Events & Opportunities 2017-11-23T14:14:26+00:00
Taster Days & Sessions
Dates: Dates in March - July (see website)
Deadline: First come, first served
For: Year 12 students
Location: London

Our university taster courses will provide you with a unique insight into what degree-level study is like before applying to City. The courses are in the style of mock lectures, practical workshops and group work sessions designed to introduce students to a variety of academic disciplines.

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Legal Work Experience
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 9 to 13 (Eng & Wales), S2 to S6 (Scot), Year 3 to 5, L6th or U6th (NI)
Location: Across the UK

PRIME is an alliance of law firms across the UK, committed to improving access to the legal profession through work experience because the legal sector should be open to talent from all economic backgrounds. There are more than 60 law firms involved in PRIME, providing legal work experience up and down the UK, providing work experience opportunities across the country.

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Guided Visit
Dates: Various Jan - August
Deadline: n/a
For: Post-16 students
Location: University of Manchester

Guided visits include a presentation on the University, a question-and-answer session with a panel of current students, and a campus tour.
Visits take place on Wednesday afternoons, starting at 1.30pm at our Visitors Centre (building 37 on our campus map) and ending at 3.30pm.
Suitable for individuals, teachers, parents and families

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So you want to be a Doctor?
Dates: 12th May 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 11 & 12 students, and teachers
Location: Norwich

Offering students guidance from experts on the application process to study medicine along with an insight into life in the medical field. Receive tips on selecting the right medical school, how to get the right work experience and improve your confidence with interview training. Bursary places available.

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UK Summer Schools
Dates: Summer 2018
Deadline: 8th March 2018
For: Year 12s from state schools
Location: Universities across the UK

Our one-week, fully-funded, subject-specific residential programme is designed to give talented Year 12 students from across the UK an insight into university life. Students who attend will take part in lecture and seminar style classes, receive information on how to apply to university, and have the chance to meet current students and staff.

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Year 9 Medicine and Dentistry (MaD) Days
Dates: 17th May 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 9 students, pref WP background
Location: Newcastle University

Each MaD day is an aspiration and awareness raising experience aimed at students with the desire and potential to study Medicine or Dentistry at University in the future. The Year 9 MaD Days allow students to explore both Medicine and Dentistry. Students will take part in an interactive lecture on each subject and a practical in both the Medicine and Dental Clinical Skills labs.

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English & Creative Writing Conference
Dates: 22nd June 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 12s
Location: University of Gloucestershire

Take your pick from a full day of seminars and engage in discussions around the creative writing process. Learn how to use memory in writing or create realistic dialogue. You can also take a campus tour and find out more about student life.

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Undergraduate Open Day
Dates: 22nd & 23rd June 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Students, parents and teachers
Location: University of Manchester

Open days give you the chance to find out more about the opportunities and rewards of life at The University of Manchester, and explore our bustling campus and exciting city. You'll learn about subjects that you’re interested in, meet current students and staff and tour our facilities.

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Insight into Bristol
Dates: 30th June, 16-20th July 2018
Deadline: 8th March 2018
For: First year A-Level (or equivalent)
Location: Bristol

Insight into Bristol is an innovative residential summer school that gives students from London access to the University of Bristol’s academic expertise and facilities. There are 240 places available across 13 different subject streams, designed to give you a taste of the undergraduate courses offered by the University.

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Open Day
Dates: 15th June 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Years 11 & 12
Location: University of Bristol

Our undergraduate open days give you the ideal opportunity to find out all you need to know about the University of Bristol. Applications open in April.

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Open Day
Dates: 30th June 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Anyone interested in studying at City
Location: London

At an Open Day you will have chance to explore our campus, go on tours of our facilities and accommodation, attend subject talks and get more information about studying at City. You'll also be able to visit an information area where you can talk to our academics and current students about your subject of choice.

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University Survival Guide
Dates: 25-27 June 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 10 students
Location: Newcastle University

This residential event is completely free of charge and will give Year 10 pupils a taste of what student life is really like. You'll spend time on campus and stay in University accommodation. The programme will include a host of fun activities, subject tasters and social events enabling you to meet current undergraduate students and learn more about studying at university.

