We want as many young people as possible to be aware of their Higher Education (HE) options and to be enthusiastic about the possibility of studying at university – and we know that working closely with teachers and advisers is the best way to achieve this.
AspireBU activities available to you
Is it time for you to book in a campus visit, arrange some uni subject workshops or have our student ambassadors in to present on student life and finance? The AspireBU programme offers a range of HE sessions to inspire your students in all year groups. Even better, it’s all free!
While we will help any teachers to inspire their students to consider university, we focus a significant amount of our outreach activity on students from under-represented groups in HE. This includes young people living in low participation neighbourhoods, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, young people in care and students with special educational needs. We provide an extended programme of outreach activities for young people from these groups.
The Fair Access programme is designed for schools and colleges where there are above-average numbers of students from disadvantaged groups. However, we are happy to assess a group from a non-target school to determine what support we can offer.
Our aim isn’t just to reach out to your learners though, it’s also to support you in your professional development, specifically in relation to HE. Whether you work in a school, an academy or a college, we want to assist you with your continuing development.
- Download the 2017-18 AspireBU programme of activities for Year 7 - 11 (8mb)
- Download the 2017-18 AspireBU programme of activities for Year 12 - 13 (3mb)
Annual Careers Advisers & Teachers Conference
We hope that you can join us for our free annual Careers Advisers & Teachers Conference on Wednesday 16 May 2018. The day will allow you to focus on your development and an opportunity to network with other advisers, teachers and tutors. You’ll hear from our UK Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager about changes to the HE and BU landscape, meet with our academic and admissions team in an informal environment and attend two of the workshops below:
- The impact of recent and future changes to 14-19 education
- Global education the value of it, and the future
- UCAS reference writing
- Understanding widening participation and fair access to higher education
Download the Career Advisers & Teachers 2018 programme
The following events and activities throughout the year may also be of interest: