Session booking information
We usually speak to groups from years 9-13s, and occasionally year 8 students, international students, undergraduates, mature students, parents, careers advisors & university ambassadors. You name it and we’re game.
We’ve done presentations/workshops in classrooms, mobile classrooms, science labs, assembly halls, 6th form common rooms, school theatres, gyms, playgrounds and sports fields. We even did one on the International Space Station (not really, but one can dream).
If you’ve got 60 students but only have a room that fits 30, then let us know, and we can do the talk twice, so everyone gets a chance to hear it.
After a Push session:
We give every student the chance to sign up to Push Post – our free monthly newsletter, full of helpful, clear, independent advice guiding them through the application process, reinforcing key dates and deadlines, and encouraging them to research and think about different things to think about when choosing and applying to uni or alternatives. The through-line of our monthly blogs is choices and employability. We promise never to spam students, sell their details on to third parties, or try and sell them stuff. An option to unsubscribe at anytime is also given, for when you don't need us anymore..
We widely promote our Student Zone on this site, for students to access anytime along with our regular 90' Second video guides on the topics students most want answers to.
For schools and colleges
On request, we can give you a copy of our presentation used in the session, for you to re-visit with students in assemblies or tutorials...or to circulate to all the students themselves. We also offer a student engagement report based on the data collected in our feedback forms, to show you the impact we had (again: on request).
All teachers are also welcome to sign up to Push Post – our free monthly newsletter, although directly aimed at students, it is full of useful articles, careers and employability news, tips and deadline reminders you can pass on to your students. Teachers can always find useful advice, articles and links on our For Schools and Colleges page, too.
Our ethos is to deliver a sustained progressive framework whenever possible: to build an ongoing relationship with students, delivering laddered sessions as year groups progress toward their post-16 and post-18 choices. We offer a wide range of session topics so if you enjoy one session why not try another one? For example Moj Taylor, our Executive, has teamed up with fellow comedian Lorna Shaw to offer public speaking and comedy workshops to help develop students' self-confidence, creativity and resilience, in a truly refreshing way.
After we’ve confirmed details about dates, times, and topics, we’ll send you a confirmation email along with a final booking receipt with all the agreed details on. You just need to check this over and read the terms and conditions at the bottom and let us know if there's anything you'd like changing.
We’ll also send you a confirmation email about a week before the session, just to check that all the details are still correct and we're 100% good to go. That allows our team ample time to put the final preparations toward your session.
If prior to the session you need to make alterations or (dare we say) a cancellation then you'll easily be able to contact our friendly team who will try and assist you the best way they can.
We will send you the name and contact details of the speaker who will be visiting your school/college/university. You can find out more about our individual speakers here.
All sessions are payable, in full, on receipt of an invoice. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can if there any problems processing payments and we’ll see what we can do. We know how different budgets can be, and if you need to pay a deposit now, or split the payments, call us to discuss.
If you need to raise a PO number or send an invoice our invoicing address is:
Cherry Publishing LTD, 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL
Also as part of their social responsibility, we charge independent schools slightly more for a Push session. This allows us to set aside some funding to help lower the cost of sessions for certain schools who can't quite make their budget stretch, but would really benefit from a Push session.
We also regularly work with uni connect hubs. With their funding - focused on supporting areas of England where student numbers have lower progression rates to higher education - we are able to offer certain schools and colleges on regional NCOP target lists fully-funded Push sessions. No strings attached.
If you are a state-funded school or college in England, pop us a call or email and tell us a bit more about your school. We’ll have a few questions to ask you, and then we’ll be able to see if your school is the right shape to fit into our funded-session-shaped hole.