Widening Access Events 2020/21

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

The health and wellbeing of our staff, students, and visitors is of utmost importance. To ensure this is prioritised and in line with the latest Government advice on coronavirus (Covid-19), we are putting measures in place to reduce the number of people on campus, including the postponement of visits to the University until 2021. We will keep monitoring the situation and responding to official guidance.
 
Whilst we cannot currently welcome your students on campus, we are producing a range of virtual events and digital resources to support your students during school closures. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and resources.

Upcoming events

Three students studying and laughing together

This session will guide you through what to expect once you’ve submitted your application, what to do once you receive offers, and what to expect in your first few weeks of starting university.

Two students talking as they walk down a Derby street

Budgeting whilst you’re at university doesn’t need to be difficult. In this session we will explore how best to budget whilst at university and provide top tips on how to manage your money.

Two students trying on Forensics equipment.

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

Three students drawing on flipchart paper in a classroom.

Our Year 7 Experience Days provide students with the opportunity to see what university is like, learn more about university life, look around our facilities and meet our current students. On the day students will take part in a campus tour, student life activity and play our 'To Skill a Mockingbird' game to develop key skills needed at university. 

Three students in a classroom discussing a piece of writing.

Our Year 7-9 Looked After Children Experience Day provides students the opportunity to visit the University with their carer and take part in a range of interactive taster sessions. On the day students will find out more about the additional support available for them at university and meet current students. 

A student working at a laptop in the University.

Think Reflect Succeed is designed for Year 12 students to equip them with the necessary independent learning skills for their current and future studies. Throughout the day we will focus on reflective thinking, metacognition and encourage your Year 12 learners to develop their academic skills ahead of progressing to university.

Two students studying in a study space together at the University and writing notes.

Think Reflect Succeed for Year 10 students focuses on equipping students with the necessary independent learning skills for their current and future studies. Throughout the day we will focus on reflective thinking, metacognition and encourage your learners to develop their academic skills. 

A student working at a laptop in the University.

Think Reflect Succeed is designed for Year 12 students to equip them with the necessary independent learning skills for their current and future studies. Throughout the day we will focus on reflective thinking, metacognition and encourage your Year 12 learners to develop their academic skills ahead of progressing to university.

Two students studying in a study space together at the University and writing notes.

Think Reflect Succeed for Year 10 students focuses on equipping students with the necessary independent learning skills for their current and future studies. Throughout the day we will focus on reflective thinking, metacognition and encourage your learners to develop their academic skills. 

Two people speaking to a member of staff at the University at a careers fair.

Our Year 10-12 Looked After Children Experience Day provides students the opportunity to visit the University with their carer and take part in a range of interactive taster sessions. On the day students will find out more about the additional support available for them at university and meet current students. 

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 Day based at our Chesterfield campus, 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. 

Three students drawing on flipchart paper in a classroom.

Our Year 7 Experience Days provide students with the opportunity to see what university is like, learn more about university life, look around our facilities and meet our current students. On the day students will take part in a campus tour, student life activity and play our 'To Skill a Mockingbird' game to develop key skills needed at university. 

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 support young male students in year 10 with their inspirations 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 campuses, whilst staying in shared accommodation. 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.