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Visits To and From the University

The University of Lincoln’s Education Liaison team can deliver a wide range of presentations and workshops at your institution to support students as they consider their post-18 options.

The topics that we cover apply to all students (not just those interested in the University of Lincoln) and provide focussed information, advice and guidance about their Higher Education journey. Our officers can also create bespoke sessions to meet the needs of your students and liaise with University colleagues to arrange academic talks or workshops.

Academic Visits

Our Schools and Colleges Liaison Officers can also arrange subject specifc academic visits to your school or college. This could involve a talk about a particular course or faculty, or it could be an interactive and inpsiring workshop. We have academic staff from the College of Science, the College of Social Science, the College of Arts and the Lincoln International Business School who are able to work with you and your students. Please email educationliaison@lincoln.ac.uk if you wish to arrange a session.

School Visit Types
Students working Lecture Making a Decision

This workshop was created to encourage students to think about the whole university experience and begin to prioritise what is most important for them, including course opportunities, field trips, extra curricular activities, accommodation type, specialist facilities, location, and proximity to home.

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Students working seminar Applying to University

We can support your students as they plan, write and prepare to submit their application through this session, which can concentrate on the personal statement element or incorporate the whole form. This activity can be adapted to suit Year 12 or 13 groups at different stages in the process.

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Students working Lecture Study Skills Workshops

We can work with your students to build their confidence in areas such as critical reasoning and essay writing, helping them to prepare for current course exams or assignments, or the rigours of Higher Education. We have a range of skills based workshops and can tailor to suit.

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Students working Lecture Academic Masterclasses

We are able to arrange for academic tutors to deliver sessions based on subject specific theory and research. This might be useful for inspiring students in a particular subject area, for revision, or allowing students to think ahead to their own careers.

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Students in Lounge

I am so grateful to you for hosting our students last Friday. My colleagues tell me that the trip was absolutely marvellous: so well organised, so interesting and so relevant to the needs of our students. My students also spoke very highly of the trip.

Christina Clarke, Hampton College

All our Activities for Schools

Please see below for a full list of activities we can offer Schools. We run workshops, presentations and visits all over the country and throughout the year, and can tailor sessions to meet the needs of your students as per your requirements. If you are interested in booking one of these events or workshops, please email us for more details and to make arrangements.

Revision Skills

Our revision skills workshop is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of how memory can work and the effect this can have on learning.
  • Acknowledge that different styles of revision help to develop different levels of understanding.
  • Acknowledge that effort with revision can have a direct impact on results.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Workshop
Duration: 30 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Essay Writing

Our essay writing workshop is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between narrative and critical writing.
  • Develop students ability to cross reference and evaluate.
  • Learn to structure, write concisely and draw a well-informed conclusion.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Workshop
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Students: 25
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Note Taking

Our note taking workshop is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Learn about teaching styles at university and why efficient notetaking is so important.
  • Practise the use of two different note taking techniques.
  • Identify which notetaking technique works best for each student.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Workshop
Duration: 30 minutes
Number of Students: 40
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Budgeting

Our budgeting workshop is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Understand the variety of costs a university students might have.
  • Learn about efficient budgeting, and ways to save money at university.
  • Practise creating a monthly budget.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Workshop
Duration: 30 minutes
Number of Students: 30
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Student Finance

Our student finance presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Understand the UCAS process with relation to student finance.
  • Understand how the maintenance loan is calculated.
  • Learn about the student finance repayment system.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Student Finance for Parents/Guardians

Our student finance presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Understand the UCAS process with relation to student finance.
  • Understand how the maintenance loan is calculated: advice about the student finance calculator.
  • Learn about the student finance repayment system: myth busting and FAQs.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Parents: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Student Life

Our student life presentation can be delivered by one of our current Student Ambassadors.

As well as offering a personal insight into student life, it covers:

  • Why go to university
  • Accommodation
  • Learning styles
  • Social life
  • Opportunities
  • Budgeting and finance.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

UCAS Process and Personal Statements

Our UCAS process and personal statements presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the UCAS application process and key deadlines.
  • Learn about how the UCAS points system works, along with the different ways Universities set their entry requirements.
  • Understand the purpose of the personal statement and what admissions tutors expect.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Why go to University?

Our ‘Why go to University’ presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the reasons why people choose to go to university.
  • Learn about the range of subjects and institutions available for applicants to choose from.
  • The financial advantages of going to University: long term employment prospects.
  • Acknowledge that university is about other opportunities, as well as studying.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Writing an Academic Reference (CPD for Teachers)

Our ‘Writing an Academic Reference’ presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

This presentation has been designed for staff who will be writing academic references for their students, and will cover an introduction to the purpose of the academic reference and an insight into what universities are looking for.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 30 minutes
Number of Staff: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Choosing the Right Course and University

Our choosing the right course and university presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Encourage students to consider the university, location, facilities etc. as well as the course.
  • Encourage students to prioritise what means the most to them whilst searching for courses and universities.
  • Learn about different campus styles, facilities and opportunities.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Making the Most of Year 12

Our making the most of Year 12 presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • The importance of Year 12 as the first step in their journey towards Higher Education, an apprenticeship, starting a career, or taking a gap year.
  • Ways to balance time between study and leisure as a sixth form/college student.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of a range of post-18 options.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 30 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

Making the Most of an Open Day

Our making the most of an open day presentation is delivered by an experienced member of the Education Liaison team.

We aim to provide the following outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of attending open days during the decision making process.
  • Be able to prioritise university characteristics most important to each individual.
  • Be able to plan a visit effectively in advance of arrival, and make the most of all opportunities available.
  • Know what to expect when attending an open day.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Presentation
Duration: 30 minutes
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College or on Campus

 

Higher Education Information Stand

A member of the Education Liaison team can set up an information stand at your School/College, and answer any HE related questions your students may have.

We will always bring plenty of literature to support our advice, which students can take away. This can often work well in combination with a talk or workshop.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Visit
Duration: N/A
Number of Students: Any
Location: At your School/College

Academic Masterclass

Academics from a variety of disciplines are able to run a masterclass for your students in School/College or on campus. This could be an interactive activity, or in the form of a ‘lunchtime lecture’. The masterclasses can be tailored to the needs of your students.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Visit
Duration: 1-2 hours
Number of Students: 30
Location: At your School/College

Personal Statement Clinic

The personal statement clinic is ideal for Year 13 students who are in the process of writing their personal statements. One of our Education Liaison officers will meet the students on a one to one basis or in a class group and offer advice on plans or drafts based on our admissions guidelines. This activity works well in combination with the Personal Statement Workshop.

Essential Information

Type of Activity: Visit
Duration: 40 minutes
Number of Students: Either one to one, or 25 as a class
Location: At your School/College or on Campus