Activities catalogue

adapted physical activity (APA)

Adapted Physical Activity (APA)

Date: Available on request

Subject: Sport

This workshop gives students the opportunity to learn how to design their own session plans whilst incorporating an inclusive coaching style. This also delves into the importance of adapting these sessions to meet the needs of different learners.

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A-Level Geography NEA Guidance

Date: Available on request

Subject: Natural Sciences

Why not organise a campus visit for your year 12 A-Level Geography pupils to help them understand different research methods (like integrating GIS), framing research questions, and how to find project-relevant sources using our online library.

Following the visit, we’ll then assist with the analytical stage of the NEA project early in year 13 through in-school sessions. For example, we’ll guide your pupils through the creation and troubleshooting of their GIS component (or we can train staff on how to do this).

Animate it!

Date: Available on request

Subject: Art and Design, Media

This workshop gives students an introduction into the exciting world of animation. Using stop-motion techniques, your students will make their own short animated films in this fun, engaging and fully interactive workshop.

Audition, Interview and Portfolio Preparation

Date: Available on request

Subject: Art and Design, Media, Performing Arts

This workshop is designed to give your students insight into what universities are looking for in a portfolio and how to ace an interview or audition. Learn to select work and identify strengths in both the application and interview/audition processes.

Careers Talk

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, English, History and RPE, Health and Social Care, Law, Media, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

This session encourages students to think about futures and understand the importance of experience alongside study. We look at the incredibly broad range of careers that people with different degrees enter into.

Choosing Courses

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, English, History and RPE, Health and Social Care, Law, Media, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Deciding what to study has never been tougher with over 50,000 HE courses to choose from. Let us help your students with practical advice on how to choose the course that is right for them, and share inspiring graduate stories.

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Coaching workshop

Date: Available on request

Subject: Sport

In this practical workshop, your students will explore the different techniques, approaches and adaptations within sports coaching. They'll see the techniques being used first-hand and be taught how they can be applied to all areas of sport, before trying them out with their peers.

confidence

Confidence Tricks

Date: Available on request

Subject: Performing Arts

This workshop provides the tools to tackle interviews or meetings with confidence. Students will learn how to read body language and warm up the body, mind and voice along with learning about being self-aware.

Controversy in sport

Contemporary Issues in Sport

Date: Available on request

Subject: Sport

Covering topics such as gender, religion, race and many more, this debating workshop will get students talking. We help develop an understanding of what a contemporary issue in sport is and why it is important

students in harry potter dress up

Create a Society

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

This session aims to inform year 7 and 8 students about the social side of university, by exploring our existing societies. Students will then get the opportunity to participate in a “Real or Not Real” quiz, and then create their own societies to showcase at a whole-class Freshers’ Fair.

Creative Industries

Date: Available on request

Subject: Art and Design, Media, Performing Arts

Why would you want to study a creative subject? How do you get on to the course? This workshop gives guidance on applying for a creative subject and helps students with marketing themselves.

student drawing a design of a university

Design a Uni

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

This session aims to inform year 7 and 8 students about university, by getting them to create their own campus using the University of Gloucestershire as an example. During the session they will also explore the varying sizes, locations and facilities offered by other universities around the UK, to highlight that university is a personalised experience.

Francis Close Hall campus

Education Campus Visit

Date: Available on request

Subject: Education and Teacher Training

Book a visit for your pupils to experience our education courses at the University of Gloucestershire. Choose from our four courses to create a bespoke programme at our Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham. The day will include a campus tour and the chance to speak to current students to find out what student life is really like.

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English Revision Sessions

Date: Available on request

Subject: English, History and RPE

We offer bespoke English revision sessions which can be tailored to help your GCSE or A Level students. Subject sessions include key Shakespeare texts such as Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet or Othello, poetry and exam set texts. Sessions are delivered by our academics at a time and place to suit your students. Suitable for Year 11 or 12. If visiting our campus why not combine your visit with a campus tour from our student ambassadors?

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Fast Fashion Design

Date: Available on request

Subject: Art and Design

Designed for year 12 or equivalent. This workshop is all about thinking fast and learning about what is takes to design in the industry. Our expert Jason Johns will share his experience of working in the industry and will push students to challenge the way they work. Students will need to think fast and come armed with bags of creativity.

