Newcastle University Business School

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Local Year 6 Pupils Experience Life at University during 'Campus Challenge'

Last month, the Business School worked in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation to deliver the ‘Campus Challenge’ to local Year 6 pupils from the west end of Newcastle, Gateshead, and North Tyneside.

Campus Challenge aims to bring together young pupils, and encourage them to think about their education in the longer term, highlighting that university is an option to them. Now in its 7th year, the initiative attracts more and more students, having over 100 primary aged pupils visit each day.

Eight student ambassadors have been working with the pupils, split into 4 smaller groups. Each group participated in the The Campus ‘Hunt’, in which they were able to see the facilities that Newcastle University has to offer, by finding hidden objects.

The pupils were then given the opportunity to participate in three workshop based activities:

  • Learning skills – pupils learnt about their learning styles, and how to utilise these to improve their performance.
  • ‘Students under Cover’ – learning transferrable skills that they will be able to use in their transition to secondary or middle schools.
  • Society information – pupils were shown all of the societies that they would be able to join if they were to enter Higher Education, and well as discussing ideas for other societies that they could establish.

Tanya Holman, a teacher at Bede Academy said, "The Campus Challenge was fantastic and our students thoroughly enjoyed it! The workshops were delivered in a fun and interesting way and the Student Ambassadors were excellent."

Newcastle University

published on: 11 June 2018