Below are some of the activities on offer which range from one hour to a one-year programme, with some taking place on university campuses and others in schools.
Higher education preparation - a range of non-subject specific HE preparation activities covering themes such as how to choose a course, student finance and writing personal statements.
Subject focused activities – including masterclasses, subject tasters, undergraduate level modules and lectures to broaden students’ horizons to new subject areas such as engineering and architecture. Many universities can provide enhancement activities for sixth form programmes and some also provide support for the EPQ.
Skills development – non-subject specific activities designed to develop the skills required to succeed in HE including research methods and academic writing.
Targeted activities – be aware that some activities may be targeted at specific groups including primary, pre-16, post-16, adult learners, BME, females, more able, white working-class boys and care-leavers, and could include subject tasters, summer schools, and mentoring and reading schemes.
Services for school staff
In addition to activities for young people, universities may be able to offer a range of opportunities for school staff including partner school schemes, CPD programmes for subject specialists and IAG advisers, and support for school leadership through governor programmes and leadership mentoring schemes.
Volunteers in schools
Schools can take advantage of the fact that many university students seek volunteering experience as part of their course or via the Students’ Union. Such experiences may include assisting in the classroom or working on a specific project with children such as art, drama, music or the environment.