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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 are committed to providing information and guidance throughout the university journey.

We offer both in school and virtual sessions on request, and have a range of online resources as well as a calendar of virtual events and sessions.

Everything we offer is designed to prepare students for the university application process and student life. We are here to help them fulfil their potential by raising aspirations, and building on their abilities and experiences.

For now, our on campus activities and events for school groups are not taking place, however if you would like to express an interest in bringing students on to campus, either for a tour or to attend a taster day please do let us know, and as soon as this becomes available we will be in touch to arrange. Students can also individually arrange a virtual campus tour.

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 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, sessions, and events
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • University of Northampton’s Annual Teachers and Advisers Conference

    We’re pleased to announce that our Annual Teachers and Advisors conference will hopefully be returning to our Waterside Campus on Tuesday 26 April 2022. Our conference is a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest news in Higher Education and at UON enabling you to prepare and support your students during the university process.

    In the meantime, we understand that schools and colleges are operating under different circumstances regarding Covid-19 and would like to ensure that our support is available to everyone, therefore we have put together the following sessions to keep you updated with all things HE:

    • UCAS Reference Writing – 7 December, 12pm or 1pm
    • An update from Student Finance England – 17 January, 4pm
    • UON and HE updates from our Admissions Team – 23 February, 4pm

    To express interest in attending, please email

  • 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. Returning in 2022, the day will include

    • 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

  • 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
    • Application to Enrolment
    • Essay Writing at University
    • How to Get the Most Out of An Open Day
    • Interview Skills and/or Portfolio Guidance
    • Introduction to Higher Education
    • Life Outside of Birmingham
    • Life Outside of London
    • Parents/Carers Talks
    • Subject Specific Sessions*
    • Student Finance, and/or Budgeting
    • Student Journey
    • Student Life (delivered by current students)
    • UCAS and Personal Statements

    *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’.

    Resource in a box

    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.

    Find out more about Resource in a Box

    Our Events

    Currently our on campus events such as taster days and campus tours are taking place in accordance with COVID restrictions in place at the time. To book, please contact the team.

    Upcoming Events

  • 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
    • Budgeting
    • Essay Writing at University
    • 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:

    • Economics
    • English
    • Events Management
    • Hair Make-up and Prosthetics for Stage and Screen
    • Humanities
    • Illustration
    • Marketing
    • Sports & Exercise Science
    • Popular Music/Music Production
    • Psychology
    • 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 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.

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