Our programme of activities for First-Generation Scholars

Year 9Students in lecture

Welcome talk in assembly from a current University of Sussex student.

Cohort workshop in school with hands-on activities for pupils to find out more about higher education.

Visit to the University of Sussex to see our campus first-hand, meet current students and ask questions.

Year 10 and 11Student videoing

'Making Informed Choices' talk in school to get students thinking about their GCSEs and future goals.

Year 12

'Making the Most of University' talk in school or college to find out more from a current university student.

Optional talks on the UCAS system, employability and student finance.

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The opportunity to come on one of our residential Summer Schools, longer subject-based programmes, tutoring and mentoring support in some schools and subject taster days on campus.

All events are free of charge and mostly held on the University of Sussex campus, although some will be elsewhere: we have taken aspiring Year 12 lawyers to the Inns of Court in London and travelled to Birmingham for a national student conference. Teachers will send out full information as they would with any school trip.

Keeping in touch

We will send First-Generation Scholars information by post and email throughout their time on the scheme. We welcome questions from students and parents, please get in touch at