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Year 10 Holiday Club

The Year 10 Holiday Club

29 May – 1 June, inclusive
10am – 4pm, each day

This event takes place at Loughborough University and will introduce Year 10 students to a range of subjects available to study at Higher Education level. Students can choose to “study” a particular subject stream for the duration of the Holiday Club.

Time will be spent on campus in taster lectures, practical sessions and workshops. Dedicated academic staff and current students will introduce attendees to teaching styles and activities that take place at university.

Alongside academic content, there will be the opportunity to discover more about the activities offered by the Students’ Union and get any questions about Higher Education answered.

We are running three subject streams in 2018. Attendees will choose to follow one of the programmes below throughout the week.

 

  • Spotlight on STEM:

Look at the theme of traffic and transport from the point of view of different subject areas. You will get into the mind of an architect and design a transport hub, create a product to offer road users the best chance of surviving a crash and gain insight into the engineering behind safe roads, plus much more.

 

  • Global contexts:

Explore the First World War and its impact whilst sampling life as a student studying Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Discover the role the Media plays when reporting conflicts and harness your creativity in illustration workshops, in two examples from this varied timetable of taster sessions.

 

  • Steps in Sport:

Explore Sports Nutrition, design the perfect sports ground and create a sports memoir. This week will open your eyes to the people behind the players and the prospects within sport.

 

All activities are completely free of charge and lunch, refreshments and return transport from school to the event will be provided for attendees

Objectives:

To increase participants’ –

  • understanding and interest in Higher Education (HE)
  • awareness of STEM subjects in HE, and pathways into those degrees or courses.
  • awareness of creative subjects in HE, and pathways into those degrees or courses.
  • awareness of humanities subjects in HE, and pathways into those degrees or courses.
  • aspiration and confidence to progress to HE after full time education.

Application process:

Invitations for students to book onto the event have been sent to target schools in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Eligible students will need parental/carer permission to attend the event and we will collect consent forms with emergency contact details as part of the application process.

Each student who wishes to take part in the activities will need to complete a Data Consent Form for East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP). This is a monitoring database that allows the universities to report NCOP activity back to the Office for Students (OfS). Pathways will provide you with copies of this form and provide guidance if required. Further information about EMWPREP can be found here (www.emwprep.ac.uk)

Application process:

Invitations for students to book onto the event will be sent to schools in Leicester and Leicestershire in February 2018.

Eligible students will need parental/carer permission to attend the event and teachers in schools will collect consent forms as part of the application process.

Each student who wishes to take part in the activities will need to complete a Data Consent Form for East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP). This is a monitoring database that allows the universities to report NCOP activity back to HEFCE.

Pathways will provide you with copies of this form when you are allocated a place on this activity, and provide guidance if required. Further information about EMWPREP can be found at www.emwprep.ac.uk

Eligibility criteria:

Places are limited at 200 students. As with other activities on the REACH website, the Year 10 Holiday Club is aimed at pupils who fulfil a number of widening participation criteria.

As the event is externally funded, student eligibility is determined by the Higher Education funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Priority will be given to students who fill one or more of the following:

  • Live in an area identified as a Pathways ward (determined by home postcode)
  • Be the first in their family to consider attending university
  • Be in receipt of free school meals
  • Be in or have spent time in local authority care
  • Are a young carer
  • Have a disability including specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD

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