LJMU at NISCA autumn conference
12 December 2011
For the first time this year, the Student Recruitment and Widening Access Team was invited to attend the Northern Ireland Schools and Colleges Careers Association (NISCA) Autumn Conference, which took place in Belfast.
The event was attended by over 150 teachers representing more than 100 schools and colleges across Northern Ireland.
The Conference was opened by John O’Dowd, the Northern Ireland Minister of Education, who had the opportunity to hear more about the ongoing work with schools and colleges that LJMU undertakes in Northern Ireland each year.
The event helped LJMU staff to develop strong relationships which they have built up during visits to Northern Ireland over the past ten years and also to engage with new schools and colleges. LJMU Account Managers will once again be undertaking a ‘tour’ of Northern Ireland in February 2012, talking to thousands of sixth form students about the wide range of opportunities available at LJMU. With the fee situation in Northern Ireland affecting students differently than in England, it is even more important that both staff and students are made aware of the support packages available at LJMU.
We will once again be complementing this with a Northern Ireland Applicant Day in March 2012, which will see a team of Recruitment and Faculty staff organising an event in Cookstown, aimed at encouraging students who have already applied to LJMU to make us their first choice. We will also be giving Northern Irish Careers Advisors the opportunity to visit LJMU in June when they will view facilities and hear firsthand about the courses and support on offer.
If you have any links with schools or colleges in Northern Ireland, or would like to learn more about the recruitment work carried out there, please email Sharon Roden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured above (left to right): John O'Dowd, Northern Ireland Minister of Education and Paul Ireland, LJMU Widening Participation Account Manager