Y12 Politics Students Visit The University of York

personAuthor: adminwatch_laterPosted: 11th December 2017 18:28

On Friday 8th December, over 40 Sixth Formers visited the University of York as part of their Politics A Level course. Students prepared for this trip by reading and engaging with numerous articles which focus on the impact of Brexit and the General Election of 2017.

Whilst in York our students were able to take part in mini lectures and seminars with academics from the University of York’s Department of Politics.

The day began with two talks from Professor Neil Carter and Dr Nicole Lindstrom that centred around how Brexit influenced the outcome of the 2017 General Election and the impact of that on Prime Minister Theresa May’s mandate to govern the country. Our students were then able to discuss with undergraduate ambassadors a range of topics through an interactive seminar.

In the afternoon, after a lovely lunch at Derwent College, students met with the Widening Participation Team to hear about the UCAS process, how to choose a course and selecting universities. The day finished with a tour of the iconic York Campus, sports and library facilities. Students have commented at how useful the day was for learning about universities and how they can vary depending on the discipline that they would like to study.

Many thanks to all the students who attended for their mature and inquisitive attitude, alongside the staff at the University of York for facilitating an inspiring day. More updates from Hall Cross Politics can be found on our twitter – @HallXPolitics

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