Staff at Swansea University’s Student Recruitment Office have organised a ‘taster day’ visit for Year 10 MAT pupils from St Julian’s School in Newport.
The visit, which took place on Friday 3 July, is part of a Swansea University initiative to introduce school age children to the university environment and to give them an idea of the work taking place in various Colleges across Swansea University.
During the visit, students received a ‘Student Life’ talk; campus tour and participated in several College workshops including those given by research staff in the College of Science and the College of Arts and Humanities.
Teacher, Mr Anthony Bradshaw from St Julian’s School, who accompanied the pupils on the visit said: “The students were really impressed by their visit to Swansea which, especially given the limited time scale, addressed many of the questions they had about University life.
“The enthusiasm and professionalism of all the staff we encountered was striking, and staff in different departments engaged with all students, regardless of whether they actually intended to study those particular areas in the future.
“I know that all the feedback I received on the day was very positive. The day was very successful in convincing students that going to university per se is something they should aspire to, but I think Swansea University itself may well be a winner because many students were very taken by the welcome, the campus, the courses on offer and, last but not least, the beach!”
Sarah Reilly, Marketing and Recruitment Officer within the Student Recruitment Office said: “School visits give pupils a taste of what to expect should they wish to study at university. We aim to provide a fun and inspiring experience for pupils which can also help them to find out more about our courses. We organise school visits on a regular basis and would like to offer more of these visits to schools in the local area”.
View the Flickr stream from the visit here.
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