Drop Ins, tech, fitness, and more
Universal Youth Work is focussed on young people age 11-19, giving them open and welcoming spaces to come into. We have a few different sessions each week with different activities and age groups, but the aim of all of them is to give young people somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to.
Come and hang out!
Every Wednesday 4pm-5.30pm for S1+ young people and Fridays 4pm-5.30pm for S3+ we have our open Drop Ins. These are spaces for young people to come and hang out with their friends and chat to our youth workers, all while playing on our pool table, air hockey table, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and boardgames. A great atmosphere with a really diverse crowd!
Get fit and healthy in a supported environment
Come and join us at our supported open gym sessions!! Regular exercise can improve your mental health, help manage weight, reduce risk and disease and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Each week we have two open gym sessions where young people can feel supported in a safe and nurturing gym environment.
Universal Drop-in Youth Committee
Giving Young People Opportunity
Being on a youth committee gives young people community, a sense of purpose, responsibility and opportunity. Our youth committee helps to plan events, activities and trips such as our famous yearly 24hr event and Alton towers trip with support from a youth worker. Alongside being loads of fun our youth committee have developed key skills and have gained qualifications such as first aid training, leadership training and food handling.
Tech Drop In
Try out our technology
During our Wednesday Drop In (4.15pm-5.30pm), upstairs, we have our Tech Drop In. Each month we focus on a different technology from 3d printing to robotics to VR to printing on shirts and hoodies. It’s a great place to learn the basics and then make your own project a reality.