Year 9

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

Evolution in Action

Biology

In this brand new workshop, your students will learn about how different species adapt to survive in their environment through a series of fun interactive activities. Students will also be introduced to the evolution of disease and learn about the importance of preventing antibiotic resistance, especially in society today.

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.

Engineering Island

Engineering

Stranded on a desert island, students must work together and find their inner civil engineer to survive. With only basic resources available, planning and construction are key to ensuring that the group can overcome the challenges that are presented to them.

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

Speak Up! Speak Out!

English, Performing Arts, Citizenship

How can we use the arts to express thoughts and feelings? Your students will experience the powerful impact of spoken word poetry, writing and performing their own personal pieces to help them speak out about important topics in an expressive way. These days will be linked to significant international commemoration events throughout the year such as Black History Month, Holocaust Memorial Day and Pride Month.

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
Pride Month
  • Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Friday 12 June 2020

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

Register your interest

Register your interest here

European Challenge

In the world of business, what is it like to try and sell your product to countries that are unfamiliar with it and that don’t speak your language? Selling goods overseas is very important for many UK businesses requiring skills such as excellent communication, cultural awareness and a dash of entrepreneurial flair. Many school students will go on to join companies that export, so this is an ideal opportunity for them to find out how helpful their language skills will be in the global marketplace as well as improving their employability skills such as teamwork and leadership.

You are invited to send up to two groups of 6 language students from Years 9 or 10 to take part. The students must all be learning French, German or Spanish and may be a mixture of learners of different languages and different year groups. They will be allocated to teams working with students from other schools.

Timetable

The day will include:

  • A marketing and selling challenge for which there will be a prize for the winning team
  • A keynote talk about languages in business by Alex Pickering from the Goethe Institute
  • A presentation by the students using their target language
  • An introduction to some marketing techniques
  • An opportunity to talk to international business people

During the day, Business Language Champions will be on hand to advise the students and help with language issues.

The day will run from 9.00 to 15:30.

Location

On campus

Cost

The event is free. Transport and lunch can be provided where possible.

Capacity

Two groups of six 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.

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In School Activity

University Skills

Information and Skills Session

Through the completion of their own mini research project, students will explore a range of skills that are important for studying in Higher Education and beyond. Students will research, plan and present their own piece of work, and will reflect upon the task to help develop their skills.

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

Coding Challenge

Computing

Challenge your students to use any free visual programming environment to create a gaming app that will help a charity of their choice. Apply basic principles of open source software development and open collaboration to solve a real world problem, in a fun and competitive environment. These workshops can be run to support the students taking part in the Open Schools Coding Competition or as standalone sessions.

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

Crack the Case

Criminology, Sociology

In this workshop, your students will learn about the fascinating subject of criminology, conducting their own criminal investigations to help solve a series of crimes. Students will learn how the police, scientists, sociologists and others work together to prevent, unravel and study crime for the benefit of society.

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

DNA Discovery

Biology

How much DNA do we share with a banana? How genetically similar are we to chimpanzees? Students will be introduced to the fascinating topic of DNA in this workshop by building their own 3D DNA model and extracting the DNA from a living thing.

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

University Connect

January – April 2020

Year 9 Students and Parents/Carers

University Connect is a sustained engagement programme for Year 9 students and their parents/carers. It encourages participants to build stronger connections to university through information about university delivered in school, regular contact with a university student and invitations to attend special lectures held at the University of Surrey. By the end of the programme, students and their families will have explored a range of key topics relating to university such as benefits and funding, and they will have also experienced some of the fascinating HE courses on offer.

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