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Talk being given at Discovery Day 2013

Nearly 100 year 10 students and accompanying staff visited the University to take part in an Arts, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Discovery Day on Tuesday 25 June.

Working with colleagues in Student Recruitment and Outreach, this event targeted schools which are 1 ½  to 2 hours’ drive away.  The aim of the event was to encourage students to find out about the subjects that they can study at university with a view to informing their A-level choices.

Students enjoyed a welcome lecture, a CAL subject workshop, lunch and a campus tour, which was very popular.  They then attended a COSS subject workshop and a session on careers with a quiz at the end of the day.

The Discovery Day mainly took place in various locations in the Arts building, with one workshop at the Cadbury Research Library in Muirhead.

The co-organisers, Helen Murray (Student Experience Manger, CAL) and Graham Timmins (Director of Education, COSS) would like to say a big thank you to all of the staff who contributed their time to make this a successful event.

Feedback from staff who accompanied students:

"All interesting and informative".

"The programme gave a good flavour of university life".

"The experience was good – especially the lecture-style workshops".

Student feedback with regard to what they most enjoyed:

"The careers lecture helped reassure me that I can study something I enjoy".

"I most enjoyed learning about the different subjects which I had never heard of before".

"I most valued seeing what university is like as a student".