Year 9 ACE Day at Hull University

[02 Jun 2012]

Thursday 31st May

43 Year 9 students attended Hull University to explore ideas behind ‘After College Education’ (ACE). Students worked in groups of 6 and each were allocated a student ambassador. The student ambassadors are current university students and they worked with the Sirius students all day.

Students completed a series of tasks related to higher education including the following:

– Students perceptions of HE

– What can be studied?

– Where students can go to study?

– What kind of student are you?

– What’s HE like?

– Who goes and why?

– Beyond HE

Students got the opportunity to ask the university ambassadors questions about their life, how they have progressed and their interests . Students completed a tour of the campus, including student halls of accommodation, the asylum nightclub, library, lecture theatres, administration areas and had to complete a quiz on their newly gained knowledge. Students completed fun and engaging activities such as ‘top trumps’ where they has to gain information about different universities, they had to create a HE game, they had to create a budget plan for student life as well as designing their own university.

The Sirius students worked extremely hard and completed all work in their ACE booklets, which also provided students with valuable information which they could keep and take away. The Sirius students were a credit to the academy and conducted themselves extremely well. The day was informative and enjoyable.