Year 7 to 11: Virtual Outreach

Timetabled Live Sessions (up to 17th July)

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, Geosciences, Law and Criminology, History

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)

If you would like to request access to the pre-recorded sessions, please complete our form here.

Other Useful Resources

Webpages:

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 here. 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 here.

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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