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Discovery Project

Tuesday 27 March 2018

The fortnightly Discovery project started up again in January, with a great turnout of 14-19 year olds with Autism Spectrum Conditions. The project runs from October to April and aims to equip young people with the skills they need to thrive at university. Participants will have the opportunity to be mentored by current university students and take part in a variety of sessions and activities.

This year the project has been supported by Rules of Play who came into run a board game session, demonstrating the wide range of societies available at university.

We have also had a session with Heads Above the Waves, who talked about the importance of good mental health.

Earlier in the year we also ran the Discovery Visit Day, where the students could come along and experience an Open Day but on a much smaller scale. The students had talks from Student Support and spoke to admissions staff from their chosen subject.

With only one session left of the mentoring project this year, we are now looking forward to the residential Summer School in July.


Discovery Summer School: Thursday 12th – Friday 13th July 2018

Students will stay in halls of residence with university ambassadors and take part in a variety of activities aimed at raising aspirations and working on skills needed for university.

  • Find out more about life at University
  • Learn to manage a budget
  • Cook meals in halls of residence
  • Meet new people
  • Stay overnight in university accommodation
  • Explore the city
  • Contact: for more details