LJMU welcomes Northern Irish students for residential visit
06 August 2012
The Outreach Team, within Student Recruitment and Widening Access, welcomed 48 students from across Northern Ireland to give them a taste of student life at LJMU as part of a recent residential visit.
During the two day event the visiting students took part in team building activities, including a treasure hunt to familiarise themselves with the city, engaged with Student Advocates about student life, were given a tour of the city by a blue badge tour guide and attended the University’s Open Day at the Art and Design Academy.
The students came from 13 selected Northern Irish schools which the Outreach team have been working with for several years, delivering talks promoting the benefits of studying at LJMU.
The students who attended the event were chosen by their teachers, some of whom also attended a Careers Advisors day at the University in May.
Account Manager, Ania Partyka who organised the two day event commented:
"The staff and visiting students thoroughly enjoyed the event and I feel that we have given the students a good idea of what LJMU has to offer, hopefully encouraging them to apply here in the near future. This type of activity reinforces the popularity of our University with students from Northern Ireland and is part of a wider institutional outreach strategy which supports widening participation and the University's student recruitment objectives."
As part of the evaluation and follow-up process, the students will be able to participate in online chats with the Student Advocates who they met on the visit to help answer any questions they may have about LJMU, student life and the application process.
For further information email the Outreach Team: email@example.com