ACE High days: Years 10-11

These interactive sessions are a fun way for Year 10 and 11 students to explore university life.

I've learnt key information about university and how it will impact my future as well as the meaning of new words such as bursary and UCAS
ACE High participant

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.

When and where does the scheme run?

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. 

March 2018
Wednesday 21 March 
Monday 26 March 
Tuesday 27 March 
Wednesday 28 March
April 2018
Monday 16 April 
Tuesday 17 April 
Thursday 19 April 
Friday 20 April 

June 2018
Monday 11 June 
Wednesday 13 June 
Thursday 14 June 
Friday 15 June  

What activities are included?

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.

Are there any costs involved?

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.

How many school staff should accompany the pupils?

We ask for at least two members of staff to accompany a group of 30 pupils.

What training do LSE staff receive?

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.

Who is eligible?

Please see our core eligibility criteria

How can I find out more and apply?

Applications open on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Please click here to apply. If you have any questions about this scheme please contact or call 020 7955 7645. You can also see the FAQs for more information.

"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