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.