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Year 10 University Survival Guide

University Survival Guide

Can you survive three days of university life?

USG 2017 Masthead


Thank you for your interest in University Survival Guide. Unfortunately, this event will not be taking place in 2020.

Over the past few months, we have been working with schools and colleges across the country to identify their needs, and as a result, we have reviewed our current activity portfolio.

For Year 10 students, we will continue to offer our one day campus based event, ACE -  students attending this will benefit from similar activities delivered as part of University Survival Guide.

If you’re a teacher/careers advisor and are interested in finding out more about the on-campus activity that we run, please visit our events page

For students who would like to come and look around the University, you can book onto a campus tour here

To discuss this further, please feel free to get in touch with the team on


Applications for USG 2019 have now closed.

Event Information

University Survival Guide will not run in 2020.


USG is organised and delivered by a trained team of University staff, available 24 hours a day. Students are divided into groups of 10, and each group is led by two trained Student Representatives.

Child Protection and Risk Assessment

Before any student is accepted on to the Summer School, we ask for parental consent and permission from school staff. We also ensure that every student has signed and agreed to a specific code of conduct. All members of staff and Student Reps working on USG hold an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and are fully trained in Child Protection.

We take our responsibilities towards health and safety very seriously and have a detailed USG Risk Assessment 2019 and Child Protection Policy 2019.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the event, please contact us.

Cost & Travel

University Survival Guide will not run in 2020.