What's Next? Year 10 & 11 VIP Event 2022

Date: Saturday 8th October 2022
Location: Loughborough University

This event is invite only via Schools.

Bookings for this event are now closed.

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The Year 10 & 11 What's Next VIP Event is an exciting opportunity for local students to learn more about their future options and how Loughborough University can help support their subject choices after GCSEs, and onto studying at university level.

Our aim is to help students and their parents or guardians understand the post 16 choices available, how these link to degree level education, and better prepare students for college or university applications. We will also address any questions or concerns about higher education study in general, ranging from financial issues, accommodation queries or career progression.

As part of the day attendees will have VIP tours of the campus, meet with School & College Liaison staff and current student ambassadors to understand their post 16 course options, and learn how contextual offers could offer them an easier route into university.

There will also be focused parent and guardian sessions being held whilst students take part in other activities to outline the potential benefits of Loughborough and our contextual offers, as well as ‘myth busting’ to break down any perceived barriers or concerns about higher education.

What to expect

  • A presentation about the ‘Loughborough Offer’ and what it means for your dependant
  • Impartial advice related to other post 18 options e.g. apprenticeships 
  • A campus tour of the Loughborough Campus
  • There will also be a focused parent/guardian session where we will cover topics such as contextual offers, student support services, student finance and additional post-16 activities; as well as anything else you would like answers to
  • Lunch will be provided and refreshments will be available throughout the day


Please see below for the timings of the day. Session information will be given nearer the date. 

A more detailed programme will be provided upon arrival.

10:00-10:30 Arrival and registration
10:30-10:40 Welcome and safety briefing
10:40-11:40 Session 1: Loughborough University and Pathways
11:40-12:15 Session 2: Labour Market Information
12:15-13:00 Session 3: Campus Tours
13:00-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:15 Session 4: Contextual admissions and LUDUS
14:15-15:15 Session 5: Parent & Guardian: Coffee and Chat with Q&A
14:15-14:45 Session 5: Making Choices Post-16/Researching courses

Session 6 (Students pick between A or B):

Students A: Writing a supporting statement

Students B: Work experience preparation

15:15-15:30 Closing session and departure

Please note that this event is only open to students from a Widening Participation background as outlined by our inclusivity webpage. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Attendees who will be coming on the Loughborough Campus Tour don’t forget to wear comfy shoes as our campus is big and our tours are on foot! Please let us know if you or any of your guests have any mobility issues which you would like us to factor into your tour experience. If you have any questions give us a call on 01509 222231 or drop us an email.

Finding Us

Directions as to how to find us will be sent to you via a confirmation email once you have booked your place at your event.

COVID Procedures

Please note, restrictions are no longer mandatory and down to personal choice. If you would like to speak to us further about this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.