Skip to main content

Helping your students make informed choices

Find out more about our Subject Insight Days

Our work with sixth forms and colleges

Please be aware that all school and college events are currently postponed while the campus is closed.  The team are working on developing a digital platform to deliver our programme online, please check back for details.  If you have any questions or queries please get in touch.

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.


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

• 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

Example programme (pdf 587kb). The team are currently working on the 2020/21 programme.

Upcoming events

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. To book onto the following subjects areas please email

If you are wanting to book on individuals to attend please use ‘book here’ to complete the registration for the subject area they would like to attend.

Spring Term                  

Business Challenge Day - Wednesday 26 February - Full (If you are interested in other Business events please email Schools Liaison at Bournemouth University).

Summer Term

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

All Insight Days will run between 09:00 and 14:30 - please click here to find out more.