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University project opens doors to undergraduate life

Published on 01/03/19

Hewett Academy students have been inspired to aim for the country’s best universities in a scheme designed to open up the world of higher education.

The Year 10 students enjoyed a tour of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, during a residential stay at Villiers Park Educational Trust, a charity that aims to boost social mobility.

They spent time learning what a university is and how faculties and student unions work, and used prospectuses to research different courses.

As part of the project the Hewett students are working with students from other Norfolk schools to design a mock open day for a university that they have created and designed courses and facilities for.

Teacher Joel Lawrence said: “This has been a truly inspiring experience that has answered lots of questions and debunked some myths about the accessibility of university for our students.”