Children’s University

West of England young people at the Children’s University celebration on College Green, Bristol

The Children’s University is an international charity devoted to helping children discover the fascinating world around them, and appreciate the real-world relevance of their school subjects. We encourage 5–14 year olds to take part in all kinds of activities outside of school, so that they can develop new interests, learn new skills and enjoy new experiences.

Our programme helps build:

Ambition, self esteem and confidence.
Curiosity and a love of learning.
Motivation and resilience.
Family learning.
Enhanced life experiences.

West of England Children’s University

West of England Children’s University is funded by UWE Bristol and locally supported by Bath Spa University, Weston College and the Hampstead Trust. We cover Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

We work with local communities to encourage all children – but particularly those who stand to benefit from it most – to take part in a variety of Learning Activities, delivered by our Learning Destination partners. Our ambition is to raise aspiration, boost achievement and foster a lifelong love of learning.

Taking part is voluntary, with a very different feel from school, involving different activities and locations.

Our school and child membership is growing – children, supported by their families, are happy to give up their free time to embrace new experiences. From the comments and recommendations of parents, teachers, learning providers, and the children themselves, we know they are engaged and inspired.