Future pathways (Swindon)

What is Future Pathways?

Future Pathways is a free programme that has been run in partnership with Swindon virtual school since 2021. It helps care experienced young people in years 9-12 learn about all the educational pathways available to them after they leave school. It also gives them the opportunity to socialise with other young people in similar circumstances.

This year we have two new partners, Oxford Brookes University and Royal Agricultural University, who have come on board to make sure this year’s programme is better than ever!

How much does it cost?

Future Pathways is completely FREE to attend, including transport and all refreshments.

When and where is it?

All the events for this year can be seen below. At the bottom of this page is a downloadable leaflet with details for all the events.

Date Time Event Location
Wed 1 Nov 2023 16.30 – 18.30 Welcome event Royal Agricultural University (RAU)  Swindon
Wed 22 Nov 16.30 – 18.30 Post 16/18 pathways RAU Swindon


Thur 7 Dec 09.00 – 15.00 Further education college visit Cirencester College, New College Swindon and the Institute of Technology
Wed 13 Dec 17.30 – 20.00 Christmas social TBC


Wed 7 Feb 2024 16.30 – 18.30 Apprenticeships Workshop, with guest Junior Saunders. Cultural Heritage Institution, Swindon

Please email jduckett@brookes.ac.uk to confirm attendance

Wednesday 13th March 09.00 – 15.00 Visit Bristol Aerospace Museum Depart from Shaw Ridge Leisure Park.

Please email jduckett@brookes.ac.uk to confirm attendance.


Sat 6 Apr 10.00 – 15.00 Fun day for students, carers & foster siblings


Cotswold Farm Park
Wed 15 May 16.30 – 18.30 Subject taster RAU Swindon


Fri 28 – Sun 30 Jun 23 09.00 – 15.00 Summer school Oxford Brookes University


Wed 17 July 17.30 – 20.00 End of year celebration TBC

How do I book on?

To  register your young person for the programme please complete the registration form below.

For more information or any questions please email Jo Duckett: jduckett@brookes.ac.uk

Testimonials from Future Pathways (Berkshire and Swindon)