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

Upcoming Events

Below is a handy table of where you can see and speak to us at various events over the coming months and find out more about Edge Hill.

EventDateTime
EHU@Home: Student FinanceWednesday 12th May5pm-6pm
EHU@Home: Preparing for Open Days and HE FairsWednesday 19th May5pm-6pm
EHU@Home: Making the transition to University Wednesday 26th May5pm-6pm
UK University Search - South Virtual FairWednesday 26th May12pm-6pm
Biology OlympiadThursday 24th and Friday 25th June9:30am - 3pm
UK University Search - North Virtual FairWednesday 16th June12pm-6pm
E,R&M Northern Ireland Virtual FairThursday 17th June10am-7pm
UK University Search - National Virtual FairWednesday 14th July12pm-6pm
Edinburgh UCASTuesday 7th SeptemberTBC
Glasgow UCASTuesday 14th SeptemberTBC
UK University Search NorthamptonFriday 17th September9am-3pm
UK University Search BirminghamTuesday 28th September9am-3pm
UK University Search LondonThursday 30th September9am-3pm
UK University Search BristolWednesday 6th October9am-3pm
UK University Search ManchesterFriday 8th October9am-3pm
UK University Search CardiffWednesday 13th July9am-3pm
UK University Search LeedsFriday 15th October9am-3pm
UK University Search LeicesterWednesday 3rd November9am-3pm
UK University Search NewcastleFriday 5th November9am-3pm
UK University Search Sheffield/RotherhamWednesday 17th November9am-3pm
UK University Search LiverpoolTBCTBC

Bespoke School & College Sessions

Click through the dropdown boxes below for sessions we can offer and relevant bios.

These can be offered live at a bespoke time and date to suit you as teachers, tutors and advisers. To arrange a session for your students please contact your regional Education Liaison Officer.

Pre Application Process

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.

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.

 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.

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!

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

Finding Alternative Work Experience

  • This session covers why work experience is important, how to find alternative work experience during Covid and additional things you can do to help you application stand out. Plus some top tips from us as staff about how to find opportunities and make the most of these.

Application Process

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.

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.  

Post Application Process

Making the transition to University

  • This session examines what happens after you’ve submit your UCAS application, advice on how to consider and answer your offers, some finance and budgeting aspects as well as information on how to make a successful transition to University study. The session also looks at accommodation processes and what to expect in your first week, including some excellent top tips and things to look out for over the summer before you start!

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.

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.

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.

Subject Introductions

We have a range of presentations on offer to introduce students to studying particular subjects at University. Most of these sessions cover entry requirements, course content and assessments, placements, facilities, student opportunities and future career paths from these subjects, using Edge Hill as an example throughout. 

See our full list of subject introduction sessions and bios.

Student Life & 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 interactive elements, about what to expect on their journey and life as a student at University.

Campus Tour Presentation

  • 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.

Physical & Virtual Campus Visits

From the 17th May (and subject to the Government roadmap) we will once again be able to provisionally welcome schools and colleges back on campus for visits! Availability for these visits is limited and the schedule and logistics have been altered to ensure you, your students and the university community is kept safe. If you are not yet able to visit our campus in person, we have a virtual alternative available on request.

Our on demand virtual campus visit includes pre recorded presentations, useful advice blogs and vlogs from current students as well as downloadable resources to provide information, advice and guidance on both applying/going into Higher Education and Edge Hill.

If you as a teacher, tutor or adviser would like to discuss availability for an in person physical campus visit or request access to our on demand virtual visit, please contact your regional Education Liaison Officer.

UCAS, UK University Search & Virtual Fairs

Preparing for Open Days and Higher Education Fairs

This session will help you to think about how to prepare for open days and virtual higher education fairs and how to make the most out of these events. We will discuss different types of higher education fairs and open days available, as well as topics we’d recommend researching before attending and possible questions to ask. We’ll also cover how to register for such events and some top tips to make the most out of the day and reflect effectively afterwards.

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:

Download our Edge Hill Profile Download our Searching Universities Helpsheet

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 the below links:

Upcoming UCAS Events 2021 Upcoming UK University Search Events 2021

EHU@Home Evenings

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

Book your place

 

May 2021 session descriptions

Topic: Introduction to Higher Education
Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 1st year college and Pre-Access students
Date and Time: Wednesday 5th May, 5pm-6pm

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 Finance
Suitable for: Sixth form and college students (currently living in England)
Day and Time:
Wednesday 12th May, 5pm-6pm

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: Preparing for Open Days and Higher Education Fairs
Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 1st year college and Pre-Access students
Day and Time:
Wednesday 19th May, 5pm-6pm

This session will help you to think about how to prepare for open days and virtual higher education fairs and how to make the most out of these events. We will discuss different types of higher education fairs and open days available, as well as topics we’d recommend researching before attending and possible questions to ask. We’ll also cover how to register for such events and some top tips to make the most out of the day and reflect effectively afterwards.

Topic: Making the transition to University
Suitable for: Year 13 (Year 14 in NI), 2nd year college and Access students
Day and Time:
Wednesday 26th May, 5pm-6pm

This session examines what happens after you’ve submit your UCAS application, advice on how to consider and answer your offers, some finance and budgeting aspects as well as information on how to make a successful transition to University study. The session also looks at accommodation processes and what to expect in your first week, including some excellent top tips and things to look out for over the summer before you start!

June 2021 session descriptions

Topic: Finding Alternative Work Experience
Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 1st year college and Pre-Access students
Day and Time:
Wednesday 2nd June, 5pm-6pm

This session covers why work experience is important, how to find alternative work experience during Covid and additional things you can do to help you application stand out. Plus some top tips from us as staff about how to find opportunities and make the most of these.

Topic: Preparing for Open Days and Higher Education Fairs
Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 1st year college and Pre-Access students
Day and Time:
Wednesday 9th June, 5pm-6pm

This session will help you to think about how to prepare for open days and virtual higher education fairs and how to make the most out of these events. We will discuss different types of higher education fairs and open days available, as well as topics we’d recommend researching before attending and possible questions to ask. We’ll also cover how to register for such events and some top tips to make the most out of the day and reflect effectively afterwards.

Topic: Introduction to Higher Education
Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 2nd year college and Pre-Access students
Day and Time:
Wednesday 23rd June, 5pm-6pm

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: Intro to UCAS & Personal Statements
Suitable for: Year 12 (Year 13 in NI), 2nd year college and Pre-Access students
Day and Time:
Wednesday 30th June, 5pm-6pm

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. This session will also 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.

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.

On demand 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 our pre recorded sessions

 

Access our specific subject taster sessions content

 

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.

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

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