FUTURE QUEST

MAKING INFORMED CHOICES ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION

In 2016/17 we had the opportunity to be one of the key partners* in the National Collaborative Outreach Programme funded by HEFCE, now the Office for Students, which aims to increase the number of young people from target wards going to university.

*Along with the University of the West of England, University of Bristol, City of Bristol College and SGS College.
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 The trip today has made me start thinking about actually going to university and how it can be fun and exciting. 
A key part of Future Quest is our cohort programme which replaced the smaller, highly successful programmes – Ambitions and Marvellous Me.

Being able to grow this work from six schools to 27 schools and 4 colleges and to offer it across the city now is a major development for young people and for Bristol.

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 Exciting, fun and a once in a lifetime experience, eye opening, incredible, engaging. 
*As a result of Ambitions in 16/17. From 17/18 onwards, we will be tracking young people as they move on to jobs or university or other pathways.
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 It was a fun experience and I feel like I can give a speech to an audience without being too nervous or not being able to do so. 
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
Aerospace Bristol visit
Skills, preferences and personality profiling day
Bristol Old Vic winter show
Bristol Old Vic workshop
Future Skills day
Speakers Trust public speaking workshop
University of the West of England and University of Bristol campus visits
London visit to the Houses of Parliament and museums and a river cruise
Clifton Suspension Bridge visit
Outdoor education day
Life skills event
Employ me!
Summer of culture