Pupils in Year 7-11 can benefit from our range of activities and workshops created to introduce Higher Education to younger years and offer an in-depth exploration of university to older years.

From accommodation to study options, student finance to student life, your students will come out of the sessions with a greater understanding of the components that make up Higher Education, their ability to access further study and their post-compulsory education options. Our fully trained team of Higher Education Ambassadors can also deliver sessions to parents and carers covering UCAS and Student Finance, providing key information, challenging misconceptions, and giving them the tools to support young people in their decision-making and application process.

Open Evenings/Information Fairs

Our ambassadors 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 and Teesside University.

In-School Activity

The Team are able to offer a series of free in-school workshops covering STEM, Business and the Arts. These sessions can last from one hour to half a day, and can be tailored to suit your pupil’s needs. All sessions are completely free of charge, and delivered by our Higher Education Ambassadors, supported by current undergraduate Student Ambassadors from across the Partnership.

Online Activity

As part of a revised offer, the Partnership have produced a brand-new innovative way of delivering our activity. We have a fantastic brand new KS4 Teacher’s Guide that contains a series of workshops that you can deliver to your students.

The Teacher’s Guide to Inspiring Futures in the North East includes topics on working in the region, options at 18, exploring HE, and university applications. This Guide, as well as a pupil workbook, are available to download for free from your Teacher’s Dashboard.

We are also able to deliver some of our existing workshops virtually, please see our Outreach Activities for more information.

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Secondary Outreach Activities

Our fully-trained team of Higher Education Ambassadors are able to visit your school to deliver interactive sessions on all aspects of student life, student finance, as well as subject based workshops. All activity is completely free of charge, and details of what we currently offer are available here. View our Outreach Activities.