Young carers become university students for a day             

Young carers from around Huntingdon were welcomed to the Anglia Ruskin Cambridge campus to get a taste of student life. The visit was organised by Carers Trust and Take Your Place to give these 15-16 year olds an insight into university life and exploring how the flexibility of student life can fit around caring responsibilities.


Staff and sixth form students from Jack Hunt School, Ken Stimpson Community College, Stanground Academy and Nene Park Academy came together in October with CPSL Mind to gain training and insight  into the StessLess programme.

Pupils experience ‘A day in the life’ of a uni student

Almost 50 students from schools in East Anglia took part in a photography project run as a collaboration between Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge.

650 students attend Take Your Place event at PRC

Earlier this week, Peterborough Regional College held an event to tell students about Take Your Place. Activities included a Mash Machine (an “interactive music maker which brings together sound, lighting and video controls into a single user interface”), Virtual Reality, X-Shooter and a photo booth.

Ely College students attend ‘university in a day’

More than 180 year nine Ely College students took part in workshops and visited a local university to experience life at university first hand. Funded by the Department for Education through the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area, the event was organised by Take Your Place.

Thetford Academy student to start Higher Apprenticeship role at Aviva

Earlier this year Jacek Lipinski from Thetford was one of 13 sixth form students studying computing and programming at Thetford Academy to tour Aviva and discover the career and education prospects available.