Subject specific activities

​​​​Art and Design Residential - Year 10

Monday 23 - 25 July 2018, Francis Close Hall and Hardwick, Cheltenham

If your year 10 students are passionate about Art and Design and want to develop their skills and learn about how they can continue this in a HE environment, this three day residential could be for them. Students will be able to take part in a range of academic subject workshops, and will be set a theme or brief to respond to over the three days that will result in their very own exhibition, which family and friends are invited to attend on the last day.

This event is free with lunch provided. Students are advised to book early due to similar events being hugely popular and oversubscribed.

To apply, download and complete the application form below, and email your completed form to

Art and Design Residential application form

Re-inventing Pittville competition (Art & Design)​

​​​Subject specialists

​We have an enthusiastic team of subject specialists who can deliver talks, workshops and taster days in their subject area. Why not invite them into your school or college at a time to suit you?

Check out our calendar of events for further details. You can filter activities by subject area.

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» Art and Design - Robyn Hill

Robyn is an award winning practising local Artist. Whilst studying at university, she gained a wealth of experience, from exhibiting her work in London and Amsterdam. Going to university fuelled her passion for art and she wants to pass on this love for creative subjects to the next generation of students. ​Robyn’s role as the Outreach Widening Participation Graduate Advocate for Art and Design is to inspire and engage students, to help them realise their potential, encourage them to think about applying to study an art and design course at university.

» Business and Computing - Jordan Allison

Jordan is a MBA Business Administration graduate who thrives of helping young people. His previous experience includes private tutoring and working as a business developer for an educational procurement start-up. 

» Liberal and Performing Arts - Alice Vellender

Alice is a professional equity registered actor. She was cast in a film which went on to be nominated for international awards and won “Best film" at Calcutta's film festival.​​

» Media - Zoe Everson

Zoe is a graduate of Popular Music. She has performed internationally, worked backstage on live shows, run a record label and is excited to share her love of the media.

» Psychology and Criminology / Health and Social Care - Lucy Peck

Lucy is a recent Psychology graduate. She has years of experience working within a busy NHS clinic and also voluntarily runs a nature watch group fo​r young children.

» Sport - Junior Adekoya

Junior is a graduate in Applied Sport and Exercise Studies. With experience from leading sport for development programmes to coaching and teaching Physical Education at both primary and secondary schools.

Subject specific conferences

Attending a conference is a great way for year 12 students to discover the benefits of studying a particular subject. They’ll benefit from informative talks, a choice of interactive taster sessions, meeting academic staff and current students, a campus tour, competitions and goodie bag.​

  • ​Media - January
  • Sport - January and March
  • History, Philosophy and Ethics - March
  • Performing Arts - March
  • Business and Events - March
  • Health and Social Care - March
  • Art and Design - March
  • Men Working in Education - March
  • English and Creative Writing - June
  • Education - June
  • Social Sciences - June

Dates and times for each conference are displayed on our calendar of events.​

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