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

Plans for delivery for this programme during 2020/21 are currently suspended due to the pandemic.

In the meantime, there are other opportunities to experience LSE and its campus from school or at home, including blogs, vlogs, videos and an interactive map. 

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.

LSE has decided to postpone all public events from 23 March until further notice. Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel any remaining ACE High events. We apologise for the inconvenience this cancellation will cause but we hope that you understand our reasons for this.

Information about LSE’s response to coronavirus can be found online here.

When and where does the scheme run?

Sessions take place on the LSE campus. Schools can book either a morning session or an afternoon session, each lasting two and a half hours.

The dates we have available for ACE or ACE High sessions in 2020 are below. To request a date, please click here to complete a school application form. Please note, we will offering sessions on the below dates only, so please only select the dates you can make from this list.

 ACE High days are now fully booked.

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 our Child Protection and Safeguarding 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?

 We are now taking school booking requests for dates in January, March, April, May and June 2020. Please see the 'When and where does the scheme take place?' tab for a full list of available dates.

To request a date, please click here to complete a school application form. Please note, we will be offering sessions on specific dates only, so please do not request dates other than those listed.

"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

Cancellation Policy

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as a Force Majeure event), which includes but is not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises, we may need to cancel an event at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, a change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.