Catwalk show in the LJMU Fashion Project

Events and opportunities

Summer Universities

The LJMU Summer University is a fantastic opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students to find out what life at university is really like.

The Summer Universities are totally free, but places are limited. 

During the three days you will:

  • Find out about certain degree programmes
  • Stay in student accommodation
  • Meet current students
  • Make new friends
  • Get the real insider view on university life

The 2017 programme is now open, with over 30 different subjects to choose from over two weeks in July. To register please visit our subject specific events page

Two day Summer Residential for Year 10 students in local authority care, a great opportunity to experience life at LJMU

The two day residential is an exciting opportunity for students to experience what life at university is like and to hear first-hand about the support that is available to them.

Activities include:

  • An introduction into the higher education experience
  • University campus tours and overnight stay in LJMU accommodation
  • Hands-on taster sessions in one of LJMU’s many subject areas
  • Opportunities to participate in social activities
  • A chance to speak to current care-experienced LJMU students

We also offer the chance for students to bring a friend* should they feel more comfortable knowing someone taking part. Please be assured we have had many students attend past residentials not knowing anyone and leaving with firm friends.

This event is free and includes transport to and from LJMU, all meals, refreshments and the materials needed throughout the event.

The next residential will be taking place on the 27 and 28 June. Should you wish to apply, please download the application form here and send to Any queries please email or call us on 0151 904 6385.

*BME, first generation into HE, Disabled

Subject Insight Days

Prospective students in Year 12 and above have the opportunity to sample over 60 undergraduate programmes and work alongside academic staff and current students

During Subject Insight Days students and staff visit University teaching facilities and take part in lectures, practical workshops and laboratory sessions.

You can see our Subject Insight Day dates here

All of our 2017 Subject Insight Days are now available to register for on our subject-specific events pages

Gaining insight into the LJMU student experience

Prospective students and their families have many opportunities to get a taste of student life and access the key information required to make an informed decision about their progression into higher education

Along with school and college liaison activity the Outreach Team manage a wide variety of events, listed below, plus finance evenings for parents and informal chats for those 21+ who are returning to education.

In addition, the team run dedicated activities, events and a summer residential for teachers and students in Northern Ireland.

Student Shadowing Scheme

A unique opportunity to get first-hand experience of university life from our current Student Advocates

The Student Shadowing Scheme offers prospective students the chance to attend lectures, seminars and workshops and get an authentic taste of university study.

You can ask any questions you have about going into higher education and what it is like to live and study while at university, along with taking tours of the campus and accommodation.

Days begin between 8:30am and 12pm, and finish between 3pm and 5pm. To help make your decision, find out more about our courses or contact for information on the Student Shadowing Scheme.


If you'd like to take part in the Scheme, please complete the online form.

I had great fun and it was a great opportunity to experience life as a student. The experience has made me want to push to become a teacher even more now.

Prospective student

The Law Factor

The Law Factor Programme has enabled local secondary school students (Years 10-13) to take part in a regular mentoring and support programme with DWF business law firm. For the past four years LJMU have been partners in this scheme, which gives local students the chance to work alongside current legal professionals and get first-hand experience of life within the legal sector.

The monthly sessions take place after school in the DWF offices and can range from trips to local courts, hearing from guest speakers such as judges and probation officers, to students writing and taking part in their own debates and mock trials.

For more information of how to get involved in the scheme please contact

LJMU Fashion Project

Gain fashion experience

Are you in Year 12 and interested in fashion and design? If so, the LJMU Fashion Project is a great opportunity for you. Not only will you gain hands-on experience of studying a fashion degree, you’ll also be able to ask current fashion students and staff questions.

LJMU Fashion Project 2015

The project

Date: The Fashion Project will run over an eight week period. Details will be available soon.

If you join the Fashion Project, you’ll attend a weekly, after-school session at the John Lennon Art and Design Academy.

You’ll begin by picking a preference and focus on either design or communication. You’ll then work with a team of fashion specialists to realise a conceptual fashion garment or develop your communication skills in relation to the fashion industry.

The project culminates in an exciting Fashion Exhibition Show featuring the final garments at LJMU's John Lennon Art and Design Building.


Closing date: Applications have now closed. Please check back in 2017 when we will be recruiting again.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our team – we’d be happy to help.


Call: 0151 904 6385

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