Year 7

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

On Campus Activity

University Start

Information and Skills Session

Our University Start workshop serves as an introduction to university. Your students will meet current university students, discover the key differences between school and university, and learn about the vast array of courses available to study at university by exploring university prospectuses.

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

Learn the Lingo

Languages

How many languages do you speak? Explore some not so familiar languages and develop interpretation and translation skills. Your students will broaden their communication and learn about other cultures at a university with students of over 140 nationalities!

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

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

Get Psyched

Psychology

Would your students make good eye witnesses or can we trick their memories? Through a series of practical activities and discussions, your students will learn about some important studies across the fascinating field of Psychology.

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

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

 

Physics of Sci-Fi

Physics

Explore the science behind some of their favourite sci-fi shows and movies, such as Star Wars, Doctor Who and Star Trek. Your students will become familiar with key physics concepts with the aim of inspiring further physics interest and intrigue.

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
  • Tuesday 9 June 2020

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

Register your interest

Register your interest here

Microorganisms, Monsters and Infection Control

Biology

Your students will investigate what microorganisms might be found on campus by working in our Bioscience labs and learning about how they can prevent the spread of infection. They will discover the science behind monster myths and decide if all microorganisms are bad or if there are some useful ones too!

Timetable

10:00 - 14:45

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

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

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"The day was very informative and essential for encouraging students to grow aspirations for science and biology"

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In School Activity

 

University Start

Information and Skills Session

Our University Start workshop serves as an introduction to university. Your students will meet current university students, discover the key differences between school and university, and learn about the vast array of courses available to study at university by exploring university prospectuses.

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

Misleading Media

Media, Law, Citizenship

This workshop will introduce your students to the ever-changing world of media, looking at the laws and regulations that govern how media is consumed and marketed. Students will gain an awareness of the power of advertising and question how it can be at times misleading, exploring the role of marketing in film, television, social media and beyond.

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

 

How to Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors

Maths

Using mathematical analysis, this workshop invites pupils to explore the possibility of increasing their chances of winning a game of rock, paper, scissors. By becoming introduced and further familiar with game theory and probability, pupils will learn how to identify patterns and mathematical techniques found within a game of rock, paper, scissors.

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

How Clean is Your Classroom?

Biology

What microorganisms might be lurking in your classroom? Your students will investigate this by taking swab samples and learning about infection control. The specimens will be incubated back on campus in our Bioscience labs to see what bacterial colonies grow. Please note availability of this session is limited to certain points in the year when our technical team are available.

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 but only available after May half term

Register your interest

Register your interest here

Visiting Vets

Veterinary Science, Biology

Working with current veterinary students, your class will learn how to bandage a dog’s paw and use stethoscopes to compare their heart rate to that of a dog. Please note we use animal models for this session and availability is limited to some Wednesday afternoons throughout the year.

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

Limited availability on Wednesday afternoons only.

Register your interest

Register your interest here

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"I loved it. I definitely want a career in a veterinary practice. This made it so much easier to understand my different pathways at college."

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