Some of our Year 9 pupils visited Hull University on Tuesday. ACE (Aiming for College Education) day was created to teach pupils about higher education paths.
Mandeep Kaur, co-host and organiser of ACE day, said, “ACE day is aimed at breaking down the misconceptions about university, such as you can only go if you’re rich, which isn’t true. There are plenty of ways to fund your higher education.”
“I would recommend university because it’s not about just your education it’s about personal development and the independence to make your own choices.”
The day is focused on informing pupils about higher education, and the benefits it can have in the world of work.
One Year 9 pupil, Emily, said, “I would like to go to University, and it’s something I have considered for a while.”
“I would like to take a course involving art or design as it is something I am really passionate about.”
Pupils were involved in a number of activities throughout the day, including filling out an information booklet about universities, being taken on a guided tour of the campus, led by students and ambassadors of the university, and creating a poster advertising Hull University.
At the end of the event, Year 9 pupil, Yuheen, said, “Today changed my opinion about coming to university; I would now like to take a higher education path.”
“I would like to attend Hull University however I may want to move away. On a whole today has been successful, especially for me.”