ACE Days

On an ACE (Aiming for a College Education) Day, students from Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David work closely with Year 9 pupils on a series of activities aimed at raising educational aspirations and their awareness of university life. The pupils go on a tour of the campus, learn about what it is like to be a university student, and about the opportunities that arise from having a degree.

Pupil Comments:

"The experiences I've had today are incredible and really interesting and I enjoyed learning what you do as a student. I would really like to go to uni now." A pupil from Dylan Thomas Community School

"This experience day has made me more confident about wanting to come to uni because at first I was scared about the whole thought of growing up, but after today it doesn't sound that bad and I can't wait." A pupil from Glan Afan Conprehensive School

Teacher Comments:

"Superb. The university students develop trusting relationships with pupils which enabled pupils to show their talents by producing work of a high standard. Pupils enjoyed getting a feel of University life. Activities were well matched to pupil abilities and enabled all pupils to make a contribution."Teacher from Dylan Thomas Community School

For more information contact:

Tel: 01792 602 128

E-mail: reachingwider@swansea.ac.uk