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Get Ahead: Our Year 12 Event

Get ahead on your journey to university with Newcastle University's Year 12 event. Take part either online or in person.

Develop your study skills and experience an academic taster session

Visit us on-campus on 12 April 2024:

  • meet current students
  • go on a campus tour
  • take part in an academic skills session
  • attend a subject taster session

Join us online via Zoom on 15, 16, and 17 April. Each 1-hour evening session is a new opportunity to:

  • learn new skills
  • find out more information about the university
  • ask questions
  • see our campus

Event impact

Get Ahead aims to support the development of student study skills. It also allows you to experience undergraduate-level teaching in university facilities.

Key results from Get Ahead 2023 include:

  • 76% of attendees felt confident in their academic note-taking skills after attending the event, an increase of over 20%.
  • 78% of attendees agreed with the following statement after taking part: 'I have the information, help and guidance I need to make a successful transition to higher education.'
  • 95% of attendees agreed with the following statement after taking part: 'I understand how my own skills and current studies could be applied to a university subject area or course.'

I found the sessions very useful to understand the difference between school and university.

Get Ahead 2023 attendee

Really opened my eyes up to university life and type of study and fuelled my passion for my desired course.

Get Ahead 2023 attendee

Very interesting and prepared me for uni life.

Get Ahead 2023 attendee

A great day, well organised.

Get Ahead 2023 attendee

It's an excellent use of time, shows you what university will be like.

Get Ahead 2023 attendee

Interesting and insightful.

Get Ahead 2023 attendee

Great interactivity, good amount of content covered.

Get Ahead 2023 attendee

Register now

You will receive confirmation of your attendance at Get Ahead in the week commencing 25 March 2024.

Before you register to attend Get Ahead, consider what is listed below:

  • Get Ahead is completely free and open to all Year 12 and first year college students
  • if the on-campus event becomes oversubscribed, we may have to assess individual registrations
  • we will allocate places on Get Ahead using our PARTNERS programme criteria

Please register your attendance at Get Ahead using the link below.