Recruitment and Outreach
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Year 6 visits for member schools
Each year over 1,600 children visit the University for Year 6 visits. The visits are avaliable to all member schools after SATs in June. As a member school, your students can come to us for a 'Mini-University Experience'. Funding is available to help with transport costs to the University if you need it. The visit includes:
- A mini-lecture based around an academic subject delivered by a real lecturer
- A tour of the University facilities in groups of 6–8, run by Student Ambassadors - see the library, Students' Union and find out more about student life
- A whole-class graduation ceremony - children wear a mini graduation gown and graduate from UP for Juniors
Discovery Day for local non member schools
Discovery Day, for Year 6 pupils from non-member schools, takes place in June or July each year. The day follows a similar format to our Year 6 Mini University-Experience. Schools are invited to bring a maximum of 5 children along to the event. The aim is to involve those that would be able but unlikely to consider higher education in the future. This could be due to family circumstances, lack of aspiration or misconceptions regarding university. Booking for this event is essential, places are given on a first come first serve basis.
UP for Juniors liaise with departments across the University to arrange bespoke requests on and off campus. These can be for member or non-member schools and depend on the availability of staff, time of year and resources. Bespoke requests can involve visiting a department for a subject specific session or coming to see an exhibition of student work. If you are seeking to arrange a subject specific activity please contact us with as much notice as possible. We will always pass on and follow up requests but may not always be able to provide an activity.
The best place was the TV studio where I got to be a camera operator and it felt like everyone was depending on us.
Year 6 pupil, Fernhurst Junior School