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Services for Schools and Colleges 2011/12


Contents Edge Hill University Education Liaison and Events Team The Information, Advice and Guidance Standards

School and College visits to the University

Open Days

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Presentations and Workshops

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General Studies and Critical Thinking

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Subject Conferences

Other Services and Events

Professional Development for School and College Staff Contact the Education Liaison and Events Team Travelling to the University

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Edge Hill University Education Liaison and Events Team Our aim in the Education Liaison and Events Team is to work with schools and colleges to raise the aspirations, awareness and achievement of potential higher education students by delivering sessions and activities and providing information, advice and guidance (IAG) which meet the needs of your students. We seek to promote the full and wider benefits of higher education whilst being accurate, transparent and realistic in the IAG given at all stages of the student journey and managing the expectations of the students we meet. The team have extensive experience in delivering high quality and innovative generic and subject specific HE related activities and each year work with over 350 schools and colleges across the country. This brochure outlines the range of activities on offer to you and your students and also identifies how our activities meet and are mapped against the standards set out in the recent IAG guidance. We are also more than happy to deliver bespoke sessions for you if you have particular requests. To ensure that you receive information about the events and activities listed in this brochure as well as any additional events, please keep in touch with the Education Liaison Officer for your area and ensure that contact details for your school or college remain up to date. Please note that all of our events are FREE OF CHARGE We look forward to working with you in the coming year.

Ruth Slater Education Liaison and Events Manager E: ruth.slater@edgehill.ac.uk T: 01695 584 435 M: 07770 366 245

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The Information, Advice and Guidance Standards The Education Liaison and Events Team have worked with an independent careers education, information, advice and guidance specialist to ensure that our activities are mapped against the following elements and principles; Framework for Economic Wellbeing 11-19 Career, Work- related Learning and Enterprise Element 1

Recognise, develop and apply their skills for enterprise and employability

Element 3

Develop an awareness of the extent and diversity of opportunities in learning and work

Element 2

Element 4 Element 5

Element 6

Relate their own abilities, attributes and achievements to career intentions and make informed choices based on an understanding of available options

Use their experiences of work to extend their understanding of careers and work Learn from contact with people who work

Learn about how and why businesses operate

Element 7

Learn about working practices and environments

Element 9

Engage with ideas, challenges and applications from the business world

Element 8

Undertake tasks and practices set in work contexts

Quality, Choice and Aspiration – A strategy for young people’s Information Advice and Guidance. Principles of Impartial Careers Education Principle 1

Principle 2

Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures

Responds to the needs of each learner

Principle 3

Provides comprehensive information and advice

Principle 5

Actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes

Principle 4 Principle 6

Raises Aspirations

Helps young people to progress

By participating in any of the sessions or activities in this brochure your students will not only gain valuable experience that will assist in their HE decision making, but will also be able to provide evidence against the standards in these frameworks.

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Advice for high demand Subjects

Student Experience talk

Introduction to Teacher Training

Interview Techniques

Introduction to Edge Hill

UCAS Process

H.E Choices

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Personal Statements

Student Finance •

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Principles of Information Advice and Guidance DCSF 2009

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Activity

Framework for Economic Wellbeing 11-19 Careers, WRL and Enterprise QCDA 2008

Presentations and Workshops

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Principles of Information Advice and Guidance DCSF 2009

Computing

English, History & Film events

Law & Criminology

Media events

Performing Arts

Social and Psychological Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Health

