An 11-16 Academy
Fifteen would-be undergraduates joined other schools from the region to sample what UEA might have to offer after sixth form.
The day was extraordinarily well organised, each group of pupils had two minders (ambassadors) who were all current students. Each of our pupils had chosen three workshops to join, where they mixed with other schools and their temporary passes were pre-printed with those details – so no-one could get it wrong.
Said Jacob Cleverly “… the workshops available were very different and ranged from debates about education and the age of responsibility ….my favourite was a car racing challenge on a simulator where you could improve the performance by changing the aerodynamic set up …. I managed to trim 8 seconds off the lap time.”
“It was daunting, but an interesting and fun day … I would certainly recommend it”
Sam Aldrich added “We were with people we didn’t know and all three of the workshops were good, all clearly explained and fun. I did all the nerdy things like computer programming. I was able to see how universities work and helped me work out if I want to go”
The objective of the trip was for pupils to be exposed to the university experience and so armed with better understanding of what uni life might be like, they will all be more able to weigh up the pros and cons of a university education.
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