19.12.19 | Blog

Aspire to HE Colleges Campus Experience Day

On Tuesday 17th December 2019, students from six further education colleges across the region visited the University of Wolverhampton, City Campus, for a day of hands-on activities and subject taster sessions. The aim of this day was to give the students a taste of what life is like at university, whilst also introducing them to new courses, like Deaf Studies and Emergency and Disaster Management.

The day started with an inspirational workshop from Stephen Seki, where he talked about his own journey at university, from farmer to pharmacist. Students then moved on to subject taster sessions, delivered by University of Wolverhampton academic staff.

There was a wide variety of subject taster sessions for young people to choose from on the day, this included a hands-on lab based session with the Faculty of Science and Engineering, testing and identifying pollutants in water. College students also got the chance to meet current University of Wolverhampton students studying Interpreting (BSL), where they talked about what life is like at the University of Wolverhampton and the support available to students.

When asked what they had gained from the day, students commented:

“I have gained knowledge on courses, and the large variety of choice”

“I enjoyed today, cyber security allowed me to get an insight into the course”

“I have gained more knowledge of what life at university is like”

“I enjoyed team working and all the learning about emergency services”

The planning and delivery of the day was a collaborative effort between the University of Wolverhampton UK Recruitment Team and Aspire to HE, who worked together to develop the programme, engage faculties, and recruit attendees.