On Thursday 20th October and Wednesday 7th December 2011 the whole of year 7 attended a one day visit to the University of Liverpool. The event was arranged so that the students could see the University first-hand and learn more about student life, also to give them the motivation to push themselves towards higher education.
The event involved a series of sessions designed by the Educational Opportunities Team and delivered by University of Liverpool Graduate and Student Advocates.
Each of the sessions focused on a different aspect of personal development for the young people and had been designed to increase the students motivation towards education, expand their knowledge and vocabulary of University, develop an understanding of a ‘progression journey’ through education and increase their aspirations for the future.
The visit allowed the young people to ask questions about University, disproving myths about higher education and giving more information about their educational journey and their future options.