Education Liaison

Deciding what to study and learning what options are available can be really confusing for young people. Our Education Liaison activities make the choice a lot easier for High School pupils and College students.

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Welcome

We are very proud at Hugh Baird College of our specialist programme of activities designed to equip young people, teachers and advisers with relevant and up-to-date careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) on both Further Education and Higher Education opportunities.

Our work with schools and colleges is designed to assist careers advisors and help students and their key influencers navigate their way through the, sometimes challenging, education landscape. Our activities are delivered at Hugh Baird College, in schools/colleges, or virtually.

They are designed to be interactive and enjoyable with lots of opportunities to meet with current students and academic staff. We hope you find this information useful in your role and our team look forward to working with you and your students in the coming year.

Activities

We have a number of talks, workshops and presentations that we can deliver in your school or college, or virtually. Enquire about an activity.

Full College Tour

Session length: 1-2 hours
Can it be delivered virtually: No
Gatsby Benchmark: 5, 6 and 7
Suitable for: All year groups

Tours of the whole of Hugh Baird College are great for pupils who are still undecided about their choices, or for those who are keen to get a clear idea of what a Further Education College looks and feels like. Full college tours take in a wide variety of workshops, studios and other facilities, as well as Hugh Baird College’s student services and communal areas.

Subject-specific Tour

Session length: 30 mins - 1 hour
Can it be delivered virtually: No
Gatsby Benchmark: 3, 4 and 7
Suitable for: All year groups

Some pupils know exactly what they want to do; the subject-specific tours are designed to support them as they move towards progressing to College. The chance to visit the course areas and meet the tutors they will work with can offer pupils a great boost, showing them a glimpse of their future and motivating them to achieve their goals in school.

Subject Taster Session

Session length: 1/2 day
Can it be delivered virtually: No
Suitable for: All year groups

Taster sessions are a great way for students to really get a feel for college life and to help them make some important decisions about how they might spend the next few years. Hugh Baird College lecturers will lead structured sessions which are designed to allow your pupils to dip their toe in the water of college life.

An Introduction to College Life

Session length: 10-15 minutes
Can it be delivered virtually: Yes
Gatsby Benchmark: 1 and 3
Suitable for: All year groups

This session offers students a taste of what life at Hugh Baird College is like, featuring an overview of the post-16 options, facilities, support and additional opportunities available to them. The 10-15 minute presentation covers topics such as; how you can study, courses available from September, trips and enrichment activities and Open Evening information.

What are T-levels and where can they take me?

Session length: 30 minutes
Can it be delivered virtually: Yes
Gatsby Benchmark: 1 and 3
Suitable for: Y10 and Y11 students

This session focuses on introducing students to T-levels as well as informing them of the options available to them at the College. The sessions can be delivered by T-level leads to answer any questions students may have and help gain a better understanding if T-levels are right for them.

Discovering A-levels

Session length: 30 minutes
Can it be delivered virtually: Yes
Gatsby Benchmark: 1 and 3
Suitable for: Y10 and Y11 students

A-levels are highly valued by employers and universities, they can open up lots of doors to further study and careers. At Hugh Baird College, we offer 32 subjects based at our dedicated Sixth Form Centre. This session provides an in-depth look into what studying A-levels could be like for your students, the subjects available, how they study and how to apply.

Vocational Pathways (including Apprenticeships)

Session length: 30 minutes
Can it be delivered virtually: Yes
Gatsby Benchmark: 1 and 3
Suitable for: Y10 and Y11 students

Apprenticeships work and the difference between studying a Vocational pathway vs an Apprenticeship pathway. Courses at the College range from Level 1 to Level 3, meaning that there is an option available for everyone.

Choosing a Degree for You

Session length: 30 minutes
Can it be delivered virtually: Yes
Gatsby Benchmark: 1, 7 and 8
Suitable for: Y12 and Y13 students

When considering Higher Education, students can become overwhelmed trying to decide what subject, course type and course provider is right for them. Our dedicated University/ Student Support Team can guide you through what options are available and what qualifications students need to get onto the courses.

Staying Local vs Moving Away

Session length: 30 minutes
Can it be delivered virtually: Yes
Gatsby Benchmark: 7
Suitable for: Y12 and Y13 students

University students are increasingly recognising the benefits of staying closer to home and continuing their education locally, without running up debts through accommodation and living costs. In this session, we will cover the benefits of moving away to study vs the advantages of staying local.

Faculty Discover Day

Session length: 1 day
Can it be delivered virtually: No
Gatsby Benchmark: 1, 3, 4, 7 and 8
Suitable for: Groups of 10-20 Y12 and Y13 students

During a Faculty Discover Day students will experience first-hand what it is like to study at University and courses available to them. They will be given the opportunity to find out about specific courses, undertake a sample lecture and other activities.

Personal statement and university application workshop

Session length: 30 minutes
Can it be delivered virtually: Yes
Gatsby Benchmark: 1, 3, 4, 7 and 8
Suitable for: Groups of 10-50 Y13 students

This interactive workshop explains the process of UCAS and University applications alongside advice on writing a personal statement.

Enquire about an activity

If you would like us to deliver an activity, or would like to arrange a one-to-one meeting to discuss how we can support you, please get in touch by emailing educationliaison@hughbaird.ac.uk or completing the enquiry form below.

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