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Date: Available on request

Subject: Computing

What are networks? How do I secure them? And what are the pros and cons of all the different types? Your students will have these questions answered and by the end of the session should have an understanding of LANs, WANs, Stars and Buses.

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Get Investing

Date: Available on request

Subject: Business

Covering topics such as business ownership, shares, and share price influences, this workshop will task your students with analysing a business case study and deciding whether it would be a good investment opportunity or not.

Have you GLOS what it takes?

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

This interactive campus tour enables year 9 and 10 students to find out about the different degree offerings at our different campuses, through a tailored quiz featuring questions and fun facts related to the courses.

Higher Education Preparation Day (On Campus only)

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

Preparation is everything for students who want to make the transition to HE. Let us help your Year 12s with a day on campus. Create your own programme from our range of sessions, covering everything from Personal Statements to a student life quiz. 

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History Talks

Date: Available on request

Subject: English, History and RPE

Ideal for year 12 or equivalent in these talks our History academics can cover a wide range of subjects including America history and the deep south, soviet history and early modern history. To find out what we can offer your students get in touch and let us know what you are studying.

Hunted - Off The Grid (Cyber)

Date: Available on request

Subject: Computing

With the growth of cyber security, all of our day-to-day cyber activity can be tracked and monitored. This workshop will task your students to think of how they could live ‘off the grid’ if they were being hunted by the police and security services.

Improvisation and Devising

Improvisation and Devising

Date: Available on request

Subject: Performing Arts

Improvisation is a key skill that all good performers need to master. This practical workshop will break down the process and give students the confidence to improvise their own work. This workshop is for both pre and post 16 cohorts.

KS4 & 5 Sport Taster Day (Oxstalls Campus only)

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Sport

Find out what a sports degree could offer by bringing your students on a visit. Take a tour of the facilities, find out about our courses, and meet our staff and students. Visits include two taster workshops, such as Physiology or Sport Nutrition.

Mint or Skint – Budgeting Board Game

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

Our board game is a great way to engage your students with the responsibility that comes with finances. Students have to weigh up whether to save or spend because, after all, university is all about those new experiences!

students acting out something

Myth Busting

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

This session for Y9 and 10 students aims to debunk myths and answer common queries surrounding higher education, enabling them to become better informed about their next step after school/college. They will then participate in a role-play activity, responding to student studies.

Online Profile Building

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

Universities and employers want students who offer more than just qualifications. This session will get students reflecting on their current skills and experiences and explore how they can develop their profile, ready for university and job applications.

Personal Statements

Personal Statements

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, English, History and RPE, Health and Social Care, Law, Media, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Give your students the best chance at wowing universities with their personal statement and bagging themselves an offer. This masterclass will help them feel prepared and confident.

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Photography Workshops

Date: Available on request

Subject: Art and Design

Join us on campus in central Cheltenham for a practical taster day. Ideal for post-16 students considering pursuing a future in photography, academics will lead extended workshops and give students a valuable insight into portfolio preparation for HE.

Pitching and Presenting with Confidence

Pitching and Presenting with Confidence

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Business, Performing Arts

This workshop provides your students with the techniques to tackle presentations or pitches with confidence. After receiving tips on body language, voice, and presentation structure, your students will have the opportunity to put it into practice.

Plenty of Jobs

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, English, History and RPE, Health and Social Care, Law, Media, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

How many different jobs contribute to the making of a music video?  Watch your students discover jobs that they never knew existed and find out how to work towards securing their dream job through education.

Pre-16 Aspiration Day (On Campus only)

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

Choose from our range of pre-16 workshops to create a bespoke on campus introduction to university. Students will also receive a campus tour from our Student Ambassadors who will share their experiences of university life and answer any questions.

Reference Writing

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

Whether your staff are new to university reference writing or would like to refresh their knowledge, our team can deliver this session at your school or college at a time to suit you.

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Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Workshops and Talks

Date: Available on request

Subject: English, History and RPE

Are you students studying Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at A Level? We are offering on campus and off campus talks in a range of topics including Hinduism and Buddhism as well as New and Non-Religious Movements, examining the current relationship between religion, populism and national identity.

