Events & Opportunities 2017-11-23T14:14:26+00:00
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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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 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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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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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 / 27th Oct 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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What Career Live London
Dates: 12 & 13th Oct 2018
Deadline: n/a
For: 15-19 year olds, parents & careers advisers
Location: London

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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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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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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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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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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