Junior University

Junior University 2016

UCLan strives to make learning as accessible as possible, and can offer a flexible route of accredited courses leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees.

The JU project is aimed at Year 10 pupils from local high schools. Junior University 2016 (JU 2016) is an initiative that aims to support education in the community.

Junior University 2016 has 10 project-based sessions all with the following core features which aim to:

  • To raise aspiration for the young people

  • To offer Information, Advice and Guidance on career choices

  • To develop awareness of progression into higher education

  • To encourage pupils to use their critical thinking skills

  • To use problem solving strategies

  • To have student ambassadors as role models

  • To develop study skills

  • To grow written and verbal communication skills and research techniques

  • To include parents (where possible)

  • To encourage independent learning


Activities Schedule

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UCLan JU will run on Wednesdays in Burnley and Thursdays in Preston outside of normal school hours from January 2016. JU will offer a range of activities and there will also be an opportunity for participants to attend a fun and challenging activity week during the February Half Term held at UCLan’s Preston Campus.

To give you a flavour of what to expect, here are some examples of the types of activity you may take part in:


  • Higher Education subject taster workshops

  • Budgeting skills workshops

  • Problem solving activities both in teams and individually

  • Sessions include tours of the campus and facilities

  • Revision and study skills

  • Subject specific sessions

Support Activities

  • Team building activity

  • Confidence building

  • Mentoring inspirational speakers

  • Money management

  • Goal mapping

  • Mock interviews

  • How to apply to university

To show the range of exciting careers available to you, we will be putting on inspirational lectures in key subject areas such as sport, computer games, policing / forensic science and health care to name but a few.

There will also be tools made available for you that look at your specific goals and aspirations and match them to your learning styles and personality type that can support you in making the right career choice for you. We will then support you to match these to the career path of your choice and give relevant information, advice and guidance to support your decisions.

Application to be a part of the project
If you are interested in attending JU 2016 please contact the team below for an information pack which includes the qualifying criteria. For more information or any questions on JU 2016 you can contact:

UCLan External Liaison and Access Team
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 893011