Year 10 pupils visit College of Science on 'taster day'

The visit organised by the Student Recruitment team took place on Friday 3 July and was part of a Swansea University initiative to introduce school age children to the university environment, to give them an idea of the work taking place in various Colleges across Swansea University.

St Julian's schoolDuring 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.

Pupils were able to meet with academics from across each of the five departments in the College of Science to find out more about the courses on offer. They also had the opportunity to engage with Dr Dan Forman and Penny Neyland who took them outside to the University’s natural botanical gardens to discuss biology in action.

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!”

View the Flickr stream from the visit here.