College and School Liaison

The College and School Liaison Team are dedicated to supporting young people in making informed choices about their future. We do this by providing information and advice about the different study routes we offer. You can then confidently begin your journey towards achieving lifelong employment in your preferred career area. 

How we can support you

  • Further education – If you’re thinking about what to do once school finishes, we can guide you through the different options. Find us at school events such as careers conventions, and parents and options evenings.

    We also run drop-in sessions at your school, where we can also help you make an application.

  • Higher education – We can advise you about making the transition to degree-level study and the different career opportunities based on what you intend to study. Find us at our open days and meet the expert events, and at UCAS conventions and career fairs across the northwest and further afield. 

How we can support teachers

We offer a wide variety of bespoke activities, talks and events aimed at supporting you to support your students with their future choices. These range from drop-in and application sessions to careers conventions, and parents and options evenings.

Our College-based events include open days, master classes and campus visits. We also run regular teacher sessions to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to help young people navigate the vast range of opportunities available to them.

Contact us

For more information about any of our services or to chat to one of the team, please contact one of the team directly or email:

Matt Barr

Head of 16-19 - Directorate for Students
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T - 01253 504 672

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College and School Liaison Officer
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T - 01253 504 341

Sofia Merraoui


College and School Liaison Officer
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T - 01253 504 341

Lily Wearden