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Year 8 university visit

The Year 8 university experience will bring university to life, and build on your pupils’ understanding of higher education in a fun and interactive environment.

Garibaldi campus visit pupils

Delivered by Nottingham Trent University’s Outreach Team and our Outreach Ambassadors, the Year 8 university experience will give your pupils an immersive experience with a university.

The event is designed to help pupils find out what university is all about and visualise what their education journey could look like beyond Year 8. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore the campus (either remotely via a live video link or in-person), take part in a university style research project and will have plenty of opportunity to engage with university staff and students and ask questions. Our activities encourage pupils to develop their communication and research skills, build self-efficacy and confidence.


Slots are available Monday to Friday, between 14 June and 16 July, inclusive (subject to availability).


The in-person experience runs 10:00 - 14:30 (plus travel time).

The virtual experience runs 9:00 - 15:00, this time is flexible to your school timetable.


The event is delivered from NTU City Campus; accessed in-person or virtually from your school.

School responsibilities

For an in-person experience. you will ne to arrange your own transport to and from NTU City Campus, as well as appropriate teacher supervision. NTU will reimburse schools 50% towards travel costs on receipt of an invoice.

For a virtual experience, participating pupils will need to be in groups of up to 30 in a classroom, with up to a maximum of three classrooms taking part in any one experience day. These classrooms must have access to internet connection, a large screen and webcam. We are able to offer flexible scheduling to fit in with your school timetable and needs.

The day has been a fantastic opportunity for our students.

Year 8 teacher, Meden School

Please note, due to Covid-19 it may only be possible to provide a virtual Year 8 university experience for 2021.

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