Pre-16 activities

Pre-16 activities

Talks, workshops and activities for students in years 7-11.

In-school events and activities

Our in-school talks and workshops are specifically designed to support your students, helping them to make informed choices about their future.

These are only open to partner and KMPF schools, unless stated otherwise.  For more details, please email outreach@kent.ac.uk or book online

A 25-minute talk (online or in person) to introduce students to higher education and student life. Talks may be supported by student ambassadors.

An interactive talk, delivered in school or online, which looks at students’ GCSE options and asks them to consider the importance of their choices for future opportunities.

An interactive talk which looks at students’ Level 3 options and asks them to consider the importance of their choices for future opportunities.  This activity is aimed at Uni Connect learners in partner and KMPF schools and can be delivered online or in person.

Our Debating programme offers students the chance to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, communication and creativity through fun and engaging debating activities.  Sessions are delivered in person or on campus following discussion with the school.  This activity is available to partner schools only.

An interactive talk which looks at students’ Level 3 options and asks them to consider the importance of their choices for future opportunities.  This activity is aimed at Uni Connect learners in partner and KMPF schools and can be delivered online or in person.

Partner schools and colleges

At Kent, we believe that anyone with the academic ability to study at university should have the opportunity to do so. To encourage young people to embrace the value of higher education, we have established relationships with over 45 non-selective secondary schools and three further education colleges in Kent.

On-campus events and activities

We find inviting students to our campus is a great way to familiarise them with university life and showcase our excellent facilities.

These are only open to partner schools and KMPF schools, unless stated otherwise.  For more details, please email outreach@kent.ac.uk or book online.

An international programme designed to bring science to life for schoolchildren aged nine to 16 through themed activities including a hands-on robot challenge and scientific research.

For more information, please contact cemsoutreach@kent.ac.uk

A one-hour activity introducing students to the university experience. In a fun and interactive way, students explore what they can study, the societies they can join and how university is different to school. Teacher-led, technology-free session.  This activity is available to partner schools only.

A visit to the University which introduces students to a university environment as they explore the Canterbury or Medway campus with our student ambassadors and take part in fun challenges and activities.  This event is open to partner schools only.

Our student ambassadors will work with small groups of KS3 students to support their reading practice for a sustained period of time.  This activity is open to partner schools only.

Run in the summer term on both our Canterbury and Medway campuses, students spend a day learning about other languages and cultures. Participants are encouraged to try a new language and to use the ones they are already studying in practical workshops, games and fun activities.  This event is open to all schools.

Students build their problem-solving and teamwork skills through a series of hands on STEM workshops, with opportunities to hear more about careers in STEM from industry professionals. We also encourage students to take part in a school-based research project in the lead up to the event.  

This activity is designed for students who lack self-confidence, which may prevent them from reaching their full potential in the classroom.  Made up of two sessions in school and a visit to campus, the programme is open to Uni Connect learners only.

A one-hour workshop designed to answer the ‘Who? What? When? Where? How?’ questions about university. Participants are encouraged to reflect on possible reasons for going to university, what they could study there, where they might live and how studying at university differs from being at school.  This can be delivered in-school or online.  

A visit to the University of Kent’s Canterbury or Medway campus, designed to increase students’ understanding of academic life at university. Students explore a research theme and participate in both a lecture and a seminar led by academic staff or postgraduate students.

Our annual year 10 Summer School provides an opportunity for students from partner and KMPF schools to explore their options and experience university life. This residential programme is run on the Canterbury campus. More information can be found on the summer schools page.

Our Debating programme offers students the chance to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, communication and creativity through fun and engaging debating activities.  Sessions are delivered in person or on campus following discussion with the school.  This activity is available to partner schools only.

Upcoming events

Online events and activities

Our online activities are designed to help your students find out more about their future options and to make informed choices.

These are only open to partner schools and KMPF schools, unless stated otherwise.  

A 25-minute talk (online or in person) to introduce students to higher education and student life. Talks may be supported by student ambassadors.

An interactive talk, delivered in school or online, which looks at students’ GCSE options and asks them to consider the importance of their choices for future opportunities.

An interactive talk which looks at students’ Level 3 options and asks them to consider the importance of their choices for future opportunities.  This activity is aimed at Uni Connect learners in partner and KMPF schools and can be delivered online or in person.    

A three-part, online programme for students in Year 11, designed to prepare them for their upcoming GCSE exams.  This is available for Uni Connect students only.

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