They went on a tour of the Guild, the student union and discovered they had a range of different societies and clubs. They discussed the university being an eco-friendly hub with its own bee hive and allotments.
After this the boys took part in a meditation and well-being session, while the girls met a society called SNOGS Student Neonatal Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society, where they discussed health with junior doctors.
The group had lunch together and then took part in a film and music session. They looked at the impact music has on mood in films.
Lastly they joined the Liverpool Guild Programme Leader, who discussed their visions and pathways into further education.
The following accounts were written by two of our students who attended the visit:
When I visited Liverpool University I had a fun, enjoyable and overall great time. We had a great tour around the building. My group also did a meditation session, lunch and finally a talk about our future and university. My trip was amazing and I would go again in a heartbeat. – Wiktor
We left school after form to go the University of Liverpool. When we got there, we were given an introduction along with the other schools, telling us what we’d be doing. First, we saw SNOGS, who are a part of a union that told us about women’s health. They were really friendly about it and made it feel less awkward.
After, we did an activity about music in film. It taught us how music can influence the mood in film scenes. We identified what features would be in certain types of music, like high and low pitch changes would be in horror music.
We lastly had a talk with a member of staff at the Guild Student Union. It was about what we would like to do in the future, and about university in general. We spoke about different student unions in the university. She told us about courses we’d need to take to achieve the careers we wanted. This reassured us about going on to higher education and helped us towards deciding what we wanted in the future. – Ellie