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Post 16

UEL's Schools and Colleges Team works with partner schools, sixth forms and colleges to connect students with higher education.

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Post 16 

Visiting a university during years 12 and 13 is invaluable to support young people in deciding on their future. UEL have a number of offers available throughout the year to support your students.

Your Future Days 2017

Your Future days are unique open days which feature academic workshops, student life presentations and employability skill sessions, aimed at year 12 and 13 students to: 
  • gain an understanding of what learning is like at university
  • gain key transferable skills to support their future career
  • gain valuable experience for their personal statement
  • discover student life.

All days run from 10.00am to 3.00pm across our three campuses (Docklands, USS and Stratford) and are suitable for students in both the first and second year of college or sixth form (Year 12 and 13).

Students from all local schools and colleges are welcome and must gain permission from their school or college to attend.

Contact us for more information –

Summer Schools 2018

A fantastic way for your students to experience university and discover UEL is with our FREE Summer School Programme available between June and July.

Exclusively for Year 12, students have the opportunity to develop essential professional skills working on industry-set projects with experts, employers, academics and UEL students.

Our 2018 summer school dates will be available shortly and are open to students from local boroughs with priority given to those students from a widening participation background.

Subjects from 2017 included:
Future Scientists: Pharmacology
Future Psychologists
Future Careers in Sport
Future Creatives
Future Engineers for Smart Cities
Future Business Leaders

Not only are they a great experience but also invaluable on a personal statement when applying for higher education.

For more information or to register your interest, please email us or contact the team on 020 8223 4357.       

Taster Days

If you are looking for a bespoke day on a UEL campus, our team would be really keen to discuss this with you and tailor a visit to best meet your needs.

Taster days are designed with your students in mind focusing, on specific subject areas to give students an experience of learning at a higher education level in their chosen subjects. Led by UEL academics, these interactive workshops are combined with a selection of transferable skills sessions to choose from.

Bespoke Taster Day opportunities do have limited availability. Please contact us for more details on

Open Lectures

In addition to this, UEL’s academic schools provide opportunities for young people from local schools and colleges to attend open lectures, seminars, presentations or talks given by internal or external organisations.

Visit our Events page for details of forthcoming lectures and open sessions for your students. 

Progression Sessions and Employability Skills Workshops

Focusing on personal development and supporting your students to gain the academic skills to successfully transition from post 16 into higher education.

Sessions include:

  • Pathway planning – understanding your options now and into the future 
  • Choices – how to choose a university and course, navigating the application process
  • Personal Statements – advice and top tips on writing a strong statement
  • Student Finance – financial support available and managing your finances   
  • How to ace an essay and other HE skills – the skills to succeed in degree courses 
  • A student like me – personal stories of journeys into and from higher education. 

All of our workshops include a focus on the five key employability skills - communication, problem-solving, teamwork, self-management and self-belief.

With delivery both on and off campus, these are available between September and March. Priority will be given to partner post 16 providers.



HE Fairs

If you have a higher education fair or careers day and would like us to attend, please contact us to discuss this further.

To arrange any of the activities above, please contact us on 020 8223 4357 or at

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