The Schools and Colleges Liaison Service at the University of Huddersfield provides:
- Impartial information, advice and guidance about how to research Higher Education (HE) courses and institutions.
- Specialist advice on topics such as student finance and making an effective application through UCAS.
We also work closely with our school and college partners across the region with the aim of widening participation to HE through awareness, aspiration and attainment raising activities for young people currently under-represented in HE.
The team provides a number of progression activities for adult learners as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for school/college staff and careers advisers.
We are also happy to be the liaison point between school/college staff wishing to form links with University staff in specific subject areas.
If you would like an activity that is specifically tailored to your needs, please contact us to discuss:
All members of the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team at Huddersfield, including Student Ambassadors, have passed the relevant safeguarding checks (DBS) and have undertaken child safeguarding training.
Activities for students
The University runs a number of sessions throughout the year. These sessions can be delivered in school or at the University depending on the activity type and you can sort the activities below by theme, type and target audience.
|Activities||Theme||Pre-16||Post-16||Adult Learners||Activity Type|
|An introduction to Higher Education||Higher Education preparation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
|Applying through UCAS||The application process||No||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
|Careers and options events||Higher Education preparation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Additional activity|
|Finance and budgeting||Student finance||No||Yes||Yes||Interactive workshop|
|Gifted and Talented HE experience days||Curriculum/course support and enhancement||Yes||Yes||No||On campus event/activity|
|Higher Education experience days||Higher Education preparation||Yes||Yes||Yes||On campus event/activity|
|Interactive library workshops||Skills development||No||Yes||Yes||On campus event/activity|
|Interview skills||Skills development||Yes||Yes||Yes||Interactive workshop|
|Mock interviews||Skills development||Yes||Yes||Yes||Additional activity|
|Open Days||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||Yes||On campus event/activity|
|Parents information evening||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||No||On campus event/activity|
|Planning your career the HE route||Careers||No||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
|Presentation skills||Skills development||No||Yes||Yes||Interactive workshop|
|Student fees and finance||Student finance||No||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
|Students with disabilities||Higher Education preparation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Additional activity|
|Study skills||Skills development||Yes||Yes||Yes||Interactive workshop|
|Taster days||Subject specific taster||No||Yes||Yes||On campus event/activity|
|The Discover Lecture series||Curriculum/course support and enhancement||No||Yes||Yes||Additional activity|
|The Progression Module||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||No||Additional activity|
|UCAS Extra and Clearing Presentation||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
|UCAS personal statements||The application process||No||Yes||Yes||Interactive workshop|
|University of Huddersfield Presentation||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
Activities for teachers, advisers and parents
The University offers a range of events and activities which are all designed to raise the aspirations of students and encourage them to consider Higher Education as an option.
|Activities||Theme||Teachers and Advisers||Parents||Activity Type|
|UCAS Extra and Clearing||Higher Education preparation||Yes||No||Presentation|
|The progression module||Higher Education preparation||Yes||No||Additional activity|
|Student fees and finance||Student finance||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
|Parents information evening||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||On campus event/activity|
|Open Days||Higher Education preparation||Yes||Yes||On campus event/activity|
|Effective UCAS reference writing||The application process||Yes||No||Interactive workshop|
|CPD Programme||Continuing professional development||Yes||No||On campus event/activity|
|Careers and options events||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||Additional activity|
|Campus tours||Higher Education preparation||Yes||Yes||On campus event/activity|
|Applying through UCAS||The application process||Yes||Yes||Presentation|
|Study Skills - How parents can help||Higher Education preparation||No||Yes||Presentation|