Trip to Lincoln University

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On Wednesday 5 February, a large group of Social Science students went to Lincoln University. On arrival, students were treated to a tour of the campus and a chat with current University students who act as ambassadors on such visit days. We were delighted that one of our ex-students (Dean Beckerton) was one of our guides, and it was good to catch up and find out how his course is progressing. Dean made sure that other first year students who were ex Deepings students also popped in to say hello at lunchtime, so we were delighted to catch up with Abigail Aris and Luke Whitby too.

After an exciting lunch comprising of lots of choice from the University café, plus people watching, the group split into two. 27 Y12 Psychology students attended a Psychology Masterclass with one of the University lecturers ‘Patrick’ whilst the remainder of the group investigated Criminology, with a representative from the Sociology department. Students were particularly excited about sitting in the specially designed chairs in the lecture rooms, but the Psychologists soon settled to enjoy a presentation on Intelligence and its implication for progress, including an IQ test! We all giggled to be classified as imbeciles whilst Patrick explained how the test is culture specific, and that had we not undertaken this particular test, our scores would be radically different.  

At the end of the day, many Y12s consider they would like to go to university, and many are now considering Lincoln as one of their choices. These kinds of trips and visits can be really instrumental in encouraging students to see Universities, and to ask questions about courses in which they might be interested.

All students thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the university, which we hope will be the first in a number this year – we have been asked to consider a Sport masterclass – watch this space!!

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