Events & Opportunities2017-11-23T14:14:26+00:00
Student Shadowing
Dates: October to March
Deadline: March 2019
For: Year 12 and 13 students
Location: LSE

Student Shadowing provides a unique opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students to gain an insight into studying at LSE. Students spend half a day at LSE shadowing a current undergraduate student. As part of the day, you will attend an undergraduate lecture and have a tour of the LSE campus. 

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Accenture Tech Taster
Dates: 13-17th May 2019
Deadline: 28th April 2019
For: School leavers seeking a career in tech
Location: Near London Liverpool Street

Our 5-day Tech Taster event has been designed to give young people industry work experience and help enhance their employability skills, enabling them to be more confident and prepared for the working world. At the end of the programme those who are a good fit for Accenture will be fast-tracked through our Technology Apprenticeship recruitment process.

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Half Term Taster Courses
Dates: Friday 31 May, 2019
Deadline: n/a
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: LSE

This Half Term taster course at LSE offers you the opportunity to spend a day at LSE learning about some of the programmes available including Anthropology, Economic History, Geography and Social Policy. Participating students will receive an introduction to LSE before attending subject sessions in your chosen subject. 

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Learning Days Fortnight
Dates: Tue 4th – Fri 14th June
Deadline: Friday 31st May, 2019
For: Sixth Form and College Students
Location: Newman University, Birmingham

Our Learning Days are focused around each of our exciting subjects – they showcase our interactive teaching style and give students a flavour of the student-centred learning community that exists at Newman University. There will be an opportunity to meet current students and staff, and to receive a guided campus tour.

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Advising the Advisers
Dates: Friday, 14th June 2019
Deadline: n/a
For: Teachers and Higher Education Advisers
Location: LSE

Advising the Advisers is a free one day conference providing teachers and higher education advisers with advice and guidance on how best to support their students throughout the university admissions process

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Health and Social Work Taster Day
Dates: 26th June 2019
Deadline: 26th June 2019
For: Level 3 students
Location: University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus

This taster day will provide an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a day in the life of a Health and Social Work student at Herts. It will be an interactive day, with lots of practical and hands on experience!

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History Taster Day
Dates: 26th June 2019
Deadline: 26th June 2019
For: Level 3 students
Location: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

Discover the exciting world of humanities through lectures and interactive workshops. You will have a chance to meet with our staff and students on campus to find out helpful tips on what to include in your personal statement and tips for the application process.

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Philosophy Taster Day
Dates: 26th June 2019
Deadline: 26th June 2019
For: Level 3 students
Location: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

Discover the exciting world of humanities through lectures and interactive workshops. You will have a chance to meet with our staff and students on campus to find out helpful tips on what to include in your personal statement and tips for the application process.

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Politics & International Relations Taster Day
Dates: 26th June 2019
Deadline: 26th June 2019
For: Level 3 students
Location: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

Discover the exciting world of humanities through lectures and interactive workshops. You will have a chance to meet with our staff and students on campus to find out helpful tips on what to include in your personal statement and tips for the application process.

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English Language & Linguistics Taster Day
Dates: 26th June 2019
Deadline: 26th June 2019
For: Level 3 students
Location: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

Discover the exciting world of humanities through lectures and interactive workshops. You will have the chance to meet with our staff and students on campus to find out helpful tips on what to include in your personal statement and tips for the application process.

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Mass Communications Taster Day
Dates: 20th June 2019
Deadline: 20th June 2019
For: Level 3 students
Location: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

You will see our incredible facilities and experience subjects as they are taught at the university level by staff who work at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

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Business School Taster Day
Dates: 20th June 2019
Deadline: 20th June 2019
For: Level 3 students interested in Business / Languages
Location: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

You will see our incredible facilities and experience subjects as they are taught at the university level by staff who work at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

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Law and Criminology Taster Day
Dates: 19th June 2019
Deadline: 19th June 2019
For: Level 3 students interested in studying Law and Criminology
Location: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

Explore our law and criminology subjects, find out how our programmes are tailored to your personal ambitions and come and see our fantastic Replica Crown Court!

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Sports Law Taster Day
Dates: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Deadline: Friday, 24th May
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: USW Sports Park

Suitable for Year 12/1 students this workshop will explore anti-doping violations within sport. Examining the legal processes involved in an anti-doping hearing, students will get hands-on experience participating in a legal mooting exercise.

