Primary Explorers Day - 13 June 2023

Date and time
Tuesday, 13 June 2023
09.30 - 15.00

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

Year group: Year 5/6
Maximum size of group: 30


Our Primary Explorers Days will give pupils the chance to learn more about the University and explore university courses and careers. Pupils will learn more about what a university is, what courses they can study, and take part in a treasure hunt campus tour. Pupils will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our current students to find out what it's really like to study and live at university. 

Please note these events get booked up quickly and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To allow as many schools as possible to participate, we ask that you book a space for 30 pupils originally. If we have additional space, we may allow you to bring more pupils to the event. If you have any questions about the event, please email wateam@derby.ac.uk.

Seven primary aged students stood in the Atrium at the Kedleston Road campus.

It was an excellent experience and the children learnt a lot from it, including an awareness of life at university and their options.

Year 6 Teacher
Primary Explorers Day 2022


Please note our schedule is subject to change with availability on the day.

Timing Activity
9.30 am Arrival at our Derby campus
9.45am-10.15am Welcome and introductions
10.20am-11.05am Introduction to university
11.05am-11.50am Treasure hunt campus tour
11.50am-12.35pm Lunch
12.40pm-1.25pm Mini subject taster session
1.25pm-1.40pm Interview a student
1.45pm-2.45pm Mini graduation ceremony
2.45pm-3pm Evaluations and goodbyes


97%of students rated the event good or excellent**Widening Access evaluation data 2021/22
91%of students felt they understood what university is after the event**Widening Access evaluation data 2021/22
90%of teachers rated the event as good or excellent**Widening Access evaluation data 2021/22
A primary school aged student colouring in a picture in a classroom.
Primary Explorers Day certificates surrounded by stickers and badges.
Two primary aged students building a structure of a university in a classroom.

Widening Access event enquiry form

If you would like to attend this event please complete this form with details of your enquiry, feel free to add in any additional questions. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

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