On Wednesday the 22rd March 38 students visited the University Of Plymouth for the day with the aim of raising aspirations, by inspiring more students to consider university and higher education. Students were put into groups, assigned campus tour guides and had a comprehensive tour of the University, as well as attending information sessions covering university life. Students were also treated to an interactive lecture in either science or art.
Some students had already set their sights on University and had come along to see university life at first hand, but for most it was an opportunity to look at post 18 options and the implications of progressing into higher education. Comments from students who attended included
“I had a brilliant day. I was surprised how many people there were and how friendly everyone was”.
“I was thinking about University but thought I wouldn’t be able to go, this trip has proved to me that I can get a place at University. Really valuable experience.”
Another said “I really enjoyed the science activity, extracting my own DNA and getting to keep it in a pendant. The tour showed me how different university was to what I thought it would be like.
Another commented “It made me really want to go to University and the information on student life was very useful.”