Idea: girls and boys put the shoe on the other foot
On the annual Future Day, hundreds of companies and institutions open their doors and give students from 5th to 7th grade the opportunity to discover the world of work.
The focus is particularly on changing sides. Children and young people are encouraged not to be limited by gender stereotypes, but to put their own interests and abilities at the center of their career choice. This should increase the chance of a successful professional life.
In the course of this, boys and girls accompany a parent or caregiver who works in a “gender-atypical” occupational field for one day on National Future Day.
The next future day will take place at the November 9, 2023. For more information about this day, please visit the official National Future Day website.
Participation at the University of Basel
In principle, all young people in the 5th to 7th grade grade can participate in the Future Day at the University of Basel. However, the cantons regulate participation in the Future Day differently. Here you can find an overview of participation regulations .
To participate in the Future Day, a request must be made to the school. In many schools, the Future Day is already part of the fixed annual program; some schools require their students to apply for a dispensation (see “Vorlagen”).
The University of Basel offers children of all university members to participate in the basic Future Day program. In this program, the young people accompany his or her companion for a day at work or study. Participation in the basic program does not require central registration but only internal coordination with the supervisor or lecturers.
In addition, the University of Basel provides various programs for which children can register in order to gain an in-depth insight into one of the may subject areas of the various faculties. The registration deadline for these is October 15th, 2023. The number of participants is limited for each program.
All kids participating in the special programs will receive a lunch voucher together with the registration confirmation. The ones only participating in the basic program can download the lunch voucher on our website. The voucher can only be redeemed on November 9, 2023 at one of the SV Services and ZFV sales points at the University of Basel.
The meal voucher can be redeemed in the following refectories / cafeterias:
- Restaurant Bacells’ Kaffi Biozentrum, Spitalstrasse 41, 4056 Basel
- Cafeteria Uni Bibliothek, Schönbeinstrasse 18, 4056 Basel
- Cafeteria Al Dente (UZB), Mattenstrasse 42, 4058 Basel
- Bernoulli Kitchen & Garden, Bernoullistrasse 16, 4001 Basel
- Cafeteria Kollegienhaus, Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel
like2be - Which job suits whom?
The electronic game like2be enables young people to broaden their horizons in the career choice process in a playful way.
By experimenting with different life plans and career biographies, young people not only get to know a variety of new professions and training opportunities, but also learn how diverse (career) biographies can be.
The learning game helps young people to develop a reflective develop a reflective relationship to their own career aspirations.