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Future U receives £850k funding boost
A student careers service which has offered advice to more than 25,000 young people across Lancashire has been extended after securing funding for an additional year. Future U has…
STEM sessions open up new world for Fylde Coast’s future scientists
A careers project has enabled Fylde Coast students to explore the world of science, as part of a wider programme to help young people explore the benefits of further…
Future Writers – Outside the Window
New challenge set for Lancashire’s young writers A competition to find the next generation of Lancashire’s talented young writers has returned for the second year. The Future Writers project…
New Magazine Support Launched for College Students
New Magazine Support Launched for College Students A new magazine designed to help college students in Lancashire to choose their next career steps has been launched by Future U….
Mentor Sessions Help Students Plan for Careers
Mentor sessions help students plan for careers Students from Blackburn are being inspired to explore jobs with the support of our region’s employers. Year 9 and 10 Pupils at…
The Lockdown Diaries Winner and Anthology Announced 
The Lockdown Diaries Winner and Anthology Announced  Poppy Larkin, 14, who goes to Southlands High School, won first prize in the Future U ‘The Lockdown Diaries’ competition aimed to…
Future Zoo wins BIAZA Gold Award
Future Zoo wins BIAZA Gold Award Gold award for student zoo experience A programme which inspired young people to study for careers working with animals has earned its stripes…
Social Enterprise Challenge
Social Enterprise Challenge Young Entrepreneurs show support to their local community in Apprentice style challenge.   Future U are pleased to announce a new Social Enterprise Challenge hosted by Lancaster University Management School. The challenge has been developed…
Skills For U
SKILLS FOR U Employability programme helps Lancashire’s future workforce during Lockdown   SKILLS FOR U, a new virtual employability skills programme, has received top marks from pupils around Lancashire who have completed sessions whilst studying from home.   Future U…
The Lockdown Diaries
  The Lockdown Diaries ‘The Lockdown Diaries’ is a writing competition for 14-19 year olds across Lancashire. The aim is to find out more about what individual thoughts, experiences…
Lancashire University project receives funding boost
A programme to help more young people in Lancashire start university has been handed a funding boost after being renewed until July 2021. Future U, which works to increase…
A case study showing the impact of the Future U project on Lottie
Lottie, a student at Blackpool Sixth Form College, is heading for university after being encouraged by her work with our outreach team….
Sporty Fleetwood students get a kick out of career programme
A programme designed to raise awareness of the wide range of sporting careers available to young people has helped 10 Year students from Fleetwood High School consider what their…
Lancashire’s young chefs cook up success at Blackburn College
Lancashire’s brightest young culinary stars had their skills put to the test at the finals of a regional competition, which aims to inspire the next generation of chefs and…
Fun-filled days give secondary school students insight into university life
A group of Year 9 and 10 students from across Lancashire got the chance to explore what life may be like if they go on to study at university,…
Revision support adds up for Skelmersdale and Chorley students
The exam period can often be a stressful and overwhelming time for students, as their educational journeys come to an end and they prepare to put everything they’ve learnt…
Lancaster University visit gives pupils Higher Education insight
Secondary school pupils from Rawtenstall were given a taste of what they can expect from higher education when they experienced a day in the life of a university student….
Performing arts workshop puts students in the spotlight
A performing arts workshop, funded by Future U, allowed students to hone their theatre skills by participating in dancing, singing and acting exercises – culminating in a final group…
Mentoring programme helps girls build self confidence
Year 10 pupils from schools in West Lancashire and Fleetwood have completed a programme created to empower participants, increase self-confidence and equip them for their futures….
Role models put West Lancashire pupils on path to bright future
A group of West Lancashire secondary school students are looking to the future after taking part in a countywide outreach initiative designed to support young people’s aspirations….
Outreach weekend gives students wild career insights
Secondary school students from Preston got up close and personal with the residents of Blackpool Zoo recently, as part of an outreach programme designed to support young people’s aspirations….
Fun filled careers event puts pupils on the right track
Secondary school students from Blackpool and the Fylde Coast were given a valuable opportunity to explore the range of career options available thanks to a jam-packed event held at…
Fast Trackers engineering project shortlisted for prestigious award
A project which aims to produce the engineers of the future by creating opportunities for young people in the North West has been shortlisted for a prestigious educational award….
Outreach event helps Preston pupils boost sector skills
Outreach event helps Preston pupils boost sector skills 100 secondary school pupils from Preston are reaping the benefits after developing knowledge and skills relating to a range of industries,…
Students investigate career options at police event
Students investigate career options at police event Secondary school students from Lancashire were given an in-depth insight into careers relating to crime, investigation and the law as part of…
Students get Kicks from Future U event
Students get Kicks from Future U event Opportunity for participants to get behind the scenes at Preston North End Future U, a programme to support school students to progress…
Student Life Talk – West Lancashire College
Young people in Lancashire were given a valuable insight into university life thanks to a programme which helps support students to progress onto higher education….
Students explore their future options in Careers Week at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre
Students explore their future options in Careers Week at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Students have been encouraged to think about their future career plans in an action-packed week…
Future U KICKS! Josh Taylor
Future U Kicks – Josh Taylor Josh Taylor is a participant of our West View Kicks session and has been attending for over a year. In this time Josh…
Future U KICKS! Chanelle McManus
Future U Kicks – Chanelle McManus Chanelle McManus has come through the journey as a participant, then a volunteer, leading to paid casual work, leading to regular paid hours…
Walton-le-Dale’s Enterprise Extravaganza!
Walton-le-Dale’s Enterprise Day On the 7th March 2018, Future U funded and attended an Enterprise Day for a group of Year 10 students from Walton-Le-Dale High School. The pupils…
Jungle Book a Roaring Success with students
Jungle Book a Roaring Success with students Fleetwood High and South Shore Academy Silver Arts Award students took some well-earned time out from the photography studio to watch a…
Young Chefs Shine in Thrilling Final
Young chefs from across Lancashire have basted and baked their way to perfection in the final round of the Reg Johnson Young Chef Schools Competition, held at Blackburn College…
Edge Hill University hosts inspirational health event for local pupils
Edge Hill University hosts inspirational health event for local pupils On Friday 25th May 2018, Edge Hill University hosted an interactive event for local high schools to find out…
West Lancashire iCan! following Mentoring Programme
West Lancashire iCan! following Mentoring Programme Over 60 pupils in West Lancashire have completed an 8 week mentoring programme to help them map out their future. Pupils from Our…
Future U Team Away Day
Future U Team Away Day The Future U Team visited Eric Wright Water Park in Coniston on Friday 21st July for a day of teambuilding activities including raft building,…
Lancashire Science Festival
Lancashire Science Festival The University of Central Lancashire once again hosted the Lancashire Science Festival in June 2017 which welcomed thousands of pupils, teachers, parents and members of the…