The University runs a number of Higher Education preparation sessions throughout the year. These sessions can be delivered in school or college or at the University depending on the activity type. Activities can be sorted below by theme, type and target audience.

Contact us on 01484 472282 or schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk

ActivitiesThemeTeachers and AdvisersParentsActivity Type
Applying through UCAS The application process Presentation
Campus tours Higher Education preparation On campus event/activity
Careers and options events Higher Education preparation Additional activity
CPD programme Continuing professional development On campus event/activity
Effective UCAS reference writing The application process Interactive workshop
Open Days Higher Education preparation On campus event/activity
Parents information evening Higher Education preparation On campus event/activity
Student fees and finance Student finance Presentation
The Progression Module Higher Education preparation Additional activity
UCAS Extra and Clearing Higher Education preparation Presentation
Study Skills - How parents can help Higher Education preparation Presentation

Request an Event

Request an Event

Request a speaker


Applying through UCAS

Type of activityPresentation
Location School/College or on campus
Number of participants 15 minimum - maximum venue capacity
Duration 30 minutes
Target audience Teachers, advisers and parents

Content includes:

  • The UCAS process and timetable.
  • UCAS deadlines.
  • Tips for completing the application form.
  • What admissions tutors are looking for from personal statements.

Parents, teachers and advisers will be able to understand the process of applying through UCAS and understand what information Admissions Tutors are looking for.‌

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


Campus tours

Type of activityOn campus activity/event
Location On campus
Number of participants By arrangement
Duration 30-40 minutes
Target audience Teachers, advisers and parents

Fortnightly guided campus tours conducted throughout the year and arranged by appointment. Tours are conducted by Student Ambassadors and provide an opportunity to view teaching facilities, the library and the Students' Union. ‌

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


Careers and Options Events

Type of activityUniversity stand
Location School/college 
Number of participants Limited by capacity of venue in school/college
Duration Variable
Target Audience Parents

We can attend careers and options events to give impartial advice on applying to Higher Education, supported by information about courses at the University of Huddersfield.

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


CPD Programme

Type of activityOn campus activity/event
Location On campus
Number of participants Variable
Duration Variable
Target audience Teachers/Advisers

The programme enables teachers and advisers to update their knowledge on subject areas, industry developments, cutting edge research, progression to HE, careers/employability, the use of new technologies in teaching and learning (wikis, blogs, VLEs etc) as well as education leadership and management themes.

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


Effective UCAS reference writing

Type of activityInteractive workshop
Location School/College
Number of participants 20
Duration 60 minutes
Target audience Teachers/advisers

This workshop includes:

  • The importance of UCAS references.
  • What Admissions Tutors look for, and how best to present it.
  • What to include/omit.
  • An opportunity to share best practice with colleagues.

Teachers and Advisers will be able to appreciate the importance of references, understand what information admissions tutors are looking for, follow a guide on what to/not to include in references and learn how to produce effective references.

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


Open Days

Type of activityOn campus activity/event
Location On campus
Target audience Teachers/Advisers

Open Days provide the opportunity for students and their parents and teachers to take part in subject area presentations and tours, interactive tasters and labs, campus tours, accommodation tours, presentations on finance, accommodation, UCAS and the University of Huddersfield. 

See the Open Day page for more information.‌

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


Parents information evening

Type of activityPresentation
Location On campus
Number of participants Variable
Duration Variable

Organised in conjunction with Calderdale and Kirklees Careers, for Calderdale and Kirklees parents.

Information stands on careers and courses as well as a programme of presentations covering why go to university, a parent’s guide to Higher Education and student fees and financial support.

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


Student fees and finance

Type of activityPresentation
Location School/College or on campus
Number of participants 15 minimum - maximum venue capacity
Duration 30 minutes (can be supported with budgeting exercises where appropriate)
Target audience Teachers, advisers and parents

This presentation covers all aspects of student finance including tuition fees, loans and grants.

Content includes:

  • The finance system.
  • How to apply for finance.
  • How to budget effectively.
  • Other sources of funding and income.

Parents, teachers and advisers will be able to understand financial terminology, understand what the costs are and what financial support is available.‌

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


The Progression Module


UCAS Extra and Clearing

Activity typePresentation 
Location In school/college 
Number of participants Min 15 - max venue capacity
Duration 30min to 1 hour
Target audience Teachers and advisers

 

This presentation covers all aspects of the UCAS Extra and Clearing process.  Content includes

  • UCAS Extra eligibility
  • Clearing facts
  • What to do if you are in Clearing
  • Clearing from the university point of view

Book now

Email: schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk


Study Skills - How parents can help

Type of activity Presentation
Location At your school or college
Number of participants 15 minimum - maximum venue capacity
Duration Up to an hour
Target audience Parents and Carers

The presentation includes information on 

  • General study skills support
  • How to support revision
  • How parents and carers can support their children through their exams