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Working with schools

Discover pre-16 events, workshops and activities to help students explore their next steps

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.

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.

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'.


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.


Aimed at parents and supporters, this short presentation and Q&A discusses what student finance support is available, eligibility and how loans are repaid.

Upcoming events

We'll bring you and your students a number of events throughout the academic year. See what's coming up and book your class to join us.

2023 Discover HE Days - 19-20 April, 5 July & 7 July

Support KS3-KS4 pupils in learning about their options for higher education, including student finance, university life and future decisions.
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Creative Forces Days - 25 & 27 April 2023

Get a taste of university on campus with other students who have a shared lived experience, and prepare for future career steps, with CPD for school staff supporting armed forces families.
March 2020
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School visit guide

Events and school visit days to the university campus are a great way for your students to find out more about uni life, future courses and careers, and to spend time with our students.

To help you get the most out of the experience, we've put together a School Visit Guide to plan for a safe and enjoyable day, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

On demand resources

Resources for the classroom

We’ve made some of our workshops, learning materials and talks available for you to download and access on demand. Browse our KS2-KS4 resources and grab what you need.
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School Leavers' Hub

Are your students thinking about life beyond year 11? In our Hub, they'll find advice on pathways, options, study skills, choosing a subject and decisions at post-16.
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About our work

March 2020

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.