Skill enhancement

The LJMU experience

Outreach programmes for post-16, sixth-form and FE colleges

Discover what LJMU and the fantastic city of Liverpool has to offer as a destination of choice

Our activities really give students a sense of what it's like to study at Liverpool John Moores University.


To book on any of our programmes below, get in touch:
0151 904 6384/6385 |

Subject-specific masterclass

For many students, deciding what subject to pursue can be a dilemma. Delivered in-school/college by a current course lecturer or student, this session provides valuable information on what is involved in studying specific courses, including information on entry requirements and details on teaching and learning at university level.

Gatsby benchmarks: 1/3/4/7/8

Discovery days

Students are given the chance to gain further insight into a subject of their choice prior to the application stage. Delivered by engaging academic staff, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive activities, lectures and Q&A sessions. A range of subject conferences from across our 120+ undergraduate programmes will be available on an annual basis.

Register for a Discovery Day

Summer University

A fantastic way to find out what life at university is really like, we invite Year 12 students to spend a few days studying on one of our courses, stay in student accommodation and meet current students to get the inside track on student life. Past subjects on offer have included architecture, engineering, policing studies, law, sports development and health and social care.

LJMU also hosts a Summer University specifically for Northern Ireland students, coinciding with the University Open Day in June.

Gatsby benchmarks: 1/3/4/7/8

Register for a Summer University

Student shadowing

The student shadowing scheme offers the opportunity for your students to get first-hand experience of what university life is like from our current student advocates.

A day shadowing an LJMU student will include attending lectures/seminars/workshops and tours of the campus and accommodation. It’s a great opportunity for your pupils to ask questions about going into higher education and to find out what it’s like to study a particular subject at LJMU.

Days run between 8am until 5pm in a range of subjects during certain times of the year.

Coming to a place near you

Every year LJMU outreach staff attend many HE fairs across the country. We inform and advise potential students of the benefits of studying at LJMU and the range and diversity of the courses available. We also attend school- and college-based HE fairs.

LJMU will be at the forthcoming events listed below.

In addition, we can deliver presentations about the LJMU experience in various regions during specified times of the year.




UK Universities Search Manchester Old Trafford 8 February
Surrey University of Surrey 25-26 February
Northern Ireland Eikon Exhibition Centre  27-28 February
What Uni Live  Birmingham  1-2 March 
Manchester  Manchester Central  5-6 March 
East Midlands  De Montford University  7-8 March 
Bristol  University of West of England  11-12 March 
West London  Brunel University London  13-14 March 
Kent  Kent Event Centre  15 March 
Exeter  Westpoint Centre  19-20 March 
North East Wales  Wrexham Gyndwr University  20 March 
Richmond HE Fair  Twickenham RUTC  21 March 
Channel Islands  Guernsey and Jersey  19 and 21 March 
Esher  Esher College  TBC
Hereford and Worcester University of Worcester   21 March 
Cornwall  Royal Agricultural Showground  22 March 
UK Universities Search Leeds  Elland Road  22 March 
What Uni Live  Liverpool  22-23 March 
London  ExCel London  25-26 March 
Lincolnshire  University of Lincoln  27 March 
West Wales  Trinity Saint David  9 April 
Cardiff  Cardiff Met University  10 April 
North West Wales  Bangor University  11 April 
Dorset  Bournemouth University  24 April 
Sussex  Brighton Centre  25 April 
Tyneside  Metro Arena Newcastle  30 April 
Tees Valley  Teeside University  1 May 
North and West Cumbria  University of Cumbria  2 May 
Hampshire  University of Winchester  2 May 
Suffolk  University of Suffolk  6 June 
Staffordshire  Staffordshire University  7 June 
Norfolk  University of East Anglia  11 June 
Essex  University of Essex  13 June 
Liverpool  Liverpool ACC  14 June 
Cambridge  Anglia Ruskin University  17 June 
Humberside  University of Hull  18 June 
East London  University of East London  18-19 June 
West and North Yorkshire  Leeds Beckett University  19-20 June 
Bedfordshire  University of Bedfordshire 20-21 June 
Sheffield Sheffield Arena  21 June 
Birmingham  NEC  24-25 June 
Isle of Man  Ballakermeen High School  TBC 
Lancashire  Edge Hill  27 June 

In addition to these events outreach staff can deliver presentations about the LJMU experience whilst visiting your region of the UK. In addition to the above dates, the team currently has designated weeks when available to deliver talks in Northern Ireland Schools and Colleges and has specific events for Northern Ireland students and teachers including the Applicant Day in Belfast, Summer University and Teacher Event.

If you would like an LJMU representative to attend your school/college for an event or presentation, please get in touch.

Open Days

Open Days provide a broad experience of what LJMU and Liverpool has to offer for students. If you plan to bring a group of school/college students to an Open Day please email us so we can help you prepare to get the most from your visit.

To book direct as a student or parent please register.

Gatsby benchmarks: 1/3/4/7/8

Campus tours

We offer regular opportunities to visit the University. Prospective students are given the opportunity to meet with staff and view the facilities and accommodation at LJMU. Email to book a tour.

LJMU specific presentations

An overview of studying at LJMU, the range of courses on offer and what you can expect from living in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

Gatsby benchmarks: 1/7

Sixth form drop-in

If your sixth formers have questions about studying at LJMU, our student advocates can visit your school or college on a drop-in basis. Interested? Email the Outreach Team for more information.