Widening Access Events 2018/19

Upcoming events

Students and teachers sitting in a lecture theatre at the University of Derby.

Our Mental Health Conference is aimed at teachers and support staff to aid them in supporting students in the classroom with mental health wellbeing. The conference will include a keynote speaker alongside three optional workshops.

Two students trying on Forensics equipment.

Skills Challenge aims to engage Year 8 students to start thinking about possible career routes and skill-sets through a range of interactive and competitive tasters. These tasters will also seek to dispel the myths surrounding gender stereotypes in certain job roles and university courses. 

Two students trying on Forensics equipment.

Skills Challenge aims to engage Year 8 students to start thinking about possible career routes and skill-sets through a range of interactive and competitive tasters. These tasters will also seek to dispel the myths surrounding gender stereotypes in certain job roles and university courses. 

Students and academics in Nursing showing students a nursing dummy in the immersive suite at the University of Derby.

Our Healthcare Insight day offers Year 10 students the opportunity to explore course and career options within healthcare. Students will have access to our fantastic facilities through a range of taster sessions and healthcare professionals will be on hand to share their expertise and provide insight of working in the sector.

Students and academics in Nursing showing students a nursing dummy in the immersive suite at the University of Derby.

Our Healthcare Insight day offers Year 10 students the opportunity to explore course and career options within healthcare. Students will have access to our fantastic facilities through a range of taster sessions and healthcare professionals will be on hand to share their expertise and provide insight of working in the sector.

An English Raising the Grade booklet surrounded by pens, badges and freebies.

English Raising the Grade provides Year 11 students on the grade 3/4 borderline with an opportunity to spend a day in interative sessions focusing on key topics in order to raise their level of attainment to an all-important grade 4. All sessions will be based on the current GCSE curriculum. 

A Maths Raising the Grade booklet surrounded by badges and a calculator.

Maths Raising the Grade offers Year 11 students on the grade 3/4 borderline the chance to spend a full day in various interactive sessions focusing on key topics to raise their attainment to a crucial 4 grade. All sessions will be based on the current GCSE curriculum. 

An English Raising the Grade booklet surrounded by pens, badges and freebies.

English Raising the Grade provides Year 11 students on the grade 3/4 borderline with an opportunity to spend a day in interative sessions focusing on key topics in order to raise their level of attainment to an all-important grade 4. All sessions will be based on the current GCSE curriculum. 

A Maths Raising the Grade booklet surrounded by badges and a calculator.

Maths Raising the Grade offers Year 11 students on the grade 3/4 borderline the chance to spend a full day in various interactive sessions focusing on key topics to raise their attainment to a crucial 4 grade. All sessions will be based on the current GCSE curriculum. 

An English Raising the Grade booklet surrounded by pens, badges and freebies.

English Raising the Grade provides Year 11 students on the grade 3/4 borderline with an opportunity to spend a day in interative sessions focusing on key topics in order to raise their level of attainment to an all-important grade 4. All sessions will be based on the current GCSE curriculum. 

A Maths Raising the Grade booklet surrounded by badges and a calculator.

Maths Raising the Grade offers Year 11 students on the grade 3/4 borderline the chance to spend a full day in various interactive sessions focusing on key topics to raise their attainment to a crucial 4 grade. All sessions will be based on the current GCSE curriculum. 

Students in a classroom learning.

These sessions are designed for students working at GCSE grade 6 and above in English and maths and have been developed to help students to achieve the highest grades possible. They can be delivered alongside your normal school timetable or in the Easter holidays.

Two students trying on Forensics equipment.

Skills Challenge aims to engage Year 8 students to start thinking about possible career routes and skill-sets through a range of interactive and competitive tasters. These tasters will also seek to dispel the myths surrounding gender stereotypes in certain job roles and university courses. 

Primary students creating their own university.

Our Primary Explorers Days based at Kedleston Road, in Derby, will give pupils the chance to explore the University and its facilities. They will meet current students and take part in our exciting and educational activities. Our activities are tailored for primary school pupils to provide key information to encourage pupils to start thinking about their future aspirations.

Primary students creating their own university.

Our Primary Explorers Days based at Kedleston Road, in Derby, will give pupils the chance to explore the University and its facilities. They will meet current students and take part in our exciting and educational activities. Our activities are tailored for primary school pupils to provide key information to encourage pupils to start thinking about their future aspirations. 

A Student Ambassador helping two students to complete their work.

Our HE Can Summer School hopes to inspire young male students in Year 10 to aspire to university. Predominately aimed at working-class males, this two day non-residential summer school will give your students the opportunity to experience the academic and social sides of university. 

Students sat outside the Buxton Dome.

Our Residential Summer School is an exciting opportunity to experience university life at our Buxton campus, staying in our Halls of Residence. Students will take part in a range of taster sessions and social activities, all designed to increase confidence and awareness of the opportunities available to them within higher education.