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Doncaster Children’s University

Children’s University (CU) is an exciting educational programme which rewards children and young people for participating in extra-curricular activities, led by their own curiosity and interests.

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Children’s University (CU) raises aspirations, encourages meaningful engagements beyond the classroom and ultimately cultivates a lifelong love of learning.

We are proud to be the only Children’s University in England currently offering FREE membership to schools. We have worked hard to make this possible as we are committed to promoting equal opportunities and ensuring children from all backgrounds can benefit from the positive impact CU is proven to make.

CU recognises that learning happens everywhere! At CU, children choose what to learn about and can follow their interests whilst also being encouraged to explore new things and have a go at the broad range of activities available. Most of all, they have FUN!


Established by the CU Trust, a registered national charity, we are amongst 100’s of CU’s across the nation. Each CU is managed individually in local areas, usually by an educational establishment or local authority. Here in Doncaster, CU is delivered by our dedicated team at Doncaster College & University Centre. We are also part of South Yorkshire CU alongside both Sheffield and Rotherham CU’s.

Any School or individual child in Doncaster can become a member of CU for FREE. We also welcome businesses to get involved.

Our Chancellor

The chancellor for Doncaster Children’s University is local author Gervase Phinn​.

Visit Gervase Phinn’s website

Contact our Children's University team

​If you or your school or organisation would like more information about becoming a learning destination, or you simply have something to tell us, please get in touch.

Email: childrens.university@don.ac.uk

Telephone: 01302 553791

Doncaster Children’s University
The Hub
Chappell Drive

Contact: Children's University