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Year 9 Medicine and Dentistry (MaD) Days
Dates: 14th June 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 9 students, pref WP background
Location: Newcastle University

Each MaD day is an aspiration and awareness raising experience aimed at students with the desire and potential to study Medicine or Dentistry at University in the future. The Year 9 MaD Days allow students to explore both Medicine and Dentistry. Students will take part in an interactive lecture on each subject and a practical in both the Medicine and Dental Clinical Skills labs.

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Undergraduate Open Day
Dates: 30th June 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Potential undergraduates
Location: Newcastle University

Explore our beautiful city centre campus, find out more about the course(s) you're interested in and meet staff and students. Booking is available from February.

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Undergraduate Open Day
Dates: 29th June, 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Potential undergraduates
Location: Newcastle University

Explore our beautiful city centre campus, find out more about the course(s) you're interested in and meet staff and students. Bookings open in February.

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Year 12 Gateways Conference
Dates: Summer 2018
Deadline: TBC
For: Year 12 WP students
Location: Main UCL Campus in London

Designed to give a taste of what studying at university is like, as well as encouraging a deeper insight into an interesting and current topic. Students who attend will also receive helpful information about applying to competitive universities and will get the opportunity to meet current students and members of academic staff.

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Envision @ UCL
Dates: Summer 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Years 10-12 black females
Location: Main UCL Campus in London

A one-day event for young African and Caribbean women interested in learning more about university and future career options. It is a great opportunity for students to experience university life and gain crucial knowledge about progressing into and beyond higher education. Free to attend and lunch is provided.

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Residential
Dates: 17th - 20th July 2018
Deadline: 30th April 2018
For: Year 12s
Location: Cheltenham

If you are considering studying Art & Design, Business, Computing, Media or Social Sciences, this residential could be for you. You'll get to stay in halls of residence and take part in a range of academic subject tasters, workshops introducing you to UCAS and student finance, and socialise with new friends. The event is absolutely FREE with accommodation, food and evening activities all included.

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High Achievers’ Summer School
Dates: 1-4 July 2018
Deadline: 2nd Feb 2018
For: Year 12s (min. 7/8 GCSE grade A)
Location: Nottingham

This is an opportunity for high achieving Year 12 students from across the UK to experience student life at the University of Nottingham. As part of the summer school you will attend academic taster sessions, take part in social activities and meet new people whilst staying in one of our catered halls of residence. It is free to attend, you will only be required to cover the cost of travel to and from the University.

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Year 11 & 12 Guided Campus Tour
Dates: Various March - July 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 11 & 12 students
Location: University of Manchester

Teachers of post-16 students may bring groups of their pupils to visit The University of Manchester campus, in order to get a taste of university life, find out more about higher education in general, receive UCAS application advice, and discover the particular benefits of a Manchester education.

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Sutton Trust Summer School
Dates: 8-13th July 2018
Deadline: 8th March 2018
For: Year 12s (click link for more info)
Location: Bristol

The Bristol Sutton Trust Summer School offers you the opportunity to experience student life in one of the UK's most exciting cities. We have 165 places available across eleven different subject streams, designed to give you a taste of the undergraduate courses offered by the University.

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Undergraduate Open Day
Dates: 6th July 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 11/12s and parents/teachers
Location: Cardiff University

Our open days are a great way to experience what it’s like to study and live in Cardiff. The Open Day will allow you to explore the campus and facilities, visit our academic schools and some of our residences and meet our students and staff.

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Pathways to Property Summer School
Dates: 23-26 July 2018
Deadline: 15 May 2018
For: Year 12 students (state schools)
Location: University of Reading

More than selling houses: discover where a career in property could take you. Have you ever wondered how buildings are developed, who is responsible for managing them or how much they are worth? We are particularly looking for applications from academically able students from widening participation background. Travel expenses are covered.

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Bitesize Unit
Dates: 17-20th July 2018
Deadline: 23rd April 2018
For: Yr 12s & 1st-yr college
Location: Newcastle University

Bitesize Uni (also known as BSU) provides students with the information and opportunities to help them make an informed decision about whether or not they want to go to University. BSU will also help you to understand the range of courses available to study and develop your skills for success at University. Check eligibility criteria.

