Year 10

Our work aims to raise the aspirations and educational attainment amongst students from under-represented and disadvantaged groups. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Targeting and eligibility criteria


This interactive workshop is an introduction to the study of Sociology, allowing students to spend time exploring different areas of the subject that are studied at undergraduate level.

By attending this workshop, students will:

  • Expand their confidence and knowledge in the subject of sociology
  • Explore educational pathways into sociology
  • Consider what it might be like to study Sociology at university and what career pathways Sociology relates to

Steve the Stag has been found dead on campus, and it is the job of your students to solve his death and keep the local population safe! Incorporating a range of disciplines within Veterinary Science and Medicine this day will give students the opportunity to practically explore what comes into this varied and exciting course.

Learning outcomes of the day:

1. Students to develop team work, scientific and critical thinking skills
2. Students to develop a deeper understanding of roles and responsibilities within Veterinary Science
3. Students to explore the One Health idea, and gain a better understanding of the links between human and animal health
4. Students to gain a better understanding of studying Veterinary Science at university

Join us for a dynamic and engaging taster day in music. This is the perfect event for those aspiring musicians who are considering studying music further.

This taster day will introduce students to the types of music facilities at University, offer them an insight into what a lecture is like and allow them to take part in some practical workshops and demos. Students will also be able to attend the University’s Lunchtime Recital and see some live music in action.

There will be an opportunity to be taught by University staff, as well as meeting current students. This event will help develop students’ understanding of music and in particular what it is like to study music at University. They will have the opportunity to develop key skills in the practical workshop and lecture. 

Are you a budding politician? Do you want to be the next prime minister? Get ready to compete for your seat with a taster day on Politics!

This event will allow students to enter the exciting world of politics at University and beyond. The students will learn about studying politics at University, the careers a degree in politics can lead to as well as the opportunity to take part in a parliamentary debate. 

Learn what options are available after university and what students can do throughout the duration of their degree to prepare themselves for the world of employment. This session presents the benefits of attending university before seeking employment, encouraging students to consider university as a potential part of their career journeys. Topics covered include the differences between academic and vocational pathways, work placements, transferable skills, and the requirements of subject-specific occupations. At the end of this session, students will be able to identify potential career pathways suitable to them and develop an understanding of effective routes to entering these careers.

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10-15 minute presentation entitled ‘Life after Uni’

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Catastrophe on campus!

Applications now open for our 2018/19 programme!!!

A contaminant has been released on campus, staff, students and the public are in danger!

This transformative six month programme offers your year 10 students an exciting sustained programme of on campus visits, and online mentoring to encourage and support them through the first two terms of year 10 (October 2018 – March 2019).

It also offers their parents/carers the chance to attend sessions at the University. Students and their families are able to explore university, developing their knowledge of university life and support, courses and careers as well as the skills needed to study and succeed at higher education. The programme will also focus on English, Maths and Science support through its online mentoring system.

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How to apply

Application and information can be downloaded below. Please note that the application deadline is Monday 25 June 2018.

Applications should be returned to Amy Oatway, Widening Participation and Outreach, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH

Student information sheet

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Parent/carer information sheet

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Teacher information sheet

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Contact us

Please contact the Widening Participation team: