Students come from across England and Wales to experience life at LJMU
09 August 2012
On Tuesday 17 July 2012, 116 sixth form students from across England and Wales, arrived for a three day residential stay at LJMU.
The event, organised by the Student Recruitment and Widening Access Team, was an opportunity for students who were considering making an application to LJMU, to work alongside current undergraduates and academic staff, in a subject area of their choice. All students had made independent applications and came from 40 different schools and colleges from target areas identified by Student Recruitment and Widening Access Team.
After spending their first day taking part in activities organised by the University's Student Advocate Team, the sixth form students then spent the next two days taking part in lectures, workshops and project work across three of the University's campuses. Academic staff from Law, Engineering, Forensic Science, Healthcare and Sport Development, had all spent time putting together engaging programmes of activity to showcase what undergraduate courses at LJMU would involve.
Below are some of the comments from the students who took part in the Summer University:
"The sessions were brilliant and I feel I now know significantly more about the course. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and it has given me a brilliant insight into university life. "
"Helped confirm that I want to do this subject in the future."
"It has been an amazing experience and it has helped me decide I’ll definitely apply here."
"Very insightful, really helped me to make the choice of what to study at university. Teaching style was great and the lecturers were very interesting and helpful."
Paul Ireland, Account Manager in Student Recruitment and Widening Access said:
"This year's Summer University was an excellent example of teamwork across the University. Academics, faculty staff, Student Advocates and members of Student Recruitment and Widening Access all worked together to ensure that these 116 students went away with an excellent impression and a full understanding of the opportunities, support and experiences that would be available to them as an LJMU undergraduate. Surveying the students before and after the event showed large increases in the number of students who felt that they could now move away from home and also felt confident about achieving success whilst at university. The Summer University was a fitting culmination to the school and college recruitment and engagement activity that the Outreach Team has been coordinating and delivering all year."
If any other academic teams or members of staff would be interested in finding out more about the outreach work that takes place within the University or would like to get involved for 2012/13 then please contact Outreach@ljmu.ac.uk or ext 6383