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:

Student Life
Degree Apprenticeships
Subject focussed introduction

UCLan Preston Campus

Progression to Higher Education

Wednesdays in April and May

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


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


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


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


Contact 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

Humanities, Languages and Global Studies

10 June 2020

On this full day event students will choose three different workshops over the course of the day. With a wide selection from Humanities, Languages and Global Studies.

UCLan Preston Campus
Degree Shows 11 June 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. As well a being part of the audience in our stunning Cat Walk Show.

Email for further enquiries
UCLan Preston Campus


1st July 2020

Studying mathematics at university is a challenging but thrilling and rewarding experience where you see how mathematics is used in real life! During the day, you will experience what it’s like to study Mathematics at the University of Central Lancashire, from a tour of the campus, to attending a mathematics lecture, and the chance to work in a team on a mathematics-based activity. You will meet some of the lecturers on the course who will tell you all you want to know about studying mathematics at university and the careers it opens up!

UCLan Preston Campus


Part 2 dates:

Wednesday afternoons in April and May

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


Contact 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


Contact 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 or telephone 01772 894443.

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