Taster of university life to encourage teenagers to raise aspirations and aim higher

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Pupils who may become the first in their family to attend university took part in a free summer school this month to gain experience of higher education in Sheffield.

A group of 30 Year 11 pupils in the region were selected from over 80 applicants by the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences outreach team to try out university life for four days.

“We select the most able students with an interest in studying, but the least likely to go to university,” said Sophie Philpott, outreach activities officer, “We hope to enthuse and raise aspirations of young people so they can achieve their potential.”


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