As students begin their journey into higher education their requirements for information will evolve. The University’s UK Schools and Colleges Engagement Team offers a variety of sessions and activities including workshops, presentations and events that are designed to engage with students, fully informing them about higher education to allow them to make an informed decision about their future.

Sessions can be tailored to groups of any size and can include interactive elements. All presentations last 30 minutes and can be delivered as part of an interactive session lasting up to an hour, including topics including:

  • personal statements
  • student life
  • student finance
  • study skills
  • interview skills
  • subject talks
  • parent talks
  • applying through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
  • introduction to university

Taster days

We aim to make our taster days relevant to your students by tailoring them to your needs as much as we can. We will always include a welcome session and campus tour, giving students the best introduction possible to our university, and will provide the opportunity to discuss specific requirements prior to booking. Alternatively, you can register to visit one of our open days as groups from schools and colleges.

Upcoming Taster Days:

  • Wednesday 12 October 2016
  • Tuesday 8 November 2016
  • Friday 2 December 2016
  • Thursday 9 February 2017
  • Thursday 9 March 2017
  • Wednesday 10 May 2017

Schools can contact the Schools Liaison Team if they have other dates that they would like to attend a Taster Day

Schools and Colleges Open Day

Aimed at year 12 students, this event gives students the opportunity to experience a university Open Day and to take part in a number of activities, including subject sessions and campus tours, as well as speaking to current students and advisers in admissions, accommodation and student finance. The Schools and Colleges Open Day will take place in the 2017 summer term; the exact date will be announced soon. For more information in the meantime or to express an interest in attending please contact the team.

For a full list of Open Day dates please visit our Open Days page.

Annual teachers and advisers conference

The University of Northampton’s annual teachers and advisers conference organised by the Schools and Colleges Engagement team takes place on campus each year. It is an ideal opportunity for school and college staff to visit Northampton and update their knowledge about higher education and the university’s offering. The 2017 annual teachers and advisors conference will be in spring 2017, the exact date is to be confirmed shortly. If you would like to express an interest in attending this event and for further information please contact the Schools and Colleges Engagement Team.