University Visits

At King James we are not only interested in the time you are here, but we also want to make sure that you make the right choice on leaving.

Over the course of an academic year, we organise several different university visits depending on our students’ interests. Should you have a particular interest in going to a specific university, we can also arrange small group visits. We feel it is important that you are supported in making the right choice and these visits have been very successful in ensuring that our students are confident with their final decision.

You will have the opportunity to visit halls of residence, speak to university students and take part in workshops on potential degree courses. We also spend time looking around the city so that you can experience the atmosphere and decide whether you would feel comfortable living there for the duration of your course.

Which universities do you visit?

The following visits are residential over two days and take place at different times during the year:

  • Edinburgh Queen Margaret and The University of Edinburgh
  • Liverpool Hope University and LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts)
  • Leeds Metropolitan and Leeds University
  • Northumbria and Newcastle Universities
  • Central School of Speech & Drama, London

We have also taken students on visits to the University of York, York St John University, Sunderland University, Oxford University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Teesside University and the University of Cumbria, and arranged  visits for Year 12 students to many of the University Open Days which take place throughout the year. Alternatively, if there are only one or two students wanting to attend an open day we will support transport costs.

To enhance these visits, we regularly link up with former students of King James who act as excellent guides and advisors to our students at their chosen university. This helps greatly as our students already know them and are at ease asking questions about university life.