Events and Opportunities

  • Big Bang Northants@Silverstone

    Open to: All schools and colleges

    Date: Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 9:30 am – 3pm

    Year Group: Year 6 to post 16 age groups

    Location: Silverstone Circuit

    An exciting, interactive, fun and inspiring day themed around STEAM – combining and exploring the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths careers. We welcome back exhibitors, shows and workshops from Dr Emily Grossman, RS Component’s Titan II truck, Atomic Science, Bloodhound, Medical Mavericks, University of Northampton, Nissan, Santa Pod, Pallite and many others to this flagship event for Northamptonshire schools, which saw 3,000 visitors last year! Take a look at last year’s event… 

    • Event opens to year 6 children ONLY from 9.30am
    • Secondary schools and colleges from 11am (No early entries permitted)
    • Event closes at 3pm

    Workshops will be bookable in advance, with many interactive exhibitions and activities, such as the 3D Immersive Experiences space domes and Lemon Pop art activities, on the floor!

    To register your places, visit the Big Bang Website

    Enquiries to schoolsengagement@northamption.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with subsidised transport.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    For Year 6, 7 & 8 cohorts

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy.

    For Year 9 – 13 cohorts

    This event does not need consent forms but you will need to provide the following information which is permissible due to your data sharing agreement – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy.

    UoN Library Consultancy Opportunities

    Open to: All WP schools only (primary and secondary)

    Date: In liaison with the Library Learning Services Team

    Location: In your school

    The Library Team are offering, following a very successful first year, FREE school opportunities to work with them on libraries; from organisation to tailored CPD for staff and students involved in the school library. Virtual learning environments, including advice on platforms, software and development, as well as academic skills development, including bespoke workshops. We are very happy to tailor our offerings to the needs of your individual school.

    Enquiries to: schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

  • Girls into Science and Engineering (celebrating International Women into Engineering Day 2019)

    Open to: WP schools

    Date: June 18th 2019 tbc

    Year groups: Year 6,7 & 8

    Group Sizes: 30

    Location: UoN, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH

    An inspiring and engaging day to enthuse girls to learn more about and consider further learning and careers in the STEAM (sciences, technology, engineering, arts and maths) industries.   As well as meeting current students and staff from UoN, the young women will meet women from STEAM related areas of work and explore careers and pathways. They will have the opportunity to engage in a range of interactive activities as individuals and attend workshops in their school groups.

    Email link for enquiries and booking – schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with free or subsidised transport. Please visit our Transport page to read about our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy

    Higher Education Experience days @ Waterside Campus

    Open to: WP schools

    Dates:  Tuesday 18 June / Wednesday 19 June, Thursday 27 June, Tuesday July 2 Thursday July 4

    Year groups: Years 6, 7 and 8

    Group Sizes: 30

    Location: UON, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH

    We are continuing our always popular HE Experience days for year 6, 7 & 8 children at our new UoN Campus in Northampton town centre. The day includes working with current university students, learning about pathways into further and higher education as well as experiencing subject taster workshops relating to HE areas of study.

    Email link for booking and enquiries- schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with free or subsidised transport. Please visit our Transport page to read our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy

    Story on a Page

    Open to: WP schools

    Date: February 2019

    Year group: Years 4 and 5

    Location: in your school

    This series of workshops led by UoN Creative Writing students are intended to fire the imagination of your children within the world of creative writing. (read more option here) Held in your school, the workshops aim to inspire ideas of just how much can be achieved on just one page. Literacy resources are provided and the day culminates with information for the UoN “Story on a Page” competition

    Email link for booking – schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    There are no transport requirements for this opportunity

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy

    Changemaker Award

    Open to: All schools and community groups

    Date: ongoing through-out the academic year

    Year groups: Reception to Year 6

    Location: in your school or community group

    The Changemaker Award recognises, supports and celebrates the empowerment of young people in making innovative and positive change in their school and local community. (read more option here) The award follows a structured yet flexible pathway for groups to plan, develop and initiate projects while developing and sharing new skills with an emphasis on empathy.

    There is no limit to the number of awards your school can take part in at one time and is open to any group of students, e.g. an after school club, a year group or the school council. The award pathway is supported by free workshops facilitated by UoN students and staff.

    Email link for booking – schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    There are no transport requirements for this opportunity

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy

  • Debating Skills with Noisy Classrooms

    Open to: Widening participation schools in Northamptonshire

    Dates:

    • Tuesday 30 October – Training day for five pupils, and 2 teachers per school
    • Tuesday 4 December – Debating competition day for all participants

    Year groups: Year 8

    Location: Northampton International Academy (NIA)

    The Autumn term offers opportunities for year 8 students and school staff to learn more about debating and oracy skills, with a debating training day led by Noisy Classrooms, resources provided to schools and ending with an inter-school competition at the end of term! This opportunity is only open to a limited number of schools so please enquire at schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk as schools will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis.

