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School of Law and Social Justice Taster Days

This year The University of Liverpool’s School of Law and Social Justice is offering a short introduction to Law, Sociology and Criminology and the student experience for cohorts from Year 10 to Year 13 and we warmly extend an open invitation to your students to attend.

Our aim is to provide a unique insight into what the student experience at University of Liverpool is really like, with the session tailored to each cohort. This way each year group gain the opportunity to participate in a series of activities including mini subject lectures and a live online seminar. Sessions are one hour, to an hour and a half. 

    The Liverpool Scholars Programme

    The University of Liverpool is committed to supporting talented students who wish to access higher education, regardless of their background. The Liverpool Scholars programme offers Year 12 students the chance to take part in a range of activities aimed at supporting their entry into higher education and preparing them for university, such as application guidance masterclasses, lectures and academic key skills workshops. These activities are delivered in partnership with academics, undergraduates and the wider University, culminating in Scholars completing an academic assignment. Through the Liverpool Scholars programme, we aim to nurture well informed, confident applicants who are well equipped for their University experience.

    Benefits to students

    After successfully completing the Liverpool Scholars programme, Scholars students will receive additional consideration when applying to study at the University of Liverpool. This is dependant on the student meeting all other admissions criteria (for example, interview performance, subject specific requirements and GCSE grades). This additional consideration will include:

    - A guaranteed conditional offer of a place at the University of Liverpool*
    - An offer reduced by up to 2 A Level grades or equivalent

    Other recognition

    - Students who successfully complete the Liverpool Scholars programme and begin their undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool will also receive the Liverpool Scholars Award (a non-repayable financial bursary to help towards tuition fees and living costs.)

    Pathways to Law Programme

    Liverpool Law School recently partnered with The Sutton Trust to deliver its ‘Pathways to Law’ annual programme to support students aspiring to a career in law. Pathways to Law is a pioneering initiative designed to widen access to the legal profession and is open to students from the Merseyside area in Years 10 and 12. Students will participate in a programme of legal workshops and undertake a week’s work experience placement with a Liverpool law firm as part of the programme. For more information contact the Widening Participation and Outreach Team.

    Realising Opportunities

    The University of Liverpool is a partner in the Realising Opportunities (RO) project. RO is a unique collaboration of leading, research intensive universities, working together to promote fair access and social mobility for students from groups under-represented in higher education.

    RO was launched in August 2009 and provides able students with skills and information to help them to make informed decisions about their future and to raise their aspirations to progress to a leading research intensive university. Students are supported throughout the programme by their local RO university. Schools and colleges will be targeted by partner institutions to be involved in RO

    Successful completion of the RO Programme gives students the opportunity to have their achievements recognised through UCAS, resulting in additional consideration and the potential for alternative offers from the RO universities. Realising Opportunities students who also complete the programme and transition to the University of Liverpool will be eligible for the the Realising Opportunities Award, a bursary of £2,000, available as a programme fee waiver of £2,000 or as a cash bursary of £2,000.

    To take part in the Realising Opportunities (RO) Programme you must meet the eligibility criteria.  Applications to the RO Programme are made in the Autumn Term of Year 12.

    For more information about Realising Opportunities, including eligibility criteria, please visit www.realisingopportunities.ac.uk or contact Lydia Redican.

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