Welcome to our Children’s University blog
This is the place to find out about the Nottingham Trent Children’s University; how it works, how you can get involved and new exciting developments!
The Big Picture
Children’s University (CU) is a national programme for 7-14-year olds; accrediting learning that happens out of school time, before and after school and at lunchtimes, weekends and during school holidays.
It aims to raise aspirations, boost achievement and encourage a love of learning.
Participating pupils voluntarily take part in a variety of activities (called CU learning destinations) to gain stamps in their ‘Passport to Learning’. The stamps convert into awards at bronze, silver and gold levels. Pupils are rewarded for their achievements with national certificates and when they reach their gold award they are invited to an official graduation ceremony held at Nottingham Trent University in the summer term.
All of the activities accredited by CU can also be studied at further or higher education levels. For example, building a go kart for engineering, learning DJ skills for music technology or visiting an art gallery for art history.
At the age of 14 CU participants will be invited to join the NTU Progression scheme
Nottingham Trent Children’s University (CU)Membership
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Children’s CU is managed by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and delivered through school membership only. We currently work with 6 local schools.
Operating as a Widening Participation initiative with limited resources, NTU is not able to offer CU to all schools or offer individual pupil membership.
However, we would like to invite interested schools to email email@example.com as it may be possible to establish a further local Children’s University as part of an existing collaboration e.g. local school partnership or academy chain.
For more information, download the Children’s University PDF