What is the Children’s University?
The Children’s University is an international charity that provides 5 to 14 year olds with access to exciting and innovative CU Learning Activities and experiences outside of the normal school day.
On becoming members of the Children’s University™, children are issued with a Passport to Learning. The children are encouraged to travel to CU Learning Destinations and participate in CU Learning Activities. Each hour of CU validated learning they complete brings the child closer to a Children’s University graduation certificate, presented at a locally organised CU graduation ceremony, hosted in a real university setting with proud parents in the audience, celebrating achievement and rewarding participation.
Children’s University if your school is not enrolled
If your school is not yet enrolled in Children’s University, why not ask them to join us? Perhaps they’ve never heard of us before and you could be introducing something new and exciting to everyone!
If you’ve tried and your school is still not enrolled with Children’s University, why not join us as part of our Virtual School? This is for anyone aged 5-14 whose school is not enrolled. This costs £6 and gives you all the same great benefits of being a part of Children’s University. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are able to consider, for Learning Activity status, any activity that:
- Enables children to further develop and improve their skills & knowledge
- Is undertaken voluntarily, outside of normal school hours and can include activities that run before school, at lunchtimes and after school
- Relates to a subject that can be studied in Further or Higher Education
- Raises aspirations, showing children that learning can be challenging and fun
As well as school based Learning Activities offered with restricted access, there are Public Learning Destinations that can include, but are not limited to one-off workshops, lectures, libraries, museums, creative arts, sports coaching… the list continues to grow both locally and across the UK. The quality assurance process of assessment for Learning Destinations status is called CU Validation.
If your club or activity would like to be considered for validation as a learning provider, please visit https://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/get-involved/learning-providers/ for more information and to complete our short form. You will then be contacted by our local Children’s University Manager to complete the validation.