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Sports Summer School
Dates: 21-24th August 2018
Deadline: 30th April 2018
For: Year 12 students studying relevant subjects at A-level, IB or BTEC
Location: Eastbourne

Students will take part in a programme of activities which include inspirational lectures, practical sessions in the sport science labs as well as physical education, sport coaching and sport business management. There will also be outings to the local area and free time in Eastbourne town centre.

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Photography Summer School
Dates: 6-10th August 2018
Deadline: 30th April 2018
For: Year 12 students studying relevant subjects at A-level, IB or BTEC
Location: Brighton

The Photography summer school provides an opportunity to develop your personal portfolio and explore aspects of photography with lecturers, technicians and current university students, through a 4 day programme at our city centre campus.

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Fashion, Textiles and Design Summer School
Dates: 6-10th August 2018
Deadline: 30th April 2018
For: Year 12 students studying relevant subjects at A-level, IB or BTEC
Location: Brighton

The Fashion summer school enables students to work with fashion lecturers and undergraduates to build their personal portfolio of work and develop skills in various techniques in fashion design, through a 4 day programme at our city centre campus.

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Open Day
Dates: 8th September 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Years 11 & 12
Location: University of Bristol

Our undergraduate open days give you the ideal opportunity to find out all you need to know about the University of Bristol. Bookings open in April.

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Open Day
Dates: 6th October 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Prospective students
Location: London

At an Open Day you will have chance to explore our campus, go on tours of our facilities and accommodation, attend subject talks and get more information about studying at City. You'll also be able to visit an information area where you can talk to our academics and current students about your subject of choice.

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Undergraduate Open Day
Dates: 15th Sept 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Potential undergraduates
Location: Newcastle University

Explore our beautiful city centre campus, find out more about the course(s) you're interested in and meet staff and students. Booking is available from February.

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Pathways to STEM
Dates: Nov/Dec 2018
Deadline: Oct/Nov 2018
For: Year 12, state school
Location: Uni of Nottingham OR Uni of York

Pathways to STEM looks to encourage students to explore the various STEM courses and career options available to them. The programme offers work placements, mentoring, academic taster sessions and skills workshops, with the aim of raising students’ aspirations and allowing them to make an informed decision about their future. Pathways to STEM is run in conjunction with the universities of Nottingham and York.

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Open Day
Dates: 3rd November 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: Years 11 & 12
Location: University of Bristol

Our undergraduate open days give you the ideal opportunity to find out all you need to know about the University of Bristol. Bookings open in April.

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Pathways to Law
Dates: Starts Nov/Dec 2018, ends Summer 2020
Deadline: Oct/Nov 2018
For: Year 12s from state schools
Location: Various universities across the UK

Established in 2006, this is the largest initiative of its kind. This programme was developed to widen access to the legal profession and raise students’ aspirations. Students are offered real-life experience with a work placement, and mentoring and networking opportunities.

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Pathways to Coding
Dates: Starts Nov/Dec 2018, ends Summer 2020
Deadline: Oct/Nov 2018
For: Year 12s from state schools
Location: Queen Mary, University of London

Launched in 2016, this is a new and exciting programme that has been established to widen access to the digital sector, and address the skills shortage in technology. The programme aims to inspire students to explore a range of careers in the digital sector, by building the essential technical skills and sector knowledge.

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Pathways to Banking and Finance
Dates: Starts Nov/Dec 2018, ends Summer 2020
Deadline: Oct/Nov 2018
For: Year 12s from state schools
Location: LSE & Uni of Warwick

Launched in 2017, Pathways to Banking and Finance is a programme designed to inspire and support students to explore a range of careers in the banking and finance sector. The programme offers a residential, work experience, skills workshops, mentoring as well as opportunities to network with those already in the industry sector. The programme is run in conjunction with the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Warwick.

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Pathways to Medicine
Dates: Starts Spring 2019, ends Summer 2021
Deadline: Oct/Dec 2018
For: Year 11s, state school
Location: Imperial College London

Developed to widen access to the medical profession, this programme provides both academic and sector specific support in order to build the essential knowledge, skills and confidence required to go on to HE and the world of work. It aims to raise student’s aspirations and allow them to make an informed decision about their future career

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Pathways to Medicine
Dates: Starts Jan 2019, ends Summer 2020
Deadline: Oct/Dec 2018
For: Year 12 in Hull York
Location: Hull York Medical School

Developed to widen access to the medical profession, this programme provides both academic and sector specific support in order to build the essential knowledge, skills and confidence required to go on to HE and the world of work. It aims to raise student’s aspirations and allow them to make an informed decision about their future career.

