Future U is not compulsory, and you will need parental consent to get involved. Some of the activities, such as mentoring, will take part during lunchtimes or after school and so require extra commitment alongside your current studies. Some activities, such as visits to universities and businesses, may take part during school time. There may be some aspects of the project that you would like to take part in and others that you do not. Whilst we encourage all participants to push themselves, you will never be made to do anything you are not comfortable with.