Last week, the University of Kent held a five day residential Summer School for 58 year 10 students from the University’s Partner Schools across Kent and Medway. Participants had the opportunity to experience university life first-hand, living in campus accommodation and attending lectures and seminars. Organised by the Partnership Development Office, the Summer School was coordinated by University staff and supported by a team of 9 student ambassadors, all current University of Kent students.
During the Summer School students resided in Tyler Court and participated in a variety of taster sessions all of which reflect the University’s wide ranging provision in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences faculties. The sessions provided an insight into academic study at University level through a range of interactive and challenging activities. Evenings were taken up with some exciting social activities which reflect the diverse opportunities offered by sports and societies at Kent.
The Summer School programme is part of the University’s commitment to widening participation and outreach in the local region. Previous participants have found it invaluable in helping them to gain a better understanding of higher education and to make informed choices about their future.
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