Primary School Events

Would your Year 5 and 6 pupils benefit from a visit to the University of Derby to help raise aspirations and encourage them to think about their future?

Our Primary Explorers Days 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.

Seven primary aged students stood in the Atrium.

You can come to university when you're over 18 to pursue your dream job and get the qualifications. You can choose if you want to go.

Quote from a Year 6 student at Firfield Primary School
Primary Explorers Day 2019

Primary Explorers Days schedule for the day*

*Schedule subject to change with availability on the day

9:45am - 10am Arrival at Kedleston Road or Chesterfield site
10am - 10:30am Welcome and introductions
10:30am - 11:15am Treasure hunt campus tour
11:15am - 11:30am Break
11:30am - 12:15pm Build your own university

12:15pm - 1pm

1pm - 2pm  Mini taster session
2pm - 3pm Mini graduation ceremony (Optional)

Book onto one of our Primary Explorers Days in 2021 by visiting our events calendar.

Events will take place at our Kedleston Road site in Derby or at our St Helena site in Chesterfield. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you have any additional questions about the day please contact the Widening Access team by emailing

Students exploring the climbing wall in the University.
Students exploring the Atrium of the University
Primary students creating their own university.