Uni a taster for children.
TWO hundred schoolchildren schoolchildren school npl → écoliers mpl;
(at secondary school) → collégiens mpl; lycéens mpl
schoolchildren school from across the West Midlands West Midlands, former metropolitan county, central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county embraced the Birmingham conurbation and comprised seven metropolitan districts: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Birmingham, Solihull, are being offered an insight into university life after being chosen to take part in a summer residential scheme.
The youngsters are being given the chance to experience life as a student during two sessions at the University of Birmingham Due to Birmingham's role as a centre of light engineering, the university traditionally had a special focus on science, engineering and commerce, as well as coal mining. It now teaches a full range of academic subjects and has five-star rating for teaching and research in several .
The sessions will run from tomorrow until Tuesday, and from Wednesday to Friday.
They will learn about courses, career options and topportunities offered by university outside studying.
The university's student recruitment and outreach officer, Thomas Straw Thomas Straw (1 September 1870 - 8 September 1959) was an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman born in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, he kept wicket for Worcestershire County Cricket Club in their early years of first-class cricket. , said: "These experiences offer the chance for students who would not normally consider going into higher education a chance to experience university life first-hand.
"Living in a hall of residence, socialising with a wide range of people and attending seminars and lectures will hopefully assist them in making the right decisions for their futures."
The university offers two programmes, one focused on courses and careers in health and life sciences, and the other with a taster taster /tast·er/ (tas´ter) an individual capable of tasting a particular test substance (e.g., phenylthiourea, used in genetic studies). of subjects in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Both will involve lectures, seminars and interactive workshops.