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Year 12 Get Ahead

An on-campus event for Year 12/first year college students to understand and develop the study skills required for higher education.

Date/Time: Monday 30 March, Tuesday 31 March & Wednesday 1 April 2020

Venue: Newcastle University Campus

Pick up the study skills you need for University

Do you want the chance to get ahead with your studies…?

Visit our campus in April and pick-up study skills you need to support your current studies at Sixth Form or College.

Get Ahead is our on-campus event for year 12 and first year college students that has been developed with local school teachers/students and is designed to provide a deeper insight into subject specific study skills such as lab skillswellbeingreferencing and time management.

Study skills such as these will help you with your current A-Level or equivalent studies and help you with the transition to university level study in the future. By attending this event you will also get a taste of what it’s like to study different degree subjects at university level.

When to Attend

The Get Ahead event will take place over three days; each day will have a different focus. Please make sure you attend the date that is most relevant to your interests.

2020Relevant for Student Interested in:

Monday 30 March

Science, Agriculture and Engineering Day

Agriculture, Animal Science & Applied Plant Science
Biology and/or Zoology
Chemistry and/or Medicinal Chemistry
Engineering – Chemical
Engineering – Civil
Engineering – Electrical and Electronic
Engineering – Marine Technology
Engineering – Mechanical
Food & Land Management
Marine Science
Mathematics & Statistics

Tuesday 31 March

Humanities and Social Sciences Day

Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Marketing, Economics
Architecture, Planning & Landscape
Arts & Cultures (Inc. Fine Art, Media & Music)
Combined Honours
Education, Communication & Language Sciences
English Literature, Language & Linguistics
Geography, Politics & Sociology
History, Classics & Archaeology
Modern Languages

Wednesday 1 April

Medical Sciences Day

Biomedical Sciences
Dental Sciences
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medical Education
Sport & Exercise Science

Timetable & Sessions

View the Get Ahead Provisional Timetable 2020 (PDF: 172KB) for an example of what will be available - it provides more information about the sessions you can expect to take part in.

Once places are allocated after the application deadline, you will be given the opportunity to select which study skills sessions you would like to attend.

Find out more about the Study Skills Sessions available:

Key Outcomes

Supports Gatsby Benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Supports Career Development Institute Framework (2018):

  • Investigating jobs and labour market information (LMI)
  • Developing personal financial capability
  • Identifying choices and opportunities
  • Planning and deciding

Supports National Curriculum:

  • Literacy
  • Social

How to Book

Registrations for Get Ahead 2020 are now open!

The event is open to individual student registrations using the application form.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 2 March 2020.

After the application deadline, places will be allocated. If the event is over-subscribed, this will be in accordance with our Event Eligibility Criteria.

If you are a teacher and would like to book a school group on to the event, please contact us on 0191 208 6094.

Get Ahead