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.

Targeting and eligibility criteria

Activities

Capacity: 25-100 students

Location: In school

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

Dates

Dates are flexible as run in school.

Book

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This sustained engagement programme will give Year 9 students and their parents or carers the opportunity to build stronger connections to university by offering in-school talks about higher education, special lectures at the University of Surrey, and regular contact with current university students. By the end of the programme, students and parents will have explored a range of key topics relating to university such as funding and support available. They will have also experienced some of the fascinating courses on offer.

For more information please contact L.Carswell@surrey.ac.uk

Capacity: 30 students

Location: On campus

This day will allow students to engage with a range of employers, to learn about the value of how subject specific skills are applied in particular areas of work. These employer talks will be attended by groups of Year 8 to Year 10 students, and our initial focus will be on Maths, Science, English and Business skills.

Dates

  • Wednesday 14th March 2019 (Science and Maths at Work).
  • Wednesday 13th June 2019 (English at Work).

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Capacity: 30 students

Location: On campus

By visiting our campus and meeting some of our current Student Ambassadors, students will have the opportunity to learn about and experience some key aspects of university life. An introductory session will broaden students’ understanding of Higher Education, whilst more focused sessions will explore topics such as academic skills and student finance in more depth. This day is a great chance for students to see a university campus and learn more about what life is like at university.

Dates

  • Wednesday 21st November 2018.
  • Wednesday 16th January 2019.
  • Wednesday 20th March 2019.
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019.
  • Wednesday 17th July 2019.

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Capacity: 35 students

Location: On campus

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.

By introducing Engineering ideas and concepts, Year 9 students compete within teams to build a shelter, bridge and raft from various construction resources before exploring engineering as a study option at University.

A fantastic workshop for students who revel in applied and practical activities who are also keen problem solvers.

Dates

  • Tuesday 30th October 2018.
  • Thursday 29th November 2018.
  • Thursday 28th February 2019.
  • Monday 11th March 2019.
  • Thursday 23rd May 2019.

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Based at our state of the art Surrey Sports Park, this day will get students engaging with concepts of Sport and Exercise Science and Nutrition in an action packed way!

Students will undertake a series of challenges to test themselves against the champions. Can they beat the best? Students will also develop a greater understanding of nutrition and the links between nutrition, a healthy diet and sports performance.

This day aims to give a comprehensive introduction to studying Sport and Exercise Science and Nutrition in higher education as well as provide an insight into the range of careers linked to this diverse area. 

Dates

TBC

Register your interest

Email: wp@surrey.ac.uk

Capacity: 30 students

Location: Off campus / in school

How much DNA do we share with a banana? How genetically similar are we to chimpanzees? Discover the importance of DNA through a number of hands on activities that we can bring to the classroom. Have a go at building your own 3D DNA model and get the opportunity to extract the DNA from a living thing.

Students will learn about the structure of DNA, where it is found and what might cause it damage. Students will also compare how genetically related humans are to other living things and learn about why these statistics could be misleading.

This workshop also aims to introduce students to careers relating to DNA and Biosciences in general.

Dates

Dates are flexible.

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A TV Studios Taster day allowing students to produce a short programme and learn the techniques involved in TV Production and News Broadcasting. Students will develop team working skills throughout the day, creating a script for a news broadcast, film VT inserts and take on either a presenting or technical role in the TV Studios to ensure the live News Broadcast runs smoothly. Students will learn about production careers.

Dates

TBC

Register your interest

Email: wp@surrey.ac.uk

Capacity: 40 students

Location: On campus / in school

This two hour workshop introduces students to university, and to studying law at university. Focusing on media law, an exciting and fast-changing area of law, the workshop looks at advertising, in particular advertising on social media. Looking at Instagram adverts and misleading advertising, students will work through case studies and then work together to have a short debate about advertising.

Dates

Dates are flexible.

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Capacity: 20 students

Location: On campus

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 as well as inspiring students about the types of opportunities available at university. 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.

Dates

Wednesday 14th November.

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Capacity: 10 students

Location: On campus

The European Challenge is aimed at Year 9 and 10 students who are studying languages and who are also interested in international marketing and selling. Students will take part in a marketing and selling challenge which will enhance creative and language skills. They will be introduced to marketing techniques and have an opportunity to talk to international business people.

Dates

Thursday 25th April 2019.

Book

We will be taking bookings for this event later on in the year, please check the website for more details from January 2019.

Capacity: 35 students

Location: On campus

For Black History Month in October, the University of Surrey is holding an event which will celebrate the culture of African and Caribbean communities through Spoken Word. The event will tackle the topic of discrimination throughout history and in today’s society through creative writing and performance. This event will help develop students’ team work and communication skills. They will also gain understanding in the Black History and discrimination; particularly how these topics can be communicated through creative arts. Students will learn about creative writing and English at university and the careers they can go into.

Dates

Wednesday 10th October 2018.

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To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January 2019, the University of Surrey is delivering a Spoken Word event that will reflect on the discrimination faced by those during the Holocaust before looking at discrimination and bullying in today’s society, how it has changed and what we can do to prevent it. This event will help develop students’ team work and communication skills. They will also gain understanding in the Holocaust and discrimination; particularly how these topics can be communicated through creative arts. Students will learn about creative writing and English at university and the careers they can go into.

Dates

Thursday 24th January 2019.

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Capacity: 20 students

Location: On campus

A cross faculty event, this day will give students the opportunity to attend both Sociology and Psychology workshops, exploring the similarities and differences between studying these subjects at university. Students will take part in interactive activities and work with PhD students and current students. This event will help develop students’ understanding of social sciences and in particular what it is like to study social sciences at university, as well as exploring the types of careers available. This is a one day event that is repeated 3 times across the week Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 April 2019. This event runs in parallel with the Men in Social Sciences with joint bookings encouraged.

Dates

  • Monday 1st April 2019.
  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
  • Friday 26th April 2019.

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Capacity: 20 students

Location: On campus

This event introduces engineering concepts to female students through practical workshops that involve problem solving and team work. Pitched for students in Years 9, 10 and 11, the day will also consist of a talk from a current female STEM academic/student based at the University of Surrey who will be able to share their own experiences of studying and working within STEM related subjects in addition to industry representatives.

This is a one day event that is repeated 3 times across the week Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 April 2019. This event runs in parallel with the Men in Social Sciences with joint bookings encouraged.This event introduces engineering concepts to female students through practical workshops that involve problem solving and team work. The day will also consist of a talk from a current female STEM academic/student based at the University of Surrey who will be able to share their own experiences of studying and working within STEM related subjects.This is a one day event that is repeated 5 times across the week Monday 16 to Friday 20 April 2018. Timings are 10:00-14:45 with lunch included.

Dates

  • Monday 1st April 2019.
  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
  • Friday 26th April 2019.

Book

Register for the event online.

Contact us

Please contact the Widening Participation team: