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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Free Study in the US seminar
Dates: Tuesday 15 January, 4:30-7:30pm
Deadline: Register by 9am on 15 January
For: Anyone interested in US undergraduate study
Location: University of Notre Dame in London

Learn about the admissions process from experts in the field! This free seminar offers a comprehensive view of undergraduate study in the US. We cover: the application process, admissions tests, choosing the right institution and funding opportunities.

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Insight Evening – Durham – Becoming a Barrister
Dates: 29th Jan, 2019 - 6-8.30pm
Deadline: n/a
For: Sixth Formers, Undergrads, Grads & Career Changers
Location: Durham

Come and hear first-hand from barristers and judges about their journeys to the bar; Hear them share tips and experiences that may help you decide whether a career at the bar is for you. The event concludes with a canape reception where you can interact with legal professionals and staff from the Outreach team.

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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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Future Insights Years 12 & 13
Dates: Wednesday 20th February 2019
Deadline: Thursday 31st January 2019
For: Students in years 12 or 13
Location: 2 King Edward St, London EC1A 1HQ

The day will feature employability skills sessions including team work and application advice as well as panel discussions. There will be plenty of opportunity to build your student and Bank of America Merrill Lynch network. Please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why in 300 words, you would make a great insight participant.

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Insight Evening – Leicester – Becoming a Barrister
Dates: 7th Feb, 2019 - 6-8.30pm
Deadline: n/a
For: Sixth Formers, Undergrads, Grads & Career Changers
Location: Leicester

Come and hear first-hand from barristers and judges about their journeys to the bar; Hear them share tips and experiences that may help you decide whether a career at the bar is for you. The event concludes with a canape reception where you can interact with legal professionals and staff from the Outreach team.

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Insight Evening – Cardiff – Becoming a Barrister
Dates: 19th Feb, 2019 - 6-8.30pm
Deadline: n/a
For: Sixth Formers, Undergrads, Grads & Career Changers
Location: Cardiff

Come and hear first-hand from barristers and judges about their journeys to the bar; Hear them share tips and experiences that may help you decide whether a career at the bar is for you. The event concludes with a canape reception where you can interact with legal professionals and staff from the Outreach team.

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Insight Evening – Southampton – Becoming a Barrister
Dates: 14th March, 2019 - 6-8.30pm
Deadline: n/a
For: Sixth Formers, Undergrads, Grads & Career Changers
Location: Southampton

Come and hear first-hand from barristers and judges about their journeys to the bar; Hear them share tips and experiences that may help you decide whether a career at the bar is for you. The event concludes with a canape reception where you can interact with legal professionals and staff from the Outreach team.

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Undergraduate Open Day
Dates: Wednesday 27 March 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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What Career Live Liverpool
Dates: 22nd & 23rd March 2019
Deadline: n/a
For: 15-19 year olds, parents & careers advisers
Location: Liverpool

This two-day event showcases the full range of post-school options from apprenticeships to university. With over 100 leading employers and universities in attendance, 60 free talks and careers advice features, it’s the ideal place to help you decide what to do when you finish school.

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What Career Live Birmingham
Dates: 1st - 2nd March 2019
Deadline: n/a
For: 15-19 year olds, parents & careers advisers
Location: Birmingham

This two-day event showcases the full range of post-school options from apprenticeships to university. With over 100 leading employers and universities in attendance, 60 free talks and careers advice features, it’s the ideal place to help you decide what to do when you finish school.

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Open Day
Dates: 3 April 2019
Deadline: n/a
For: Students applying to university for entry in 2020
Location: LSE

Open days are your opportunity to find out more about LSE, the application process, careers, financial support, and a specific subject or two that you're interested in. You also have the chance to visit the campus and a hall of residence.

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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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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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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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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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Crime Summer School
Dates: 3 July – 5 July 2019
Deadline: 31 May 2019
For: Year 12 students (or equivalent)
Location: University of Gloucestershire

Do your students want to immerse themselves in a criminal investigation from crime scene to court room? Over 3 days, across 3 campuses, students will experience a taster of Criminology, Cyber Forensics and Law. Students have one chance to analyse the evidence and trial a suspect in court – can they make the right decision?

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Bright Sparks Scheme
Dates: 29 July – 2 August 2019
Deadline: 31 March 2019
For: Year 12 1st gen uni or free school meals
Location: 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH

Gain experience on what life is like in an international law firm. Stephenson Harwood is offering a week's work experience for those who want to pursue a career in law or who are interested in HR, IT, marketing and accounts. You'll take part in workshops that will help you develop your skills and employability.

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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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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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Pegasus Access & Support Scheme (PASS)
Dates: Ongoing
Deadline: 3rd December 2018
For: Undergrads who meet the criteria.
Location: Across the UK

The Inner Temple runs PASS to help ensure that all students have the opportunity to undertake a mini-pupillage and be placed with one of the participating chambers and join a skills development programme. The Inn covers all of the associated travel and accommodation costs. For university students from under-represented backgrounds.

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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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