Year 10 Visit the University of Manchester

As part of Sir Thomas Boughey High Schools ongoing focus on raising aspirations and inspiring pupils to reach their potential, a group of Year 10 pupils went to visit the University of Manchester to find out more about life at one of the UK’s top universities.

The group, accompanied by Mr Kerr and Mrs Griffin, enjoyed a campus tour and sat in on a lecture all about the history of the University of Manchester and the hundreds of courses that they offer. Pupils also gained an insight into travelling to a busy city at a peak time, and travelling by train from Crewe station to Manchester Piccadilly. The group walked through the city centre to the University, which was a great opportunity to take in some of the city sights and to get a feel for what it would be like as a student to live in Manchester.

All the pupils who took part in the day really enjoyed the experience. They will be going to visit Aston University in April to have a look around the university and to take part in a taster day. This will give the group the opportunity to compare a campus university and a city university. Hopefully, the pupils will be inspired to start thinking about their future plans and to consider higher education as an option.