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Business

Activity

Framework for Economic Wellbeing 11-19 Careers, WRL and Enterprise QCDA 2008

Subject Conferences


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School and College visits to the University We would recommend that you arrange to visit the University with a group at some time in the year. Visiting a range of Universities enables students to appreciate the different types of institutions available and introduces new courses and ideas to them. Meeting current undergraduate students and seeing how much they are enjoying and succeeding within a particular programme of study is particularly inspirational, with students frequently naming this aspect of visits the most useful and memorable. Individual visit programmes will be tailored to meet the requirements of your students, but could include any combination of the presentations and workshops detailed within this brochure, introductions to departments and subjects, careers information and campus and/or department tours. How to arrange a visit Please contact the Education Liaison Officer who is responsible for your area and they will meet with you to find out about the group of students you would like to bring (we work with students aged 16 and above) and the aims and objectives of the day before agreeing an appropriate programme. If it is a subject specific visit you would like please see the information in this brochure relating to our series of Subject Conferences in the first instance. If you are unable to attend those visits we would hope to be able to arrange an alternative visit, but please be aware that subject specific input is dependent on staff availability so is not always possible. We are happy to welcome groups throughout the year and we would advise you to arrange visits well in advance to avoid disappointment during busy periods. Please note that we are particularly busy in June and July.

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Open Days Throughout the year we welcome in the region of 5000 potential students and their guests to our Open Days. What to do at an Edge Hill Open Day:

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Take a guided tour of the campus and halls of residence Look around the buildings and facilities related to specific courses Attend a talk about specific courses and talk to tutors Explore sports facilities, social facilities, cafes and canteens, student union etc Find out about student finance; fees, loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships Get advice about the career prospects following a chosen course Find out about support available for physical or learning disabilities Meet current students and hear about their experiences

Open Days 2011-12

Saturday 8th October 2011 10:00am – 3:00pm Saturday 19th November 2011 10:00am – 3:00pm Saturday 16th June 2012 10:00am – 3:00pm How to book a place on an Open Day Students can book their place online and view event programmes at: edgehill.ac.uk/opendays Monthly Campus Tours The University also runs Campus Tours on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm, including a chance to look at an example of our student accommodation. Tours depart from the Main Reception. Details of upcoming tours can be found at: edgehill.ac.uk/study/campustours

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Presentations and Workshops Members of the Education Liaison and Events Team are happy to visit schools and colleges throughout the year to give presentations and advice to your students as well as delivering interactive workshops on a range of topics. You will find detailed below a variety of presentations and workshops that we regularly deliver to groups of students. We have given a brief outline of the information and advice the presentation or workshop commonly includes, though we recognise that not all students are at the same stage in the decision-making process and that an off-the-shelf session is not appropriate. We will work with you to identify the requirements of your students and tailor a session accordingly. The sessions typically last between 30 minutes and 1 hour and we would usually ask for a laptop and data projector to be provided. Speakers can also be provided for a range of subjects and courses, although this is subject to staff availability. How to arrange for a speaker to visit Please contact the Education Liaison Officer for your area and they will agree a date and time for the visit and then work with you to identify content that is appropriate, relevant and engaging for your students. Introduction to Higher Education Choices • What is HE and the options available • Benefits of HE, improved employability and earning potential • How to choose the right course and institution • The differences between Sixth Form/College and University • Dispelling the myths Introduction to Edge Hill University • Campus & Facilities • Undergraduate Courses • Accommodation on and off campus • Student Support • The National Student Survey – What our students think

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The UCAS Process • Choosing a course and institution • The importance of research and suggested sources of information • Registering with UCAS • When to apply • How to complete the online form (using screenshots from the UCAS website) • What happens once the form has been submitted • Understanding offers • UCAS Track, Adjustment and Extra • Clearing Student Finance Talk • How much does University cost? • Living Costs whilst at University • Loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships • The application process (using screenshots from the direct.gov website) • Money management advice • Paying back student loans Personal Statements workshop • What is a personal statement and why is it important? • What should be included? • What do Admissions Tutors look for? • Case Studies (using genuine Personal Statements) • A chance for students to begin to think about their Personal Statements Interview Techniques • What is an interview? • How to prepare • Interview Do’s and Don’ts

Introduction to Teacher Training • Qualified Teacher Status • Information about the key stages • What makes a successful teacher? • Routes into teaching and entry requirements • Edge Hill Teacher Training • Application & Interview Tips • Career prospects & development opportunities Advice for getting in to high demand subjects • Primary Teaching, Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work • Researching courses • Entry Requirements (including gaining relevant work experience) • The Application Process • Tips from Admissions Tutors • The Selection Process • Interview Tips Student Experience Talk/Q&A Panel • Information about courses from a students’ point of view • Their personal journey, choices and application advice • A typical week – how many hours lectures/seminars/private study • Part-time work and how they manage their money • Clubs, societies and nights out on campus, in Ormskirk and the wider area • Settling in and making friends • What’s great about being a student • Plans following graduation We do not send students to speak at schools and colleges unless they are accompanied by a member of the Education Liaison and Events Team.

