Post 16 events

Post 16 Events

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 will encounter from a range of subjects they may choose to study.

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Post 16 On Campus Events – UCLan On Series

Who are these events for:

  • Students studying A Level or BTEC or other qualification at Level 3.
  • Individuals considering studying a degree or degree apprenticeship
  • Individual bookings accepted.
  • School bookings (numbers limited, see individual booking form).

How this helps schools and colleges meet their GATSBY benchmarks:

  • No.4 Linking the relevance of subjects with a wide range of career pathways
  • No.5 Encounters with Employer and Employees
  • No.6 Experiences of workplaces
  • No.7 Encounters with Higher Education, obtaining an understanding of the full range of learning opportunities that are available
  • No.8 Personal guidance

Students in Year 12 studying a minimum Level 3, who 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.

We are offering potential students a way to learn more about our courses, the industry, employability and the opportunities it gives them. Find out what placements are available and the career prospects they can lead to.

To make a reservation to any of the events listed below via our Eventbrite page.

Event Date What to expect on the day Location

Introduction to Higher Education

Wednesdays in October to December

Students new to year 12 will receive an introduction to UCAS, Degree Apprenticeships, Finance and Student Life.

Choose workshops from:

Careers
Student Life
Finance
Degree Apprenticeships
Subject focussed introduction

UCLan Preston Campus

Progression to Higher Education

Wednesdays in March to July

Students approaching the end of Year 12 will receive hints and tips on Personal Statements, the UCAS process, Degree Apprenticeships process, Student Finance and budgeting.

Choose workshops from:

Personal Statement
Personal Statements and Applying to UCAS
Degree Apprenticeships
Finance and Budgeting
Student Life talk
Career progression

UCLan Preston Campus

Engineering

16 October 2019

26 February 2020

Students in year 12 will get to experience engineering subjects in the new 30m Engineering Innovation Centre.

UCLan Preston Campus

Law

13 November 2019

26 February 2020

Students will take part in a fully interactive trial. Re-creating a famous trial and dissecting how justice was done. Discussions on hot topics in law and criminology and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.

UCLan Preston Campus

Computing

18 December 2019

In todays interconnected world, cybersecurity has never been more important. Cyber criminals work hard to identify flaws in our networks in order to steal our money, identity and personal information. The cyber security sector is facing a significant skills gap at a time when threats and the legal and commercial consequences of inadequate security are increasing. 

Delivered by current UCLan cyber security academics, our ‘Cyber Security’ taster day is based upon UCLan’s ‘Cyber Security’ undergraduate course  and will give your student a taste of what it would be like to study a degree here at UCLan.

UCLan Preston Campus

Chemistry

6 November 2019

12 February 2020

Experience Chemistry at the university ranked 2nd in the UK in the Guardian 2020 University guide.

Providing an important understanding of our world and how it works this Chemistry taster session will examine how our lifestyles are reliant on chemicals and how they impact our environment. Touring our impressive laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment including mass spectrometers, NMRs and electron microscopes, students will get a look at facilities that have been ranked top in the UK in the National Student Survey 2017.

UCLan Preston Campus

Psychology

13 November 2019

5 February 2020

Experience what it is like to be a Psychology student at UCLan through a series of taster sessions that will give you first-hand experience of the facilities available to students on our exciting range of courses. Take part in sessions including ‘How does understanding effect your recall’ and ‘Vision and your brain health in forensic psychology’.

UCLan Preston Campus

Arts, Architecture, Design and Fashion

20 November 2019

29 January 2020

From a school that prides itself on producing industry leaders 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, Architectural studio, 3D workshop and Digital Print Studio

UCLan Preston Campus

Sport

Contact elaision@uclan.ac.uk for availability.

We can offer a number of on-campus sessions within The School of Sport and Wellbeing to suit your students’ requirements ranging from Coaching, Sports Science, Outdoors, Sport & PE.

On receipt of your booking a Student Recruitment Team member will contact you to discuss which area you wish to concentrate on.

UCLan Preston Campus

Forensic and Applied Sciences (FAS)

1 October 2019

19 November 2019

20 November 2019

27 November 2019

13 January 2020

Students get to experience what it would be like to work in a forensics lab investigating a fictional murder. They will evaluate the crime scene and suspect DNA samples using fibre analysis and modern molecular biological techniques including restriction digests and gel electrophoresis. This workshop is a great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis and ink analysis by TLC chromatography.

UCLan Preston Campus

Health

Part 2 dates:

Wednesday afternoons in October and November

Wednesday afternoons in February and March

Wednesday afternoons in June and July

This event is an afternoon activity starting at 1pm. Students in year 12 will get an understanding of the typical Health Profession careers and experience the subjects associated on offer at UCLan.  The event is delivered in two parts.  Part 1 delivered at your premises and part 2 delivered on campus

Please note Part 1 dates need to take place at least 2 weeks prior to the part 2 dates. On receipt of your booking a Student Recruitment Team member will contact you to arrange the date for Part 1 at your premises.

UCLan Preston Campus

Dance

Contact eliaison@uclan.ac.uk for availability

Students have a choice of two different workshops to choose from:

Workshop 1 - ‘Preparing for an Audition’. This practical workshop will guide students through contemporary dance techniques and will include a creative workshop that helps them to prepare for auditions.

Workshop 2 – ‘Being a Dance Student’. A practical taster of life as a UCLan Dance student, try a technique class, make some choreography, learn some performance techniques and share your ideas!

UCLan Preston Campus

EPQ

Contact eliaison@uclan.ac.uk for availability

The EPQ Support programme helps students to complete their EPQ qualification with the assistance of University of Central Lancashire’s Higher Education Student Guidance.  Our EPQ support includes an introduction talk and workshop, and depending on availability a tour of the library. Allow two hours for the session.

UCLan Preston Campus

Book now

For further information email eliaison@uclan.ac.uk or telephone 01772 894443.

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NATIVE CREATIVES 19

Become the next generation of talent in the creative industry.

Thursday 7 November 2019
10:00 – 18:00

Book now

Native Creatives 19

GREAT NORTHERN CREATIVE EXPO

We invite you to enjoy the Great Northern Creative Expo and the opportunity to share time and space with other talent makers, writers and creators.

UCLan are celebrating the sixth annual Great Northern Creative Expo, a celebration of culture and creativity.  We have a rich programme of events throughout the month of November.  Why not come and learn from the expertise and knowledge of individuals already highly successful in their chosen fields and wonder at the talent show from our students as they embark on their own careers.

More information to follow.