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.
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 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.
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.