Year 9 get a taste of life at university

On Thursday 21st June, 60 Year 9 students attended Hull University’s annual ACE (Aiming for College Education) Day.

The event aims to address some of the misconceptions younger school pupils have about university. It is designed to increase their awareness of higher education and offer them a feel for life as an undergraduate. The visit is also an opportunity to help them realise their potential and recognise that going to university is an achievable goal, thereby raising aspirations.

Throughout the day, students took part in a number of activities aimed at providing further information about student life. These ranged from exploring student finance and the cost of attending university, to finding out about different universities across the country.

Our students were also taken on a campus tour, including a look around the new Hull York Medical School, and were treated to sights across Hull from the top of the university's library building.

Leading the trip was Daisy Turner, Teacher of Science, who commented: ‘Our students behaved impeccably and were a credit to the school. They all thoroughly enjoyed the day and I know the information they gained will be invaluable to them when making future decisions.’