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Subject Conferences A programme of events will run throughout the year delivered jointly by the Education Liaison and Events Team and Edge Hill academic staff. These events are free of charge and are aimed at Year 12 students. Timings for these events are usually 10:00am – 3:00pm and lunch will be provided. The specific dates, programmes for individual events and details of the topics for taster sessions will be confirmed and circulated closer to the dates of the events, but please read the following pages for an outline of what information and advice you can expect your students to pick up from attending. How to book places on Subject Conferences Approximately 6 weeks before each event you will be sent further information and a finalised programme. To reserve places for Conferences you will need to contact the Education Liaison Officer for your area. We will then send you a booking form and Service Level Agreement. The bookings will only be confirmed on receipt of a full list of delegate names and a signed Service Level Agreement. Reservations and bookings are taken on a first come first served basis and some events may have a waiting list. We would urge you to confirm with us numbers (and any changes) as soon as possible to avoid places on the Conferences being unused and colleagues in other schools and colleges being disappointed. We would be happy to visit your students prior to their visit to talk to them about what they can expect from the day and outline the objectives.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences Business School

Business Conference • What subjects can you study? • Careers a degree in Business, Accountancy or Marketing can lead to • Hear from current students – what do they think? • Have a tour of the campus and the Business School • Taster seminar with one of our academics Computing Conference • Overview of the courses and entry requirements • Find out about ‘The Student Experience’ • Hear from our Careers Team about where a Computing degree can take you • Interactive workshop with our Computing team • Campus Tour

Department of English, History and Film Studies

English and Creative Writing Conference • Hear from one of our current students about their life at Edge Hill • Find out what a degree in English and Creative Writing can lead to • Take a guided tour of the campus and facilities • What subjects and modules can you study? • Interactive subject taster session; choose from - English Literature - English Language - Creative Writing History Conference • Hear from our Careers Team about what a History degree can lead to • What do our students think? Hear about ‘The Student Experience’ • Take a guided tour of the campus with current students • What modules and topics are available to choose within the degree? • Interactive workshop with one of our academics

Film Studies Conference • Introduction to the department and the course • Student Experience Talk • Taster sessions and screenings • Campus Tour • This event will introduce Film Studies to students studying other subjects, for example English and Media Studies

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Department of Law & Criminology

Law & Criminology Conference • Overview of programmes available and entry requirements • What do our students think? Hear about ‘The Student Experience’ • Tour the campus and Law & Criminology facilities • Hear from our Careers Team about what life after a degree could look like • Interactive taster seminars with academics from the department; - What is Criminology? Dispel some myths and stereotypes - How does the Law relate to you and your life? Media Department

Animation Conference • Guest lectures from industry practitioners • Student work exhibition • Campus and facility tour • Find out about the course • Animation workshop with lecturers and students Media XChange • Hear from staff about their experiences in the industry • Tour the campus and look at the industry standard facilities • Choose a subject taster session; - Film & TV Production - Advertising - Public Relations - Animation - Media, Music and Sound

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Department of Performing Arts

Performing Arts Conference • What subjects can you study and where might it lead? • Have a tour of the facilities • Choose an interactive subject taster; - Drama - Dance - Sound Design - Theatre Design - Physical and Visual Theatre • Present your work to department staff for feedback Department of Social and Psychological Sciences

Social and Psychological Sciences Conference • Overview of courses and entry requirements • Hear from our Careers Team about where a degree can take you • Find out about routes into Social Work • Student Experience Talk – hear from someone studying here • Tour the campus and department facilities • Choose a subject taster workshop; - Early Childhood, Childhood & Youth studies - Psychology - Sociology Department of Sport and Physical Activity

Sport Conference • Find out about the range of courses available • Student Experience Talk • Advice from our Careers Team on where a degree relating to Sport can lead • Take a tour of the sports facilities and campus


