University of Lincoln welcome Year 9 students from LSST for annual Awareness Day

A Year 9 students takes part in the Medical Mavericks workshop

Year 9 students from The Priory Academy LSST enjoyed a fun, educational and interactive Awareness Day at the University of Lincoln on Friday, March 22.

Over 250 students from the school took part in three workshops across the day which varied from learning more about the medical industry, managing finances and setting up your own business.

The aim of the day was to enlighten students into the difference of university life compared to learning at school and try a number of subjects that they previously hadn’t studied at school.

University of Lincoln provided experts in the psychology, engineering, biomechanics and STEM subjects, as LiNCHigher helped fund the Finance4Kids, Medical Mavericks and Do-Dance workshops.

As well as taking part in the workshops, students got to explore the University of Lincoln campus and were guided round by university ambassadors who were able to answer any questions the young people asked about higher education.

Students also received a talk by LiNCHigher about Higher Education as well as a talk about student life.

Maria Morgan, Widening Participation Officer at the University of Lincoln said: “We were thrilled to welcome students from LSST onto campus for our Awareness Day last week.

“The event was designed to give the students a feel for university life at Lincoln and teach them more about what a degree could mean for them.

“We hope that is has encouraged them to consider the kinds of careers that could be open to them in the future.”

LiNCHigher’s Area and Engagement Officer and one of the organisers for the event, Amy Liddy, said: “The Awareness Day at the University of Lincoln was a great success and we were thrilled to see so many young people getting involved and feeling inspired by the end of the day.

"We hope the skills they have learned will encourage them to think about going into Higher Education in the future.

“Thank you to all of the providers who came to give the workshops and a big thank you to the University of Lincoln for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities for the day.”

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