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.

Targeting and eligibility criteria


New to this academic year, we are now offering a Year 7 languages event which involves taster activities in various languages as well as the opportunity to develop Interpreting and Translating skills.

Students will also learn the key differences between University and school, particularly focusing on types of careers a degree in languages can lead to. 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 languages in the context of University whilst providing them the opportunity to practise key language skills.

Dates: to be confirmed

Although only small microorganisms make up the largest group of living material on the planet! But are all micro-organisms’ germs? How can we prevent the spread of micro-organisms? And is there any science behind the myths of monsters? Students will answer these questions and more during an activity filled day exploring the biology of micro-organisms.

Learning outcomes of the day:

1. Students develop a deeper understanding of what micro-organisms are and their effects and applications in the world today
2. Students investigate how diseases spread and look at the steps they can take to reduce infections spreading
3. Students build skills working scientifically

  • Image removed.FULLY BOOKED: Wednesday 13 December 2017
  • FULLY BOOKED: Monday 12 March 2018
  • FULLY BOOKED: Friday 4 May 2018

If you are interested in booking this event, please email to arrange a bespoke workshop.

This fun and interactive workshop will invite students to explore the science behind some of their favourite sci-fi shows and movies, such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Thunderbirds and Star Trek.

Targeted for students in Year 7 with a real enthusiasm for sci-fi, students will become familiar with key physics concepts such as forces and gravity whilst also exploring the solar system and our wider galaxy and universe.

The learning objectives of the workshop are:

  1. To be able to understand scientific concepts.
  2. To be able to identify how science has been used as a basis for fiction.
  3. To be able to understand how science fiction is becoming a reality.

This workshop is sure to leave students asking more questions than provide answers with the aim of inspiring further physics interest and intrigue.

With the helping hand of a professional drama tutor from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), students are invited to delve into the world of David Walliams in an interactive drama workshop!

Students will take part in drama activities themed around David Walliams children’s books including Awful Auntie and Gangsta Granny! The event is aimed at increasing student’s confidence and team building skills.

This workshop invites students to explore university. Students will have the opportunity to meet inspirational current undergraduates and participate in interactive workshops and teambuilding activities aimed at expanding their university knowledge.

The aim for the students is to understand what university is, identify what is required in making decisions and design a resource which examines career opportunities throughout university.

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10-15 minute presentation entitled ‘Intro to Uni’

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