Collingwood College Pupil Premium Morning
Three of our partners – Royal Holloway, University of London, University for the Creative Arts, and the North East Surrey College of Technology – paid a visit to Collingwood College’s Year 9 Pupil Premium students for a morning of activities that focused on pathways into Higher Education.
Students had a quick Information, Advice and Guidance presentation that looked at the different routes available to them as they went from GCSEs into HE. The session covered the ‘General Academic Route’, the ‘Vocationally-Related Route’, and the ‘Apprenticeships Route’, and also included a mythbusting task and an introduction to the different workshops our partners were leading.
General Academic Route Workshop
Our Partnership Officer from Royal Holloway, along with some Student Ambassadors, helped students think about the route to university with a number of interactive tasks which included creating a Pathways Pyramid that encouraged them to think about both making subject choices and degree destinations, as well as a debating activity that focused on the differing positions students can have when it comes to choosing how to approach their studies.
UCA’s Partnership Officer and a Student Ambassador led a Creative Careers workshop which included a presentation that encouraged students to think about the routes to HE in the creative industries. The students also took part in a fun activity called Monoprinting, where they created their own colourful printed version of a design they had drawn on paper.
The Partnership Officer from NESCOT brought two departments along with him to provide information and activities that focused on apprenticeships. The Animal Handling team delivered an IAG on the different types of apprenticeships and what students could expect should they pursue that pathway. Students also got to handle the reptiles they brought with them! NESCOT's Computing department also delivered a workshop where students learnt how to use code to make their computers speak!
"(The day) gave me a better understanding of my future" - Student, Collingwood College