On Friday 7th and 21st June 2013, Year 7 students from Fazakerley High School attended a one day visit to the University of Liverpool. The event was arranged so that the young people could see the University firsthand and learn more about student life, also to give them the motivation to push themselves towards higher education.
The event involved a series of sessions designed by the Educational Opportunities Team and delivered by University of Liverpool Graduate and Student Advocates. Graduate and Student Advocates are all current University students, or have recently graduated, and so can speak from recent experience about their time in higher education and can act as role models to the visiting students.
Each of the sessions focused on a different aspect of personal development for the young people and had been designed to increase the students motivation towards education, expand their knowledge and vocabulary of University, develop an understanding of a ‘progression journey’ through education and increase their aspirations for the future.
The visit allowed the young people to ask questions about University, disproving myths about higher education and giving more information about their educational journey and their future options.