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Schools and colleges

We can help you support and inspire students with information about higher education. Our Student Recruitment team run custom events and help you achieve key benchmarks.

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What we offer

A dedicated team of Education Outreach Workers organise and plan events for students. We work with students from Year 6 to college leavers and everyone between. 

We focus on providing information about higher education so students can make informed decisions about their future. You can choose sessions from our range of presentations and activities. We are also able to plan or deliver bespoke sessions if you have a specific request.

Sessions can take place on campus or in your school or institution.

For the latest updates on what we offer, you can join our mailing list. Find out how to sign up at the bottom of this page.

How to book an event

Book an event by emailing us with the following information:

  • Preferred date
  • Number of students
  • Age of students
  • Topics you'd like to cover
  • Venue

Email studentrecruitment@yorksj.ac.uk to book your event.

Degree in Professional Policing Taster Day

Friday 19 April 2024, 10.00am to 2.30pm

Potential activities for our Professional Policing taster day include:

  • Familiarisation: course of study/campus.
  • Crime Scene House: immersive learning event. Students will attend the scene of a drugs death and conduct first responder actions, managing crime scene and applying the five building blocks of investigation.
  • Classroom-based problem solving exercise: Students will complete a desk top exercise making and recording decisions relating to facts contained within four vignettes which draw upon decisions to arrest and carry out police powers under PACE 1984. This will be highly interactive and make use of Mentimeter polling/voting within the exercise.

Please email studentrecruitment@yorksj.ac.uk for more information on this event.

York International Shakespeare Festival

We are proud partners and sponsors of York International Shakespeare Festival (YISF), a partnership which has been in place since 2023. 

York International Shakespeare Festival seeks to showcase local adaptations of Shakespeare’s works alongside international interpretations, and to make global Shakespeare accessible to UK audiences from York and beyond. 

If you would like to bring a GCSE or A-Level group to the festival, email recruitment@yorksj.ac.uk.

More about York International Shakespeare Festival

Sign up to our mailing list

Join our schools and colleges mailing list for updates from our Student Recruitment team.

We will send you information about:

  • How your students can apply
  • Upcoming recruitment events
  • Professional CPD opportunities for school and college staff

Please complete the form below to register your details with us.

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Activities, visits and projects for schools

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Presentations and activities

Student talking to staff member on Decision Day

Outreach activities and projects

Student zorbing at summer school

Widening Participation summer schools

Students on campus tour with Student Ambassador

Bring a group to our campus

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Bring a group to an Open Day