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Educational Events Exchange

Open Day Exchange

Having the opportunity to attend information fairs, open days or educational trips can be crucial for young people making informed decisions about their future.

For many schools though, the cost of attending events such as The Skills Show, UK University and Apprenticeships Search and UCAS HE Fairs can be a barrier.

Pathways are able to help schools with their transport costs for up to twelve trips in academic year 2017-18.

Objectives:

• Increase understanding of and interest in HE amongst participants

• Raise awareness of different routes and courses at university

Application process:

Invitations will be sent to target schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire in summer 2017 with further information on how to book.

Schools will be given an activity pro-forma to complete detailing the nature of the trip, cost of coach/transport hire and dates of event(s) visiting, plus contact details of staff member in charge. Pathways will review pro-formas and work with school contacts to arrange payment for transport.

Eligibility criteria:

As with other activities on the REACH website the Educational Events Exchange is predominantly aimed at students from a widening participation (WP) background.

This event is open to whole year groups, but teachers may want to select students that would benefit most from an intervention of this type, particularly white boys who are considering studying at Higher Education after A Level or equivalent, or young women who are capable of studying science, technology, maths or engineering at an advanced level.

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