Scottish students get a taste of university life

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SCOTTISH students crossed the border to find out what life is like at the city’s university.

A group of 19 youngsters from Govan High School, Glasgow, spent three days at the University of Sunderland and National Glass Centre to get a taste of what higher education life is all about.

Staying in the university’s halls of residence for two nights, the students took part in taster classes at National Glass Centre and spent time with student ambassadors.

Sunderland students who work on Spark FM, the university’s radio station, helped the young people create their own radio advert using the studios at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The schoolchildren also spent time conducting research with the university’s tourism department.

Graham Robertson, teacher of pastoral care at Govan High School, said: “The purpose of this visit was to raise aspirations for our young students to consider university as an option when they leave.

“We felt these students would benefit massively from the visit to Sunderland and to give them the option to go to higher education. This university is the perfect fit for us, it’s a great university, it’s a great city and it feels like a natural fit for our students to come here.”