Over 200 pupils from Dudley are visiting the University
of Wolverhampton to gain an insight into student life.
The Year 10 and 11 pupils will be taking part in ‘Aspiration
Days’ organised by the University and Aimhigher Dudley.
The event will take place on Tuesday, 12 and Wednesday 13
January 2010 at the University’s City Campus. The pupils will be
given a tour of the campus, a chance to interview current
University students and take part in an interactive workshop in
Computing and Web design.
It is the fourth year of the collaboration as part of Aimhigher,
a national government programme to raise the aspirations of young
people who are capable of going to university but may not have
considered it as a real option.
Liz Saunders, Aimhigher Co-ordinator for Dudley, said: “The
overwhelming response Aimhigher has enjoyed from Dudley schools
wanting to be involved with this event highlights the excellent
delivery on the part of the staff and students at the University of
Wolverhampton. This wonderful opportunity shows young people
exactly how aiming higher can help them achieve their goals and is
a great opportunity to explore the wide ranging academic and social
Melanie Brown, Higher Education Awareness Officer for Schools
and Colleges Liaison at the University, added: “The Aspiration Days
are a brilliant chance for pupils to experience university for
themselves and decide if it will be an option for their
As a result of a similar event held last year, many of the
pupils are now considering university as a real option.
The Aspiration Days are part of a wider programme of activities,
including residential visits to universities and informative
guidance about university, for young people in the Black Country
organised by Aimhigher.
Schools and Colleges Liaison at the University of Wolverhampton
work with local schools and colleges to inform students about the
pathways and benefits of going to university, through visits to the
University and workshops on courses, UCAS and student finance.
Raising awareness of university and student aspirations to achieve
is central to their work.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Tuesday, 05 January 2010
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