Each summer the Widening Participation and Outreach team organises faculty-based residential events for local Year 10 students. These three day events allow young people the chance to stay overnight in university accommodation, experience student life and work with undergraduate students from different subject disciplines.
The events are focussed on academic areas to allow young people who have some ideas about their future study to look into it in more detail. The programmes involve hands-on taster sessions and the opportunity to use state of the art equipment and facilities.
For each event approximately 100 young people will be invited to take part, giving the young people a sense of scale at higher education. A full social programme is also organised for the evenings, to show the extra-curricular side of university life.