Working with Schools and Colleges
School and College Activities
We know that applying to study at university is a big decision. At Lancaster, we pride ourselves on supporting applicants, teachers and parents to make informed decisions.
Our professional and friendly team are on hand to visit you, providing a range of talks, workshops and guidance. We would also be happy to welcome you to our campus and offer a range of activities. We’d like to share our enthusiasm for Lancaster and look forward to working with you. To book an activity with us, please get in touch.
Download our activity brochure to see the talks and workshops that we can deliver for your students
Find out when our next Teachers and Advisors Conference is taking place and book your place
We attend a variety of UCAS Conventions across the UK - find out if we're attending one near you!
Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2019
This event will see 500 professional astronomers on our Lancaster campus. On Tuesday 2nd July, we will be hosting an Education Day with specialist sessions on Education, Outreach and Engagement, for teachers and technicians in the relevant field.
We are able to offer a wide range of activities on our beautiful Bailrigg campus for any schools who would like to visit. This is a great opportunity to give your students a real insight into life at a university, with the chance to have full campus tours, subject taster sessions and workshops, and Q&As with our current student ambassadors, among other activities. If you are interested in visiting our university please get in touch using the Book an Activity link below, or by emailing email@example.com, and our team will be happy to help.
Events attended in the 2017/18 academic year
"A great resource for our school to take advantage of and give the pupils an insight into different aspects of university life" - Liverpool College
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Interested in subject specific activity?
Find out more about the schools activities organised by each of our Faculties by clicking on the links below.
If you have any questions about the activity that we offer, or would like to book for a member of our team to visit your school, please do get in touch.
Outreach and Widening Participation at Lancaster
At Lancaster University, we believe in the importance of providing all students with the opportunity to succeed in higher education and beyond. We recognise the importance of teachers and advisors in helping to achieve goals, and we have a range of activities designed for teachers and school groups. Click below to read about the various outreach initiatives currently being delivered for schools and teachers. If you would like to learn more about the projects listed or how you and your students can get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01524 595232.
Tailored Access Activities
We have a range of activities tailored to individuals who meet our Widening Participation (WP) criteria, ranging from campus visits to in-school workshops.
> All Inclusive
All Inclusive provides young people (Year 10 –Year 13) who have a disability, mental health condition, Specific Learning Difficulty and/or who are on the autism spectrum with information, advice and guidance regarding university. We provide a relaxed, interactive and educational visit to Lancaster University, which includes a session on the support available at university for students with a disability. Visits are organised throughout the year, with the next one expected to be in July 2019 (date to be confirmed).
> Care Experience and Care Leaver initiatives
We are currently working with Lancashire County Council to develop a programme of support for Students in Care and those who work with them. We are also developing a programme of activity for students in care, including visits to campus, subject-specific workshops and mentoring.
>Role Model Ambassador Project
The Role Model Ambassador Project is an outreach initiative working with current Lancaster students and young people (Year 9 -Year 13) from the British South Asian community in the North West. The project comprises of a series of Role Model Ambassador visits to community events and Madrasahs, visits to local schools and faith schools, and on campus events.
>Asylum Seekers and Refugees
We are currently working with the Students’ Union and the Red Rose Society, as well as staff across the University, to develop a package of support for an asylum seeker or refugee where they do not have access to student finance due to their immigration status.
Energise works with young, white men (Year 10 and Year 11) from low socio-economic backgrounds across Lancashire, through a creative arts project in collaboration with The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster. Energise involves a number of in school sessions delivered by Lancaster students to develop the young, white men and explore their thoughts through developing their creative skills. The young men will display their visual media projects to teachers and parents, as well as receiving higher education guidance and an employer input.
Lancaster Plus offers a range of mentoring and skills sessions, delivered by current Lancaster student ambassadors, to groups of Year 10 and 11 students across the North West of England. These sessions provide students with key skills and knowledge to succeed in their GCSEs and ultimately progress to higher education. Examples of the sessions available include Exam and Revision Skills, Resilience and Fear of Failure, Goal Setting,and Skills for the Future.
The EPQ Support programme helps students to complete their EPQ qualification with the assistance of Lancaster University researchers, staff and resources. Our EPQ support includes three main elements (which can be delivered individually or as a complete package): an EPQ introduction talk or workshop in school; an EPQ Library Visit at the Lancaster University library; and Online EPQ mentoring.
Research in a Box
An amazing array of equipment, resources and activity plans, Research in a Box allows you to bring university style learning and research to life in your classroom. Aiming to inspire the next generation of researchers, this free resource gives students the opportunity to experience the type of equipment commonly used by our academics, whilst discovering the long-reaching impact of our world-leading research. For full details, please visit the webpage here.
Initiatives for Teachers
> Teacher University Research Network (TURN)
The Teacher University Research Network (TURN) brings together Lancaster University academics and school teachers (as part of their continuous professional development) through a series of workshops and events. These are designed to facilitate curriculum links, share best practice and inspire the next generation of researchers. We deliver a range of activities as part of TURN, and this includes hosting INSET days at our campus. These days enable you to attend to school business and include the option to receive a Teacher CPD workshop delivered by Lancaster University staff. If you would like to register your interest in holding an INSET day here at Lancaster University or if you would like to learn more about TURN then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The Gatsby Benchmarks are designed to ensure that every young person has access to the high quality careers guidance necessary to make informed decisions about their future.
We support schools and colleges to achieve the benchmarks by providing engaging talks, workshops and other relevant sessions within your institution to support students with their academic development. To see how our sessions meet the Gatsby Benchmarks click here.