More than 180 Ely College students experience life at university at an all-day workshop

More than 180 13 to 14-year-olds from Ely College experienced life as a university student at an all-day workshop in Cambridge. Picture: SUBMITTED

More than 180 13 to 14-year-olds from Ely College experienced life as a university student at an all-day workshop in Cambridge. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Students at Ely College got an early experience of university life after taking part in an all-day workshop in Cambridge.

More than 180 13 to 14-year-olds from Ely College experienced life as a university student at an all-day workshop in Cambridge. Picture: SUBMITTED More than 180 13 to 14-year-olds from Ely College experienced life as a university student at an all-day workshop in Cambridge. Picture: SUBMITTED

More than 180 of the Year 9 pupils, aged between 13 and 14, took a tour of the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and took part in classes back at Ely College.

The workshop, named ‘University in a day’, was funded by the Department for Education and was delivered by East Anglia-based Take Your Place.

Dr Norton-Berry, assistant principal at Ely College, said “As a school in one of the ‘opportunity areas’ we have been working closely with the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO) for some time.

“This has allowed us to give our students many fantastic opportunities that would have otherwise been extremely difficult and expensive to deliver.

“The day that Year 9 just experienced is a case in point. Having the opportunity to see a university in action at this early stage in their secondary school journey is an invaluable opportunity.”

Take Your Place is delivered by NEACO and aims to increase the number of young people from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education and degree level apprenticeships by 2020.

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