School Liaison

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The Furness College School Liaison team is dedicated to working in partnership with schools and colleges to raise awareness of the further education and higher education programmes available, in order to help young people make informed decisions about their future and help raise aspirations.

We offer a variety of activities, presentations and workshops, both at college and in schools, to enable students to discover the range of opportunities available to them when they leave school.

Furness College School Liaison and Events Officer

Sandra Rollinson is the School Liaison and Events Officer for Furness College. Sandra holds a wide range of vocational qualifications including an NVQ3 in Information, Advice and Guidance alongside a Higher Education Certificate through Lancaster University. She worked at the Connexions careers guidance service for ten years before joining Furness College in 2005 and working in Student Services and School Liaison. She has extensive experience of liaising with all secondary schools in the South Lakes and Furness Peninsula.

Please contact Sandra for any Furness College School Liaison activities.
M: 07716 664986    
T: 01229 844814

Calendar of Events 2018-2019

Our advice and guidance events provide an excellent opportunity to explore the Furness College campus, view the facilities and talk to tutors about the extensive range of courses on offer. Student Ambassadors will also be on hand to talk about their own college experience.

The Furness College University Education Taster Evening provides Year 12/13 students with the opportunity to meet subject tutors and experience a short lesson as well as providing useful information on the application process and fees.

Introduction to Furness College and Barrow Sixth Form College

Approximate timings 20 minutes maximum
Age group: Year 9, 10, 11

We can provide a short presentation (suitable for assemblies) which gives an overview of both colleges’ facilities and the courses available.

In-depth Workshops

Approximate timings from 30 minutes
Age group: Year 9, 10, 11

A more in-depth workshop session will include further information about courses, entry requirements, apprenticeships and student life at college. Students will have the opportunity to have all their questions answered and receive advice on the application and interview process.

All presentations and workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of the school.

In School Specialist Subject Area Activity

Approximate timings from 30 minutes
Age group: All years

These school visits provide an interactive lesson based on specialist subject areas. They provide information about course content, entry requirements, progression routes, career opportunities and enrichment activities.

Parents’ Evenings, Option Evenings, Careers Events & Speed Networking

A member of the School Liaison Team is available to attend these events to offer information and guidance to students and parents regarding post-16 options and university degree programmes provided at Furness College.

Year 10 Taster Days

Full days within the College campuses 
Age group: Year 10

These taster sessions provide students with the opportunity to get a taste of a range of subjects, as well as gaining an insight into college life and the chance to explore the facilities available to support their learning. Schools will be invited to book their year 10 students in.

Dates available:

Channelside campus: 28th June 2018, 29th June 2018, 2nd July 2018

Rating Lane Sixth Form Campus: 26th June 2018, 28th June 2018, 2nd July 2018 (Year 11 Applicants day)

Furness College Twilight Tasters

We can provide staff and resources for afternoon clubs either at school or in college. These were introduced for the first time in 2015 and have proved very popular with young people. Students commit to three or four weeks of after-school activities - the length and time is different for each curriculum area. These sessions are very hands-on as well as providing information about career opportunities in the sector.

University Degree Presentations

Approximate timings from 30 minutes
Age group: All years

These presentations focus on the opportunities for studying university degrees at Furness College. The talk provides information on the application process, funding, entry requirements, course details, study skills as well as facilities and resources.

College Tours

Approximate timings are from 1 hour
Age group: All years

Groups of students and teachers are very welcome to visit Furness College campuses to experience the superb facilities on offer. Parent's too of prospective students may also book in by contacting the School Liaison and Events Officer.  These are available at both campuses.

Areas of interest:


  • Cafes
  • Clinical Room
  • Construction Workshops
  • Engineering & Motor Vehicle Workshops
  • Gym and Fitness Suite
  • Green Room
  • Libraries and Learning Hubs
  • Mac Suites
  • Science Labs
  • Sports Halls
  • Study Areas
  • Subject Specialist Classrooms
  • The Restaurant and Professional Kitchens
  • The Salon
  • University Centre
  • Virtual Nursery

… lots, lots more.


Events at Furness College

Furness College hosts a number of events organised by external groups which are relevant to schools and colleges. Many of the events include interactive activities which are aimed at promoting STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Events Offsite

We attend a number of events offsite which provide the opportunity to help raise aspirations for local schools and colleges.

Events Hosted by Furness College

We attend a number of events offsite which provide the opportunity to help raise aspirations for local schools and colleges.

Big Bang

Hosted by Furness College - 17th & 18th October 2018

Primary Engagement Day

Hosted by Furness College - dates to be confirmed

Furness Lego League

Hosted by Furness College - 16th January 2019

Save the dates!

STEM activities 

Hosted by Furness College (dates to be confirmed)

Skills Fest 
Hosted offsite (dates to be confirmed)

We look forward to welcoming you and your pupils.

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