Wed 2nd May, 2012
The University of Bedfordshire welcomed around 30 students from Tresham College in Northamptonshire to give them a taste of university life.
The first year BTEC Travel and Tourism students visited the Luton campus, where they met teaching staff and enjoyed a campus tour.
The students also took part in an interactive session on tourism with the University’s head of Tourism and Leisure Dr Sally Everett and were given a talk on student finance and fees.
They also sat in on presentations current University students gave as part of their ongoing assessments. Tresham students Elizabeth, Norinda and Chantelle agreed it was a useful visit and would help them make their decisions about whether to go on to higher education.
Tresham lecturer Rachel Ellis said: “The visit has given students a real insight into university life and I think it will help them realise the better qualified they are the more career opportunities they will have.”
Colleague Carla Jinks added: “The visit will also hopefully inspire them to work hard next year and get the highest grades so that they can move on to higher education.”
The University’s Head of Student Recruitment Lal Joshi, added: “We were delighted to welcome the Tresham students to Bedfordshire. I hope they now feel more informed and confident about making their UCAS applications later this year.”
The Tresham visit is one of a series of taster days scheduled for schools and colleges over the coming months. Find out more about taster days
For more information about upcoming University Open Days visit Open Events