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 over the coming months and find out more about Edge Hill.

EventDateTime
EHU@Home Evenings - Student FinanceWednesday 3rd March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@Home Evenings - Submitted your UCAS application - what next?Thursday 4th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Intro to Higher EducationMonday 8th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Student Life in the North WestTuesday 9th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Student FinanceWednesday 10th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Submitted your UCAS application - what next?Thursday 11th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Intro to Higher EducationMonday 15th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Student Life in the North WestTuesday 16th March 20214pm-5pm
UK University Search -Spring Virtual FairWednesday 17th March12pm-6pm
EHU@home Evenings - Student FinanceWednesday 17th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Submitted your UCAS - what next?Thursday 18th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Introduction to Higher EducationMonday 22nd March 20214pm-5pm
UCAS Discovery - South WestTuesday 23rd March 202110am-6pm
EHU@home Evenings - Student Life in the North WestTuesday 23rd March 20214pm-5pm
UCAS Discovery - South WestWednesday 24th March 202110am-6pm
EHU@home Evenings - Student FinanceWednesday 24th March 20214pm-5pm
EHU@home Evenings - Submitted your UCAS application - what next?Thursday 25th March 20214pm-5pm
UCAS Discovery - South EastTuesday 20th April10am-6pm
UCAS Discovery - South EastWednesday 21st April10am-6pm
UCAS Discovery - MidlandsTuesday 27th April10am-6pm
UCAS Discovery - MidlandsWednesday 28th April10am-6pm
UCAS Discovery - NorthWednesday 5th May10am-6pm
UCAS Discovery - NorthThursday 6th May10am-6pm
UCAS Discovery - EastTuesday 11th May10am-6pm
UCAS Discovery - EastWednesday 12th May10am-6pm

Bespoke School & College Sessions

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

These can be offered live at a bespoke time and date to suit you as teachers, tutors and advisers. To arrange a session 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

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

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.

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.

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

March 2021 sessions

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.

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 a pre-recorded session

We also have a number of more specific subject taster sessions and lectures accessible for students via our subject taster sessions webpage.

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 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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