What we do
Our aim is for as many young people as possible to be aware of their higher education (HE) options and for them to be enthusiastic about the possibility of studying at university.
We know that working closely with educational professionals to help students understand the variety of opportunities available to them is the best way to achieve this.
To help your students make informed decisions about their study routes and careers progression, we have developed an inspiring and engaging programme of activities for primary, secondary and post-16 learners.
Who we support
While we can assist teachers to inspire all their students to consider university, we focus a significant amount of our outreach activity on students from under-represented groups in HE.
This includes young people living in low participation neighbourhoods, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, young people in care and students with special educational needs. To further inspire young people from these groups, we provide an extended programme of outreach activities tailored to their specific needs.
Our work with secondary schools
We aim to bring the excitement of higher education to life for your students and encourage them to consider university as an option for their future.
We have designed a series of activities, including campus visits, workshops (on and off-campus), presentations and intensive projects, designed with your students in mind.
Below you will find our 2021/22 programme for secondary school students from years 7 to 11. If you would like to enquire about a bespoke visit, either to our campus or inviting our team to you, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]. Our programme for 2022/23 will be updated shortly.
Middle School Taster Days: Year 7 & 8
Sustainability Challenge - Years 7, 8, 9 & 10
Robotics Workshop: Year 8 (all year)
Forensics Workshop: Year 9 (all year)
Summer Schools - Year 10 & 11
Our work with colleges and sixth forms
We want to inspire young people to go into a career they’re passionate about, and we know that studying at university can be an important part of that journey.
Our aim is to help you support your students as they consider the variety of options available to them, including the opportunities university can bring.
To enable your students to get a feeling of what university life might be like, we provide campus visits for groups of students or we can come to you. Visits include presentations, workshops and other informative sessions relating to various aspects of HE, from finance to student life and wellbeing.
Below you will find details of the events and programmes currently open for bookings. If you would like to enquire about a bespoke visit, either to our campus or inviting our team to you, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]. Our programme for 2022/23 will be updated shortly.
Bournemouth Young Researchers Prize 2023
Our work with primary schools
We believe instilling a passion for learning in primary-age children is one of the best ways to encourage them to consider HE when they get older. Thinking about HE shouldn’t just be considered when students are coming towards the end of their time at secondary school.
We work with a small number of primary schools to ensure we prioritise working with local students from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups. Unfortunately, this means we are unable to support requests from other schools at this time.
Our work with teachers and career leaders
To enable you to support your students, we think it’s important for you to have the opportunity to keep up-to-date with your professional development, specifically in relation to HE.
Whether you work in a school, an academy or a college, we can to assist you with your continuing professional development (CPD) through our Careers Leaders & Teachers Conference.
Careers Leaders & Teachers Conference
This free annual one-day conference provides teachers, careers leaders and educational professionals with the latest updates from across the sector. It also provides an opportunity for attendees to take part in various CPD sessions and meet staff from our academic faculties and professional services.
The 2023 event will be taking place on Thursday 20 April 2023 – book your place now.