Discover online work experience and subject tasters

Students exploring their options through UCAS will soon be able to virtually experience university and the world of work thanks to a new strategic partnership with careers platform, Springpod.
Posted Thu 22 February 2024 - 15:38

The new agreement will enable those with a UCAS Hub account to explore, interact and sample university subjects, courses, and work experience online before they apply.

By logging into their UCAS Hub, students will have virtual access to:

  • Subject Spotlights: Interactive university course tasters which feature real-life lectures, seminars and academics, giving prospective students the opportunity to experience a variety of degree subjects that they may be considering studying.
  • Work Experiences: Immersive and informative virtual work experiences with leading employers such as the NHS, Network Rail and Airbus. These incorporate real workplace activities – from attending a live surgery to designing a lunar landing module – and the chance to speak with, and hear from, industry professionals.

Springpod Founder and Chief Executive Sam Hyams said:

“Springpod aims to inspire and empower the next generation by helping them to select and secure their brightest future, which is why we're excited to introduce virtual career and course experiences to the hundreds of thousands of young people applying through UCAS. 

“Our programmes enable young people to try a career or subject before they apply, increasing understanding, confidence and outcomes. Our aim is to ensure young people achieve their brightest future and together, with UCAS, we can help to educate, upskill and prepare young people to take their future into their own hands.”

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