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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

Download our full programme (pdf 587kb).

Upcoming events

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 - Wednesday 5 February
Business Challenge Day - Wednesday 26 February

Summer Term

Archaeology, Anthropology & Criminology - Wednesday 27 May
Computing & Information Technology - Wednesday 10 June
Sports - Wednesday 24 June
Healthcare - Wednesday 1 July
Media Production & Animation - Wednesday 15 July

All Insight Days will run between 09:00 and 14:30 - please get in touch to find out more.