Primary School Events

Would your Year 5 and 6 pupils benefit from an activity with the University of Derby to support 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 educational activities tailored to provide key information to encourage pupils to think about their future aspirations.

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

You get to learn what you want to become in the future and get a degree

Quote from a Year 6 student at Wyndham Primary School
Primary Explorers Project 2022
Students throw their graduation caps in the air.

As many of the children at our school come from deprived and low socio-economic backgrounds, it was really valuable to see that university is something which they can ALL aspire to do one day.

Year 6 Teacher, Ashwood Spencer Academy
Primary Explorers Day 2021

Proposed schedule for on-campus events*

Timing Activity
9:30am Arrival at our Derby campus
9:45-10:15am Welcome and introductions
10:20-11:05am Introduction to university
11:05-11:50am Treasure hunt campus tour
11:50-12:35pm Lunch
12:40-1:25pm Mini subject taster session
1:25-1:40pm Interview a student
1:45-2:45pm Mini graduation ceremony
2:45-3:00pm Evaluations and goodbyes

*Schedule subject to change with Government guidelines and availability. 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

Year 6 students at Bemrose Primary holding their graduation certificates and hats.

Our events

View our Events Calendar to book your place and find more information, including dates and times for our Primary Explorers Days.

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