This programme of talks offers parents and carers of pre-16 students impartial advice and guidance on areas relating to Higher Education, and how they can support their child in school towards making choices in the future.
Full Event Details:
All talks last approximately 30 minutes and can be delivered at parents’ evenings, GCSE information evenings, or at other school events.
Each presentation can be tailored to the needs of the audience and takes into account the year group students are currently studying in, as well as relevant local and national employability information.
Current presentation topics include:
Looking to the Future – Why Higher Education?
The content of this presentation looks at how the path secondary school students choose to take will affect their future education and life choices. The presentation offers parents and carers advice and guidance about how to support their child through each stage of secondary school in relation to broadening their option choices, and how this may in turn lead to Higher Education and their child’s future employability.
Money Matters and HE
This talk aims to dispel myths relating to the costs of HE, as well as the benefits HE can provide in relation to employability and earnings (using EHU alumni case studies for illustration). The presentation also offers guidance in relation to financial support that students can receive whilst in Higher Education and how parents/carers can support their child’s knowledge of the area.
STEM subjects and employability
This presentation is designed to support parents’ and carers’ awareness of STEM, what it is and how it is linked to their child’s education and future life choices. The talk offers parents information relating to what STEM looks like in Higher Education and employment, as well as advice and guidance about how to support their child regarding the choices surrounding STEM subjects.
Student Support and HE
This content of this presentation looks at the benefits that Higher Education can offer all students, as well as the wide variety of support facilities that students can access whilst studying in Higher Education. The talk will outline the areas of student support available in HE, as well as discuss how parents and carers can encourage and support their children during secondary education in order to prepare them for life after school.
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
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When Edge Hill was awarded University of the Year title for 2014/15, Times Higher Education described it as “a great success story…an institution that improves and impresses year after year”. The award recognised its outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as its strengthening research profile, investment and growth. It also celebrated Edge Hill University’s distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence. The University is an academic community comprising more than 10,000 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students, a further 6,000 on part time and professional development ... moreWhen Edge Hill was awarded University of the Year title for 2014/15, Times Higher Education described it as “a great success story…an institution that improves and impresses year after year”. The award recognised its outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as its strengthening research profile, investment and growth. It also celebrated Edge Hill University’s distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.
Edge Hill University is based on a stunning campus environment in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The University offers the best student experience in the North West according to the 2016 Times Higher Education UK Student Experience Survey. In addition, the University is ranked as joint second place nationally for its good environment on campus and joint third place for its high quality facilities.
The University has been providing higher education for more than 130 years, based on an ethos of opportunity through excellence. In 2014-15 Edge Hill was awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year title, the most prestigious accolade in the Higher Education sector. It was also named by the same publication as the Best University Workplace in its 2015 survey of staff at UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) results show the high quality and impactful nature of our research with World Leading Internationally Excellent or Internationally Recognised work across all areas.
The University was rated as the top diversified university in the UK for Social Mobility, based on Edge Hill’s success in developing a broad range of students to achieve graduate jobs (Social Mobility Graduate Index 2014).
The last decade has seen investment of £250m on its campus which includes Creative Edge, a £17m media, music and computing facility and a £30m sports complex and it remains the safest campus in the region according to the Complete University Guide.
The University is an academic community comprising more than 10,000 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students, a further 6,000 on part time and professional development programmes and nearly 4,000 staff. Edge Hill also boasts strong levels of graduate employment, with 95% of full-time degree students finding work or further study within six months of graduating.(HESA 2015).