    Email link for booking – schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with free or subsidised transport. Please visit our Transport page to view our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy.

    #IDEK assemblies

    Open to: WP schools and NCOP schools

    Year group: Year 8

    Location: In your school

    The #IDEK performance inspires, stimulates and provokes year 8’s into considering the choices they make, in and out of the classroom. We will be offering #IDEK to schools in the Autumn term tour, FREE to schools in Northants! Last year saw an incredibly successful tour of 18 performances across the County with the year 8 ‘options’ show, called #IDEK (I don’t even know).

    Email link for booking: schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    Opportunity takes place in your school

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    No consent forms are not required; however, we do require the number of students attending the assembly as well as the number of students identified as WP target students. These numbers are available from your data manager from data provided by the LA

    UNI Club

    Open to: WP schools & NCOP schools

    Date: Tuesday 12th February

    UNI Club Experience Day at the University of Northampton

    The following workshops take place in your school:

    • w/b 25 Feb                         Workshop 1 in school
    • w/b 4 March                      Workshop 2 in school
    • w/b 11 March                     Workshop 3 in school
    • w/b 18 March                    Workshop 4 in school
    • w/b 25 March                    Workshop 5 in school
    • w/b 1 April                          Workshop 6 in school

    Year group: Year 9

    The successful UNI Club will be continuing in the Spring term. This is a project for more able year 9 students, working with and supported by our PhD students on a six-week programme, to extend and enrich their learning.  Students attend a launch event at UoN to introduce the programme, meet the UNI Club team and to experience our University campus.  The workshops take place in schools, for six consecutive weeks. At the end of this, students are expected to submit a 1,000 word assignment linked to their topic.  Previous topics have included social media, immigration, gothic literature and environmental science. UNI Club celebrations take place in schools in early Summer term.

    Email link for booking:  schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with free transport for the launch day. Please visit our Transport page to view our transport policy,

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event does not need consent forms but you will need to provide the following information which is permissible due to your data sharing agreement – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy.

    Girls into Science and Engineering (celebrating International Women into Engineering Day 2019)

    Open to: WP schools

    Date: June 18th 2019 tbc

    Year groups: Years 6,7 and 8

    Group Sizes: 30

    Location: UON, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH

    An inspiring and engaging day to enthuse girls to learn more about and consider further learning and careers in the STEAM (sciences, technology, engineering, arts and maths) industries.   As well as meeting current students and staff from UoN, the young women will meet women from STEAM related areas of work and explore careers and pathways. They will have the opportunity to engage in a range of interactive activities as individuals and attend workshops in their school groups.

    Email link for enquiries and booking – schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with free or subsidised transport. Please visit our Transport page to see our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy

    Higher Education Experience days @ Waterside Campus

    Open to: WP schools

    Dates:

    • Thursday 27 June
    • Tuesday July 2
    • Thursday July 4

    Year groups: Years 6, 7 and 8

    Group Sizes: 30

    Location: UON, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH

    We are continuing our always popular HE Experience days for year 6, 7 & 8 children at our new UoN Campus in Northampton town centre. The day includes working with current university students, learning about pathways into further and higher education as well as experiencing subject taster workshops relating to HE areas of study.

    Email link for booking and enquiries: schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with free or subsidised transport. Please visit our Transport page to view our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event needs consent forms to be completed – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy

  • Click here for NCOP target school opportunities.

    UNI Club

    Open to: WP schools & NCOP schools

    Date: Tuesday 12th February

    UNI Club Experience Day at the University of Northampton

    The following workshops take place in your school:

    • w/b 25 Feb                         Workshop 1 in school
    • w/b 4 March                      Workshop 2 in school
    • w/b 11 March                     Workshop 3 in school
    • w/b 18 March                    Workshop 4 in school
    • w/b 25 March                    Workshop 5 in school
    • w/b 1 April                          Workshop 6 in school

    Year group: Year 9

    The successful UNI Club will be continuing in the Spring term. This is a project for more able year 9 students, working with and supported by our PhD students on a six-week programme, to extend and enrich their learning.  Students attend a launch event at UoN to introduce the programme, meet the UNI Club team and to experience our University campus.  The workshops take place in schools, for six consecutive weeks. At the end of this, students are expected to submit a 1,000 word assignment linked to their topic.  Previous topics have included social media, immigration, gothic literature and environmental science. UNI Club celebrations take place in schools in early Summer term.

    Email link for bookingschoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with free transport for the launch day. Please visit our Transport page to see our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    This event does not need consent forms but you will need to provide the following information which is permissible due to your data sharing agreement – please click on the link to read about our consent form policy.

    In School Assembly and Workshop Delivery

    Open to: All Schools

    Date: Throughout Academic Year

    Year Group: Year 10 – 13, see below for applicable year groups

    Location: in your school

    We offer a range of workshops and assemblies including:

    Student Talks

    • Introduction to Higher Education – tailored to your needs
    • Applying through UCAS
    • Personal Statements
    • Interview Skills
    • Student Life (delivered by current students)
    • Student Finance
    • Finance and Budgeting – year 13 only
    • Subject Masterclasses (subject to availability) – Year 12 only
    • How to Get the Most Out of an Open Day?
    • Access to Higher to Education
    • HADA – Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
    • BTEC into Higher Education

    Parent’s Talks

    Tailored to your cohort but can include – An Introduction to Higher Education, Finance and Budgeting presentations

    Email link for booking: Verity.Law@northampton.ac.uk

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    Consent forms are not needed for this opportunity as it is a KS4/5 opportunity covered by our privacy notice and signed Information Sharing Agreement

    We will need an excel spreadsheet with the appropriate student data after each assembly. This information needs to be sent to Michael.Maher@northampton.ac.uk  (Data Manager) – please refer to your ISA

  • Click here for NCOP target school opportunities.

    In School Assembly and Workshop Delivery

    Open to: All Schools

    Date: Throughout Academic Year

    Year Group: Year 10 – 13, see below for applicable year groups

    Location: in your school

    We offer a range of workshops and assemblies including:

    Student Talks

    • Introduction to Higher Education – tailored to your needs
    • Applying through UCAS
    • Personal Statements
    • Interview Skills
    • Student Life (delivered by current students)
    • Student Finance
    • Finance and Budgeting – year 13 only
    • Subject Masterclasses (subject to availability) – Year 12 only
    • How to Get the Most Out of an Open Day?
    • Access to Higher to Education
    • HADA – Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
    • BTEC into Higher Education

    Parent’s Talks

    Tailored to your cohort but can include – An Introduction to Higher Education, Finance and Budgeting presentations

    Email link for booking – Verity.Law@northampton.ac.uk

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    Consent forms are not needed for this opportunity as it is a KS4/5 opportunity covered by our privacy notice and signed Information Sharing Agreement

    We will need an excel spreadsheet with the appropriate student data after each assembly. This information needs to be sent to Michael.Maher@northampton.ac.uk  (Data Manager) – please refer to your ISA

  • Click here for NCOP target school opportunities.

    In School Assembly and Workshop Delivery

    Open to: All Schools

    Date: Throughout Academic Year

    Year Group: Year 10 – 13, see below for applicable year groups

    Location: in your school

    We offer a range of workshops and assemblies including:

    Student Talks

    • Introduction to Higher Education – tailored to your needs
    • Applying through UCAS
    • Personal Statements
    • Interview Skills
    • Student Life (delivered by current students)
    • Student Finance
    • Finance and Budgeting – year 13 only
    • Subject Masterclasses (subject to availability) – Year 12 only
    • How to Get the Most Out of an Open Day?
    • Access to Higher to Education
    • HADA – Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
    • BTEC into Higher Education

    Parent’s Talks

    Tailored to your cohort but can include – An Introduction to Higher Education, Finance and Budgeting presentations

    Email link for booking: Verity.Law@northampton.ac.uk

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    Consent forms are not needed for this opportunity as it is a KS4/5 opportunity covered by our privacy notice and signed Information Sharing Agreement

    We will need an excel spreadsheet with the appropriate student data after each assembly. This information needs to be sent to Michael.Maher@northampton.ac.uk  (Data Manager) – please refer to your ISA

    Leather Career Assembly – Creativity through Science

    Open to: All Schools

    Date: Throughout Academic Year

    Year Group: Year 11 – 13

    Location: In your school

    With 100% graduate employability for the past 7 years, our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) are offering a 15-20 minute assembly presentation on career and scholarship opportunities within a global industry that spans across Science, Technology, Art, Fashion & Engineering.

    Email link for booking: Rachel.Garwood@northampton.ac.uk

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    Consent forms are not needed for this opportunity as it is a KS4/5 opportunity covered by our privacy notice and signed Information Sharing Agreement

    We will need an excel spreadsheet with the appropriate student data after each assembly. This information needs to be sent to Michael.Maher@northampton.ac.uk  (Data Manager) – please refer to your ISA

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