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Students in Home and Away programme

Thirty-five Year 10 students took part the Home and Away programme organised by the University of Brighton. The programme aims to give students a taste of two different universities, one local and one a little further afield – the first visit was ‘Away’ to the University of Surrey.

Careers Lead Graham Morris said “On arrival, our students were given a tour of the campus. This was a good opportunity to see what was on site and the boys were surprised by the variety of facilities available. 

“Our students took part in a variety of activities that gave them an idea of what it would be like to go to university. They attended a business session where they had to think of a product that would fill a gap in the market. Their ideas included Mr Wallett (a wallet that displayed the amount of money on a screen on the front) and Edu app (an app that compares universities and colleges against each other).

“After lunch, the boys had a taste of what it would be like to be a vet. They used teddies and dummies to bandage and treat dogs and used stethoscopes to hear their own heart rate.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to gain a valuable insight into what university life is like. The students really enjoyed the interactive activities.

“These students will make the ‘Home’ visit in July to the University of Brighton to gain experience of what life at a different university is like.”

Student Jack said, “I learned a lot about how a university works. I enjoyed doing the vet activity and having the chance to come up with a new idea for a product.”

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