Tuesday 10 April 2012
Over 100 eager first-year students from 24 sixth forms and colleges across London recently visited the University to take part in the 2012 Masterclass Series.
The programme allowed students to experience the University's teaching and learning environment, what they could study at the University and how a university education differs from their current studies.
Students traded in the stock market like the pros (Accounting and Finance), enhanced their bedroom acoustics (Applied Sound Engineering), learned about the cutting edge developments in tunnelling as used in Crossrail (Civil and Environmental Engineering), compressed and transferred data between mobile devices (Computing), solved a horrific murder case (Forensic Science) and explored group behaviour (Psychology). They will have the opportunity to make their UCAS applications from this September, for university entry in September 2013.
Catherine Lido, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and longstanding masterclass teacher commented:
'The academic staff here at the University feel that our interactive masterclasses are a great way to introduce students to the vibrant and inspiring range of subjects we have to offer and the diverse career paths they can lead on to. We are particularly keen to provide encouragement to students who may not have the intention to go on to further study, or who are the first in their family to undertake university study.'
Stay tuned to uwl.ac.uk/masterclass for details of next year's Masterclass Series.