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.

* Please note the deadline for applications has been extended to the end of term.

Targeting and eligibility criteria

Year 10 Programme Catastrophe on Campus

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

Over the course of the programme, your students will be taking on the roles of experts in Forensics, Business, Criminology, Health Sciences and more to assist in the response and recovery of this biological hazard and suspicious incident.

The Year 10 ‘Catastrophe on Campus’ Programme is a sustained attainment raising programme of on campus visits to encourage and support your students through the first two terms of year 10. It is focused on supporting widening participation students who are capable of attaining five 4 – 9 grade GCSE’s and succeeding at university, but are currently at risk of underachieving. It aims to increase student confidence, attainment and motivation towards education and give families the understanding and confidence to further support and encourage their child through Key Stage 4.

The programme runs from October 2019 to March 2020 and consists of ten on campus Saturday school visits and one trip to another university campus. Parents/carers, and teachers are invited to join students at the launch event, the end of first term celebration and for the research project presentations and graduation at the end of the programme to celebrate their students’ achievements and successes.

For more information or to book an assembly for your current year 9's or next years Year 10's about the programme please contact Hollie Baker at H.Baker@surrey.ac.uk

Applications will be considered until Friday 20th September 2019

 

"My child's confidence has most definitely increased. She is more willing to ask for help when needed, she has put herself forward for form captain and school council"

Parent

"I feel like university has grown in my family as a bigger idea/objective that I want to reach in my education and my family have given me support and ideas of things I shall choose to study."

Student

"The programme has massively increased his interest, self-confidence and self-belief. He is voluntarily participating and offering up his ideas in class"

Teacher

"I am more motivated to revise at school and try harder in all subject areas. My mum is more involved in my education now"

Student

University futures

Students will learn that there is a 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 consider some of the career benefits of a university degree and will have the opportunity to develop and put their interview and networking skills to the test.

Location: in school

Student aims and outcomes

  • Understand that there is a diverse range of career benefits
  • Identify what is required to pursue different pathways
  • Develop interview and networking skills.

Gatsby benchmarks

  • 2 - learning from career and labour market information
  • 7 - encounters with further and higher education.

Capacity

30-60 students.

Dates

Dates are flexible. 

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Flyer 

Download the University futures flyer (pdf).

University work

This day will allow students to engage with a range of employers, to learn about the value of how subject specific skills are applied in particular areas of work. These employer talks will be attended by groups of Year 8 to Year 10 students, and our initial focus will be on maths, science, english and business skills.

Location: on campus

Capacity

30 students.

Dates

Wednesday 13 June (English at work)

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University day

By visiting our campus and meeting some of our current Student Ambassadors, students will have the opportunity to learn about and experience some key aspects of university life. An introductory session will broaden students’ understanding of higher education, whilst more focused sessions will explore topics such as academic skills and student finance in more depth. This day is a great chance for students to see a university campus and learn more about what life is like at university.

Location: on campus

Capacity

30 students.

Dates

Wednesday 17 July 2019.

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Ready, steady, pitch!

This business workshop is the University’s answer to Dragon’s Den. Students will explore why some products are more successful than others, why some inventions take longer to catch on than others, and what attracts people to products. Students will also learn the fundamentals behind writing and delivering a successful business pitch before using this knowledge to sell a product as a group. Students will learn about business at university and the careers they can go into.

Location: On campus

Capacity

35 students.

Dates

Friday 14 June 2019.

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Five star hospitality

This subject taster introduces students to the subject of hospitality and tourism at University. Students will have workshops in hospitality, tourism and events, exploring the fundamentals in hospitality management and marketing, whilst getting the opportunity to learn about university life. Students will be taught by academic staff from the School of Hospitality and Tourism and will also have the opportunity to talk current undergraduate students.

Location: On campus

Capacity

30 students.

Dates

Please contact us at wp@surrey.ac.uk if you are interested in this event and additional dates may be offered.

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Musicality: music workshop

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 as well as inspiring students about the types of opportunities available at university. 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.

Location: on campus

Capacity

20 students.

Dates

Please contact us at wp@surrey.ac.uk if you are interested in this event and additional dates may be offered.

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Refugee week - spoken word

The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees - and those who have welcomed them - throughout the generations. Students will look at what life might be like for a refugee, as well as look at the theme of discrimination, learning how these topics can be communicated through creative arts. Students will learn about creative writing and English at university and the careers that they can go into.

Location: On campus

Capacity

42 students.

Dates

Wednesday 19 June 2019.

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