Our work with schools and colleges
University of Brighton in Hastings has worked closely with local schools to help pupils recognise the opportunities available in higher education and to raise their aspirations about what they can achieve. Our school outreach work is particularly focused on helping school pupils who do not have a family background in higher education.
Every year we host an annual two-day ‘Create the Future' creative careers event in Hastings. This gives local students the chance to take part in various activities such as creative writing, recording and architecture. Many of our students come to study at the University Brighton's campus in Hastings from local schools, and assist at the event to help us show that the opportunity to benefit from university-level education is possible for anyone.
We also run university taster days at local schools to give pupils an insight into the range of courses available locally and give them the chance to experience the university learning environment. We work with students, teachers and parents to raise awareness of higher education options for people still in school and adults who can study with us as mature students.
Younger school-age students may receive a visit from Professor Fluffy, for an activity-filled session that introduces the idea of achievement at university from a younger age.