Welcome to our Building Futures event. Below you will find a selection of videos from a variety of universities and employers.


University of Birmingham

Location: Birmingham
Presenter: John Hunter

A world top 100 university and part of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Birmingham makes important things happen.

University of Central Lancashire

Location: Preston
Presenter: Sarah Crotty

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was first founded in 1828 and is a leading modern University, recognised in QS World Rankings.

Edge Hill University

Location: Ormskirk
Presenter: Abigail Cattlin

Edge Hill, ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, is a campus university with a mission to create opportunity from knowledge.

The Excellence Programme

Location: Blackpool Sixth
Presenter: Pete Wright

Blackpool Sixth’s Excellence Programme has been specially created to support our most academically able students in their studies and prepare them for entry to the country’s top universities.

University of Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Presenter: Liam Kelly

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are one of the top 100 of the world’s universities.

Lancaster University

Location: Lancaster
Presenter: Elle Zientek

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. We’re top 10 in the three major national league tables, and highly ranked in international tables.

University of Leeds

Location: Leeds
Presenter: Ella

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.

The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

Location: Liverpool
Presenter: Joelle Vella

LIPA is a specialist university-level provider of world class learning for performers and those who make performance possible.

University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Presenter: Charlotte Guest

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses. 

Northumbria University

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Presenter: Amy & Dan

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.

The Oxbridge Application Process

Location: Oxford
Presenter: Catherine Miguel

In this video, we’ll be going over the Oxbridge Application Process to give you an overview of the whole process and the chance to think about what you can be doing now in order to prepare to make a competitive Oxbridge application.

Student Finance Information

Location: Blackpool Sixth
Presenter: Steve Hayes-Brown

While you’re studying you’ll have two main costs – tuition fees and living costs. You can get student finance to help with both.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for student finance is online. You should apply as soon as the application service opens.

Sutton Trust

Location: USA
Presenter: Holly

Interested in studying in the US? Did you even know it was an option?

Each year we have students that successfully gain entry to US institutions with full funding. Watch this short clip to understand the basics (and possibilities) of an application to study in the USA!

UCFB - Guide to writing a personal statement

UCFB is a world-first in higher education, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and online degrees dedicated to the football and sports industry.


Location: London
Presenter: Musti Ali

UCL is the number one London university for Research Strength (REF2014), recognised for its academic excellence and global impact.


ASK Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme (ASK) is funded by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Department for Education. The programme is designed to give schools, colleges and other educational establishments across England free support to develop and transform how your students think about apprenticeships.

British Army

If you’re looking for information about joining the Army, or have a question, and you can’t get to your local Army Careers Centre, we’ve put together a collection of useful links to help you find the answers you’re looking for.

Cisco Apprenticeships

Kick-start your career with Cisco’s U.K. Degree Apprenticeship Program that offers a perfect blend of education and experience.

CMS Apprenticeships

Advance your career and improve your earning potential with CMS Vocational courses. Our experienced team will support you with classroom and distance learning, leading to certificates and diplomas at Level 2, 3 and 4. From AAT courses to qualifications in bookkeeping, business admin and more, your path to success starts here.

HSBC Apprenticeships

HSBC financial Education have recently launched a programme of Financial Education aimed at 16+, called ‘Level Up’, which includes a suite of resources for educators and parents to use, as well as the young adults themselves.

Liverpool John Moores University - Degree Apprenticeships

A Degree Apprenticeship is an exciting new route into work-based learning that enables apprentices to achieve a full degree while developing practical skills in the workplace.

Manchester Metropolitan University - Degree Apprenticeships

Manchester Metropolitan University is a leading provider of degree apprenticeships. We partner with over 400 national and local organisations to give apprentices the opportunity to earn while they learn, and to develop the skills employers want and need.

McDonalds Apprenticeships

Learn all about the hospitality industry from one of the most successful restaurant chains in the world – and earn good money at the same time. The programme takes at least 12 months to complete and gives you the opportunity to gain a Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship (Level 2). 

Morrisons - Early Careers

Now you don’t have to worry about university fees or choosing between starting your career or studying towards a degree. You can enjoy the best of both worlds on our Degree Apprenticeship Programme. 

Salford University

Our courses range from Wildlife Documentary Production to Pharmaceutical Science via Nursing. There’s something for everyone. Be Inspired. Be More Salford.

Victrex Apprenticeships

Innovation is born out of the talents of our people. The best ideas originate from environments that promote creativity and from teams that are trusted to deliver.

This is why we are seeking proactive people to work at Victrex that have a can-do, decisive attitude, value and listen to the input of others and work well as part of a team.

Other Talks

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership was established in 2016 between public services who wanted to provide one gateway into public service volunteering.

Our aim is to make volunteering for public services rewarding and to provide opportunities for people to make a real difference in their local communities.

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our projects run year-round and are incredibly flexible – you can even volunteer abroad for as little as two weeks.

UCLAN - Creative Advertising

Our Creative Advertising course is ideal if you have an interest in creative writing, design and media, bringing them together to learn how to make work that changes behaviour and promote products, services and ideas.

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