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Open Day - Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June

Our on-campus Open Days are a fantastic way to find out everything you want to know about Marjon. From student life to accommodation, course details to our facilities, it's all covered at our Open Day. Book your place now at the link below!

School groups are welcome - please email visitus@marjon.ac.uk and we'll be more than happy to arrange this.

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Marjon Summer School 2022

Monday 25th - Thursday 28th July 

This exciting project is designed for students in Year 12 and will take place at Plymouth Marjon University from 09:00 – 16:00 each day, with some activities running during the evening on selected days.

Free breakfast and lunch are provided each day for participating students.

Marjon Summer School is a FREE opportunity for students to discover what it is like to study Education and Initial Teacher Training-related courses at university level. This programme will be led by academic staff, members of the School & College Liaison Team and Student Ambassadors.

We’ll run UCAS workshops on student finance and personal statement writing, so that students are prepared should they wish to apply to Higher Education.

Participants will also work with current Marjon students and Student Ambassadors, giving them a chance to discover the social side of university life through fun group activities. These may include a student baking competition, quiz evening and a treasure hunt campus tour.

To apply for a place at Marjon Summer School 2022, fill in the application form below.

Please ensure the application form is submitted on or before the deadline of Friday 24th June 2022.

Find out more on our Summer School page

Please email Maciej or Siobhan if you have any questions on visitus@marjon.ac.uk

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Higher Education Advisors’ Conference

Calling all HE advisors! Bookings are now open for our inaugural Higher Education Advisors’ Conference at Marjon!

Are you involved in supporting school and college students in their progression to Higher Education? Would you like to hear the latest developments at UCAS, Student Finance England, and receive guidance on supporting your students’ progression to Higher Education during Clearing or for 2023 entry? If so, then this FREE, half-day conference for education professionals is for you!

The programme includes update sessions and a live Q&A with UCAS and Student Finance England, alongside inputs from key Marjon colleagues and current students. In addition, delegates will have the opportunity to explore the Marjon campus and facilities via a Student Ambassador-led Campus Tour and take part in an (optional) round table* on supporting attainment-raising in schools.

Delegates will hear from the Marjon School and College Engagement Team on widening participation and attainment-raising projects and collaborative opportunities with Next Steps South West (Uni Connect).

Date: Wednesday, 13th July (12:00 – 17:00)

*The optional round table discussion will take place from 17:00 – 17:45.

Location: Plymouth Marjon University.

Delegate cost: This conference is completely free of charge and includes complimentary refreshments and a networking lunch.

Conference audience: Teachers and college lecturers, Heads of post-16 or adult education, Careers and Aspirations Coordinators, and other colleagues working in a HE-advisory capacity.

To find out more about the Conference, please email visitus@marjon.ac.uk or book your place here.

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Education workshops for schools and colleges

We are delighted to offer education-focused workshops for school and college groups, with the below themes. We are able to deliver these workshops in your school or college, or welcome you to campus. You can find more information about each of these sessions on our website at the link below. If you have any questions, or would like to book in for a workshop, please email visitus@marjon.ac.uk.

BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies - Working with disabled people and those with Special Educational Needs

This interactive workshop introduces you to the way that we can work with disabled people and those with special educational needs in a friendly and inclusive way. Many of us will be involved in working with disabled people regardless of the particular context of the setting. We will explore the answers to fundamental questions, such as:

  • how are disabled people represented in the media?
  • how did disabled people fare during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We will finish the session by briefly looking at the Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies programme here at Plymouth Marjon University.

BA (Hons) Primary Education - What are children learning in school?

This workshop deals with the informal, hidden curriculum. So, whilst an answer to this question would typically be the various core and foundation subjects, there is always a lot more going on. In this workshop, we explore these other aspects of learning, looking at how school curriculum and school ethos can promote a range of critical skills for lifelong learning. As part of this, we will see how effective practice takes account of wider aspects of learning (critical thinking, collaboration, development of resilience, etc.), using the formal curriculum experience to enhance these skills. 

BA (Hons) Early Childhood - Play Based Learning and the Early Years Foundation Stage

This workshop explores the ways in which Early Years Teachers and Practitioners can promote learning through play-based approaches. We will explore the multi-faceted ways that adults develop children's thinking, knowledge, understanding and skills in a holistic context. Exploring enjoyable and engaging approaches to teaching early maths and literacy to diverse groups of children using creative and play-based approaches.