Talks and Taster Days for Schools and Colleges

The Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology runs a programme of outreach activities by offering a series of taster days and specific talks for schools and colleges throughout the year. We can also tailor talks and taster sessions to suit specific requirements.

For more information or to book a talk or taster day, please contact us.

Widening Participation and Outreach

We welcome applications from talented students from all backgrounds and are committed to Widening Participation (WP) in higher education by encouraging people from non-traditional backgrounds to apply to study with us. Our School’s widening participation strategy reflects our ‘social justice’ ethos and is a core part of our identity. We believe that higher education plays an important role in advancing social mobility and equalising opportunities.

Our staff and students work closely with the University of Liverpool’s Widening Participation and Outreach team in running summer schools, visit days and outreach activities for prospective applicants from low-participation backgrounds.

Taster Days

Our Taster Days are designed for Year 10, 11 and 12 pupils who would be in the first generation of their families to go on to higher education. Taster Days offer an exciting introduction to university life and the study of sociology and criminology and how it applies to a choice of careers.

If you wish to book a Taster Day please contact our Marketing Recruitment and Events team or to book a talk for your school please contact Dr Roy Coleman or Dr Stefanie Doebler.


I enjoyed the seminar because it gave a chance to get everybody’s point across and hear different opinions on the case.

Year 10 student

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