Students get a taste of universityPosted: 15th February 2019
Teenage sociology students got a taste of what studying the subject would be like at university.
Year 9, 10 and 11 students from Forest Hall School visited Canterbury Christ Church University to experience an interactive sociology lecture.
Lewis Davis, humanities instructor, recently graduated from the university. He said: “I wanted my students to sample what a degree level lecture would be like with a senior lecturer.
“They were able to take part in a Q&A session with current students to find out about life as a university student.
“The day was about showing students what studying for a degree would be like.”
Students made such an impression, the university sent an email to head of school Hannah Jones in praise.
Tanya Portch, events officer for the sociology department at Canterbury Christ Church University, wrote: “Myself and my colleagues had the pleasure of welcoming some of your pupils to our institution to learn about university life, sociology and the student experience.
“I just wanted to contact you to express my gratitude and delight towards your pupils and staff members. The pupils were incredibly engaged, polite and enthusiastic and showed a real eagerness to learn more about what university entails and the discipline of sociology. The staff were also wonderful and it was clear how they go above and beyond to ensure the success and wellbeing of your pupils.”