Year 7 to 11: Virtual Outreach

Timetabled Live Sessions (until 29th May)

Each week we will have a timetabled plan of activities designed to provide information and support to students regarding Higher Education. Each live session in the timetable below will focus on a specific topic in HE and will be delivered by one of our Education Liaison Team.

Dates, Times and How to Join a Session

Click through the topic areas below to access the timetabled sessions

‘Your Future’ Session

Your Future – This session encourages Year 7 to 11 students to look at how their current interests and skills link to areas of HE study and career prospects. The workshop also helps students to look at the potential benefits of going to university, and how the choices they make in school and college will help them towards their future career. 

This session is postponed due to the 25th May bank holiday.

Instructions: If you are attending a 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 for your 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. 

‘Introduction to HE’ Session

Intro to HE – This session is designed for students in Year 7 to 11 to find out more about going to university. It explores the wide range of courses available to study at different types of HE institutions, and provides guidance as to what students should be thinking about now if they want to progress to university in the future. 

Tuesday 26th May: 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Instructions: If you are attending a 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 for your 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. 

‘Budgeting and Financial Wellbeing’ Session

Budgeting and Financial Wellbeing – This interactive session provides students in Year 7 to 11 with information relating to money management and Student Finance for university. Through participation in a series of activities, students will examine their own financial awareness, develop their budgeting skills, and apply what they have learnt to create their own budget calculator. 

Wednesday 27th May: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Instructions: If you are attending a 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 for your 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. 

‘Study Skills’ Session

Study Skills – This session provides advice and guidance to students in Years 7 to 11 develop their study skills. It will cover multiple topics including time management and organisation, prioritisation, learning techniques and how to avoid distraction when studying.

Thursday 28th May: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Instructions: If you are attending a 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 for your 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. 

‘University Challenge’ Session

University Challenge – This interactive session allows students in Year 7-11 to put their knowledge of university to the test. Students will take part in different quiz rounds, and test their knowledge of university myths, entry criteria, subject choices and much more.

Friday 29th May: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Instructions: If you are attending a 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 for your 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.

Timetabled Live Sessions (from 1st June)

Each week we will have a timetabled plan of activities designed to provide information and support to students regarding Higher Education. Each live session in the timetable below will focus on a specific topic in HE and will be delivered by one of our Education Liaison Team with involvement from some of our Student Guides in certain sessions.

Dates, Times and How to Join a Session

Click through the topic areas below to book onto the timetabled sessions.

Instructions:

No additional software is needed to attend the session.

Once booked via the online form, you will receive an email confirmation with website link(s) to enter your chosen session(s). Make sure you click on the the session 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.

Your Future

Your Future – This session encourages Year 7 to 11 students to look at how their current interests and skills link to areas of HE study and career prospects. The workshop also helps students to look at the potential benefits of going to university, and how the choices they make in school and college will help them towards their future career.                                                           

Day and Time: Mondays, 10am – 11am

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Introduction to HE

Introduction to HE – This session is designed for students in Year 7 to 11 to find out more about going to university. It explores the wide range of courses available to study at different types of HE institutions, and provides guidance as to what students should be thinking about now if they want to progress to university in the future.

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 2pm – 3pm

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Wellbeing and Moving Forward

Wellbeing and Moving Forward – This session focuses on how we can support our own wellbeing, and looks at ways in which we can identify the positives in our every day lives to help us move forward and succeed, particularly in the current environment. 

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 11am – 12 midday

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Student Life and Live Chat Q&A Panel

Student Life and Live Chat Q&A Panel – This session will be led by a member of the Education Liaison team and some of our current Edge Hill students, and will focus on what life is like as a university student. Our student ambassadors will also discuss their path to university, and what factors they considered along the way. Attendees will also have the opportunity to put questions to our current students.

Day and Time: Thursdays, 3pm – 4pm

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EHU Escape Room

EHU Escape Room – This session is a live escape room style activity in which attendees will work together to escape being virtually ‘locked in’ a location on the Edge Hill University campus. After the escape room activity, attendees will also be provided with advice and guidance about different types of universities, and what this looks like from a physical perspective.

Day and Time: Fridays, 12pm – 1pm

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Spotlight on…

Spotlight on… – This session is an opportunity for students to find out more about a specific subject area at HE level (with a different subject area each week) and is delivered by a subject specialist. Attendees will take part in a subject specific interactive activity and will be encouraged to take part in our subject-themed weekly competitions which link to this session. The session will also provide attendees with information about typical entry requirements (GCSEs, A Levels/BTECs, etc) at HE level for the different subject areas, and what students should be thinking about as they progress to university.

Subject areas will be: Performing Arts and Media, English and Creative Writing, Business, Biosciences, History, Law and Criminology, Geosciences

Day and Time: Fridays, 2pm – 3pm

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Parents and Guardians sessions

  • Introduction to HE – This session is designed for parents and guardians of students (from Year 7 upwards) 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. 

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 6pm – 7pm

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  • Student Support and HEThis session will provide parents and guardians of students (from Year 7 and upwards) 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.

Day and Time: Thursdays, 6pm – 7pm

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Pre-recorded Sessions

As well as live virtual sessions, we also have pre-recorded sessions which are available for students and teachers to access at any time:

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Your Future
  • Budgeting and Financial Awareness
  • Study Skills
  • University Challenge
  • Application Techniques and Training (including CV and application writing and interview techniques)

For more information on sessions available or to request access, please contact educationliaison@edgehill.ac.uk.

Live Chats

As well as hosting live virtual sessions on important HE topics, the Student Recruitment team will also be running a weekly live chat for students from Years 7 to 11 on Thursdays, between 4pm to 5pm.

The Live Chat session is a fantastic opportunity for students to ask any questions they have relating to Higher Education, and ways in which their current level of learning links in to their HE option choices in the future.

Students can access the Live Chat here shortly before the session is due to start:

Click here to join the Live Chat session on Thursdays from 4pm
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