20/5/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Y11 & 6th form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Experience Sport Science at NTU

The Post 16 Outreach and Recruitment Team

Join us on 6th June to experience what it’s like to study a Sports course the award winning University of the Year.

Spend the day at our Clifton Campus. You’ll meet our teaching staff and get hands-on experience of:

Sports physiology – measuring oxygen consumption during cycling

Sports Psychology – looking at the strategies for performing under pressure

Biomechanics – tracking movement using 3D motion capture

Book your place here

Our Experience Days are free and created to help you decide if the subject is right for you, they can also help your personal statement stand out.

From sport management and coaching to physiology and nutrition, our varied sport science courses combine practice, theory and industry experience. At NTU, you’ll have full use of our high-tech sports performance labs and Olympic Association-approved facilities at our purpose-built Sport Village.

Keele University

In 2023, Keele University will be running in-person events in the following subject areas: 

  • Friday 23 June – School and Colleges Open Day
  • Tuesday 27 June – Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day
  • Wednesday 28 June – Natural Sciences Taster Day
  • Friday 5 July – Keele Business School Taster Day

Registration is now open for teachers/advisors to express an interest for their group of students to attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so please book early to guarantee a spot. You’ll find further information about each of our taster sessions including the subjects covered, below. 

Express your interest

Tuesday 27 June 2023
Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day 

Our Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day gives students the opportunity to attend multiple taster lectures across different subjects including:

  • Criminology Creative
  • Writing Education
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Media and Communications
  • Music and Sound
  • DesignPhilosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Register here for our Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day.

Draft programme

Wednesday 28 June 2023
Natural Sciences Subject Taster Day

Our Natural Science Taster Day gives students the opportunity to attend multiple taster lectures across different subjects including:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Life Sciences and Geography
  • Geology
  • Maths
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology 

Register here for our Natural Science Taster Day.

Draft programme

Friday 5 July 2023
Keele Business School Taster Day

Our experienced faculty will share their expertise and help students decide if a business degree is right for them. There will also be an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and learn more about the benefits of pursuing a business education. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to take the first step towards a successful career in business.  Our Keele Business School Taster Day gives students the opportunity to attend multiple taster lectures across different subjects including:

  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business Management

Register here for our Keele Business School Taster Day.

Lancaster University

Information on our upcoming Virtual Open Day, and two useful webinars: Student Life at Lancaster, and a Campus Live Stream.

Exciting taster sessions in collaboration with Unifrog on our English Literature and Creative Writing, and Architecture courses.

Our top tips for Year 12s trying to choose between degree options. Revision skills and mindfulness guidance for Year 13s starting their exams.

Information on how Lancaster University can visit you in your school and college!

Virtual Open Day: Discover Lancaster

31 May to 1 June   Can’t wait for our next in-person Open Day? If you’re just starting your university search, join us as part of our virtual Discover Lancaster event, and let us tell you about studying with us.

Register here

Unifrog Subject Tasters

We have two wonderful sessions coming up with Unifrog, giving students the chance to have a taster of our Architecture and English Literature and Creative Writing courses.

Below are the details for both sessions:

English Literature and Creative Writing

Tuesday 16th May, 16:30-17:15

Lancaster University Professor John Schad will explore what you can study, what to do with an English Literature and Creative Writing degree, and where it can take you after university.


Monday 22nd May, 16:30-17:15

Join Lancaster University course leader Dr. Ana Costa and learn how Architecture can tackle the climate emergency and design sustainable futures. Take an insightful visit to our degree show led by our amazing students and ask any questions that you may have about Architecture at Lancaster.

Webinar: Student Life at Lancaster

Wednesday 24th May, 17:00-18:30

An opportunity to learn about the social and academic life at Lancaster University through the lens of our current students.

Lancaster offers the best of both worlds when it comes to campus and city living, and is a great place to make your home. It’s a friendly city with lots to explore and enjoy plus a great base from which to visit the rest of the UK. During this session, our students will share with you their experience of living and studying in Lancaster, and answer your questons.
Register here

Livestream Campus Tour

Wednesday 6th June, 12:00-13:00

A tour of Lancaster University campus hosted by our Student Ambassadors, delivered to you via a live stream so you can explore without travelling.

Our friendly Ambassadors will talk about what it’s like to be a student at Lancaster and guide you around campus. You’ll be shown to some of the key locations across campus to give you a flavour of what’s on offer: the library, departmental buildings, social spaces, eateries and essential facilities, such as transport and student support.
Find out more

Y12 – Narrowing Down Degree Options


Figuring out next steps after college or sixth form can be tough! We’ve gathered together our top resources to help students struggling with that decision, along with some guidance on how to pick a degree course.

• SACU – this site is great for Year 12s struggling to decide on the right degree or apprenticeship for them. Take a short picture-based quiz and SACU will come up with a cloud of subject areas that would suit the student.
• Prospects – another great website for browsing through degree subjects and the careers they can lead to. Prospects is also useful for working backwards – starting with a desired career in mind and seeing which degrees or other pathways would be best for achieving a role within that industry.
• Hear from our Student Ambassadors – here is a blog from one of Lancaster University’s Student Ambassadors on how to choose between universities.

Webinars with an NHS doctor

Having graduated from the University of Oxford Medical School last summer, now working at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. This is the third year this free webinar has been delivered to students planning to apply to medicine or dentistry in the coming UCAS cycle.
Please note spaces are limited to Year 12/13/gap year students who will be applying in the next UCAS cycle.
The seminar will be delivered entirely by a doctor. It will cover the personal statement, strategically selecting universities and the admissions tests. There will also be a chance to ask any questions. It will run twice on the following dates:

Thursday 25th May 18:00 – 19:30
Saturday 10th June 18:00 – 19:30
Please register using the link below:


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