We understand that visiting universities before applying to them is crucial. As well as our usual open events, we also offer a number of experiential visits to school and college students who would like a unique insight into degree-level study before applying to university. See below for descriptions of a selection of our most popular packages:

Discovery Days

Our Discovery Days give students an insight into the world of HE with interactive sessions delivered by our friendly academic staff. Students can also meet our current students and tour our campuses.

  • Year 10 discovery days are aspiration-raising events designed to excite and enthuse students in a particular subject through participation in engaging academic workshops. The workshop sessions will give students a hands-on experience to aid their decision making process around progression to higher education.
  • Post-16 discovery days give students the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the degree programmes at the University of Cumbria. They provide a great opportunity for students to attend seminars and practical sessions and make informed decisions about their future. The Post-16 days are open to school/college groups and individual bookings.

Campus Visits

A campus visit is a more informal opportunity for a group of students to come and find out more about university life. The day can be tailored to your needs but typically includes a campus tour and the opportunity to meet our current students to find out more about university life.

We are also able to include interactive sessions that will provide students with further information about Higher Education including the variety of courses available at university, finance information and tips on how to apply. Contact us to book a campus visit or for more information.

Summer University

This is a free, three-day, two-night summer residential for Year 10 students to sample university life.

Sessions are fun and interactive; designed to motivate and inspire. Students will be given the chance to tailor their ‘Summer University’ experience by selecting a subject of their choice.*

Students will need to complete an application form. Contact us for more details.

*Courses may vary year on year, please contact us for further information.