School children gain insight into Higher Education on a visit to the College of Human and Health Sciences

A large group of school children from Pentre'r Graig Primary School visit the University to experience a day on campus and find our more about Higher Education and 'What is University'.

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            Pupils taking part in interactive session on wounds 

Year 5 and 6 pupils from Pentre’r Graig Primary School recently visited the University to gain an insight into 'What is University', receive information about their options after secondary school and take part in interactive sessions organised by the College of Human and Health Sciences.

On a very wet and windy morning, the pupils met current students who took them on a tour of campus, attended a session on ‘What is University?’, and had a talk from PhD students in the College of Science.

After lunch, the 70 pupils, some with accompanying parents, visited the College of Human and Health Sciences. They were split into 3 groups and spent 20 minutes rotating around interactive sessions with staff and students from the Department of Nursing, Department of Psychology and the ‘Love a Maggot’ Campaign team. 

Tracy Williams (Senior Lecturer Nusing) and Debbie Rowberry (Lecturer in Nursing) who helped run the event, commented, "The day was a great opportunity to spend with the children and hopefully alleviate some of their fears of university life. The pupils were fully interactive with the activities and enjoyed the experience of  exploring some of the Nurses role. They asked the student nurses  lots of questions about the role and university life. The feedback was very positive."

‘We are particularly proud of the students who helped on the day as they did an amazing job of ensuring our visitors had a positive and professional experience.’ 

 

 Some comments received from the pupils on their day on campus:-

“I like university because when I am older I can live here and do Nursing”

“I had a lovely day, Thank You soooo much”

“I enjoyed holding the maggots”

“It was the best day of my life”

“I had a lovely day and I’m coming here when I’m out of comp”

 

If you are a school interested in organising a visit to the college please contact our college Recruitment Officer: Karen Huxtable -  k.l.huxtable@swansea.ac.uk