by Scott Goodacre

Their visit included:

  • A taster Philosophy lecture on the topic ‘Do we have free will?’.
  • A tour of the University of York’s impressive Heslington campus.
  • A session with staff from the university on how to apply to higher education.
  • A discussion session with a panel of student ambassadors.
  • A presentation of life as a student at the University of York.

The day was incredibly useful for students as it taught them about the application process from a university’s perspective, and allowed the students to talk to current undergraduates about their time in higher education so far.

The following comments were received from students after the trip:

  • “I learnt a lot about the application process.”
  • “It made me realise that university will be hard, scary but fun.”
  • “It was good to find out about all the different societies.”
  • “I found out how to make the most out of university life.”
  • “It was good to learn about university life and to meet real students.”
  • “It made me realise that I had to plan ahead.”
  • “It gave me a good insight into student life and expectations.”
  • “That I needed to buy a bike and not fall into the lake!”
  • “It made me realise that doing research for university now is very important.”
  • “I learnt a great deal about the UCAS application.”
  • “It made me realise how much I want to go to York University.”
  • “I really liked the lecture on Free Will.”
  • “I learnt how to write a good personal statement.”

Our thanks to the University of York for allowing our students to attend.