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

Activities

Capacity: 25-100 students

Location: In School

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.

Dates

  • Dates are flexible as run in school.

Book

Register for the event online.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On campus

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.

Dates

  • Wednesday 14th March 2019 (Science and Maths at Work).
  • Wednesday 13th June 2019 (English at Work).

Book

Register for the event online.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On campus

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.

Dates

  • Wednesday 21st November 2018.
  • Wednesday 16th January 2019.
  • Wednesday 20th March 2019.
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019.
  • Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Book

Register for the event online.

Capacity: 20 students

Location: On campus

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.

Dates

Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Book

Register for the event online.

Capacity: 20 students

Location: On campus

The European Challenge is aimed at Year 9 and 10 students who are studying languages and who are also interested in international marketing and selling. Students will take part in a marketing and selling challenge which will enhance creative and language skills. They will be introduced to marketing techniques and have an opportunity to talk to international business people.

Dates

Wednesday 25th April 2019.

Book

We will be taking bookings for this event later on in the year, please check the website for more details from January 2019.

Capacity: 35 students

Location: On campus

For Black History Month in October, the University of Surrey is holding an event which will celebrate the culture of African and Caribbean communities through Spoken Word. The event will tackle the topic of discrimination throughout history and in today’s society through creative writing and performance. This event will help develop students’ team work and communication skills. They will also gain understanding in the Black History and discrimination; particularly how these topics can be communicated through creative arts. Students will learn about creative writing and English at university and the careers they can go into.

Dates

Wednesday 10th October 2018.

Book

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Capacity: 35 students

Location: On campus

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January 2019, the University of Surrey is delivering a Spoken Word event that will reflect on the discrimination faced by those during the Holocaust before looking at discrimination and bullying in today’s society, how it has changed and what we can do to prevent it. This event will help develop students’ team work and communication skills. They will also gain understanding in the Holocaust and discrimination; particularly how these topics can be communicated through creative arts. Students will learn about creative writing and English at university and the careers they can go into.

Dates

Thursday 24th January 2019.

Book

Register for the event online.

Capacity: 20 students

Location: On campus

This event introduces engineering concepts to female students through practical workshops that involve problem solving and team work. Pitched for students in Years 9, 10 and 11, the day will also consist of a talk from a current female STEM academic/student based at the University of Surrey who will be able to share their own experiences of studying and working within STEM related subjects in addition to industry representatives.

This is a one day event that is repeated 3 times across the week Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 April 2019. This event runs in parallel with the Men in Social Sciences with joint bookings encouraged.This event introduces engineering concepts to female students through practical workshops that involve problem solving and team work. The day will also consist of a talk from a current female STEM academic/student based at the University of Surrey who will be able to share their own experiences of studying and working within STEM related subjects.This is a one day event that is repeated 5 times across the week Monday 16 to Friday 20 April 2018. Timings are 10:00-14:45 with lunch included.

Dates

  • Monday 1st April 2019.
  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
  • Friday 26th April 2019.

Book

Register for the event online.

Capacity: 20 students

Location: On campus

A cross faculty event, this day will give students the opportunity to attend both Sociology and Psychology workshops, exploring the similarities and differences between studying these subjects at university. Students will take part in interactive activities and work with PhD students and current students. This event will help develop students’ understanding of social sciences and in particular what it is like to study social sciences at university, as well as exploring the types of careers available. This is a one day event that is repeated 3 times across the week Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 April 2019. This event runs in parallel with the Men in Social Sciences with joint bookings encouraged.

Dates

  • Monday 1st April 2019.
  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
  • Friday 26th April 2019.

Book

Register for the event online.

Capacity: 35 students

Location: On campus

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.

Dates

  • Wednesday 17th October 2018. 
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018.
  • Wednesday 5th December 2018.

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Register for the event online.

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On campus

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.

Dates

  • Tuesday 30th October 2018.

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Capacity: 30 students

Location: On campus

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.

Dates

TBC

Register your interest

Email: wp@surrey.ac.uk

Capacity: Teams of 6 students

Location: Two days on campus

Robot Wars is a new one-off, two day event as hosted at the University of Surrey. Schools are invited to enter teams of up to 6 students from across Year groups 10 – 13 to complete a hands on engineering challenge. Teams will spend time within the Electronic Engineering laboratories across Day 1 preparing their designs in time for battle on Day 2.

All designs will follow a particular specification to which further embellishments can be added to create a unique device. Furthermore, mentors will be on hand across the two days to support with the construction and programming requirements.

Dates

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December (this is a two day event).

Register your interest

Email: wp@surrey.ac.uk

Contact us

Please contact the Widening Participation team: