45 Year 11 pupils went to the Birmingham University on Monday 13th September, to see the value of hard work in Year 11 and where academic success can lead to.
‘We learnt about ways of managing our wellbeing, which are applicable to everyday life, rather than only university
The first introductory session made me realise the importance of GCSEs and the extent of their impact. GCSE results are more important to universities than the predictions that A-Level teachers will make.
The student testimonials were also helpful, as they provided alternative ways of university education, such as an apprentice degree.
The talk on Russell Group Universities gave a brief history of recent universities, whilst listing the university’s accomplishments and other universities’ academic prestige’
‘My highlights of the day were: having good examples of wellbeing and a more in depth view of how to maintain a good wellbeing and showing us the jobs which now require degrees or jobs which we may not have thought needed them. The environment was good as it didn’t hinder or obstruct anyone and had enough space for people to work comfortably They also showed us the difference in pay for someone with a degree, which was considerably higher.’