Faculty of Education

Faculty of Health

Primary and Early Years Education Taster • Find out more about the profession and options open to you • Hear from current trainees • Find out about the courses and how to apply • Take a guided tour of the campus and facilities

Health Taster • Find out about the courses and how to apply • Hear from current trainees • Take a tour of the Faculty of Health and campus • Choose an interactive subject taster; - Adult Nursing/ Operating Department Practice - Children’s Nursing - Midwifery - Mental Health/ Learning Disability Nursing - Combined Nursing and Social Work programmes

Key Stage 2/3 and Secondary Education Taster Day • Find out about the courses and options available to you • Hear from a current trainee • Campus and facility tour • Choose a taster workshop; - Key Stage 2/3 and Secondary Science - Secondary Maths - Secondary Design Technology - Secondary ICT - Key Stage 2/3 Modern Foreign Languages - Key Stage 2/3 English - Key Stage 2/3 RE

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General Studies and Critical Thinking General Studies The Education Liaison and Events Team have collaborated with academic departments to develop a programme of sessions designed to assist students in Years 12 & 13 who are currently studying for their General Studies A-level qualifications. The sessions have been devised and developed to supplement the existing teaching of General Studies within school timetables. These sessions are innovative and interactive and will offer students the chance to expand their understanding of the subjects which are covered in the study of General Studies at A-level. The sessions are also designed to introduce the students to some of the study skills and techniques used within Higher Education. The project has been developed by consulting the three main exam board syllabi (Edexcel, OCR & AQA) which offer General Studies as an A-level. In developing this project, we have aligned the three syllabi to find areas of similarity between them. As a result of this, the sessions involved will be useful to all students working towards an A-level in General Studies regardless of which exam board’s syllabus they are following. Each of the sessions involved in the programme will be delivered by members of academic staff from various departments across the University. Utilising their expertise in applicable subject areas they will deliver sessions based around a series of ‘Key Questions’. The sessions are interactive, engaging and beneficial for participating students. Previous sessions have included:

‘How Science affects Society?’ ‘Should the punishment fit the crime?’ ‘Mass Media – Representation or Reality’ ‘The heart – From pre-history to modern miracles of treatment’ The programme for 2011/12 delivery is yet to be finalised. However, if you would be interested in finding out more about our General Studies support sessions or would like to speak to us about how we can help you support your students in their A-level General Studies please contact the Education Liaison Officer for your area.

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Critical Thinking In addition to the General Studies programme, we are also able to offer support to schools whose students take Critical Thinking as an A-level. Once again, academic staff have been heavily involved in helping us to develop sessions which introduce students to the key concepts involved within the study of Critical Thinking. Sessions have previously covered the following topics:

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The language of Critical Thinking Reasoning and Decision making Assessing and developing an argument Credibility of Evidence

The sessions have previously been delivered using a variety of stimulus material, such as films, articles, artwork and texts which have been chosen consciously to provoke debate and discussion amongst participating students. Once again, we would be very keen to hear from schools who are offering Critical Thinking as an A-level subject. If you would be interested in participating in some support sessions at Edge Hill University, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Other Services and Events The information included in this brochure will hopefully outline the breadth of activities that we are able to deliver to you and your students. However, we would urge you to remember that this is not an exhaustive list, and we would be delighted to work with you to develop tailor-made activities to meet the needs of your students. Detailed below are some further example of the services we can offer and opportunities to provide your students with advice throughout their HE decision-making process. Higher Education Application Preparation Day - Monday 11th June 2012 This is an event designed to give Year 12 students the chance to find out about the application process in preparation for 2013 entry to HE. The programme will include; • • • • • •

Introduction to HE and the research and decision making process Student Life presentation Introduction to Student Finance and how to apply for financial support Campus Tour Introduction to the UCAS process Tips for writing Personal Statements

