09/06/2014 by sleach860
A group of intrepid Year 7s got to investigate student life earlier in the summer term on Manchester University’s University Uncovered, a day designed to introduce learners to higher education through fun, hands on activities.
Through a series of workshops and presentations the year 7 learners developed their knowledge and understanding of university teaching and learning and student life in general. The difference in size of universities compared to schools was flagged up; Manchester University has 39,000 students, 92 buildings and an amazing 4 million books in its library.
The pupils learnt about the development of transferable skills such as leadership and teamwork developed through non-academic activities in the university’s many clubs and societies. Much of the information on the day came from the current undergraduates who act as student ambassadors who led many of the activities.
At the end of the day, when asked what they had learned, some interesting answers came up. The pupils cited information from the different workshops on subjects including geography, neuroscience, marketing and speech therapy along with general information on student life.