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Engagement: Secondary

The Access and Outreach team continually deliver a strategic, far-reaching and effective programme that is beneficial for both the internal and external partners, and links coherently with the ever changing educational landscapes.

Embedding Ambition

These age specific activities have been specifically designed to support students in Years 7,8 and 9.

Star Student

In teams, and working with Ambassadors, students play the ‘Star Student’ game which is an innovative floor game specifically targeted to introduce the concept of progression to Further and Higher Education in a fun and interactive way.

Student Life Assemblies

Student Life Assemblies utilise the experiences of our Ambassadors and give students the opportunity to hear a current UG student reflect on their journey and progression into FE and HE and, of course, what life is like at University.

Options and Choices

This (ideally) campus-based visit gives pupils / students the opportunity to explore a range of progression pathways and learn about FE and HE options. The day will also include sessions on how to make the right choices and the importance of GCSEs.

Careers and Options Events

Our Access and Outreach team provide an information stand to support students and parents at events such as Careers Evenings and Options events.

Raising Aspirations

These sessions for Years 10-11 build and progress on core themes introduced in Years 7-9.

HE Awareness Days

The HE Awareness Days enable students to focus on activities with our Ambassadors, providing first-hand experience of a day in the life of a University student.  Students also learn how to research courses and University options using prospectuses and the UCAS website and how to manage a budget.

Subject Discovery Days

Our Year 10 and 11 Discovery Days are full-day campus-based experiences that give students the opportunity to ‘discover’ specific subject areas within interactive subject workshops. Find out more about Discover Days

Learning Performance Roadshows

This series of on-campus roadshows introduces and develops students’ thinking skills in a fun, creative and engaging fashion that will enable them to solve problems effectively and think more independently.

Mock Interviews Support Sessions

This session can be delivered to a whole group or on a 1:1 basis. The session will give students vital hints and guidance on how to prepare for an interview.

Chi Rocks Summer School

Targeted at songwriters, vocalists and musicians this is a three-day project run jointly by the University of Chichester Music Department and the Access and Outreach Team. Students spend three days working with musicians, business studies advisers to produce a track and stage a live concert, as well as pitching ideas on how to market their track to a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style panel. The idea behind Chi Rocks is to give students an insight into life at a University through an accessible and creative medium whilst encouraging them to reach their full potential through music. Find out more about Chi Rocks

Careers and Post-16 Events

The Access and Outreach team provides an information stand in order to offer support, information, advice and guidance to students, parents and carers at various events such as Careers Evenings and Post-16 events.

Enterprising Women Conference

The Enterprising Women Conference takes place in November and runs in conjunction with and supports Global Enterprise Week.  The conference aims to inspire and motivate young women to consider the widest range of career possibilities to ensure they reach their full potential. Using a business breakfast forum, students are given the opportunity to interview successful business women and investigate their progression pathways from school into their current role and focus on their own skills and potential career pathways. Find out more about Enterprising Women

BME Project

Developed in partnership with our Students’ Union and a working group which has drawn in Academic colleagues, this event will aim to challenge and break down the barriers and perceptions surrounding progression to FE and HE.

Flare Conference

The Flare Conference is an event which aims to raise aspirations and confidence in teenage boys (Year 10 & 11). The event requires students to engage in a series of activities which work towards promoting a sport. Students will work with Subject Ambassadors, Academics and those who are currently working in the sector. Find out more about Flare

To find out more, please contact the Access and Outreach team on outreach@chi.ac.uk or call 01243 812079