On Wednesday the 24th of January Lower Sixth and Year 11 students went to Sussex University. Due to the end of mocks we were all in high spirits and this was only increased but our first lecture. Connor, an ex student of the University, spoke very honestly to us about uni life and his experience at Sussex. It was a eye-opening and entertaining speech that gave us a much better idea of how different our lives and education may be once we leave school. Many people were very inspired by this. Then we split into two groups and went on a campus tour. We got shown the key parts of the university such as the library and the accommodation. Some people were not impressed by the basic housing and decided they definitely needed a place with an ensuite! For the final part of our trip we had a lecture on the application process, UCAS and our personal statements. This was full of useful information that we will all be able to apply during the UCAS application process. Overall, we found the day very educational and useful and many of us will be calling on the information that was given to us over the next year. We would thank all our teachers who organised and took us on this trip as it proved to be very beneficial.
Farlington 6th form students had a really successful trip to the University of Sussex as part of the girls’ preparation for Univeristy programme. The first lecture was very lively and described University life, and how to make some of those important decisions: what to study and where, what to look for when choosing a course, and how to navigate the first few weeks of University, including what to bring (and what not to!)
This was followed by a tour of the campus with two of the third year ambassadors; we saw the library, accommodation, health centre and lots and lots of students. Some could picture themselves at a campus university and it was a really useful insight into what to expect. It also gave a great benchmark for future university visits around the country.
Thereafter it was back to the lecture hall to hear about the UCAS application process and what admissions tutors are looking for in a personal statement. The afternoon finished with a study skills session to help with the all-important revision which will enabling students to make the most informed decisions over the next couple of years.
It was a really useful experience and everyone took something positive away with them. Thanks go to Mrs Hart for organising the trip and to Craig at Sussex for giving us such an enjoyable and informative experience of university life.