13/05/2015 by sleach860
A group of Year 7s got to investigate student life this week on Manchester University’s University Uncovered, a day designed to showcase the benefits and opportunities higher education offers.
Through a series of workshops, presentations and a campus tour the year 7 pupils gained knowledge and understanding of university teaching and learning and student life in general. Lectures and seminars were explained, as was the difference in scale between MCMA and Manchester University.
On their campus tour the MCMA learners discovered that the university’s library holds 4 million books, which if you read one a day would take 11,000 years. The pupils also found out about university accommodation and student life in general.
The pupils learnt about the development of transferable skills such as leadership and teamwork developed through non-academic activities in the university’s clubs and societies, of which there are over 300. Much of the information came from the current undergraduates who act as student ambassadors.
A few comments from the year 7s sum up the visit:
“It was really interesting”
“I enjoyed the tasting experiment”