Children’s University has just introduced Children’s University Online – our new digital platform that’s a fun, safe and secure online space for participants to record what they’re doing. Children use this alongside their Passport to Learning, collecting stamps in their passports that can then be posted online where they’ll unlock additional information about their activities.

By adding their codes to Children’s University Online they’ll unlock further information showing them the interests and skills they’re developing through participation. All children will have their very own dashboard which will help them see how they’re progressing towards the next award level; reflect on the skills they’re building and help them find new activities. There are also online-only exclusive badges that can be collected between graduations.

It’s great for children and families, schools, and makes it easier for learning providers to get their activities validated

he Children’s University Trust have made available a short You Tube video which will help children and families find their way around Children’s University Online. Here’s the link.

We provide a quick guide for students giving step by step instructions to uploading their learning credits once they have been issued with their secure login details

Quick guide for Primary Students

Quick Guide for Secondary Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do if you forget your username or password?

  • In term time you can ask your CU School co-ordinator and they will help you.
  • During a school holiday just email The Hive and we will sort it out for you!

How do I get a code?

When  you complete an activity at school or outside of school you should write the activity in your passport, ask the organiser to sign or stamp the passport and give you a special code (a colour and a number eg red1234). It is your responsibility to ask for the code as not everyone participating in the activity will be a member of Children’s University!  If you do a regular club over half term/whole term write in the hours to cover that period of time (eg Gymnastics 6 weeks at 1 hour = 6 hours) so you don’t fill up the pages in your passport too fast!

I haven’t got a code/lost code

What can I do, if I lose or forget to ask for my CU Code? 

At school

Your school will have all the codes for school activities just ask them. 

Outside of school

 If you’ve lost a stamp code or weren’t given one when you completed your out of school Children’s University activity, click on the ‘Don’t Have a Stamp’ button.  Tell us as much as you can about the activity you did – Where was it? When did you do it? What did you learn?  Please send a separate request for each activity, if you have more than one query. We will be able to decide if you will receive a new stamp or not and award it.  Next time you log in you will see a stamp has been added. If we can’t award a stamp we will contact the school with the reason and they will be able to advise you.

Please remember that at large busy attractions, sometimes you might not be able to get your passport stamped.  Don’t worry. Keep some evidence of your visit and email the CU manager so that the learning stamps and code can be sent to you.     ( or

A club or organisation I usually earn credits with, isn’t on the list anymore. What can I do?

Learning providers need to re-register as a learning provider by completing our quick and simple online form.  This is taking us a bit of time to reach everyone. So, we are asking for children and parents to be patient and help us.  Use the ‘Don’t Have a Stamp’ button and tell us as much as you can about the activity and try to give us a contact for the organisation so we can send them a reminder. This will speed up the process and help us to get every organisation on board.

Where Can I find which activities are validated?

Visit www.childrensuniversity and click on find an activity.

You can either type in the name of the town you are near* and scroll down to see the list of activities.  You can refine your search by clicking on more options and choosing a specific category (eg Arts and Culture or Science etc.)


You can type in the name of an activity in the blue box and leave the place blank (i.e. RSPB Wild Challenge or Pawprint Badges) and scroll down to see the list displayed.

When you find an activity

You can see more information about it such as:

  • Where it is
  • When it takes place
  • Is there a cost
  • What credit you will receive
  • What skills will you earn etc.

Plan your visit and don’t forget to take your Passport to Learning ……

and have fun!

How It Works

School Membership

CU Online for Schools

Information for Families and Students

CU Online for Families and Students

Privacy Statement

Information for Learning Providers

Activity Zone