As we make our way into the second week of the residential, I thought I’d have a look back at the previous week.
Subjects on offer this week for prospective students were:
Advertising and Design; Animatio;, Creative Performance; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama; English Language; English Literature; Film and TV Production; History; Music; Musical Theatre; Public Relations; Social Sciences; Physical Activity – Physical Sciences; Sport & Physical Activity – Social Sciences.
Throughout the day, prospective students attended academic sessions based upon their chosen subject. These sessions are incredibly similar to what we as students would attend whilst at university, designed to give you a taster of studying at Edge Hill University.
In the evenings, there were a variety of activities for prospective students to try.
On Monday, the students downloaded an app called Actionbound* in order to complete a treasure hunt, around the campus. This was a great way of getting to know the university campus and its facilities, as well as finding out some interesting facts. I was very proud of my team for coming 2nd place, particularly as a result of their creativity!
On Day 2, students had the opportunity to sign up to a society at lunchtime, which they would experience that evening. Societies we offered on the evenings included, but were not limited to: Harry Potter, Murder Mystery, Just Dance and Circus Skills. We appreciate that societies aren’t for everyone, however, which is why some chose to spend their free time working on projects, or getting to know other students on the residential. Some students also opted to pay a £10 fee to use the gym for the week, and chose to go during this time.
Finally, the final night of the residential was Edge Fest, which included a barbecue, quiz and a festival-themed social. Students dressed up and had their faces painted in preparation. This was a fab night, and definitely the best.
If you’re going into Year 12 or your first year of college and aren’t sure whether university is right for you, the 4-day long residential is a brilliant way to get to know if university life is for you or not. Make sure to check out the website for more details.
Subjects on offer next week are:
Applied Health and Social Care; Biology; Business / Economics / Accountancy / Marketing; Computer Science; Geography; Geology; Law, Crimonology and Policing; Professional Health; Pscyhology; Teaching and Education (Early Years & Primary; Secondary).
*If you’re a trainee teacher, download this app! It’s fab.