Schools and Colleges Liaison
As the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, we are dedicated to informing and inspiring students across the UK about Higher Education. Working closely with teachers, careers advisers, students and parents, we offer both in school and virtual sessions designed to prepare students for the university application process and student life.
In addition to our talks and sessions we have a range of online resources and a calendar of subject specific events and activities.
If you are a Designated Teacher or support Looked After Children in Key Stage 4 or 5, visit our Care Leavers and Estranged Students Hub for more information on how we can support your students.
For more information please email email@example.com or call 01604 893618 and we will be happy to help.
Our Events and Support
Find out more information about the events and support we offer:
- Our talks and sessions
We provide a number of interactive talks that can be delivered in your school or college, or virtually, throughout the year.
- Online resources
A number of our interactive sessions are now available as pre-recorded, online sessions, with supporting materials.
- Personal Statement Feedback
Getting the personal statement right is important. It not only supports your university application but is a reflection of yourself. For students who have completed our Personal Statement session and have their first draft ready to go we will give you some tips and feedback on where to improve. We can only give feedback on courses we offer to ensure we give relevant advice.
- Register your interest
Complete our easy online enquiry form to register your interest for future events and activities.
Our talks and sessions
We provide a number of interactive talks that can be delivered in your school or college throughout the year:
- Access to Higher Education
- Next Steps: Application to Enrolment
- How to Get the Most Out of An Open Day
- Interview Skills
- Portfolio Guidance
- Introduction to Higher Education
- University life outside of Birmingham
- University life outside of London
- Subject Specific Sessions*
- Student Finance, and/or Budgeting
- Student Journey
- Student Life (delivered by current students)
- UCAS and Personal Statements
- Why Northampton?
- Moving Away from Home: How to Prepare
- Student Finance for Parents/Carers
- Introduction to Higher Education for Parents/Carers
*Subject to availability
Support for Access Students
We offer bespoke ‘Access to Higher Education’ sessions for students currently studying Access to HE qualifications. Mindful of the short amount of time that these students have before applying to university (when on a one year Access to HE course) these sessions are a one stop resource, that cover all aspects of the university application process including course choices, UCAS, personal statements, finance and interview skills. Sessions can be delivered to fit in with your timetable, either on site or via a virtual session, or students can take part in a weekly virtual session, as detailed in ‘Our events’.
Bringing university-style learning and content to life in your classroom. With an array of resources and activity plans in one box, resource in a box is designed to link in with an A-level curriculum, enabling you to continue to teach your exam syllabus in a fun, exciting and innovative way but also include aspects of level 4 content and delivery.
We offer a variety of events and activities for school and college groups throughout the year both for specific course areas and for general advice, guidance and information.
Events for school and college groups for the 22/23 academic year will be added soon.
University events for individuals can be found here.
University of Northampton’s Annual Teachers and Advisers Conference
The date for our 2023 Teachers and Advisers conference will be announced in the Autumn, to register your interest in attending please contact the team.
Every year we hold an open day during the week to enable school and college groups to attend and find out everything they need to know about studying with us. Once registered students can explore the campus as they would any other open day, and teachers and accompanying staff will have a designated area to work from and a free lunch. Our Schools Open Day date for 2023 will be announced in the Autumn.
- A welcome talk
- Subject specific information
- Personal statement advice
- A student finance talk
- Campus tours
- Accommodation tours
- Student life talks delivered by one our ambassadors
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your Personal Statement here and receive advice on how to make yours stand out from the crowd. We will provide you with feedback on where to improve and some tips on making your personal statement the best reflection of yourself. Please remember we can only give feedback on courses we offer to ensure we give you relevant advice.
We understand that now, more than ever, time may be limited for any activity that is in addition to the curriculum. So we have created pre-recorded versions of our interactive sessions with accompanying workbooks and activities, to enable students to get to grips with topic areas at a time that works for them. We’ve listed the sessions on offer below, please contact the team for the video link and activities:
- Applying through UCAS
- Benefits of Living at Home
- Interview Skills
- Introduction to Higher Education
- Life Outside of London
- Parent/Carer Information
- Personal Statements
- Portfolio Guidance
- Student Finance
- What Happens Next
- Why Northampton
Virtual guest lectures
Our virtual guest lectures are designed to inspire and inform 16-18 year old students on the range of opportunities open to them, giving an introduction to university study. These lectures are pre-recorded and can be provided upon request. We’ve listed the sessions on offer below, please just contact the team for the video link:
- Events Management
- Hair Make-up and Prosthetics for Stage and Screen
- Sports & Exercise Science
- Popular Music/Music Production
- Psychology (Developmental and Educational)
If you would like to request a guest lecture on a course that we offer but is not listed, please email email@example.com to discuss this further.
Schools and colleges are welcome to access content available through our Skills Hub. The content has been put together by our Learning Development team, who offer guidance and tuition to all of our students to enhance their academic, mathematical and study skills.
Content available to schools and colleges:
- Academic skills
- How to study
- How to research
We are pleased that we are now able to welcome school and college groups onto campus and will be resuming Taster Days in accordance with COVID restrictions at the time of booking. Please contact the team to book.
Our Taster Days are aimed at students in Years 11, 12 and 13 providing them with the opportunity to experience of what university life is like. Our events are flexible and can be tailored to suit areas of interest. Activities on the day can include:
- Welcome Session & Introduction to Higher Education
- Campus Tour delivered by a current student
- Subject masterclass
- Study skills
- Student life talk deliver by a current student
Taster Days provide your students with the perfect opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns that they may have before applying to university. Alternatively, we always welcome group visits from schools and colleges at our Open Days.