21 Year 8 students who are on the Shine programme with the University of York enjoyed a day at the East Campus on Monday 21 May.
They were teamed up with Student Ambassadors who showed them around the campus and gave them an insight into University life and the subjects they were studying.
Students had to research different degree courses and then present the information back to everyone else; an excellent task to enable them to build their confidence! They were then treated to a hearty lunch in the newly built canteen, overlooking the river.
Students were then involved in a taster lecture on Linguisitcs. It was very interesting and the students then had a lot of fun explaining current words and phrases that they use with their friends. Who knew that ‘fresh crepes’ were new shoes and not French pancakes!
The day was finished off with a ‘Chase’ style competition to see if our students knew more about the University of York than the Student Ambassadors… and they did!