Events calendar 2022/23

The Widening Access team runs events and activities for primary school, secondary school, and sixth form students. Learn more about our events and book your place. 

Upcoming events

Three students in a classroom discussing a piece of writing.
taster day

Our Year 7-9 Care Experienced Students Experience Day provides students with the opportunity to visit the University with their carer and take part in a range of interactive taster sessions. Students will also receive a tour of our facilities, find out more about the additional support available for them and meet our current students.

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

Our Year 10-12 Care Experienced Students Experience Day provides students with the opportunity to visit the University with their carer and take part in a range of interactive taster sessions. Students will also receive a tour of our facilities, find out more about the additional support available for them and meet our current students.

Four healthcare students completing CPR in a mock hospital ward.

Our Health and Social Care 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 into working in the sector.

Two Biology students investigating a plant in the glasshouse.

Our Girls into STEM event aims to engage Year 8 students to start thinking about their GCSE options and future career path through a range of competitive STEM taster sessions. Students will also have the opportunity to meet inspirational women in STEM careers across Derbyshire. 

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

Our Think Reflect Succeed event 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.

Our Think Reflect Succeed event is designed for Year 12/13 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 12/13 learners to develop their academic skills ahead of progressing to university.

Fairmeadows Foundation school visit to the University of Derby.

Our Primary Explorers Days will give pupils the chance to learn more about the University and explore university courses and careers. They will meet current students and take part in our educational activities specifically tailored for primary school pupils to provide key information to encourage students to start thinking about their future aspirations.

Eco Schools Conference held at the University of Derby.

Our Primary Explorers Days will give pupils the chance to learn more about the University and explore university courses and careers. They will meet current students and take part in our educational activities specifically tailored for primary school pupils to provide key information to encourage students to start thinking about their future aspirations.

Eco Schools Conference held at the University of Derby.

Our Primary Explorers Days will give pupils the chance to learn more about the University and explore university courses and careers. They will meet current students and take part in our educational activities specifically tailored for primary school pupils to provide key information to encourage students to start thinking about their future aspirations.

Two primary aged students colouring in a classroom at the University.

Our Primary Explorers Days will give pupils the chance to learn more about the University and explore university courses and careers. They will meet current students and take part in our educational activities specifically tailored for primary school pupils to provide key information to encourage students 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. 

Four students sat in a classroom making paper airplanes out of paper.
taster day

Our Residential Summer School is an exciting opportunity for students to experience university life through a range of on-campus activities over three days whilst staying overnight at 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 within HE.