Secondary Schools (11-16)

Here at the University of Sheffield we offer a wide range of inspiring events, programmes and workshops targeted at Secondary School students. These are specifically designed to raise aspirations, improve attainment and encourage informed decision-making about study routes and career progression.

Use the tabs below to find out more about our sustained programmes, one-off taster events, workshops and study skill sessions.

Sustained programmes

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Achievement Awards

Years 10 - 11

This programme helps
students to demonstrate the skills needed for successful progression in whatever pathway they choose.

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Brilliant Club

Years 7 - 12

This partnership provides pupils the opportunity to work with PhD students on bespoke research projects from the University.

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Discover US

Years 9 - 11

Discover US is an aspiration raising programme for pupils in Years 9-11, who have the potential to access Higher Education.

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US in Schools Mentoring

Years 9 - 11

We send current university students into a small number of local secondary schools to provide one to one
mentoring.

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IMPACT 

Years 7 - 8

This 2 year programme aims to support both students and parents in developing their knowledge around degree level study and to ask informed questions about Higher Education (HE) pathways and careers.

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Taster events and workshops

Discover Study Skills

Years 7-13

The Discover Study Skills
programme helps students to
develop a range of academic skills that will enhance their current studies and help to prepare them for university study.

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Excellence Hub

Years 7-13

The Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber runs exciting events for young people aged 11 to 18 to help enrich their experiences in school and college.

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Higher Education Progression
Partnership (HEPP)

All ages

HEPP is an initiative jointly funded by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University which provides impartial information and advice on Higher Education and higher level skills.

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HeppSY+ National Collaboration
Outreach Partnership

Years 9-13

HeppSY+ is a collaborative project involving Higher Education
providers in the region working with students from designated wards in South Yorkshire, North East Derbyshire and North
Nottinghamshire.

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Sir Harry Kroto
Annual Buckyball
Workshop

Years 7

Sir Harry Kroto developed a
workshop for school pupils based around his discovery that he
delivered all around the world.
Downloadable resources and a
science series are all available to schools.

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Exploring STEM for Girls 2019

Years 9-11 Female pupils only

Annual interactive day designed to excite, inform and spark girls' curiosity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

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WP Criteria information

General information on our widening participation criteria and programmes

Each programme page will have the specific widening participation and academic criteria for who can participate.

We use the Academic and Widening Participation criteria in combination to select participants for the outreach programmes we run at the University of Sheffield.

However, please note that meeting some, or all, of these criteria will not guarantee applicants a place on any given outreach programme. Also, successful completion of any of the programmes will not in itself guarantee a place to study at the University of Sheffield. The University may make an offer to candidates who have fully and successfully completed an outreach programme but gaining a place to study at the University will ultimately be subject to candidates satisfactorily meeting all offer conditions.

In common with other UK universities, the University of Sheffield charges different tuition fees for undergraduate programmes depending on whether students are classed as ‘Home’ (UK/EU) or ‘Overseas’ for fee purposes. Our outreach schemes are designed for Home students, but we are able to accept Overseas students who meet our widening participation criteria. However, please be aware that if outreach scheme participants subsequently apply to study at the University there will be a formal fee status assessment, as for all applicants. If these applicants do not meet the criteria for Home fee status this would result in them being classed as an Overseas student and being charged the Overseas fee. Participation in our outreach schemes will not influence a future fee status assessment.

Stand alone pledgeThe University of Sheffield has pledged support for students estranged from their family

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