Year 8 activities

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

Experience University

Information and Skills Session

Come and visit the university for the day. Meet our Student Ambassadors, learn about Higher Education, Student Finance and university life, and experience what university has to offer. This day is a great chance for your students to see a university campus and learn more about what life is like at university.

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

Register your interest

Register your interest here

School, Skills and Beyond

Information and Skills Session

These enriching days are an exciting opportunity for students in Years 8, 9 and 10 to hear from employers about the value and real world application of the subjects they are currently studying at school. With an initial focus on Maths, English and Science, your students will meet with employers from the local area as well as current students studying at the University. They will also have the opportunity to develop and put their interview and networking skills to the test.

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

Register your interest

Register your interest here

One Health

Health Sciences, Biology

Put on your scrubs and face mask, and join us for this hospital themed workshop where students will learn about the different roles found within the NHS. By completing a series of tests in areas such as microbiology, clinical biochemistry and nursing, your students will see that lots of departments need to work together to diagnose a patient and to get the full picture.

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

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

Register your interest

Register your interest here

Compete for Your Seat

Politics, Citizenship

Want to introduce your students to the subject of politics? In this workshop, students will learn about politics by creating a brand new political party with their own manifesto, policies and values. Students will have the power put into their hands, making tough decisions for the whole of society as if they were the elected Government!

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

 

Register your interest

Register your interest here

Crime Scene Maths Investigation

Maths

Your students will become Private Investigators for the day and solve a crime on campus. Applying mathematical techniques, students work together to solve problems and clues to identify the guilty suspect.

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
  • Friday 5 June 2020

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

Register your interest

Register your interest here

"I feel more confident in my maths skills than I did before. The ambassadors are very nice."

Crime Scene Maths Investigation Student
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"Excellent day. Really enjoyed it. Thanks so much."

TEACHER FEEDBACK

In School Activity

University Life

Information and Skills Session

Students will discover what learning and living is like at university and explore the many opportunities, experiences, and support accessible throughout the duration of a degree. Throughout the day, students will get to look at studying at university, accommodation, finance and budgeting and support services.

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

Compete for Your Seat

Politics, Citizenship

Want to introduce your students to the subject of politics? In this workshop, students will learn about politics by creating a brand new political party with their own manifesto, policies and values. Students will have the power put into their hands, making tough decisions for the whole of society as if they were the elected Government!

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

Design, Build, Reuse

Engineering

Blending engineering with business, students design, build and test various structures in a bid to win a construction contract. However, each team must work to make a profit. Acting as an interactive introduction, this workshop appeals to students who enjoy problem solving and competition.

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

Nutritional Needs

Biology

Students will learn about the nutritional value of different foods – will they be shocked by what’s hidden in some popular snacks? Students will also estimate the size of recommended food portions and learn about why people might need different nutrients throughout their lives.

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

 

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