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Striving for Success

Loughborough’s free programme of on-campus and in-school activities is designed to support young people in Years 7 to 13 in making the best decisions for their future career, or study aspirations, during key transition periods in their education. Considering schools’ restrictions on time and resource, our activities have been enhanced to cover multiple aims in a single activity.

Each activity we offer addresses multiple Gatsby benchmarks alongside their core focus, whether that is aspiration raising, skill development or the provision of information, advice and guidance on Higher Education. We also have a core focus on supporting the progression of underrepresented groups to reach university. Several of our activities specifically aim to break down perceived barriers.

Loughborough University’s suite of activity is also complemented by that of its two collaborative partnerships with local Higher Education providers: REACH and Pathways. Each of these collaborative partnerships offers a range of free events and resources aimed at raising aspirations and promoting higher education to different age groups and underrepresented cohorts and are included in our overall activity offering. If you would like to discuss any of the activities further, please contact the School and College Liaison Team.

Our activities and the Gatsby Benchmarks

1. A Stable Careers Programme

We have activities available for Years 7 to 13 and we work closely with Careers Leaders in schools to provide activities suitable for their cohort at the correct times. Many of our schools and colleges rely on our activity to supplement their existing provision.

All our activities can form part of a stable careers programme.

2. Learning from career and labour market information

Our activities allow participants to thoroughly explore their Higher Education options. An important part of this process includes understanding where courses can lead. Provision of up to date information of graduate destinations and progression opportunities supplements many of our activities.

Activities that include career and labour market information:

Engineering Experience
Subject in a Box
Inspiring Minds*
Girls into STEM
Year 9 Experience Day
Year 8 Challenge Day

Delivered by Pathways or REACH:

Year 10 Holiday Club
Youth Sport Award Go Camp
Junior Emergency Medicine
Mature Students Day
STEM Day

*dependant on sessions available and selected

 

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

Our activities are developed with specific audiences in mind. We have a wide range of activities and resources which can be selected by school staff to suit individuals based on either their area of interest, a transition period they are encountering or the specific support they may require.

Engineering Experience
HE Fair
Experience Day
IAG Sessions
Subject in a Box
Inspiring Minds
Girls into STEM
Year 9 Experience Day
Year 8 Challenge Day

Delivered by Pathways or REACH:

Mature Students Day
Year 12 Residential
Cascaid License
Mentoring
Year 10 Holiday Club
Youth Sport Award Go Camp
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4. Linking curriculum with careers

We offer a number of opportunities for young people to apply their current learning as they experience the content of HE level study and the careers this can lead into.

The link between careers and curriculum is highlighted on the activities below:

Subject in a Box

Delivered by Pathways or REACH:

Year 10 Holiday Club
Cake and Careers
1851 Trust
Cascaid License

5. Encounters with employers and employees

We have established relationships with a wide range of employees who are able to support the activities we undertake with schools and colleges to showcase potential careers to young people.

Encounters with employers are included on the activities below:

Engineering Experience
Inspiring Minds
Girls into STEM

7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education

As a Higher Education provider, we provide a wide range of activities and resources to allow young people to explore the opportunities available to them.

We can liaise with Careers Leaders to determine which activities are best placed to supplement existing careers provision to provide a meaningful encounter by the age of 16 and at least two visits by the age of 18.

All our activities provide an encounter with Higher Education. Some collaborative activities also offer encounters with Further Education. Below are our activities which take place on campus.

Engineering Experience
Experience Day
Inspiring Minds
Girls into STEM
Year 9 Experience Day
Year 8 Challenge Day

8. Personal guidance

Personal careers guidance forms part of a few of our collaborative activities via the Pathways partnership.

CEAIG
Cascaid License