By the age of 16, every pupil should have had a meaningful encounter* with providers of the full range of learning opportunities, including sixth forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers. This should include the opportunity to meet both staff and pupils.
By the age of 18, all pupils who are considering applying for university should have had at least two visits to universities to meet staff and pupils. A ‘meaningful encounter’ is one in which the student has an opportunity to explore what it is like to learn in that environment.
|UCAS Virtual Tours||Use this tool to virtually explore Universities across the country to help in planning next steps and support raising awareness of University life.||Virtual University Tours [website]|
|16+ Choices||When it comes to the question of what to do following GCSEs there are a lot of options to think about. The Department for Education has put together a couple of simple and handy guides to inform young people and their parents about all of the options open to them.||16+ Choices|
|Uni Taster days||UniTasterDays.com is a free resource to support schools with Gatsby Benchmark 7, by providing
a comprehensive directory of online and on campus pre and post-16 university events open for
bookings by school groups and individual students