20.12.19 | Blog

Right Track Outreach Days

Day 10 of #12AspireDaysOfChristmas

Throughout December, the Aspire to HE team will be highlighting some of their favourite events and programmes from 2019 in the #12AspireDaysOfChristmas2019

Right Track Outreach Days, chosen by Hana our Senior Programme Officer

As part of the Right Track programme, students were invited to spend the day at the University of Wolverhampton Walsall Campus, to find out more about what life is like at university, before attending a summer school later on in the year.

Why have you chosen the Right Track Outreach Days as your favourite Aspire to HE activity of 2019?

Hana: It was great to have the opportunity to meet our Right Track students before they joined us for the residential summer school later in the year.

The Outreach Days had a packed programme of taster sessions in many subjects the students would not have previously tried, for example architecture, paramedic science and music technology.

What was your highlight of the Right Track Outreach Days?

Hana: Because we knew these students would be returning to us for the Right Track Summer School later in the year, we gave them the opportunity to get involved with some of the planning! We asked them to tell us what they were looking forward to most about the Summer School, what they hope to gain, and if there were any particular activities/subjects, they would like to try.

Right Track Outreach Days

In February 2019, year 10 pupils from schools across the Black Country and Telford and Wrekin attended a Right Track Outreach Day, held at the University of Wolverhampton Walsall campus. Each day saw around 80 pupils from four schools take part in activities to increase their understanding of university life and higher education.

The Right Track Outreach Days started with an interactive session, looking at the variety of courses that are available at universities across the country. Followed by subject taster sessions, led by University of Wolverhampton Lecturers, designed to give pupils a flavour of what it would be like to study at university. Pupils selected the sessions they wanted to attend, this included paramedic science, architecture, music technology, and drama.

In the afternoon Positively Mad led a goal mapping session, which involved pupils thinking about their future ambitions and mapping how to get there.

Right Track aims to boost pupil aspirations and give them the knowledge, skills and understanding to make an informed and ambitious decision about higher education and their future.