Schools and Colleges Liaison


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.

We offer a wide range of tailored activities both on and off campus to match your learners’ specific needs. We are here to help them fulfill their potential by raising aspirations, and building on their abilities and experiences.

If you are a Designated Teacher or support Looked After Children in Key Stage 4 or 5, visit our Care Leavers 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.

Supporting Your Students Through Clearing

Support for your students

We provide a number of interactive talks that can be delivered in school throughout the year, to help students who may be considering Higher Education. These sessions give an insight into the skills they will learn and the experiences they can expect. The talks we currently offer are:

  • Access to Higher to Education (see below for more information)
  • Applying though UCAS
  • BTEC to Higher Education
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Guest Lectures* (subjects)
  • How to Get the Most Out of An Open Day
  • Interview Skills
  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Parents Talks (Introduction to Higher Education/Finance and Budgeting
  • Personal Statements
  • Student Finance
  • Student Life (delivered by current students)
  • Supporting Care Leavers – (aimed at teachers, support staff and local authority staff)

*Subject to availability

Access to Higher Education

We currently offer bespoke Access to Higher Education talks that give you all the facts that you need to apply to university. Our programme covers all aspects of the application process including course choices, UCAS, 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 Taster Days on-campus.

Taster Days

Our Taster Days are aimed at students in Years 11, 12 and 13 and give them a great idea of what university life is like. Students will have a welcome session and a campus tour delivered by one of our current students, giving them the best introduction possible to Higher Education in general and our university. We can offer a full programme of subject masterclasses and interactive talks too.

Taster Days provide your students the perfect opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns they may have before applying to university. Alternatively, we always welcome group visits at our Open Days from schools and colleges.

Schools and Colleges Open Day

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The 2020 Schools and Colleges Open Day will be held on Friday 3rd July.

Every year we hold an open day during the week to enable school and college groups to attend. 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. 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

Schools and Colleges Liaison Privacy Statement May 2018

University of Northampton’s Annual Teachers and Advisers Conference 2019

The University hosted its annual Teachers and Advisers Conference on 1st May 2019, held for the first time at the new Waterside campus.

50 college and high school staff members from across the region visited for a full-day of talks and activities. They gained expert advice about how to demystify the higher education application system to their students. For more information on the Teachers and Advisers Conference, read the full article on our News page.

If you want to catch-up with any of the materials provided on the day, email:

Our 2020 Teachers and Advisers conference will be held on Tuesday 28th April, for more information please contact the team.

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Schools and Colleges Liaison

Telephone: 01604 893618

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