Future U supports Lancashire’s biggest Careers Fair, ‘Blackburn is Hiring’

Future U were delighted to sponsor Lancashire’s biggest careers fair ‘Blackburn is Hiring’ again this year! The event offers learners from secondary schools across the Blackburn with Darwen area the opportunity to meet with over 50 exhibitors; including Lancashire based employers, educators and training providers. The event was organised and delivered by Blackburn with Darwen […]

Students Jump Ahead in Future U’s New Bounce Programme

Young carers often focus on supporting loved ones ahead of pursuing their own aspirations. We at Future U want to ensure that every young carer gets the opportunity to make an informed decision about their future by offering them the support they need. We are therefore delighted to be continuing to work alongside Barnardo’s to […]

Uni Connect programme reaches one million young people!

Uni Connect partnerships across the nation are excited to share the recent news of funders Office for Students (OfS), who have now announced the programme has engaged over a million young people between 2017 and 2021. As part of their latest press release, OfS have a new focus in mind for the Uni Connect project. […]

Blackpool’s future scientists get taste of career options

School students on the Fylde coast are getting a taste of careers in science, as part of a programme to help more students progress to higher education. Teenagers from five high schools across Blackpool and Fleetwood have been learning more about life working in science, engineering and maths as part of a Science Capital programme. […]

Teachers and advisor resource hub – User testing opportunity

The Discover Uni team at the Office for Students are developing a new tool for teachers and careers advisers who are supporting students to consider their options in higher education in collaboration with Uni Connect partnerships. The team would like to invite teachers who teach year 11 – 13 and careers advisors who work in or with […]

Students earn stripes with zookeeping course

Students from Lancashire have been learning the ropes of a career in wildlife conservation with Blackpool Zoo. Pupils from Corpus Christi, Myerscough and Cardinal Newman College in Preston, Our Lady’s Catholic College in Lancaster, Shuttleworth College in Padiham, have been taking part in a series of careers sessions at the zoo, learning what a job […]

Careers support inspires young carers to study

A group of young carers from Lancashire are considering university for the first time, after completing a mentoring course with a leading careers advice programme. Future U, which works with schools and colleges across Lancashire to encourage more young people to consider higher education, is running a series of mentoring sessions with young carers to […]

Mentor sessions to inspire Lancashire’s next engineers

Students in Lancashire are being inspired to become the county’s next generation of top engineers, mathematicians and scientists. Pupils at schools and colleges across Lancashire have been taking part in a mentoring programme with some of the region’s leading STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) employers to encourage students to think about a career in […]

Roadshows to prove it’s never too late for university

A leading careers advice programme will tour the county this summer to encourage more adults to think about starting university as a mature student. We are hosting a range of events to inspire more people to start university, even if they left school years earlier. Despite misconceptions that most university students are teenagers, in Britain […]

Teenager’s tale an inspiration for young people

A Lancashire teenager is encouraging more young people to explore life at university, after a careers advice programme helped her make steps towards her dream job. Jahnaya Alexander, 18, from Skelmersdale is set to start at Edge Hill University later this year, after support from Future U’s mentoring scheme helped her decide on her next […]

Events & Activities

At Future U, we to offer a variety of outreach events and activities which are delivered by our central team and by our partners.


Please select Activities to view the range of talks and workshops that are available to book ad-hoc. Many activities can be delivered in school or virtually, are free of charge and are aligned to the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance.


Select Events to see find upcoming dates for university visit days, competitions, residentials and more.