For some students, aspiration and ambition involves thinking seriously about higher education: university is often the springboard to a happy, successful and fulfilling life. A schedule of fact-finding university visits and ‘taster’ days from Year 9 onwards helps open the eyes of students to the opportunities and possibilities that await them after Ridgeway.
Mr Heayns works closely with staff from Cambridge University, Oxford University, Liverpool University and Lancaster University. We have hosted a session run by St Peter’s College from Oxford University on how to apply to ‘Oxbridge’. We are also a partner school to Edge Hill University.
Mr Heayns describes a Year 9 and 10 visit to Edge Hill University in February 2017.
“We were given a tour of the university by two current students who were able to tell us what life was like on campus, information about their course, their plans for after universities and also the range of high-tech facilities that are on offer to students at Edge Hill. After our tour, we were able to ask some questions of university staff and current students before we competed in a university quiz!
Although Year 9 and 10 may be several years away from university, it is worth thinking now about what students want to do after Year 11. Many university courses expect specific A-levels so choices made now do matter.”
Click to read about the 2016 visit to Edge Hill University.
Click to read about the 2016 visit to Cambridge University.
Click to read about our ‘Oxbridge’ evening.