The School:

Oaklands is in their fifth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students will soon be busy developing their Enterprise Skills by designing a new video game. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 3 to put their Listening Carefully and Using Imagination skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

The University of West London has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in London, as well as in Reading in Berkshire. The university has strong links with a range of employers and offers courses in subjects from travel and tourism, to nursing, engineering and music.

The Challenge: Uni-que University

The day started off with the students using their Listening Carefully skills by interviewing the student ambassadors to find out about their different experiences at university and the Enterprise Skills required to do their courses. Students then went on a tour of the University, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs people do on site to keep everything running smoothly.
Over the course of the day, teams explored what makes a university, before researching and designing their own dream university as a way of channelling their Using Imagination skills. The day culminated in group presentations to student ambassadors from the University, designed to persuade prospective future students to study there.

What they said:

  • “The students loved the tour and it was fantastic to work alongside the students at UWL.” – Teacher
  • “I wish we had this when I was in school. It allows the students to really focus on what they want to do at University.” – Volunteer
  • “In our team, the skill we used most today was listening. And working in a team. And aiming high.” – Student, Year 3

Thanks to everyone for such a great trip day!

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us or visiting

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