Primary

We offer a range of sustained and coherent primary activities which are designed to increase aspiration and attainment levels as well as informing about the excitement of engaging in Higher Education. 

Year 5

Capacity: 30 students

Location: In school

This session will assess students’ current understanding of Higher Education and introduce them to the concept of university through a range of fun and interactive activities. Students will have the opportunity to speak with current university students and understand that Higher Education is accessible to everyone.

Ideally schools would participate in both parts of the University Discover programme with the same pupils engaging with the University in both year 5 and 6.

Dates

  • Dates are flexible as run in school.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

 

Capacity: 30 students

Location: In school

This creative and interactive workshop encourages pupils to develop team work and practical problem solving skills in an effort to design and build an aerodynamic vehicle.

Using the same resources available, each team must put the engineering skills to the test to design a racecar that can travel the furthest powered only by expelled air.

Dates

  • Dates are flexible as run in school.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

 

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On campus

This exciting workshop aims to get students thinking about health and nutrition and the choices they make. As part of the day students will be tasked with creating their perfect plate – but will it make them a healthy hero? Students will focus on The Eat Well Guide and the nutrients needed to keep us healthy. There may also be a chance to visit one of the University’s science laboratories to undertake an experiment (dependent on lab availability on campus).

Dates

  • Tuesday 15th January 2019.*FULLY BOOKED*
  • Wednesday 16th January 2019.*FULLY BOOKED*

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On Campus/In School

We all know the wolf huffed and puffed but was there a reason or were the pigs to blame? Who is guilty...you decide! Taking a look at the story of The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf, students will need to use facts and knowledge gained to support each side of the lawsuit! Students will present closing statements for the prosecution and defence!

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of lawyers, judges and the jury
  • Enhanced speaking and listening skills
  • Increased confidence problem solving

Dates

  • Dates are flexible.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: In School

This creative and interactive workshop encourages pupils to develop team work and practical problem solving skills in an effort to design and build an aerodynamic vehicle.

Using the same resources available, each team must put the engineering skills to the test to design a racecar that can travel the furthest powered only by expelled air.

Dates

  • Dates are flexible as run in school.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On Campus/In school

Introduce your students to the fascinating world of Human Biology with this interactive workshop focused around the human body. Students will have chance to explore the bones in our bodies and see for themselves what makes up their blood.

Dates

  • Dates are flexible.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Year 6

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On Campus

Students are invited to our campus to explore the key differences between Year 6 and Year 7 and develop their university knowledge. The day will focus on transition to secondary school and encourage students to consider the skills they will need in Year 7.

Ideally schools would participate in both parts of the University Discover programme with the same pupils engaging with the University in both year 5 and 6.

Dates

  • TBC

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

 

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On Campus

An inspirational and action-packed day for young students in which they can discover what it is like learning and living at university. Students can explore a range of fun-filled zones, in which they will learn about many different subjects, discover what life at university is like, and have the chance to see some of the University of Surrey’s own fantastic clubs and societies. A thrilling journey of discovery!

Dates

  • Friday 17th May 2019.

Book

Register your interest for the event online. Bookings will open in early 2019 when all schools will be contacted. 

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On Campus/In School

This hands-on and practical workshop can be delivered in school and aims to take a look at the science behind the senses. Students will explore their various senses through miniature experiments as they move between the sense tables. Are our eyes deceiving us? Can you make a chemical reaction in your mouth? And are you able to recreate the sound of laser guns? Lead by our current students this event gets students up close to the science of their senses.

Dates

  • Dates are flexible.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On Campus

Students are invited to the university to delve into their imaginations, be creative with plots and transform into some of the world famous characters! Students will have a chance to experience different drama techniques and work together to come up with short pieces to perform.

Learning outcomes:

  • Enhance speaking and listening skills
  • Increase confidence and team building skills

Dates

  • Dates are flexible.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: In school

In celebration of the gloriumptious author, Roald Dahl, we have two jumpsquiffling literacy workshops that allow students to discover some of his best loved stories: The BFG & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both workshops will introduce students to the descriptive language used by Roald Dahl to create his well-loved characters. The workshops are aimed at tapping into students’ imagination and creative thinking through group discussions and interactive tasks! The students will create characters of their own by using descriptive language and words from Gobblefunk (Roald Dahl’s language!) and even get to design their very own sweet for Willy Wonka.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore the richness and diversity of language
  • Increase confidence for using descriptive language

Dates

  • Dates are flexible.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: In School

This workshop reintroduces pupils to circuits and their components through a variety of games and experiments. Building upon their knowledge of electricity, pupils are then introduced to the possibilities of electronic engineering through fun and quirky demonstrations before discovering the extent of their own creativity.

This workshop compliments Science Days and is an inclusive introduction to engineering and programming for the whole class.

Dates

  • TBC

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: In School

Using mathematical analysis, this workshop invites Gifted & Talented pupils to explore the possibility of increasing their chances of winning a game Rock, Paper Scissors. By becoming introduced and further familiar with game theory and probability, pupils will learn how to identify patterns and mathematical techniques found within a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Dates

  • TBC

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On Campus/In School

Archaeology is Rubbish! Well not entirely, archaeology is a fascinating study of human history through the examination of sites and the analysis of physical remains. But it is made up mainly of studying rubbish! Throughout the session your students will explore what archaeology is and will be tasked with finding the individuals behind the rubbish. Can they deduce who created this rubbish and tell us anything about their life? After developing these skills students will have the opportunity to experience Surrey’s past by getting hands on with real artefacts.

Dates

  • Dates are flexible.

Book

For more information please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

 

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