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We offer an inspirational suite of primary school activities, designed to engage Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to Year 6 pupils. Our Primary2Uni sessions can be delivered in a variety of different ways to suit the needs of your school. Whether we come into your school to deliver a Primary2Uni day with a whole year group, host a live online session, or give your class a tour of the campus, we’re sure we’ll find a way to meet your needs.

Primary2Uni

The aim of Primary2Uni is to introduce university to primary school pupils in a fun and interactive way. We have designed our sessions to raise aspirations and attainment, while providing your pupils with an insight into higher education and our degree courses. 

Our Primary2Uni sessions are aligned to the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum, NERUPI Framework and Gatsby Benchmarks, and can be built around your requirements. Please complete our expression of interest form to find out more.

Activities

Primary2Uni Day

Who: Year 5-6
Duration: 1-4 hours
Location: On-campus

Primary2Uni events allow pupils to visit us on campus to experience life as a university student for the day. These events aim to raise aspirations and attainment, whilst providing your pupils with an insight into higher education.

Gatsby Benchmark: 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Choose, Become


Degree or No Degree

Who: Year 5
Duration: 20-40 minutes
Location: Live online, pre-recorded video, self-delivery by teacher, or in-person session
Activity Resources: Presentation or pre-recorded video, lesson plan

An interactive presentation helping pupils to understand which careers need a degree and which don’t. This session gives pupils the opportunity to consider their own career aspirations.

Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Choose


My University Guide

Who: Year 5
Duration: 20-40 minutes
Location: Live online, pre-recorded video, self-delivery by teacher, or in-person session
Activity Resources: Presentation or pre-recorded video, lesson plan

What is higher education? What is university? This session introduces pupils to the concept of higher education and the opportunities it could offer them. Pupils will also be made aware of the wide range of subjects that are available to study.

Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Choose


Inside the Doctor’s Bag

Who: Year 5
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Location: Live online, pre-recorded video, self-delivery by teacher, or in-person session
Activity Resources: Presentation or pre-recorded video, lesson plan

During this session, pupils will explore the role of doctors and healthcare professionals. By exploring inside the doctor’s bag, pupils will find out more about the different types of equipment that doctors and other healthcare professionals use.

Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4, 6, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Choose


Cultural Ambassadors

Who: Year 6
Duration: 20-40 minutes
Location: Pre-recorded videos
Activity Resources: Pre-recorded video, lesson plan

As a global university we celebrate our diverse range of cultures and traditions. We have students who come from all over the world, and many of them love the opportunity to talk about life in other countries. Our Cultural Ambassadors will take your pupils on a cultural journey, sharing elements of other traditions, languages and culture, such as food, drink and how education systems differ from the UK.

Gatsby Benchmark: 7
NERUPI Framework: Know


Career Chasers

Who: Year 6
Duration: 20-60 minutes
Location: Live online, pre-recorded video, self-delivery by teacher, or in-person session
Activity Resources: Presentation or pre-recorded video, lesson plan 

Pupils will participate in this interactive presentation, investigating in depth which careers require a degree and the alternative pathways available. They will also explore different qualifications leading up to studying at university. This session is ideal to expand on the topics of careers, future aspirations and pathways.

Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Choose


Skills Builder

Who: Year 6
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Live online, self-delivery by teacher, or in-person session
Activity Resources: Presentation, lesson plan, worksheet

What are skills and why are they important? This interactive session focuses on the skills pupils are already developing each day, allowing pupils to understand how they will be useful in their futures and how they can improve them further.

Gatsby Benchmark: 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Practise, Understand


Global Ethnic Majority (GEM)

Who: Year 5-6
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Live online or in-person session
Activity Resources: Presentation

This session is designed to raise awareness of racism and discrimination, and to allow your pupils to reflect on their own choices and behaviours.

Gatsby Benchmark: 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Become


Bright Sparks STEAM Club Bingo

Who: Year 6
Duration: Various
Location: Pre-recorded videos
Activity Resources: Five individual videos and accompanying worksheets

Pupils will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) subjects to support their transition into Year 7. This includes creating their own ecosphere or making their own origami zoo!

Gatsby Benchmark: 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Understand

Get in touch

Can't find what you're looking for? Simply get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss your requirements: pre16activities@sunderland.ac.uk

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