Routes into STEM

Routes into STEM

Date: Available on request

Subject: Computing

What is STEM? Why is STEM important? In this talk, your students will have these questions answered and discover some of the various routes into STEM based careers and courses. This presentation is designed for all students.

six thinking hats

Six Thinking Hats

Date: Available on request

Subject: Business

Students will start by discussing key skills in marketing. They will then work in teams using De Bono's Six Thinking Hats system to plan an idea for a new advertising campaign and then present back their ideas.

strategy and global responsibility

Strategy & Global Responsibility

Date: Available on request

Subject: Business

Students will gain an understanding of strategy, vision, mission, and goals. We'll look at real examples of organisations with varying approaches to global responsibility - students will be encouraged to discuss whether businesses are acting responsibly.

Student Finance

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

Starting from the basics we aim to give students a full understanding of the current student finance system. The presentation covers key terminology, facts, figures and top tips, leaving your students well equipped when it comes to all things money at HE.

Student Life

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

This presentation will inform and excite students with the opportunities that a Student Union can give them. Talking about aspects such as sports and societies, students will get first hand knowledge from graduates who have experienced it all!

Subject Taster

Subject Taster

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, English, History and RPE, Health and Social Care, Law, Media, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Choose from a variety of our subject courses to create a bespoke on-campus introduction to university. Students will also receive a campus tour from our Student Ambassadors who will share their experiences of university life and answer any questions.

The Dangers of Computing on Society

The Dangers of Computing on Society

Date: Available on request

Subject: Computing

This lively debating workshop encourages students to critically evaluate how advancements in technology are changing what it means to be human.

Student looking into net

The Importance of Being an Insect Workshop

Date: Available on request

Subject: Natural Sciences

This exciting indoor and outdoor workshop explores one of the most diverse and abundant groups of animals on Earth, INSECTS and the importance they play in our ecosystems. Students will have the opportunity to get involved with invertebrate sampling and identification and gain a greater understanding of why insect numbers are declining and what the impact of this could be.

Tower Build: Business Planning

Tower Build: Business Planning

Date: Available on request

Subject: Business

Business Planning is important for any entrepreneur, but students may not get the experience to develop this useful skill. Students will be tasked with planning and constructing a tower from resources provided, but who will rise and who will fall?

UCAS Application Process

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

This informative session offers guidance on the different stages of the UCAS application process, including key deadlines, jargon busting, explanation of different kinds of offers and support for the dreaded personal statement.

University of Gloucestershire Campus Tour (On Campus only)

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

Can’t make it to an open day? Why not take a campus tour with one of our current Student Ambassadors? It's a perfect opportunity to see the facilities at one of our campuses, while having a current university student on hand to answer all your questions.

who cares

Who Cares?

Date: Available on request

Subject: Health and Social Care

This lively workshop encourages students to debate key ethical questions surrounding care. Why should we care for others? Whose responsibility is it to care for the poor/vulnerable? Who should pay for care? These are just some of the topics we'll explore.

Student teacher with school children

Why Education? Talk

Date: Available on request

Subject: Education and Teacher Training

This workshop aims to develop pupils understanding of careers paths within education including, Specialist Educational Needs Coordinator, Educational Community Developer, Family Support Worker and also all the routes into primary & secondary teaching. We’ve been training teachers since 1847 and our BEd courses were rated Ofsted Outstanding in 2015.

Why Go to University?

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, English, History and RPE, Health and Social Care, Law, Media, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Give your students an overview of a specific subject of your choice. This presentation is led by our subject specialists and will give students an insight into studying their favourite subject at higher education.

why study sport

Why Study?

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information, Art and Design, Business, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, English, History and RPE, Health and Social Care, Law, Media, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Sport

Give your students the boost they need to understand subjects at a HE level, along with the opportunities and careers which could follow. Students will explore what they can expect from a subject specific degrees and life as a university.

Your Journey

Date: Available on request

Subject: HE Information

This travel themed workshop gets pre-16 students to reflect on how skills and experience can complement their grades. They will leave with a better understanding of the importance of extracurricular activities when applying for jobs or college places.

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