AccessHE Online – ‘Adventure University’ from Brunel University, London has been piloted!


AccessHE Online is delighted to announce that Brunel University’s course, Adventure University is now one step closer to going live!

On Friday 9 March, Adventure University, was piloted with resounding success. This was no ordinary pilot: The course was piloted at Uxbridge High School, which had also contributed to the videos used in the course. Current year 9 students were guided throughout the course by peers who have now progressed into year 10!

Designed for key stage three students, Adventure University aims to support young people to think about their future and increase their knowledge of their options after secondary school. Brunel University students, Quincy and Jess act as guides throughout the course, alongside other Brunel University students and a group of local year nine students. During the course students are guided in creating their own profiles and encouraged to reflect on what they might want from their futures and how to best achieve this.

Both the course, and the platform as a whole, were met with a great deal of praise. Mr Churchill, a teacher at Uxbridge High School, told us:

I am thoroughly impressed with AccessHE Online.  My students were fully engaged throughout and found the courses extremely useful to help them make informed choices for their Year 9 options.

It wasn’t just the teachers who found the platform useful and engaging – the students enjoyed the pilot too:

I found the website extremely useful.  I now have a clearer idea what GCSE subjects I should pick and even A-Levels I should consider when I get into the Sixth Form.  I would highly recommend that every student in Year 9 uses the platform.“, Year 9 student.

Adventure University is now undergoing some minor revisions. We expect the course will be live after the Easter break. Until then, why not make an account now and check out some of the other courses on AccessHE Online?

For more information about AccessHE Online or to get involved please email Vanessa Baptista (Vanessa.Baptista@londonhigher.ac.uk).