A finalised programme and details of how to book places will be sent to closer to the date of the event. Careers and Progression Events/Parents’ Evenings We would be pleased to attend various events for Year 12 students and are happy to deliver presentations on a range of topics including how to support a student through the application process, dispelling some myths and hopefully allaying some concerns about Student Finance. Please contact the Education Liaison Officer for your area and they will check their availability before discussing with you content appropriate for the group. UCAS Fairs Edge Hill University are represented at the UCAS conventions throughout the UK and look forward to meeting your students and helping them to consider their options. Please log on to the UCAS website for dates of events; www.ucas.com/events/conventions

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Professional Development for School and College staff In addition to the range of interventions that we deliver to students to compliment the work of teachers and careers advisers, the Education Liaison and Events Team are committed to forming positive working relationships with colleagues in schools and colleges. To that end we can offer a range of updates and training sessions assisting you with supporting your students throughout their HE decision-making process. Writing references for UCAS applications • Students’ academic performance and potential to succeed in HE • Why they are suitable for the course they have chosen • Predicted results • Factors that may affect a student’s exam results • Do’s and Don’ts • How your reference is considered Student Finance update • Fees, loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships • The application process (using screenshots from the direct.gov website) • Support available from Student Finance England We are also happy to deliver bespoke training sessions at staff INSET days. How to book a staff training session Please contact the Education Liaison Officer for your area and they will agree a date and time for the session and will discuss with you appropriate content.

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Teachers’ and Careers Advisers’ Conference Friday 11th May 2012 This is a popular conference aimed at teachers and careers advisers working in post-16 education. This event has been very successful in previous years, attracting approximately 90 colleagues from within schools and colleges across the North West. The programme for the event will focus on current HE issues and will therefore be confirmed closer to the date, but the day is likely to include update sessions on current issues in HE, Student Finance and graduate employment trends, a chance to quiz current students about their experiences and plenty of time for networking. Although the focus of the day is not on Edge Hill, there will be opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our provision if you wish. Quotes from 2011 Conference “The Changing Face of Higher Education” "Well timed, informative and extremely useful to my role in a Sixth Form College" "The programme covered all the current hot topics in the changing landscape of HE, the employment market and student finance and was a welcome update" "As usual an excellent event with super organisation. The Edge Hill conference is by far the best in the North West" "This was an extremely informative and well organised event - I would recommend it to any Head of Sixth Form!" "A pivotal training opportunity which helps me to identify annually the areas for development in my Sixth Form" A conference programme and details of how to book a place will be sent to you closer to the date of the event. We will also send you details throughout the year of other public lectures and conferences that may be of interest to you and your colleagues. Faculty of Education Open Evenings Should you or any of your colleagues wish to investigate professional development opportunities further you are welcome to attend one of our open evenings covering the full range of Faculty of Education programmes. Dates for upcoming events will be listed shortly on our website, along with programme information and an online booking form; edgehill.ac.uk/undergraduate/events/education

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Contact the Education Liaison and Events Team Chris Bayes Education Liaison Officer for Lancashire & Cumbria E: chris.bayes@edgehill.ac.uk T: 01695 584 198 M: 07768 237 214 Ryan Duncan Education Liaison Officer for Greater Merseyside and Cheshire E: ryan.duncan@edgehill.ac.uk T: 01695 584 243 M: 07769 641 101 Daisy Jayes Education Liaison Officer for Greater Manchester E: daisy.jayes@edgehill.ac.uk T: 01695 584 258 M: 07768 237 180 Jenny Mottram Education Liaison and Events Administrator E: jennifer.mottram@edgehill.ac.uk T: 01695 584 388 Ruth Slater Education Liaison and Events Manager E: ruth.slater@edgehill.ac.uk T: 01695 584 435 M: 07770 366 245

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Travelling to the University By road via the M6, off at junction 26, then onto the M58, off at junction 3, taking the A570 towards Southport and Ormskirk. The campus can also be reached from Preston or Liverpool via the A59. By rail from Liverpool Central to Ormskirk station on Merseyrail's Northern Line or Preston to Ormskirk station on Northern Rail. The Edgelink bus service runs at 15 minute intervals from Ormskirk bus station to Edge Hill and back throughout the day, 8:15 to 17:50 Monday to Saturday, excluding Bank Holidays.

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