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Helping your students make informed choices

Find out more about our Subject Insight Days

Our work with sixth forms and colleges

As your students move on to further study, we are here to support you in enabling them to think about their future and what higher education (HE) can offer them. 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.

To give your students an idea of what university life is like, we are happy to welcome groups of students for a campus visit. We’re also more than happy to come to you and can run presentations, workshops and other sessions about various aspects of HE, from finance to student life and wellbeing.

Who we work with

We provide an extended programme of outreach activities for young people from groups underrepresented 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. Projects include student mentoring schemes and residentials.

2019-20 Programme

Each year we put together an exciting programme of activity for your students, including:

• Subject Insight Days, incorporating various areas of interest
• Events for parents, carers, teachers and careers advisers
• Collaborative events with external organisations such as BBC
• Exclusive access to flagship BU events such as BFX and the Festival of Design & Engineering

An outline of our programme is available - please note that the full programme will be released later in the Autumn Term. Bookings for the below events will go live shortly.

Upcoming events

Young Chamber Careers in…

These evening sessions hosted on Talbot Campus are for students and their parents and carers. Each event will include a short careers lecture from a variety of speakers followed by an informal ‘Careers Fair’ style event, where students can speak to individual providers to find out more about their next steps.

Careers in… Healthcare Tuesday 15 October 18:15 – 21:00. Book now.
Careers in… Travel, Tourism & Events Tuesday 22 October 18:15 – 21:00. Book now.

Preparing Gen Z for the Global Workplace: Wednesday 6 November

This event for further education teachers and tutors will teach you how to deliver a suite of workshops developed at Bournemouth University. These workshops aim to ensure young people have the right kind and level of skills and attributes to succeed in a globally-competitive employment market. Book now.

BBC Young Reporter Event: Thursday 7 November

Working in collaboration with the BBC, this event is aimed at students who have an interest in journalism. The event will be hosted on our Talbot Campus and will include journalism workshops from the BBC and BU academics, as well as a panel Q&A discussion. Get in touch with the team to book a group of students onto this event.

Exploring Healthcare: Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 November

Working in collaboration with the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the programme for this two-day event consists of hands-on, interactive workshops for students interested in a career in healthcare, including workshops from Medical Mavericks. Get in touch with the team to discuss group availability. Please note that students must attend both days of the event.

Subject Insight Days

We will be running a suite of subject insight days across the Spring and Summer terms, to give your students a chance to explore a potential subject area in more depth, take part in some hands-on academic workshops and speak to current students and staff. We will be running the following subject areas:

Spring Term                  

Social Sciences
Business Challenge Day

Summer Term

Health Care
Archaeology, Anthropology & Criminology
Computing & Information Technology
Media Production & Animation

Dates for our insight days are to be confirmed, but please do get in touch to indicate your interest and to receive more information in due course.