Future Quest is all about encouraging young people to get into Higher Education, where participation is lower than expected.¬† The programme aims to provide activities, workshops and trips that will increase your ‚Äúcultural capital‚ÄĚ.
Can I take part?
Future Quest is open to students who live in specific postcodes in Bristol.¬† This will be determined in September and all eligible students will be invited to attend a talk introducing the programme and its coordinator.
What happens in the programme?
In 2017/18 Future Quest students were invited to take part in the following:
Higher Education Days
Two separate workshop days held at UWE.¬† Students are given a UWE campus tour, including looking at halls of residence and sports facilities, as well as the chance to chat with current university students.
- Healthy eating
- Managing money
- Managing your online legacy
- Drink awareness
Study Skills Day
Held at the University of Bristol, the sessions are:
- Student Finance;
- Personal Statement writing;
- An academic session given by a university lecturer;
- Study Skills session on how to construct an argument.
Before the session, students take a psychometric test.¬† At the session, students are given a detailed booklet outlining their strengths and a workshop is run on how to recognise and utilise them.¬† A follow up session will be run at the end of the academic year.
Underfall Yard is crucial to maintaining the floating harbour in Bristol.¬† The trip involves learning how the yard was created, the engineering required to maintain it and practical demonstrations of the processes involved.¬† Lunch is eaten on the harbour side and there is an afternoon ferry trip.