Tag: mcop

Community Engagement


Through a series of local community engagement events, Shaping Futures has committed to supporting communities with impartial information, advice and guidance on Higher Education. By going into these communities and engaging locally, we can begin to remove potential barriers to Higher Education within targeted wards in Merseyside. In this blog Cherise Weaver, from the Shaping… Read more »

Higher Education Week at Cronton Sixth Form College

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On the week of April 23nd, Shaping Futures and staff at Cronton Sixth Form College collaborated to run the first annual Higher Education Week. The aim of the events were to begin preparing First Year A Level and BTEC students for all things Higher Education related, and to kick start their UCAS journey. A number… Read more »

Through the Eyes of Boys Everton in the Community Visit

everton in the community

On Friday 27th April the students on the Knowsley Through the Eyes of Boys project took part in a football industries day provided by Everton in the Community. The students, from Kirkby High School and All Saints Catholic High School were accompanied by University of Liverpool Student Advocates as they enjoyed a day exploring different… Read more »

Shaping Futures @ Sensor City

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Sensor City has been awarded Shaping Futures funding to deliver a programme to inspire students in Years 9-11 to study STEM subjects at university. Sensor City is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University and is a flagship University Enterprise Zone. The technical innovation centre fosters creation, development, production and… Read more »

Merseyside Young Psychologists and Life Scientists Launch


Blog post by Lucy Bentley, Assistant Project Officer for Merseyside Life Scientists and Merseyside Young Psychologists, a Shaping Futures funded project.  During February half term, students from Liverpool, St Helens, Widnes and the Wirral made their way to the University of Liverpool campus for the first event of the Merseyside Young Psychologists and Merseyside Young… Read more »

Spotlight on… French


Welcome back to our Spotlight on… series, where we explore different degree subjects in depth; what it’s like to study that subject, the types of modules available, extra opportunities afforded to students of that subject and graduate careers available. In today’s post, Aimee writes about studying French at university. If you’ve got a specific subject… Read more »

Shaping Futures Languages Day

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On Wednesday 14th February 2018, 90 students from 5 of our Wirral Priority Schools (Bebington High Sports College, St John Plessington Catholic College, Ridgeway High, Prenton High School for Girls and Woodchurch High School) attended our first Shaping Futures Languages Day. The day, held in honor of UNESCO International Mother Languages Day and hosted at… Read more »

NCOP Swap – Sir William Stanier Visit

higher horizons ncop

We’re really pleased to have participated in our first NCOP Swap event – where students from one NCOP area visit a different NCOP for a university experience. In this case, Shaping Futures Project Assistants hosted a Higher Horizons target secondary school. We’re hoping this is the first #NCOPSwap event of many! Blog by Mary Edgar,… Read more »

Spotlight on… History

Welcome back to our Spotlight on… series. In this series of blog posts we’ll be exploring different degree subjects in depth; what it’s like to study that subject, the types of modules available; the extra opportunities available to students of that subject and what graduate careers it can lead to. The blog posts will be… Read more »