College - Have a Go sessions

Have a Go sessions

University College Birmingham offers ‘Have a Go’ sessions aimed at groups of year 10 and 11 students. 

Each session gives your students a flavour of life at University College Birmingham and the opportunity to find out more about our vocational college courses through practical sessions with our expert team of staff.

The sessions take place on various dates throughout the year from November to June, and sessions are available for online or on-campus delivery. There is no booking fee for these activities.  

Bespoke events may be possible for schools and colleges from November - June, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability. Please complete our enquiry form here to enquire further.

Gatsby Benchmarks – 3 (Addressing the needs of each pupil), 4 (Linking curriculum learning to careers) and 7 (Encounters with further and higher education).

Business and Finance

Explore what our Business / Business and Finance college courses can offer your students with our interactive taster sessions. Meet some of the teaching team and have a go at some activities you can expect to do on our courses.

Day and time: Fridays, 10am - 12pm (November - June)

Where: On campus or online

Number of spaces: On campus - 10 students and 1 staff member (maximum and minimum numbers). Online – unlimited (minimum 5 students)

Resources: Students will need internet access via a mobile phone or computer and a note pad and pen for online sessions. 

Childcare And Education Level 3

Childcare and Education 

Do you have students considering a career working with young children? Our online childcare and education session will provide your students with the opportunity to gain an insight into our early years/childcare and education college courses. As part of the session, students will establish an understanding of the principles of infant care through learning how to prepare a formula feed, explore careers in the early years sector and take a tour (online or physical) of our new Early Years Simulation Suite.

Available dates and times: 

  • 22 June 2021 – 1-2pm (online/on campus)

Number of spaces: On campus - please enquire: Online – unlimited (minimum 5 students)

Resources: Students will need internet access via a mobile phone or computer and a note pad and pen for online sessions.

Computing and ICT

Choose from ‘Business application of social media’ or ‘Web design’

Business application of social media

Social media is powerful! Not only does it provide us with the opportunity to connect with our friends, but it also allows businesses the opportunity to connect to the public and customers.

In this session, students will take on various challenges to explore the components of a social media plan. They’ll also examine the different ways social media platforms (think TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram) can be utilised to contribute to business success.

Web design

With well over a billion websites in the world, competition is high. So how can we capture the interest of customers?  This is where the skills of a web developer come into play, from ensuring a company’s image is correctly portrayed, to making sure the customer is not confused or frustrated by making sure the website has usability and can be easily navigated. In this session, students will explore the components of a website as well as being introduced to coding languages used to construct sites, such as HTML.

Availability: All our available dates are now booked. Bespoke sessions may be possible from November- June, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability. Please complete our enquiry form here to enquire further.

Where: On campus or online

Number of spaces: On campus – please enquire; Online – unlimited (minimum 5 students)

Resources: Students will need internet access via a mobile phone or computer and a notepad and pen for online sessions. 

Cookery

Do you have budding chefs among your students? If yes, why not show them how University College Birmingham can help launch their culinary career with our cookery taster sessions. Be guided by our inspirational chef lecturers to create the perfect dish either on campus or online. Not only will your students get an insight into the food industry and produce a freshly cooked meal, but they will also get a guided tour of our fantastic facilities (in person or virtually).

Availability: All our available dates are now booked. Bespoke sessions may be possible from November- June, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability. Please complete our enquiry form here to enquire further.

Where: On campus or online

Number of spaces: On campus – 5 students and 1 teacher (maximum and minimum numbers); Online – unlimited (minimum 5 students)

Resources: For online sessions, students will need internet access via a mobile phone or computer. Additional resources will also be required for online sessions; these will be confirmed at time of booking.

Food, Beverage and Hospitality 

Show your students how University College Birmingham can help launch their hospitality career with our food, beverage and hospitality taster sessions. From greeting guests to mastering mocktails and floater coffees, our inspirational lecturers will show your students that there is more to the art of service than meets the eye.  

Availability: All our available dates are now booked. Bespoke sessions may be possible from November- June, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability. Please complete our enquiry form here to enquire further.

Where: On campus or online

Number of spaces: On campus – 5 students and 1 teacher (maximum and minimum numbers); Online – unlimited (minimum 5 students)

Resources: For online sessions, students will need internet access via a mobile phone or computer. Additional resources will also be required for online sessions; these will be confirmed at time of booking.

Health and Social Care

Our health and social care taster session is the perfect way for students to find out how our health and social care college courses can be a stepping stone towards a rewarding career in allied health professions and the health and social care sector. Students will take a 3D tour of our Health Hub, meet members of the teaching team and see demonstrations of various clinical skills. They will take part in activities that they can expect to do on our Health and Social Care college course.

Availability: All our available dates are now booked. Bespoke sessions may be possible from November- June, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability. Please complete our enquiry form here to enquire further.

Where: Online

Number of spaces: Unlimited (minimum 5 students)

Resources: Students will need internet access via a mobile phone or computer and a note pad and pen for online sessions.

Coming soon

We are constantly working on our ‘Have a Go’ offer to ensure that your students can explore the full range of our college subjects. The following ‘Have a Go’ sessions will be coming soon – if you would like to be added to our enquiry list for these sessions, please complete our enquiry form here.

  • Bakery
  • Cabin Crew and Airport Operations / Travel and Tourism
  • Sport

Booking information

To enquire about availability, please complete our enquiry form here with ‘Have a Go’ in the subject line and the sessions you are interested in, and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Alternatively, please call 0121 232 4300 for more information.

To view the code of conduct for on campus visits and online events with University College Birmingham, click here.

Visits must be booked by school/college staff. If you are an individual interested in these taster sessions, please take a look at our taster activities here.

Frequently asked questions

How many students can I bring to an on-campus activity?

Please see the ‘Have a Go’ session information above for minimum and maximum numbers for each session.

Do you have a risk assessment for on-campus activity?

The safety of our students, staff and visitors is paramount. A risk assessment has been carried out for on-campus visits from schools and colleges which can be found here (please select the risk assessment titled 'Safety for visits on campus from schools and colleges'). You can also see our ‘health and safety on campus’ information here.

What online platform will be used for the online sessions?

Our online sessions will be hosted on our internal software Big Blue Button. It is very similar to Microsoft Teams and other online platforms you may have used. We recommend that you use Google Chrome as your web browser for our online sessions. If you would prefer to use a platform used within your school/college, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom etc., please let us know.

Will my students need any resources for the online sessions?

Please see the ‘Have a Go’ session information above for further details on resources needed for our online sessions. If you have any queries, please contact the Schools Liaison team by completing our enquiry form here or call 0121 232 4300.

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