Year 7 to 11: Virtual Outreach


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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.

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.                                                           

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.

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. 

Student Life Talk

This session focuses on the experience of a student, the journey to University and the Higher Education experience from a student perspective. 

Budgeting and Financial Wellbeing

This interactive session will help students in Year 7-11 find out more about budgeting and financial wellbeing. The session allows you to take part in a quiz to test your financial knowledge and take part in a food shopping activity to learn more about budgeting.

Spotlight on…

Spotlight on… – These sessions are an opportunity for students to find out more about a specific subject area at HE level (with a different subject areas available) and is delivered by a subject specialist. Attendees will be invited to take part in a subject specific interactive activity, and 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, Geosciences, Law and Criminology, History

Application and Interview Techniques

  • This session will provide students with information on how to write successful job applications, create CVs and Covering Letters, as well as how to prepare for interviews. This session would be particularly useful for students who are applying for sixth forms/colleges, or students who are simply looking ahead to the future.

University Challenge

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

Study Skills

  • This session provides advice and guidance to students in developing their study skills. It will cover multiple topics including time management and organisation, prioritisation, learning techniques and how to avoid distraction when studying. 

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. 


  • 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.

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 other young people we work with in the new academic year and beyond.

Request access to a pre-recorded session

Other Useful Resources


We have a host of useful and relevant videos and blogs available to watch around student life, course content and campus tours on our Edge Hill University YouTube channel.

As well as the Student Recruitment team’s virtual offer, our Faculty of Education has developed a dedicated ‘Links to Learning’ hub of resources to support engagement and learning over the coming months. The resources have been pooled from various sources and cover a wide range of different subject areas for students of all ages.

Students can also access our dedicated Your Future guide which provides guidance about Higher Education and also how GCSE and A Level/BTEC option choices relate to degree level study.

Virtual Session resources:

If you have attended our Introduction to Higher Education and University virtual session, you may wish to read our Your Future Guide. The guide expands on the online sessions and provides guidance about Higher Education and also how GCSE and A Level/BTEC option choices relate to degree level study.

If you have attended or are going to attend our Your Future session, take a look at our careers resource sheet here.

If you have or are attending our Wellbeing and Moving Forward virtual workshop, you may wish to download our time management resource activity.

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 children and 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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