Year 10

Subject-specific activities

A deadly disease has broken out on campus and it is up to your students to identify the source of infection and prevent any further illnesses. Can they save the staff and students on campus before anyone else is taken ill? Students will take a rounded approach to Epidemiology, looking at the social and scientific areas of this interesting field.

Learning outcomes of the day:

  1. Students to consider the multi-disciplinary approach required in the Health and medical sciences
  2. Students to develop problem solving and scientific skills
  3. Students to develop understanding of the careers and courses within the Faculty of Health and Medical sciences

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. 

Catastrophe on campus!

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 - March).

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.

Contact us

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