Opportunities for primary schools

Primary school children listen to teacher in class

We are keen to support year 6 pupils with the sometimes difficult transition period from primary to secondary school and have designed a University Experience Day to make them feel excited about their future and encourage them to excel in secondary education. 

As part of the University Experience Day, theatre company 2Engage deliver an interactive performance which introduces the changes that pupils will face as they embark on their journey, alleviating some of the common concerns about secondary school and showcasing the great opportunities available to them.

Students will discover more about university life by taking part in a mini campus tour and attending an exciting science lecture.

Aimhigher have also developed a number of useful resources for primary school pupils, which are available to download on the Aimhigher website

Find out more

The University Experience Day usually takes place in June, but due to the situation presented by COVID-19, the University of Birmingham has cancelled all on-campus events for the time being. As guidance develops, this page will be updated with further information.

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For any other questions, please contact Outreach Officer Alice McGowan at a.v.mcgowan@bham.ac.uk.