Student Opportunities

14-16 Programme – Sparsholt College Hampshire.

The 14 – 16 programme offers students one day a week on a work-related skills course. Students benefit by doing something practical whilst learning new skills and gaining knowledge, helping them to make important decisions about their future careers. The course runs through Years 10 and 11. Within the programme the following courses are offered:

Applications need to be completed and returned by the end of April, complete the application form here. Interviews will be held on the morning of Tuesday 20th June and schools will be informed of individual timings for the interviews a week or two beforehand.

For further information please visit – 14-16 Programme – Sparsholt College Hampshire or contact the Programme Administrator on: 01962 797592 /

The University of Oxford Undergraduate open days: 22nd and 29th April 2023

This year the University of Oxford is holding two Mathematics & Computer Science Departmental Open Days; the first will take place in-person only in Oxford on Saturday 22 April, and then a week later it will be held online only on Saturday 29 April.

There will be talks on Mathematics, Computer Science, joint school courses, and the application process. The talks are somewhat academic in flavour and are aimed at students. A sandwich buffet lunch will be provided at the in-person event. Registration is necessary. For more information and to book online, please click here

Engineering Workshop Taster Day: 10th June 2023

SETA Training, in Southampton, has launched its next Workshop Taster Day on 10th June between 10 am – 2.30 pm. The event is aimed at young people that have an interest in finding out more about training and careers in engineering. 

The day enables you to discover what being an engineering apprentice involves. Talk with SETA staff and current apprentices, and find out about apprenticeship vacancies. As well as having a go at different engineering activities which may include: Metrology, Sheet Metal, Electrical Wiring, Computer-Aided Design, etc. 

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For further information and registration for the event click here

Peter Symonds Open Evenings: 5th and 6th July 2023

Find out more about life at Peter Symonds College. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to look around facilities, meet staff and current students, and discover more about the courses and activities on offer. Open Evenings for 2024 entry will take place on:

Wednesday 5 July 2023: 5.30 – 8.30 pm/ Thursday 6 July 2023: 5.30 – 8.30 pm

Booking for these events will be essential. Bookings open mid-June, more information is available at

For more details on any of the above, please contact Mrs K Key: or call the School Office on 01962 734361.

One opportunity used wisely can change your life dramatically.