Have a Go Opportunities

UCB offers ‘Have a Go’ opportunities aimed at year 10 and 11 students in groups of 10–14 (plus two members of staff). These sessions are available from October until May and are completely free of charge. 

These sessions are a great opportunity for students to get a flavour of life at UCB and find out more about the courses we offer and how they can lead to rewarding careers in exciting industries.

UCB offers a range of vocational areas for student to ‘Have a Go’ at:  

Chef, Bakery, Food Service & Hospitality

Student will be able to cook delicious dishes, bake bread, mix mocktails and decorate doughnuts to get a taste of the culinary and food service industries. They will tour our award-winning restaurants, our industry-standard kitchens and bakeries and see inside our new Food Science and Innovation Suite. Sessions last 3–4 hours and are available once a week. 

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Theatrical Make-up

Students can showcase their style, ability and creative flair through hairstyling, make-up application, massage techniques, nail art design and glitter tattoos. They can discover their passion and learn how to turn that into an exciting career. Sessions last 3–4 hours and are available once a week.

Sport & Fitness

If careers in the sports sector are on the cards, students can get involved in gym-related tasks and practical health and fitness activities whilst learning of the wide range of opportunities available within the industry. Sessions last 2–3 hours and are available once a month. 

Childcare and Health & Social Care

For an insight into the rewarding careers of working with children or supporting the wider community, this session is ideal. Practical activities include child development, health promotion and caring for the community. Sessions last 2–3 hours and are available once a week. 

Travel & Tourism

Careers in travel and tourism are exciting and can take people all over the world. Students can get to grips with the roles of flight attendants and travel agents whilst learning about visitor attractions and travel events and entertainment. Sessions last 2–3 hours and are available once a month. 

The opportunity to ‘Have a Go’ enables students to apply their skills in industry environments and discover their ideal career.

Availabilty and booking

To check availability and book a session, please contact Livia Lita:

By telephone: 0121 232 4171

By email: l.lita@ucb.ac.uk