On the 20th of September, the girls in Lower Sixth began our University visits with a day trip to the University of Surrey in Guildford. Lucy tells us about the experience:
Upon arrival at the university, we were split into four groups and each group was allocated a student ambassador who was on hand to direct the tours and answer questions. Initially, we were treated to a look around the huge sports complex that students at the university are able to use. This was followed by a short coach trip to the main campus of the university where we were shown into one of the largest lecture theatres on campus. Here, we heard talks on ‘Choosing the right Course and the right University’ and ‘Applying for University’ which left us with lots to think about. With more than 30,000 courses on offer in this country, perhaps a course in Viking and Nordic Studies is tempting for some! A tour of the campus delivered by the student ambassadors followed this before we were shown to lunch in one of the student canteens. Refuelled by food, we attended a subject-specific talk of their choice. On offer were talks in: Biology, Veterinary Medicine, Science, Business and Law which helped to give us some further insight into the type of course we might like to choose. After this. it was then back on the coach home to reflect on all the useful information given and the prospect of going to University. Thanks to Mrs Robinson for organising the trip.