The Big Exploration resources

Week One: Welcome!

In this first week you’ll learn about what a university actually is, and why people want to go there.

  1. Complete the questionnaire
  2. Watch the video on this page. Here's the transcript if you need it.
  3. Complete the worksheet (PDF)  (HINT: to save an editable version of this form - please right-click the link, and open in a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader). You'll need to look below at the map of our campus to complete the activity.
  4. Submit your work (if you don't have a Google account, send your work to bigexploration@brookes.ac.uk)

Week Two: Science

The second week is dedicated to understanding all about Science at university, and you will begin to build your research skills.

  1.  Complete the worksheet (PDF) (HINT: to save an editable version of this form - please right-click the link, and open in a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  2. Watch the video. Here's the transcript if you need it.
  3. Submit your work (if you don't have a Google account, send your work to bigexploration@brookes.ac.uk)

Week Three: English

This week is all about how English works at university, including learning about lots of new subjects and topics that you might complete research in.

  1.  Complete the worksheet (PDF) (HINT: to save an editable version of this form - please right-click the link, and open in a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  2. Watch the video. Here's the transcript if you need it.
  3. Submit your work (if you don't have a Google account, send your work to bigexploration@brookes.ac.uk)

Week Four: Maths

We focus on Maths in week four, during which you can research the new areas you could move into with this knowledge, including cool subjects like Computing!

  1. Complete the worksheet (PDF) (HINT: to save an editable version of this form - please right-click the link, and open in a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  2. Watch the video. Here's the transcript if you need it.
  3. Submit your work (if you don't have a Google account, send your work to bigexploration@brookes.ac.uk)

Week Five: Your Research

It's time for you to take control! This week we're showing you the steps you need to follow to carry out your own investigation at home.

  1. Fill in this form to let us know how you're getting on.
  2. Watch the video. Here's the transcript if you need it.
  3. Complete the worksheet (PDF) (HINT: to save an editable version of this form - please right-click the link, and open in a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Week Six: Present Your Research

It's the FINAL week of The Big Exploration! Let's take a look at how you got on with your investigation, before we get you prepared for the all-important write-up of what you found out.

  1. Watch the video. Here's the transcript if you need it.
  2. Complete the worksheet.
  3. Send us your project!
  4.  Complete the worksheet (PDF) (HINT: to save an editable version of this form - please right-click the link, and open in a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader).