• University time capsule
  • University time capsule

    Event type
    One-off session
    Next date
    Various dates in May
    Audience
    Year 5
    Length
    Full day - 10:00am - 2.15pm
    Location
    Headington Campus, Oxford 
    Group size
    40 pupils per day
    Cost
    Free (lunch included)
    OFSTED criteria
    Personal development
    Overview
    An interactive day which introduces Year 5 students to higher education and shows what it is like to be a student at university. 
  • Who the event is for

    Year 5 pupils and their parents.

    About the event

    During the day you will learn about qualifications and what kind of courses are on offer at a university. 

    Activities include:

    • using a university map illustration to learn about university life
    • creating a poster to market a society of your choice
    • a fun campus tour
    • working in teams to win points throughout the day.

    We will present you with a certificate and time capsule at the end of the day. You can write what you might want to study at university and do as a career on a 'Time Capsule Card' and put it in your capsule.

    We will contact your school if it is eligible to take part in this event. If it is not, you are still welcome to arrange a visit to the campus and to take part in our other activities.

  • Travel and catering

    Please see below for details

  • By coach

    A coach will be arranged for your students to the campus.

    Please arrange for the coach driver to drop you off at the B4 bus stop on the London Road (the lay-by which the Oxford Tube pulls into). This is a busy road so you should ensure your students alight from the coach as quickly as possible. On arrival you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register. At the end of the day please arrange for the coach driver to collect you from the same place, the B4 bus stop.

    Please note – there is no parking available for coaches on the day so please arrange with your coach company to park elsewhere, for example at Thornhill park and ride.

    By minibus

    If you are travelling with students in a minibus, we do have a limited number of parking spaces available. Please contact us as soon as possible if you will require this.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    Catering will be provided on the day.
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