Our Aiming for a College Education (ACE) High days encourage Year 10 and 11 students to start thinking about the possibility of going into higher education. The half-day, activity-based sessions give students an insight into university life, the opportunities available in higher education, and the options attending university can open up to them.
ACE sessions take place in March, April and June on the LSE campus. Each session lasts two and a half hours, with schools being able to book either a morning or afternoon slot. LSE can accommodate up to 30 pupils at a time.
The following dates are currently available for 2017-18:
Two sessions will run on every day listed below from either 10am-12pm or from 2pm-4pm.
Wednesday 21 March
Monday 26 March
Tuesday 27 March
Wednesday 28 March
Monday 16 April
Tuesday 17 April
Thursday 19 April
Friday 20 April
Monday 11 June
Wednesday 13 June
Thursday 14 June
Friday 15 June
A typical half-day session looks at:
• The financial responsibilities of being a university student
• Progression routes into higher education
• Deciding what to study at university
Participants work in small groups led by LSE Student Ambassadors, and take a tour of LSE’s campus.
There is no charge for the scheme, but schools need to arrange and pay for transport to / from the LSE campus. Lunch is not provided.
We ask for at least two members of staff to accompany a group of 30 pupils.
All staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training before the event. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people on activities receive specific training on working with children, in line with LSE’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.
"The day has been really useful. It has covered a broad range of topics in an accessible way, especially the board game addressing lifestyle and student finance. It was excellent to have such a high ratio of ambassadors to students, so they could really converge and engage."
Teacher attending an ACE High session