We are the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team and we work with schools and colleges across the UK to inform and inspire your learners about Higher Education. With this in mind, we are committed to ensuring teachers and advisers feel supported and well-equipped in providing up-to-date information.

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We offer a wide range of tailored activities both on and off campus to match your learners’ specific needs, whether you work with people who already want to go to university, or groups who don’t currently believe university is for them. We are here to help them fulfill their potential by raising aspirations, and building on their abilities and experiences.

For more information please email schools.liaison@northampton.ac.uk or call 01604 893618 and we will be happy to help.

Support for your students

To help your students who may be considering moving into Higher Education, we provide a number of seminars that can be delivered in school throughout the year. These seminars give an insight into the skills they will learn and the experience they can expect including:

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Student Finance
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Personal Statements
  • Interview Skills
  • What is University?
  • Student Life
  • Applying though UCAS
  • Study Skills
  • Subject Masterclass*
  • How to Get the Most Out of An Open Day
  • Transition to Higher Education
  • Parents Talk

*Subject to availability

Access to Higher Education

We understand that making a university application can be daunting. Our bespoke Access to Higher Education programme covers all aspects of the application process including course choices, UCAS and personal statements, finance and interview skills.

Sessions can be delivered to fit in with your timetable, or, alternatively, all sessions can be delivered consecutively at one of our Experience Days on campus.

BTEC to Higher Education

BTEC qualifications are becoming ever more popular and over one million students choose to take this route every year. We welcome BTEC qualifications on all of our courses.

We understand how overwhelming it can be for students when they are choosing the next step. Therefore our BTEC sessions are bespoke and tailored to fit around you. Topics include: university life, finance, course choices and portfolio workshops. These sessions can be delivered at your school or college or at one of our Taster Days.

Taster Days

Taster Days are aimed at students in Years 11, 12 and 13 and give them an idea of what university life is like. These include a welcome session and campus tour, giving students the best introduction possible to our university, and provide the opportunity to discuss specific requirements before you book. Alternatively, you can register to visit one of our open days as groups from schools and colleges.

Upcoming Taster Days:

  • Thursday 9 March 2017
  • Wednesday 10 May 2017

You can contact the Schools Liaison Team to arrange alternative dates for a Taster Day.

Schools and Colleges Open Day

In addition to our weekend Open Day schedule, we offer a mid-week Open Day specifically for schools and colleges each year. It’s an ideal opportunity for Year 12 students to find out what university life can offer, kick start their UCAS journey and get them thinking about their options before the summer break. Before the day we can deliver a session at your institution introducing Higher Education, or advising your students on how to get the most out of an Open Day. On the day, students can benefit from course talks, campus tours and personal statement workshops. The Schools and Colleges Open Day will take place on Friday 30 June 2017.

For more information or to express an interest in attending please
contact the team.