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Pathways Plus
Dates: Feb/March 2019
Deadline: December 2018
For: First-year law undergrads
Location: London

Est. in 2013 in partnership with three leading Law firms (DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells & Linklaters), Pathways Plus was designed to widen access to the legal profession, to inspire current Law undergraduates to explore the range of careers in the legal profession, provide students with essential knowledge and skills. The programme offers work placements, mentoring, and skills workshops.

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Professional Learning Network
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: n/a
For: Teachers & education professionals
Location: Online

The UCL Access and Widening Participation team have launched a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for teachers and education professionals. Members of the PLN will be invited to attend special events including regular ‘Teacher Takeaway’ twilight CPD sessions, teacher conferences, and will also receive a regular newsletter.

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Talks for Teens
Dates: Ongoing / various
Deadline: n/a
For: Age 13 - 18
Location: London

GENERATE hosts free after school careers talks/Q&A sessions for teens in London. Past speakers include magician Dynamo, designer Thomas Heatherwick, blogging sensation Deliciously Ella as well as innovators from tech, business, fashion, media, law and medicine. Sign up is essential.

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UCAS Application Workshops
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: At your institution

30mins-1 hour presentation- Suitable for all post 16 pre application students who require more information and advice about submitting UCAS applications and writing a personal statement.

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Student Finance
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: University of Manchester, or your institution

30mins – 1 hour presentation- Suitable for all pre/post application students and parents. The sessions will answer questions for both students and parents regarding student all aspects of student finance.

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Why Manchester?
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: At your institution

30-40 minute presentation which aims to help students decide if studying at the University of Manchester would suit them.

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Choosing What & Where to Study
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Bookings by teachers for Key Stage 5
Location: At your institution

This presentation covers issues concerning Year 12 when thinking about university including:
• Why go to university
• Things to consider when choosing a course
• Things to consider when choosing which university to study at
• Further resources to help students in carrying out their research into different courses and universities

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Young Persons’ Forum
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Years 10 to 13
Location: University of Manchester

The University of Manchester invites local Year 10-13 students to come along to sessions held here on campus, where they have the chance to review workshops, activities, literature and other material. Participants receive a £10 gift voucher and valuable transferable skills.

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School-University Partnership Initiative
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 and teachers
Location: University of Manchester

Our School-University Partnership Initiative (SUPI) is a scheme funded by Research Councils UK. It provides opportunities for schools and universities to bring contemporary research to life for young people.

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Student Life
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 5
Location: Uni of Manchester, or your institution

30-45 mins presentation- Suitable for all post 16 students, pre/post application, the session can be delivered or include input from a current University of Manchester Student Ambassador who can give students a taste of University life.

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Teacher CPD Workshops
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Individuals and teachers
Location: University of Manchester

The University of Manchester offers teachers and advisers various professional development opportunities to develop skills and knowledge that can both boost their professional development and benefit their school and college students. These include workshops on personal statement writing and reference writing.

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Extended Project Qualification Support
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 5
Location: University of Manchester

Teachers can arrange for their students to visit The University of Manchester to support them with the Extended Project qualification. These visits can include a research skills workshop or library visit - or both. The workshop introduces students to academic research through a series of interactive activities and group work.

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STEM Enrichment Programme
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 3, 4 & 5
Location: University of Manchester

As a major provider of STEM subjects at degree level, we recognise their importance to the UK's skills base. That’s why at Manchester we work with teachers and career advisers to inspire school learners with the exciting experiences and advantages of studying science.

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The Brilliant Club
Dates: Bespoke dates
Deadline: n/a
For: Key Stage 2, 3 & 4
Location: University of Manchester

The Brilliant Club recruits, trains and places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools and sixth form colleges serving low participation communities to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of outstanding pupils, which develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help those pupils to secure places at top universities.

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