Explore More Taster Days

Loughborough University's series of taster days for care experienced young people aged 14-18.

At Loughborough, we recognise that students who have experienced the care system in the UK are statistically less likely to progress into higher education due to the additional barriers that they face. We also understand that these students may need more pastoral support and financial help.

In recognition of this, we are holding our Explore More Taster Days for care-experienced and look-after young people and their supporting adults. 

We will be hosting 2 days of fun and informative activities that will provide a useful insight into application to university, university life and the support services and funding available to care-experienced students. 

Loughborough staff and students will lead academic taster sessions, presentations about finance and support, campus tours and some fun, practical activities which will give you a taste of university life. 

You will also get the chance to find out all you need to know about applying to university as a care-experienced young person. 

Explore More Taster Days

Friday 19th April and Thursday 4th July, 10am-2pm. For looked-after children and young people aged 14-18 years.

Location: Loughborough University

Food & Drink: All food and drink will be provided for the event. Attendees will be issued vouchers to spend in a university outlet, to really experience what it is like to be a student at Loughborough! 

What to wear / bring: Please wear clothes you are comfortable and comfy shoes as there will be a lot of walking! You do not need to bring anything else, all materials will be provided. 

Travel: If you need support travelling to the event, please let us know, as we can help with this. 

Booking: Pre-16 attendees must be accompanied by a teacher, support worker or approved adult. One adult is welcome to attend with more than one young person. Please contact us if you have any questions or need support with booking places. If you are from Leicester Virtual School, please contact Liz Roberts for support. 

Post 16 students may attend independently or with their chosen adult. See below for booking forms. 

Please note, spaces on this event are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.