Oasis Academy Hobmoor
Oasis Academy Hobmoor have recently joined the Skills Builder Partnership to support their students to develop the eight Essential Skills, making use of the various teaching and learning resources available on the Skills Builder Hub. They are also incorporating skill focussed projects into their curriculum and groups of students will be taking part in work place visits.
University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham has been one of the UK's top universities since its foundation in 1900. Around 16,000 students from all over the world currently study there as well as thousands of researchers. The University is a world leader in many research fields including Sport and Exercise Science, Computer Science and Cancer Studies.
The day started off with the learners using their Listening skills when interviewing student ambassadors to find out about their different experiences of university and the Essential Skills required to do their courses, which could range from media to law to biomedical science. The learners then explored what makes a university by carrying out their own research into the different faculties and the associated facilities to support these. They were then taken on a tour of their host's facilities.
Inspired by what they had seen around them, teams then began designing their own dream university as a way of channelling their Creativity skills. Teams' designs were incredibly creative and innovative, taking into account what students would need to help them study, practise, relax and even eat and drink. The day culminated in group presentations to the student ambassadors, designed to persuade prospective future students to study there.