Schools and colleges

Events for Schools and Colleges

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Post 16

Many of our post-16 activities focus on giving students a taste of what it is like to study at university, giving them valuable experience of the teaching styles they'll encounter from a range of subjects they may choose to study.

UCLan On...

Students in Year 12 are adjusting to the changes in learning and teaching styles and the increased independence on offer. Mentors at UCLan will help them to carry out thorough investigations into their skills and endeavour to match them with suitable careers and courses.

Practical sessions based on specific subject areas, throughout the autumn and spring terms. The events run between 10:00am – 14:30pm

Audience: Year 12 and 13



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Wednesday 6 February 2018

Preparing your students for entering the professional world with skills that employers are looking for, and with the aim of providing vibrant and intellectually stimulating taster sessions.

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Forensic and Applied Sciences

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Students will spend the day in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences experiencing taster sessions in a diverse range of inter-related subjects and tour our state-of-the-art facilities such as the crimes scene facilities.

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Wednesday 27 February 2019

The School of Engineering will develop our future engineers of the 21st century. Students will have the chance to experience taster workshops from our wide range of Engineering courses and tour our amazing facilities.

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Wednesday 7 November 2018

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Taster sessions will examine how our lifestyles are reliant on chemicals and how they impact our environment. Touring our impressive laboratories students will get a look at facilities that have been ranked top in the UK in the National Student Survey 2017.

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Languages and Global Studies

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Focussing on Asia Pacific, Business in China, and Modern Foreign Languages, students will get an insight into a world of opportunities in global studies and languages from around the world.

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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Experience Psychology at UCLan through a series of taster sessions. See how we measure brain activity in the Brain Imaging Laboratory; understand more about mental health and wellbeing in the Clinical and Health Psychology Suite.

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Arts, Architecture, Design and Fashion

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Students will get to see some of the high quality, professional work completed by current students recognised by real-world businesses. Tours of a number of different study skills workshop including the textiles workshop, wood/metal workshop and architectural studio.

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Sport and Wellbeing To make a reservation or enquiry please email

From a School that delivers exceptional teaching and research, and with a team of academics consisting of dedicated professionals, we offer a number of on-campus sessions to suit students requirements.  With a wide range of sessions to choose from including Coaching, Sports Science, Exercise, Health, Nutrition and Outdoor Sport and PE students can get to experience our outstanding facilities, find out about our strong industry links and investigate the wide range of work experience opportunities in the UK and around the world.

To make a reservation please visit the UCLan Online Shop, to make an enquiry please email with subject line ‘UCLan On…'

Pre 16


UCLan Inspiring You

By combining tried and tested HE awareness raising activities alongside structured, project-based sessions with an aim to:

  • Develop awareness or progression
  • Encourage pupils to use their critical thinking skills
  • Use problem solving strategies
  • Develop study skills
  • Encourage independent learning
  • Grow written and verbal communication skills

Audience: Students in Year 10 & 11 will complete their knowledge on HE and will reinforce the fact that university is an option available to them in the future.

There are five dates to choose from in the spring term with a maximum of 30 places per school booking on each date. The event will run between 10:00am – 14:30pm.


  • Tuesday 4 June 2019
  • Tuesday 11 June 2019
  • Tuesday 18 June 2019
  • Tuesday 25 June 2019
  • Tuesday 2 July 2019

To make a reservation or enquiry please email with subject line 'UCLan Inspiring You'

European Day of Languages


The European Day of Languages celebrates our linguistic diversity and passion behind our language learning for all.

Join us for culture talks, career options and tours of our campus and language facilities. At lunchtime, colourful displays from our international students can be viewed and visited allowing pupils to sample foreign foods whilst being greeted in a plethora of languages.

We particularly encourage attendances from Year 10 and 11 pupils, as this event is beneficial to GCSE students. We also welcome year 12 AS Language Students to this event.

This event is now full, please email to enquiry about a waitlist.


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The Biochemical Society Schools Challenge

Wednesday 17th October 2018

This event is for teams of five Year 10 high school students from across Lancashire. Teams will undertake hands-on workshops covering all areas of modern bioscience to give young people a first-hand experience of what makes a bioscience-based career so fulfilling – from biomedical science and neurobiology, to emergency medicine and clinical pharmacology. These workshops will give students insight into the roles of various bio-scientists and help them aspire to careers in these fields. Teams will test their knowledge in a quiz as they complete the workshops, with the winners being presented with a small prize and the title of Future Bioscience Schools’ Challenge Winners 2018.

Teams of five year 10 students from any school in Lancashire. Please note each school may send only one team. The Challenge takes place at the UCLan’s Preston Campus.

Lunch and refreshments are provided, along with a contribution towards travel costs.

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UCLan Insight

Do you want to inspire, motivate and excite pupils in Year 9 into continuing to do well in school as they build up to GCSE preparation and beyond?  If so, then the UCLan Insight events are what you are looking for.

Typical sessions are Introduction to Higher Education, Student Life, Campus Tour, and subject influenced sessions from the departments of Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences and the Confucius Society plus many more.

There are five dates from which you can choose. With a maximum of 30 places per booking on each date. The event will run between 10:00am – 14:30pm.  During the lunchtime period, complimentary packed lunch is provided for each pupil and staff member supporting the visit.



  • Monday 3 June 2019
  • Monday 10 June 2019
  • Monday 17 June 2019
  • Monday 24 June 2019
  • Monday 1 July 2019

To make a reservation or enquiry please email with the subject line 'UCLan Insight'