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Launch Pad

Age group Year 5 and 6
Activity type Awareness raising
Group size 30
When June and July (although ad-hoc sessions are available)
Duration 10.00am–2.30pm
Location Kingston Hill campus, Kingston University

Launch pad activityLaunch Pad is an awareness-raising programme that inspires primary school children to start thinking about their future. The programme also aims to build confidence as pupils approach their transition to secondary school.

Launch Pad sessions usually take place on set dates during June and July, although ad-hoc sessions can be arranged providing sufficient notice. If the date you would like is not featured on the dropdown menu on the online booking form and you would like to enquire about an ad-hoc session, please email

Activity outline

Session 1 (optional)

Our student ambassadors come into your school to introduce themselves and the idea of university. They will also provide your pupils with an understanding of what's in store for them during Session 2! This visit typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.

Session 2

Your pupils will spend a day on campus working in small groups and directly with our friendly and experienced student ambassadors and will have the opportunity to:

  • interview their student ambassador in order to find out more about university/student life;
  • complete a university-related word search to introduce them to new terminology;
  • take part in a campus tour challenge; and
  • creatively explore their future dreams.

The day will also involve a mini-graduation ceremony with each pupil receiving a certificate of participation and having their photograph taken wearing a gown and mortar board (photographs will only be shared with the respective school).

Thank you for your interest in our Launch Pad programme. Please note that bookings for the 2018/19 academic year are now full. Dates for 2019/20 will be released here in due course.

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6316
Email us

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6316
Email us

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Additional information

  • Schools will need to make their own way to the University for Session 2.
  • Pupils will need to bring packed lunches, morning refreshments will be provided.

Teacher testimonial

"A fantastic day for my students, I feel that many have raised their aspirations as a result."