Uni Connect @ Home

Universities from across the region are teaming up to help teenagers prepare for higher education in a range of online events.

The events were set up by Future U, Lancashire’s Uni Connect programme, along with its counterparts, Greater Manchester Higher, Shaping Futures in Merseyside and HELOA, an independent association of HE professionals

The UniConnect@Home programme allows students from North West schools to find out more about individual universities, living away from home and student finance, through a series of online sessions, videos and live chats.

The University of Central Lancashire, along with universities in Lancaster, Cumbria, Liverpool, Manchester, Chester and Bolton will take part in the event.

The events are designed to help more young people in the region attend higher education and encourage teenagers to think about aspirational careers to pursue after completing their A-Levels.

The events taking place as part of UniConnect@Home include opportunities for students to question individual universities on applications, student finance, living arrangements, courses and post-degree job prospects.

Over the four-day event, younger students can learn about how to choose a university and a course, while current university applicants will be briefed on how to prepare for going to university, moving away from home and living independently.

The timetable of the events is below

To register for any of the events click here

The series of events have been arranged in partnership with HELOA, the professional association for staff who provide guidance to prospective higher education students, their families and advisers.

Jonny Atkinson, UK Chair at HELOA, said: “Collaboration is at the heart of most frontline IAG professionals. The greater our awareness of provision, the better we are at advising and supporting students. In an increasingly competitive market, our members continue to place students first, supporting them to make informed choices, ensuring they find the right options even if that’s not with our own institution.

“The Higher Education sector works closely and collaboratively. We understand there is no one size fits all and by supporting each other we are able to continuously develop and improve regardless of the challenges we face.”

Theo Blackburn, Future U Programme Manager said: “We are excited to be part of this event that allows students around the county to easily access advice and guidance from different universities all in one place. We recognise that it is difficult for students to know who to turn to for information, but by adopting a collaborative approach we hope to ease this challenge by providing an engaging and informative event.”

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