Students see possibilities in university visit
Students from The Radclyffe School who had been unsure about applying to university had an eye-opening visit to the University of Huddersfield.
The Year 10 youngsters learned about choosing degree courses and the different careers that are opened by studying in higher education.
Teachers at the Chadderton school arranged the visit as part of an extended programme which helps students to close gaps in achievement. By seeing for themselves what is on offer at university, the young people gained a greater understanding of what they need to achieve at GCSE and A-level.
A trip round the Students’ Union was many people’s highlight, as well as meeting current university students and talking about their experience of university life.
GAPS Co-ordinator James Delve said, “We’re grateful to Huddersfield University for helping the young people to appreciate the opportunities available.
“The visit was just the latest step in raising the students’ interest in the opportunities offered at university. Activities through the year are boosting the students’ achievement to make sure they reach their potential.”