May 14, 2018

University of Northampton postgrad students teach secondary school pupils

Postgraduate students at the University of Northampton are teaching able young learners, thereby preparing them for the world of Higher Education.

The UNI Club – an extracurricular program for able 12-14 year olds – is now in its second year. The young learners have been identified already as the most able learners from their schools and academies from Northamptonshire. The postgraduate students will visit the participating schools to run workshops and lessons for the pupils and discuss the chosen subject for their PhD or MA thesis.

Schools Engagement Lead at the University of Northampton, Natasha Mycawka, explains,  “We are always trying to find new ways to inspire young learners. The University has so many great postgraduates that are working on some amazing subjects and this is all about sharing that learning. You can see that it helps the young people to see that learning goes on after school and there’s a point to why people go on to study at university. They loved seeing the campus – it makes it real for them. This programme is all about interactive and fun learning for the pupils – you can hold a formal assembly and tell them what university life is like – but until they actually see it in action, it doesn’t fully resonate.”

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Content added on 14th May 2018. 

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