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Uni a taster for children.

TWO hundred schoolchildren from across the West Midlands 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.

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, 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 of subjects in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Both will involve lectures, seminars and interactive workshops.
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