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Discover our pre-16 events, workshops and activities to help students learn about university and study after school

It's never too soon for your students to start thinking about their future. What pathways could they take? What are their ambitions? What support is available?

Working with young people from groups that are under-represented in higher education, our KS2-KS4 events, workshops and activities encourage them to explore higher education, see opportunities and identify their passion. So they can shape the life and career they dream of.

Start exploring our activities, workshops and events that you can book and access.

Bookable talks and workshops

Delivered face-to-face at your school or college, or available to you virtually. On a time and date that fits your timetable. They're pitched at just the right level for specific age groups and attainment.

Get your students excited about learning new things, working with university students and exploring future pathways.


Designed to fit your lesson timings, our practical workshops let students engage in interactive individual and group activities.


Created to fit into your assemblies and tutor times, our talks give insights into a whole range of post-school and university topics.

Also available on demand

Prefer to deliver a session yourself? Find our talks and workshops, plus more great activities, in our 'Resources for the Classroom'.

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Learn how to make big decisions at KS3, and find out how these decisions impact choices at post-16 and beyond.

Developed to complement the PSHE curriculum, Our ‘Building Character’ series encourages students to recognise their value and build confidence in their abilities.

Build effective study skills, mindfulness techniques and develop personal learning preferences in this interactive session.

Learn about the costs of study, budgeting, challenges and the advantages and disadvantages of going to university.

Explore the perceptions of debt and work with graduate career pathways to illustrate the principles of the Student Loans repayment system.

Explore the basics of university, which careers may require a degree and look at alternative pathways if a degree isn't the right fit.


Discover the pathways available to year 11 students, as we look at post-16 options including apprenticeships, BTECs, A levels and technical qualifications.

Bust the myths and misconceptions of student finance in this short session.

Explore the concepts of university, and get our fully resourced 'workshop in a box' for your class. Available to download from our Resources for the Classroom page.

Find out what student finance support is available, eligibility, and how loans are repaid in this short presentation and Q&A.

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On demand workshops, talks and resources

Upcoming events

Best begins when learning leaves the classroom. We'll bring you and your students a number of events throughout the academic year. Whether they need help to develop study skills, or expert support to overcome personal hurdles – they'll find it here.

Discover HE Days

KS3 – 10 May 2022, 13 May 2022 and 05 July 2022

KS4 – 7 July 2022

Our Discover HE events support students in learning about their options for higher education. At this stage of their education, they’re ready to explore bigger, broader, deeper things – to get to the heart of what matters and figure out how they can make their mark. They’re ready to explore their future.

Working with our students, they’ll get an insight into what it’s like to live and study at university. They’ll discover all the student finance facts and figures, what support and wellbeing services are available and tour our campus and facilities. Whatever their passion, Discover HE will help them go further.

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Creative Forces Day

27 April 2022

Our Creative Forces Day is for KS3-KS4 pupils of Armed Forces families. The on-campus day provides a taste of university, with a chance to work with other students who have a shared lived experience. Students will reflect on their unique skills and experiences to prepare for their future education and career steps.

The day also includes a CPD session for school staff who support children of armed forces families in school.

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About our work

Our pre-16 activities are for young people under-represented in higher education.

These often include students from low income households and participation areas, military service families, young carers, in care or care leavers, estranged students and students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Contact us

To book any of our virtual talks, workshops and presentations – or to find out more about and discuss how we can support your activities virtually or face-to-face, please email us at or call 023 9284 6214.

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