Virtual delivery

Virtual delivery/university outreach support

Outreach programmes at LJMU

Take a look at how LJMU outreach can support your school or college

The Outreach Team provides comprehensive support to schools and colleges at both pre- and post-16 education level. Our pages provide details of the full range of activities we offer on and off campus to different key stages. In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, we are here to still support prospective students and applicants, as well as teachers/careers advisers.

We have compiled a number of useful links to different websites to support you and we are creating new session content all the time. We are also happy to deliver live virtual events. For more information contact your account manager or email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk.

We will be hosting live events throughout the year. Click on the virtual events drop down for more information. If you miss a session we will be putting them on our new Outreach on Demand dropdown, so students and staff can access them anytime.

Teachers/careers advisers may also be interested in our dedicated support page full of useful web links to support your students.

Virtual campus tours

Take a virtual tour of our campuses and explore our accommodation. 

LJMU higher education/skill support sessions

Student life sessions

Student subject taster sessions

Outreach on demand

Virtual events

We have arranged a range of chats and events, in addition to taking part in external events. We will be adding more soon. To view our current events please see below. For our chats please follow the link and then register for your preferred session.

Wednesday 15th July 2020 - 2pm

Career opportunities for BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing graduate

Join guest speaker Brett Janes (Content Director for Salience) discuss his journey through a BA and an MA in Creative Writing through to a digital marketing company that has been lauded as one of the 50 fastest growing digital marketing agencies in the UK. He gets enthusiastic about content ontology, rich snippets through structured data, and VTEC kicking in. In addition you can ask questions to current students and staff.

Wednesday 15th July 2020 – 1:00-1:45pm

Ask a Student Webinar

Want an insight to student life? Ask a student Q&A gives you the opportunity to ask questions to a live panel of current LJMU students.

Wednesday 15th July 2020 – 2:00-3:00pm

Discover History at LJMU

Take part in a live webinar with LJMU lecturing staff from the History Department. We'll respond to your questions and tell you more about career and course opportunities at LJMU.

Wednesday 15th July 2020 – 2:00-3:30pm

Guest speaker event: Career Opportunities in Creative Writing and English

Guest speaker: Brett Janes, Content Director for Salience. Brett studied English & Creative Writing at LJMU for his undergraduate degree and then went on to compete an MA in Creative Writing.

You will also meet staff and students from LJMU’s Screen School.

Thursday 16th July 2020 - 10am - 10.45am

Why you should study Psychology

Live webinar for students thinking about studying Psychology at University. Join lecturing staff Ralph Pawling and Caro Citaro, and two current LJMU Students to discuss Psychology at degree level.

Thursday 16th July 2020 - 12-1pm

Discover Sports and Exercise Department at LJMU

Join LJMU lecturer Matthew Andrew as he discusses the School of Sports and Exercise Science at LJMU. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the session for students looking to study sports related courses at University.

Thursday 16th July 2020 - 2pm - 2.45pm

"Shaping the new norm" - Pandemic insights from Public Health professionals

Join LJMU Public Health lecturing staff, Graeme Mitchell and Conan Leavey, who will discuss the future of pandemics, and what role Public Health has in the future.

LJMU Academic Staff Videos

Support for Younger Years (Y9-Y11)

Let’s explore some more with LJMU – a week long schedule designed purely for those in Year 9-11

Monday, 15th – Friday, 19th June 2020 

If you are currently in years 9-11, we would like to invite you to participate in some of these online sessions created just for you! Whether you want to find out exactly what university is like, or have an introduction to a subject you may never have heard of, join us, and explore some more with LJMU.

Our Lockdown Learning booklet has been developed over a number of weeks with the intention of supporting pupils throughout the school closure period. Alongside the activities within the booklet, you will see reference to a number of additional resources below.

Download the full schedule


LJMU supporting Shaping Futures

We are one of twelve partners that form the collaborative programme, Shaping Futures as part of the Uni-Connect Programme. We deliver activities designed to raise aspirations and provide impartial HE information, advice and guidance to 14-18 year old learners from the Liverpool city region, to support them in fulfilling their educational potential. Our particular focus is on raising GCSE academic attainment in mathematics through mentoring sessions and GCSE Maths Club. This allows students to progress into HE with the required qualifications.

Shaping Futures (virtual delivery)

As a proud partner in the Shaping Futures – Uni Connect collaborative outreach network we are delighted to announce an eight week Information, Advice and Guidance programme commencing on Monday 27 April providing daily resources to support young people in the Liverpool City Region to make informed decisions about their future. The themes covered in the programme are listed below. Access to teacher and pupil resources and dates of themed weeks are accessed via the Shaping Futures website.

Week 1 – Wellbeing and Resilience

Week 2 – Student Finance

Week 3 – Study Skills

Week 4 – Student Life

Week 5 – Making Transitions

Week 6 – Careers (1)

Week 7 – Careers (2)

Week 8 – Making Applications


Maths Club

Working in collaboration with Shaping Futures, we are still able to support Y9-Y13 students with their maths GCSE/A-Level’s through the launch of Virtual Maths Club. Please contact LJMU’s Shaping Futures Project Officer for further information via outreach@ljmu.ac.uk.


Absolute Chemistry

Absolute Chemistry works with widening participation students in the Liverpool City region to engage and enthuse pupils in Chemistry and Science. 

Chemistry in the news: Covid 19

Screen experiments – Titration and Aspirin

Investigating enzymes

Investigating Crystals

LJMU useful weblinks

National Schools Observatory

The National Schools Observatory ran in collaboration with LJMU would like to offer our support to you virtually.

We have a fantastic range of activities that can be done online including Hunting for Asteroids and making observations with the Liverpool Telescope.

Take a look at our activities

Further to our usual range of activities we would like to offer:

  • Online questions and answers with an Astronomer/ask an Astronomer/ careers in space
  • Online teacher support and training on our activities
  • Online tutorials on how to use the NSO
  • Dedicated support from the NSO Team
  • Open to suggestions for other activities

The National Schools’ Observatory are here to support you and your school during this unusual time and hope that we can continue to offer a high level of service to our users.

Useful weblinks