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Year 8 university experience

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.

Year 8 campus experience
Overview of the in-person and virtual Year 8 campus experiences. Video filmed before Covid-19 restrictions.

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.


Campus visits normally run Monday to Friday from mid-June to mid-July. The dates for 2021/22 have not been confirmed yet, but please speak to your NTU contact to express an interest.


The on-campus experience runs 10am - 2.30pm (plus travel time).

The virtual experience is four hours, run flexibly to accommodate school break and lunchtimes.


Campus experiences are delivered from NTU Clifton or City Campus, depending on room availability on your preferred date. The experiences can be accessed in-person on campus, 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, university experiences are subject to change due to government  guidelines around Covid-19.

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