Post Application

Submitted your UCAS application – what next?

  • This session examines what happens when your submit your UCAS application, advice on how to consider and answer your offers, the transition to University study as well as some finance and budgeting aspects. The session also looks at accommodation processes and what to expect in your first week, including some excellent top tips!

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.

 Interview Skills (including Virtual Interviews)

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

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

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.

Toni Morrison’s Beloved

  • Coinciding with Black History Month, in October we launched our new subject specific sessions which aim to celebrate the work of ethnic minorities and shed further light on the history and experiences of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority individuals. In English we launched our new virtual lecture on Toni Morrison’s Beloved. In this virtual workshop we will introduce students to the work of Toni Morrison and teach students how to conduct a university-level close reading whilst looking closely at the theme of the supernatural in Beloved. Each session will conclude with a creative writing competition in which students will have the opportunity to win a book 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: Medicine & 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 Life & Experience

Student Life in the North West

  • This presentation give students the chance of finding out about what it would be like to move away for University and to North West England. It covers the best local places to see and do things in West Lancashire (where Edge Hill is based), Liverpool and Manchester, including restaurants, activities and nightlife. Plus some top tips from us!

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 interactive elements, 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 and student life stories along the way!

Parents, Carers and Supporters

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.

introduction to the UCAS Process

  • A presentation that explains to parents and guardians the role that UCAS has within the university application process and exploring UCAS deadlines.

Introduction to Student Finance

  • A presentation that explores the Student Finance system. Parents and guardians are introduced to the Students Loan Company, Tuition fee loan and Maintenance loan and receive information on repayments as well as bursaries and scholarships.

Virtual Campus Visits

Even though we aren’t able to arrange any bespoke on campus visits at the moment, the team can provide a virtual campus event at times and a date that best suits you.

A typical virtual visit will include: 

    • A session or two (subject to time) of your choice from any of the above categories
    • Plenty of breaks between sessions and delivered on our Blackboard Collaberate system or an online platform of your choosing
    • Virtual Campus Tour led by some of our Student Guides
    • Live Q&A panel with our Student Guides and a member of our team

UCAS, UK University Search & Virtual Fairs

Preparing for a HE Exhibition

A  presentation that introduces students to both UCAS and UK University Search exhibitions, how they work and how to make the most of the experience with some practical tips. Students are also guided through a tailored checklist resource that they can take with them on the day.

Virtual HE & Careers Fairs

The team are able to attend any virtual careers or HE fairs you might have planned whether that consists of a virtual stand, talks or provide information as part of a careers portal/website.

For any portal, website or as a resource to send to students digitally, please feel free to access and utilise our two downloadable resources below:

Edge Hill University profile – This resource contains a variety of useful links and videos for them to find out more about Edge Hill, all in the one place!

Searching Universities Helpsheet – This interactive worksheet helps students keep track of their research into Higher Education and what they are looking for in a course and University. 

UCAS & UK University Search Events

The team are attending both virtual and physical regional based fairs during 2021 across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Students, Teachers and Advisers can find out more and book on via:

UCAS Events

UK University Search Events

EHU@Home Evenings

These live evening sessions for students will run Monday to Thursday, focusing on relevant topics each month in line with the research and application timeline.

Book your place

February 2021

Topic: Introduction to Higher Education
Day and Time:
Mondays, 4pm-5pm

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.

Topic: Student Life in the North West
Day and Time:
Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm

This presentation give students the chance of finding out about what it would be like to move away for University and to North West England. It covers the best local places to see and do things in West Lancashire (where Edge Hill is based), Liverpool and Manchester, including restaurants, activities and nightlife. Plus some top tips from us!

Topic: Student Finance
Day and Time:
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm

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.

Topic: Submitted your UCAS application – what next?
Day and Time:
Thursdays, 4pm-5pm

This session examines what happens when your submit your UCAS application, advice on how to consider and answer your offers, the transition to University study as well as some finance and budgeting aspects. The session also looks at accommodation processes and what to expect in your first week, including some excellent top tips!

March 2021

Topic: Introduction to Higher Education
Day and Time:
Mondays, 4pm-5pm

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.

Topic: Student Life in the North West
Day and Time:
Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm

This presentation give students the chance of finding out about what it would be like to move away for University and to North West England. It covers the best local places to see and do things in West Lancashire (where Edge Hill is based), Liverpool and Manchester, including restaurants, activities and nightlife. Plus some top tips from us!

Topic: Student Finance
Day and Time:
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm

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.

Topic: Submitted your UCAS application – what next?
Day and Time:
Thursdays, 4pm-5pm

This session examines what happens when your submit your UCAS application, advice on how to consider and answer your offers, the transition to University study as well as some finance and budgeting aspects. The session also looks at accommodation processes and what to expect in your first week, including some excellent top tips!

No additional software is needed to attend the session.

Once booked on you will receive an email confirmation with a website link to enter the session. Make sure you click on the link 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start date and time, so you can double check any computer settings.

Where possible, we recommend using Chrome as your web browser and headphones to reduce background noise.

Please note that we restrict your audio and video so you can just listen to the speaker during presentations. You can ask questions through the chat function at the end of any session.

Pre-recorded sessions

We have pre-recorded versions of our sessions available for students to download and watch in their own time. Each session focuses on a specific topic in HE and is delivered by one of our Education Liaison Team. A full list of recordings available are on the request form below.

Request access to a pre-recorded session

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 in the new academic year and beyond.

Subject Tasters On Demand

We have a number of pre recorded taster sessions and lectures for students to watch at their convenience to find out more about studying their chosen subject.

Student can visit our subject taster sessions webpage to find out more and request access to the sessions.

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 m

aking 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

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