About the Children's University

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What is the CU?

The Children’s University (CU) promotes social mobility by providing high quality, exciting and innovative extra-curricular activities to children and young people aged 5-14 years of age.

The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening up access to children of all backgrounds.

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Children’s University is managed by Staffordshire University.

How does it work?

Typically, a Children’s University partners with a number of local schools. Children are issued a Passport to Learning in which they record their participation in quality-assured activities beyond the classroom (called Learning destinations).

Once significant hours are accumulated, their achievements are celebrated at a university-style graduation ceremony, often in local universities or civic buildings.

In some areas of the country, the local Children’s University might have the capacity to accommodate individual members who are home educated or if their school is not signed up, but this is not always possible.