Ulster University Schools Outreach Academy

The Ulster University Schools Outreach Academy is the new outreach programme, aiming to support both pupils and schools in learning new skills, develop existing capabilities and reaching goals.

Covid-19 has proved a challenging time for everyone in the educational system,  as you can imagine, has significantly altered our typical outreach engagements at Ulster University.

Ulster University’s educational outreach is designed to raise aspirations, widen participation and increase attainment across primary and post primary sectors in preparation for engagement in higher-level learning.

Our Schools Outreach has changed, in replacement of visiting schools or having campus visits to experience student culture and fantastic resources, we can now be accessed online.

We offer all our free online courses via Open Education by Blackboard. An open source platform with no additional cost or technology requirements other than a web browser to the user.

These online courses will help pupils, understand the different disciplines they could eventually study at Ulster University, it also gives pupils the opportunity to engage with subjects remotely from their homes and with their families.

To access these materials please see our student guide, with instruction on how to create an account and enrol on our Ulster University Schools Outreach Academy courses.

So why not try some of our interactive content, such as "What does a Biomedical Scientist do and how can they help patients?"

"How can I code with a Microbit?"..All courses are self paced and available 24/7

Pupils will receive an Ulster University Certificate for completion of a short MCQ test at the end of their learning.