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.

All our events and activities are currently postponed until further notice.

Targeting and eligibility criteria

European Connect: Fastrack

European Connect links students from across the UK and Europe. 

This 3 week research-intensive short programme will take place Monday 8 June to Friday 26 June.

Your students will have access to a University of Surrey Student Mentor, weekly webinars and the opportunity to develop a research project with their group, which they'll present virtually at the end of the programme. 

This FREE opportunity is available to students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13. Priority will be given to students who meet our Widening Participation Criteria.

On Campus Activity

Experience University

Information and Skills Session

Come and visit the university for the day. Meet our Student Ambassadors, learn about Higher Education, Student Finance and university life, and experience what university has to offer. This day is a great chance for your students to see a university campus and learn more about what life is like at university.

Timetable

10:00 - 14:30

The day will consist of subject specific workshops in the morning and afternoon, a campus tour and a break for lunch.

Location

On campus

Cost

The event is free. Transport and lunch can be provided where possible.

Capacity

35 students. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Dates

This event is fully booked for 2019/20. To hear when new dates are available, please sign up to our mailing list.

 

Register your interest

Register your interest here

School, Skills and Beyond

Information and Skills Session

These enriching days are an exciting opportunity for students in Years 8, 9 and 10 to hear from employers about the value and real world application of the subjects they are currently studying at school. With an initial focus on Maths, English and Science, your students will meet with employers from the local area as well as current students studying at the University. They will also have the opportunity to develop and put their interview and networking skills to the test.

Timetable

10:00 - 14:30

The day will consist of subject specific workshops in the morning and afternoon, a campus tour and a break for lunch.

Location

On campus

Cost

The event is free. Transport and lunch can be provided where possible.

Capacity

35 students. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Dates

All dates for 2019/20 are now booked. To hear when new dates are available, please sign up to our mailing list.

Ready, Steady, Pitch

Business

The University of Surrey’s answer to Dragons’ Den! At this event, your students will discover the fundamentals of product design and marketing. They will become budding entrepreneurs by creating their own innovative product, writing and delivering a business pitch, and attempting to sell their product to our panel of staff and students.

Timetable

10:00 - 14:30

The day will consist of subject specific workshops in the morning and afternoon, a campus tour and a break for lunch.

Location

On campus

Cost

The event is free. Transport and lunch can be provided where possible.

Capacity

35 students. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Dates

This event is fully booked for 2019/20. To hear when new dates are available, please sign up to our mailing list.

Speak Up! Speak Out!

English, Performing Arts, Citizenship

How can we use the arts to express thoughts and feelings? Your students will experience the powerful impact of spoken word poetry, writing and performing their own personal pieces to help them speak out about important topics in an expressive way. These days will be linked to significant international commemoration events throughout the year such as Black History Month, Holocaust Memorial Day and Pride Month. 

Timetable

10:00 - 14:30

The day will consist of subject specific workshops in the morning and afternoon, a campus tour and a break for lunch.

Location

On campus

Cost

The event is free. Transport and lunch can be provided where possible.

Capacity

35 students. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Dates
Pride Month
  • Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Friday 12 June 2020

To hear when new dates are available, please sign up to our mailing list.

Register your interest

Register your interest here

European Challenge

In the world of business, what is it like to try and sell your product to countries that are unfamiliar with it and that don’t speak your language? Selling goods overseas is very important for many UK businesses requiring skills such as excellent communication, cultural awareness and a dash of entrepreneurial flair. Many school students will go on to join companies that export, so this is an ideal opportunity for them to find out how helpful their language skills will be in the global marketplace as well as improving their employability skills such as teamwork and leadership.

You are invited to send up to two groups of 6 language students from Years 9 or 10 to take part. The students must all be learning French, German or Spanish and may be a mixture of learners of different languages and different year groups. They will be allocated to teams working with students from other schools.

Timetable

The day will include:

  • A marketing and selling challenge for which there will be a prize for the winning team
  • A keynote talk about languages in business by Alex Pickering from the Goethe Institute
  • A presentation by the students using their target language
  • An introduction to some marketing techniques
  • An opportunity to talk to international business people

During the day, Business Language Champions will be on hand to advise the students and help with language issues.

The day will run from 9.00 to 15:30.

Location

On campus

Cost

The event is free. Transport and lunch can be provided where possible.

Capacity

35 students. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Dates

This event is now fully booked. To hear when new dates are available, please sign up to our mailing list.

In School Activity

University Futures

Information and Skills Session

Students will discover the wide range of career pathways available to them, considering the education, experience and skills that may play a role in their future development. They will explore some of the career benefits of a university degree as well as alternative career routes, and plot a potential career pathway.

Timings

1 hour (but can be flexible)

Location

In school

Cost

Free

Capacity

35 students. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Dates

Dates are flexible

Register your interest

Register your interest here

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