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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

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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 »

Through the Eyes of Boys London Residential

On Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October the Through the Eyes of Boys Year 11 cohort took part in their first residential visit, travelling all the way to London. 28 students took part in the residental, from North Liverpool Academy, the the Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Kings Leadership Academy, Fazakerley High School and… Read more »