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Southampton Solent University's partnerships team work together with primary schools around the country to help raise the aspirations of pupils and support their education.

All activities organised by the partnerships team are targeted towards specific key stages to ensure that those taking part get as much out of the experience as they possibly can. The events listed below are ideally suited for Key Stage 2 pupils, but can be tailored to suit the needs of Key Stage 1 pupils on request.

Years 5-8

We believe higher education should be a choice that's open to all, and that each child should have an understanding of what university life can offer. By introducing the vocabulary of higher education to Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils through fun and interactive activities we hope to show that further and higher education are a realistic choice for everyone.

Our 'step into' scheme offers two types of activity: 'get set days' and 'discovery days'. These days bring your learners a rich annual programme of events and opportunities designed to engage and enthuse them, while introducing the exciting world of higher education.

'Get set' activities bring our enthusiastic student ambassadors into your school to work with your learners and talk about the university experience, whilst our 'discovery days' give learners a chance to visit Southampton Solent University and take part in fun introductory activities in the types of subjects they may one day study.

The range of activities covers arts, sports, STEM, study skills, revision techniques and creative literacy, and will encourage learners to think about moving on to university. The sessions also help develop learners' problem solving skills, raise their aspirations and build their confidence, as well as helping them understand the progression routes ahead of them.

Learning journey project

We believe that higher education should be a choice that’s open to all, and that each child should have an understanding of what university life can offer. The learning journey project aims to help Key Stage 2 pupils build this understanding through fun and interactive activities.

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