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Year 9 events

Specialist events

These events are designed specifically for Year 9 students and use interactive activities to promote learning.

Regular events


Year 9

Celebrity Guess Who | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 15 minutes

This fun activity helps students understand the importance of writing personal statements. We present descriptions of well-known celebrities who have developed their career through academic achievements. Students learn by identifying celebrities.
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Course Pictionary | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 30 minutes

Students work in small groups to guess which course is described in pictures. This fun session highlights the wide range of courses available at university.
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Ideal Student | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 45 minutes

Pupils explore the qualities of an ideal student and discuss how to succeed in education. Team work and presentation skills are developed.
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Mythbusting University | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 30 minutes

This sessions challenges students to debate some common myths surrounding university life. It highlights the transition from further education to higher education and address the key areas such as independent study, finance and funding, assessment and social life.
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Student Experience | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 30 - 45 minutes

Delivered by a current student or a recent graduate, this session gives a student perspective on university life. It's an informal opportunity for your group to ask questions about higher education and think about what student life is really like.
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University Bingo | Our campus or your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 30 minutes

Through this enjoyable game, students gain awareness of higher education with an emphasis on Teesside University. The group become familiar with elements of university including sandwich courses and the length of degrees.
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University Challenge | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 30 minutes

This competitive team quiz challenges students to answer questions on progression to higher education. Ideal as a standalone experience or as the final session of a bespoke programme designed to test what your students have learned after a day of activity.
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Who Makes Them? | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 1 hour

This activity gets students thinking about the range of subjects on offer in higher education and the careers available to them. After choosing a celebrity and related scenario, students think about the skills and subject strengths that they would help the celebrity be successful.
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Motivational Visits | Teesside University

Audience: Year 9
Duration: Half day

A series of fun team building activities raises the aspirations of young people in a university environment. Sessions are supported by student ambassadors to develop self-confidence, teamwork and presentations skills of your group. Either come to one of our scheduled events of contact us to set up a bespoke programme to suit your students.
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Stepping Stones | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 1 day

Design your day by selecting a group of workshops and activities from this guide. Get in touch with your selection or your aims for the day and we'll work with you to create a bespoke programme to suit your needs.
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Interactive Budgeting | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 1 day

This session teaches students how to manage a budget at university. We explore the funding available for tuition fees and living costs, as well as discussing how loan repayments work after graduation. The session is for a maximum of 30 students. It can be linked to the key stage 3 and 4 PHSE curriculum programme economic and financial capability.
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Personal Branding | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour

Whether your students are contemplating employment, training or higher education, the marketplace is very competitive and they to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack. Delivered as a short presentation or a longer workshop, this session encourages students to consider the successes of famous brands and their strengths and qualities. The exercise helps students think about their online presence and how this can be used to help achieve their ambitions, and how pitch themselves to potential universities or employers.
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What's the Difference? | Your school or college

Audience: Year 9
Duration: 30 minutes

How do well-known jobs in similar fields compare? What's the difference between a nursery nurse and paediatric nurse, or a builder and a chartered surveyor? Exploring entry requirements, stating salaries and career paths, this presentation encourages students to think about the routes they might take.
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