Taste of Humanities for students
Thursday 17 July 2008
The Year 12 students visited the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences to get a feel for the courses on offer as they finalise their UCAS application choices for university.
Staff from eight subjects gave the students a glimpse of course content and the methods used at university level. The students from Northicote School and Wednesfield School in Wolverhampton and Willenhall School in Walsall discussed the occurrences of war around the world in a session for War Studies, and researched experiences of Holocaust survivors in the session presented by Religious Studies.
Students who chose British Sign Language learnt to sign the alphabet and experienced their first signed discussion led by lecturers Sandra Pratt and John Hay, who was recently awarded an MBE for services to Deaf people and to Higher Education.
The visitors to Media Studies were shown around the filming and editing facilities at the University and in the afternoon all the students had a session at the Light House, where Film Studies lecturers illustrated film editing and the benefits of studying Film in a real cinema.
Organiser Linda Townsend said: “The response of the students and their teachers was very positive. They enjoyed the sessions in the various subjects and the overall experience of visiting the University.”
The event was organised with Aimhigher.
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