Turner Free School Scholars visit the University of Kent
On Wednesday 12th June, scholars from Turner Free School visited the University of Kent to get a taste of university life. They spent time with current university students, toured the campus and found out more about how people live and learn at university. Scholars also took part in a treasure hunt, finding information about the university by visiting buildings and answering questions.
Questions ranged from who is Templeman Library named after and how many books does it hold, to how much is a tin of baked beans in the campus shop. Scholars also took part in workshops where they learnt about the difference between a seminar and lecture, and the modules students can choose from. They also designed their own accommodation, calculating facilities and costs and learning about different types of accommodation and how to budget.
The final workshop was the Big University Quiz where teams of scholars answered questions about what they had learnt during the day. The day ended with a Q&A where scholars asked student ambassadors questions about different subjects they could study, life after getting their degree, and about post-graduate study of Masters and Doctorates.
This visit is just part of our wider commitment to delivering meaningful impact for our students. We want to ensure that our scholars are accustomed to university life from an early stage so they leave school fully able to decide the most appropriate future for themselves.