The UK Recruitment and Outreach team offers a huge range of free events, programmes and activities for students to give them all the information they need about higher education and to enhance their subject knowledge and experience.
We’ve developed a range of resources and handouts designed to:
- help students with their journey to higher education
- support you as teacher or advisor by providing the latest information and updates
- support curriculum work by sharing work from our subject experts.
Sign-up to access our full range of free teacher resources to use in lessons, assemblies and form time.
Discover our subject–specific activities including curriculum related master classes and degree experience taster days.
Teachers and advisors day
This yearly conference aims to provide teachers and advisors with general information about higher education and provide updates on changes to the application process or financial situation for your students. It offers greater insight into what Reading in particular can offer and where our courses might lead your students.
Sign up to our mailing list to hear about our next event and to get access to our bank of downloadable resources.
Information, advice and guidance sessions
Students in schools
Our Students in Schools scheme has been established for over 20 years and continues to go from strength to strength. The scheme enables students to volunteer to help teachers in local schools with the aim of raising awareness of higher education, the aspirations of school pupils and their attainment.
To find out more about the scheme visit our website.
Study Higher is a collaborative partnership between the University of Reading, University of Oxford, Bucks New University, Oxford Brookes University and six Further Education Colleges. We give impartial advice and guidance to young people in years 9 - 13, and those who support them about education opportunities.
Together we provide:
- a range of events and activities to raise the aspirations of young people and inform them about further and higher education opportunities
- advice and guidance for schools, teachers, parents and carers to help support young people in making informed decisions
- a dedicated Study Higher newsletter listing all outreach events and activities available locally.
The Reading Scholars Programme
The Reading Scholars Programme gives Year 12 students a real taste of life as a university undergraduate, providing practical support as participants begin their higher education application process. Featuring input from leading academics and current undergraduate e-mentors, the programme aims to challenge participants academically and enhance their current studies.
Visit our Reading Scholars’ page for more information, including the full eligibility criteria.
Open Days and campus visits
As well as welcoming individuals to our Open Days, school groups are also invited to join us.
We also offer campus visits which typically include a general introduction to the University, a campus tour and student life talk. Sadly, we are not currently able to offer on-campus events. However, please get in touch if you would like to bring a group onto campus later in the year.
HealthReach is a mobile outreach project designed to support access to health and life-science careers and courses. We do this by inspiring, engaging and raising awareness of the variety of career choices in the health sector.
Aimed at primary, secondary and college students, HealthReach offers interactive and experiential healthcare simulation scenarios and educational sessions, either virtually, in school or on University campus.
Activities for under 16s
Discover our huge variety of activities for under 16s. Whether you want to introduce your year 7's to the possibility of higher education, help your year 11's choose their Key Stage 5 subjects, or to support your subject curriculum, we provide engaging, interactive activities designed to raise aspirations and support progress to university.