To give Immanuel students a feel for the range of Russell group universities in Yorkshire, we went on a visit with 26 Year 11 and 12 students to University of York . A Russell group university is one based around research and the university students are taught by lecturers engaged in cutting edge developments. York is rated in the top 20 universities in the country.
The university was founded in 1963 so many of the buildings are in a style called “brutalist” architecture and the campus surrounds a huge man-made lake with a fountain in the middle with ducks! The students took part in a campus tour around the modern colleges of York and saw the university in action.
The students asked questions of the student ambassadors in one session and were introduced to ideas about how to choose a university by Richard, the York outreach officer. He encouraged the students to think about decisions such as campus vs city centre universities and how to research the modules different universities offer with the same course title, for example history.
It’s great to see our students so engaged and excited about visiting such a prestigious university.
By Joanne Welding, Immanuel College