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Business and Accounting Masterclass
Dates: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Deadline: Monday, 10th June
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: Newport Campus

Through engaging and innovative sessions, students will explore how technologies are shaping ‘the future of work’. With topics such as ‘Virtual Hotel: high tech vs. high touch’, and ‘Is Big Brother (or your Samsung TV) watching you?’ students will consider the ways in which the world of work is changing. 

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Business and Accounting Masterclass
Dates: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Deadline: Monday, 10th June
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: Pontypridd Campus - Treforest

From innovation proposal to constructing a business plan, this masterclass gives students the opportunity to understand the challenge of creating and developing a successful business. With sessions such as ‘Understanding the Market for Business’ and ‘The Importance of Numbers in Making a Successful Business,’ students can explore the different elements required for success.

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Mathematics Teachers’ Conference
Dates: Friday, 28 June 2019
Deadline: Friday, 14th June
For: Sixth Form, Careers & Maths Staff
Location: Pontypridd Campus - Treforest

This year's theme will encompass computer gaming/ computer vision and will host special guest speaker Dr Tomas Rawlings, Design Director at Auroch Digital and its acclaimed news-gaming initiative GameTheNews.net. You will be given all the materials needed to allow you to recreate several mathematical activities in your lessons.

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Geology and Natural History Taster Day
Dates: Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Deadline: Monday, 10th June
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: Pontypridd Campus - Glyntaff

This event will consist of interactive workshops and subject specific talks, highlighting the range and variety of opportunities that arise from pursuing a degree in Geology or Natural History.

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Biology Taster Day
Dates: Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Deadline: Monday, 10th June
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: Pontypridd Campus - Glyntaff

This event will support your students’ A-level studies whilst highlighting the variety of opportunities which arise from pursuing a degree in Biology, Human Biology, International Wildlife Biology and Medical Sciences. The day will also include an opportunity to interact with current students and hear their experiences of studying Biology at the University of South Wales.

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Engineering Taster Day
Dates: Wednesday, 18th June 2019
Deadline: Friday, 31st May 2019
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: Pontypridd Campus - Treforest

This event will include five areas of engineering; electrical, mechanical, civil, aeronautical and aircraft maintenance engineering, as well as a campus tour. We aim to give your students an insight into a variety of engineering disciplines in higher education and beyond.

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Summer School
Dates: 10-11 July, 2019
Deadline: 31 May 2019
For: Year 12s - Humanities or Maths
Location: Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

This 2 day residential is an opportunity for Year 12 students interested in subjects relating to Humanities or Maths to immerse themselves into university life through a range of exciting subject workshops, application advice and evening activities. For further information, eligibility, and booking, please use the following link:

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First Generation Scholarship Scheme
Dates: Visit website
Deadline: 21st July 2019
For: Greater Manchester first in family students
Location: Greater Manchester

We provide a programme of support for those who would like to go to University, but
whose parents didn’t have the opportunity. A pre-entry phase supports participants to access
University. Those who choose to study at Manchester Met receive financial and professional support
to help them achieve their full potential. Alumni & business professionals support the scheme at
every stage.

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Year 12 Summer Schools
Dates: 1-26th July 2019
Deadline: Friday 31st May, 2019
For: Year 12 students from UK state schools/colleges
Location: London Metropolitan University

Experience life as a first-year student. You’ll attend lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops, get tips on putting together your UCAS application and gain important study skills. Courses include Architecture, Chemistry, Design, Engineering, Fashion, Journalism, Law, Photography and Psychology

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UK Summer Schools
Dates: Various dates across the summer
Deadline: 28th February 2019
For: State school students in Y12 or equivalent
Location: Partner universities across UK

These are our flagship programmes which provide subject-specific residential courses at 13 partner universities. The Summer Schools offer students an insight into the realities of university life through academic taster classes, guidance sessions and social activities, and they are completely free to attend.

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Business Academy- Work Experience Programme
Dates: July 2019
Deadline: The sooner the better!
For: Year 12/S5 students
Location: Across the UK

Gain on-the-job experience that will help you decide if you’d prefer your career to start with an apprenticeship – rather than at uni. You’ll contribute to real client projects and learn from our apprentices, while discovering what it’s like to work with some of the world’s largest businesses.

