Schools and Colleges Liaison
  1. Widening Participation
  2. Activities for higher education advisers
  3. External Exhibitions
  4. Activities we offer
Schools and Colleges Liaison

Activities we offer

We provide high quality sessions to students and parents/guardians alike related to higher education. These sessions can be delivered in your institution or at City, and can also be delivered virtually.

The talks are designed to encourage and support students through the application process, whilst informing them about what City has to offer. Our session themes are designed to cover the key questions students have during the university application process.

They are aimed at Year 12 and 13 students with a general interest in Higher Education and who, ideally, would be expecting to meet the City entry requirements for their chosen programme.

We can also deliver any of the sessions below at parent's evenings.

The sessions we deliver are:

University: what's it all about?

This session gives an introduction to higher education, outlining the benefits of further study. It gives a general overview of university study and life, and addresses some of the common concerns students may have.

Where can a degree take me?

This session will challenge students' perceptions of where degree study can take them. Students explore the variety of careers available within a specific field which will open their eyes to the possibilities available.

How do I choose where and what to study?

This session encourages students to begin researching where and what they would like to study. It gives guidance on the different factors students should consider when making decisions about university.

How do I apply to university?

In this session we will take students through the UCAS process, including key dates and how to complete the application form.

How do I tackle the personal statement?

This session can be delivered either as a presentation or a workshop. Students will learn how to structure a personal statement, what should be included and useful hints and tips. If delivered as a workshop, students will also analyse some real personal statement examples.

How will I fund my studies?

This session covers all the information regarding student finance such as tuition fees, maintenance loans, bursaries, scholarships and loan repayments. Students will also get an overview of living on a student budget.

A day in the life: what's it like being a City student?

This session introduces City's student life through real life experiences from our current students.

Why study at City?

This presentation covers all of the key information about opportunities and services that are available to students at City.

Making the most of year 12

This session seeks to prepare students in the early stages of year 12 to make the most of the year ahead by considering how to prepare for their university application.

Making the most of your summer

This session is ideal for students finishing year 12 to get them thinking about the different activities they can do over the summer to include on their personal statements.

References / UCAS Process / Personal Statements

We can deliver a session on any of these topics to teachers and careers advisers to support their students through the UCAS process.

A parent's guide to Higher Education

We deliver sessions for parents at information evenings which can include any of the topics included here.

Subject talks and workshops

City's five Schools also deliver subject talks and workshops to introduce students to their chosen subject and experience university level study. These sessions are aimed at year 12 students who would be expected to meet the City entry requirements for their chosen programme.

The following workshops can be booked by teachers and advisers. Students who want to book a taster themselves should visit our Taster Day page.

The Business School (formerly known as Cass)

The Business School (formerly known as Cass) runs a range of sessions on the range of programmes that are offered within the School. The team can either deliver information sessions looking at what it is like to study in the Business School or tailored mock university sessions to inspire students.

Taster sessions are available in the following areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Management
  • Finance (including Banking & International Finance and Investment & Financial Risk Management)

City Law School

The Law School run sessions in the style of mock lectures, which will introduce students to topics related to studying Law at City.

School of Arts and Social Sciences

With the widest variety of courses within any School at City, these sessions cover a variety of areas

  • Economics
  • English - please see here for the full range of English Literature A-level syllabus workshops
  • History and International Politics
  • Journalism
  • Music and Music, Sound and Technology - please see here for the full range of Music workshops
  • Psychology, Criminology and Sociology

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences offers a range of courses across the allied health professions. The School are able to deliver interactive taster sessions or information sessions on the courses, making the most of the application and how to excel on selection day.

School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

The School run a range of interactive workshops, many of which take place in City laboratories and world leading facilities. They also deliver talks on what it is like to study these STEM subjects at university.

A full guide of the activities available can be found here.

  • Mathematics
  • Computer and Data Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering