Events and Opportunities

  • Big Bang Northants@Silverstone

    Open to: All schools and colleges

    Date: Wednesday 1st July 2020, 9.30 am – 3pm

    Year Group: Year 6 to Year 13

    Location: University of Northampton, Waterside Campus

    Information about the 2020 event will be advertised on here by the end of September and also through the Friday Headteachers bulletin.

    UON Library and Learning Services 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

  • Changemaker Award

    Open to: Target Widening Participation Primary schools

    Date: ongoing through-out the academic year

    Year groups: Reception to Year 6

    Location: in your school or community group

    The Changemaker Student Award is designed for self-selecting children who would like to make positive change in their school and beyond. Fuelled by the University’s commitment to creating positive social change the Changemaker Student Award supports children to become socially responsible and innovative.

    The Award will be launched with a school assembly, delivered by one of our Changemaker Ambassadors, who will introduce the ethos of Changemaking and inspire your children to get involved, resulting in a self-nominated Changemaker Team who will work with the Changemaker Ambassador to explore projects to take forward.

    They are also on hand to support any projects that your children decide they would like to pursue. With the support of a member of your school staff the Changemaker Student Award can be achieved during a school year and have a real impact on your school community and the personal development of children involved.

    In previous year’s there have been projects focussed on enhancing well-being in the school community, campaigning for recycling in the local area and supporting national charities.

    Become part of our Changemaker community by emailing changemakerawards@northampton.ac.uk to register your interest or receive further information.

    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

    Five Oral Health workshops for Primary Children

    Open to: WP target primary schools

    Date(s): Five available in negotiation with Lead practitioner (see contact details below)

    Session length: 90 mins

    Year group(s): Year 5 and 6

    Group size: 30 (1 class)

    Location: In your school

    Our Dental Care Professional team and year 2 undergraduates are offering FIVE in-school sessions for key stage 2 children for five different schools

    This interactive session includes: Tooth anatomy, Oral health advise, Toothbrushing, dispelling myths about the dentist

    Resources:

    • A giveaway UON toothbrush
    • Goodie bag

    Please contact Brigette.Gouda@northampton.ac.uk to book your place.

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event is in your school so there are no transport costs.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity? 

    Year 5, 6, 7 & 8 activities – These events need consent forms to be completed to comply with the need to report accurately to the Office for Students. Please click on the link to access our consent form and read our consent form policy link to consent and privacy page.

    Year 6 HE Experience Day

    Open to: WP Primary Schools

    Date(s): Tuesday 9 June 2020

    Year group(s): Year 6 – Groups of up to 30 pupils

    Location: Waterside Campus, Northampton, NN1 5PH

    We are continuing our always popular HE Experience Days 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 to book: schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with a contribution of up to £250/free transport. Please visit our Transport page to read about our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    Year 6, 7, and 8 activities need consent forms to be completed to comply with the need to report accurately to the Office for Students. Please visit our Consent and Privacy page for more information and to read our consent form policy.

  • Debating Skills with Noisy Classrooms – TBC for 2019-2020

    Open to: Widening participation schools in Northamptonshire

    Dates: TBC

    Year groups: Year 8

    Location: TBC

    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 9

    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

    Year 7 HE Experience Day

    Open to: WP Primary Schools

    Date(s): Wednesday 10 June 2020

    Year group(s): Year 7 – Groups of up to 30 pupils

    Location: Waterside Campus, Northampton, NN1 5PH

    We are continuing our always popular HE Experience Days 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 to book: schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with a contribution of up to £250/free transport. Please visit our Transport page to read about our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    Year 6, 7, and 8 activities need consent forms to be completed to comply with the need to report accurately to the Office for Students. Please visit our Consent and Privacy page for more information and to read our consent form policy.

    Year 8/9 HE Experience Day

    Open to: WP Primary Schools

    Date(s): Thursday 11 June 2020

    Year group(s): Year 8/9 – Groups of up to 30 pupils

    Location: Waterside Campus, Northampton, NN1 5PH

    We are continuing our always popular HE Experience Days 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 to book: schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

    Is transport free for this activity?

    This event comes with a contribution of up to £250/free transport. Please visit our Transport page to read about our transport policy.

    Are consent forms needed for this activity?

    Year 6, 7, and 8 activities need consent forms to be completed to comply with the need to report accurately to the Office for Students. Please visit our Consent and Privacy page for more information and to read our consent form policy.

    Year 9+ opportunities do not need consent forms but you will need to provide the following information which is permissible due to your information sharing agreement. Please visit our Consent and Privacy page 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

  • 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

  • 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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