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Please be aware that the Partnership will be advertising a reduced offer for the 2020/2021 academic year, and not all of our activity will be available. As a majority of our classroom workshops use multiple pieces of equipment (i.e Lego Engineering and Freaky Forensics), we are unfortunately unable to deliver these without the risk of transmission between users.

Activity that is unable to be delivered is outlined below. A full Activity Guide will be published in advance of September.

In-school presentations (i.e. Student Life, Student Finance ect.) are still going ahead, and these can either be delivered in-school or via a pre-recorded video. Live delivery via Microsoft Teams is also available. If you require something more bespoke, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing

Our booking form remains open, however completion is indicative only. Please complete with your required activity, and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

All visits will be subject to agreements in place to protect NERAP Staff.

Our fully-trained team of Higher Education Ambassadors can go into schools to attend Options Evenings and deliver talks to students about different aspects of university life. You can find out what the Partnership offers below. Your one stop shop of everything to do with University. From Accommodation to studying and exploring the extra curricular opportunities that Higher Education offers, your students will come out of the session understanding more about their options post-compulsory education

  • Open Evenings/Information Fairs [Please get in touch prior to booking to discuss requirements]
    • Our representatives can bring along an information stand and resources to your event. They will talk to pupils and parents about progressing to Higher Education, answer questions and offer information on courses available at each of our 5 partner universities: Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, University of Sunderland & Teesside University
  • Student Life Presentation/Quiz (Years 7-11)
    • 30 – 45 mins
    • Our one stop shop of everything University. From accommodation to studying and exploring the extra curricular opportunities that Higher Education offers, your students will come out of the session understanding more about their options post-compulsory education. This session can be delivered as a 30 minute talk or as a workshop with a fun, interactive quiz.
  • Lego Engineering (Years 5-9) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
    • 45 mins – 1 hour
    • Students explore engineering through Lego and try their hand at designing, building and racing their own vehicles in a fun competition against their peers.
    • Please note this workshop is capped at 25 pupils per session.
  • The Budgeting Game (Years 7-11)
    • 45 mins – 1 hour
    • A fast-moving activity in which we address some of the myths surrounding Student Finance. Your pupils will face some of the budgeting dilemmas undergraduate students face, and must use their decision making skills to effectively balance the costs of studying and their social life.
  • Student Finance Presentation (Years 10-11)
    • 30 mins
    • We dispel the myths about Student Finance and take you through what money is available, the repayment process and relieve some common concerns that students and parents have with regards to finance.
  • Applying to HE: UCAS for Parents 
    • 30 mins
    • Let us take your parents/carers on a whistle-stop tour of University, all the way from Education to Employment. This quick guide will provide key dates and information about the research and application process for UCAS to support their young person at home. Ideal for sixth form/college open evenings.
  • Supporting Primary [Please get in touch prior to booking to discuss requirements]
    • 1 hour – Half Day
    • The activity provides a fun, interactive introduction to university with follow-on activities that you can choose:
      • Exploring Careers: Pupils are introduced to exciting graduate jobs in the following areas: Science, Arts, Media, Sport & Humanities. Pupils will complete a quiz to see which careers might suit their personality.
      • Design a Student: Pupils will learn about different aspects of student life- including studying, student accommodation, sports and societies. They will use the information they have learned to create their very own student.
      • Design a Society: After learning about the different clubs and societies there are at university, pupils will work in pairs to design their own societies. They must think about what their society is, what events they will have and which celebrities they would invite to their events.
      • Quiz: Why not round the session off with a quiz? Pupils will put their knowledge to the test as they work in teams to answer university quiz questions for points.
    • Coding with Sphero (Years 6 – 8) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
      • Half Day
      • Computer programming isn’t just about learning to type lines of code it is about teaching students how to think differently to overcome a problem. Students will work in small groups in order to solve problems and learn the foundations of coding. This session introduces the world of coding to your students with exclusive follow-on activities.
      • This workshop is capped at 30 pupils per session.
    • Freaky Forensics (Years 8 – 11) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
      • 1 hour – Half Day
      • A brief introduction to the world of crime scene and forensic science. A simulated crime scene will be set-up in the classroom allowing students to explore evidence types and significant exhibits useful to the investigation. During the one-hour long session, students will be introduced to basic crime scene examination skills including fingerprint lifting and footwear casting. During the half-day session, we will simulate a full crime scene in your classroom, and pupils will have the opportunity to solve a crime themselves, exploring techniques and processes from start to finish.
      • Please note this workshop is capped at 25 pupils per session.

If you would like to find out more, or to request a visit from us, please click the link below.


*Please note that all Partnership bookings, whether made online, by email, or by phone are subject to our Terms of Booking

North East Raising Aspiration Partnership
c/o Marketing and Student Recruitment
Newcastle University

Tel: 0191 208 3128