Students complete higher education tour with a visit to the University of Oxford
Year 9 students from Cockshut Hill School (part of the Summit Learning Trust) in Yardley have been touring the country this month to visit a range of universities.
Students have visited a few institutions close to home, such as the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University and Coventry University, as well as going further afield to the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.
The students have been learning more about what going to university entails and have been encouraged to think more about what they might want to do in the future. They met with current university students and lecturers on their visits and were able to ask them questions about what going to university is like, as well as touring the campus grounds and some of the university buildings.
The visits are part of the schools programme of cultural experiences, which provide students with chances to adapt to different environments, broaden their aspirations, build their social awareness skills and enables students to make links between their schoolwork and their lives moving forward.
“I think it’s really important for our Year 9 students to do these visits to such prestigious universities and it gets them planning their next steps. It’s great for them to know all the options that are out there for them as we want Cockshut Hill students to aim high in everything they do.”