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Undergraduate Open Day
Dates: 5th July 2019 9:00 - 16:00
Deadline: n/a
For: Yr 11/12 students, parents & teachers
Location: Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

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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Summer Residential
Dates: 22-25th July, 2019
Deadline: TBC
For: Year 12 students from state schools
Location: University of Reading

Every day we are influenced by the built environment around us – shops, offices, industrial buildings, houses and the surrounding countryside all have an impact on the way we live. Did you ever wonder how these properties are developed, whether the buildings going up in our cities are sustainable or how much they are worth?

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Step In, Step Up
Dates: 26th July, 2019
Deadline: 2nd June, 2019
For: Year 12 & 13 Females
Location: London

Morgan Stanley is one of the world’s leading global investment banks. The Technology Step In, Step Up programme is an introductory one-day programme. The day will give an oversight into the different technology programmes Morgan Stanley offers, as well as giving participants the opportunity to partake in interactive challenges, panel sessions and career workshops.

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Summer Film Academy
Dates: 22 July – 26 July 2019
Deadline: 21 June 2019
For: 16-19 year olds
Location: University of Gloucestershire

Are you interested in film and media? This FREE 5 day event will take you through the film production process; including script writing, storyboarding, filming and editing, a screening and an awards ceremony. Participants will leave with a brilliant film to put in their portfolio and a range of new skills and processes.

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Year 12 Summer Residential
Dates: 9 July – 12 July 2019
Deadline: 21 June 2019
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: University of Gloucestershire

Are your students thinking about studying Art & Design, Business, Computing, Media or Health and Social Care? This FREE four day residential is for students who want to experience university life first-hand before applying for the real thing. All academic sessions, trips, entertainment, food and accommodation is included.

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Aspire Higher Summer Experience
Dates: 7-11 July 2019
Deadline: Friday, 24 May 2019
For: Make Happen Year 12 Students
Location: University of Essex, Colchester

Choose to explore, debate and discuss today’s cutting-edge issues with our world-class researchers. Students on our dynamic programme will live, learn and socialise like a first-year student! You’ll get to present your ideas, meet interesting, like-minded people and have the summer of a lifetime.

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Summer Residential Experience
Dates: 7-11 July 2019
Deadline: 6 June 2019
For: Current Year 12 students in the UK
Location: University of Essex, Colchester

Students on our programme will pick up the knowledge and skills they’ll need for university life. They'll live like an undergraduate student in university halls, cooking for themselves and socialising. They’ll get an authentic university experience that will help them when it comes to writing their university applications.

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Pathways to Property Summer School
Dates: 22nd - 25th July 2019
Deadline: End of April 2019
For: UK Year 12s from state school/college
Location: University of Reading

A fully funded residential course enabling students to get a real insight into the property sector and learn about different career routes into the industry. Over 4 days experience taster lectures, go on site visits, network with key individuals and explore both university and apprenticeship routes into a diverse industry.

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Taster Days
Dates: Various
Deadline: N/A
For: Level 3/Year 12 – 13/ Adult Learners
Location: University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Taster days are designed to give a real life taste of what it is like to study a particular subject at university, allowing students to develop a practical understanding of a specific area.

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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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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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Become an Associate
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: n/a
For: Undergraduates
Location: Across the UK

upReach is a social mobility charity that offers free careers support worth up to £2,700, with exclusive work experience, employer insight day and mentor opportunities. From CV and application reviews, to free practice online tests and mock interviews and assessment centres. Improve your chances of success.

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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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The Stormzy Scholarship
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: See website
For: Black UK Students
Location: University of Cambridge

The scholarships, which are non-repayable, will cover the full cost of tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant which will significantly reduce the need for awardees to take out government or commercial loans. This support will be available to recipients for up to four years of undergraduate study.

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Inspiring Minds Year 12 Tasters
Dates: Throughout the academic year
Deadline: Please refer to event webpages
For: Open to all Year 12 students nationally
Location: Loughborough University campus

Loughborough University’s Inspiring Minds events provide an excellent opportunity for Year 12 students to experience their chosen subject area at undergraduate level, through a range of topical taster sessions with current students and academic staff. The events are free of charge and lunch will be provided.

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