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Geography Students Explore University Landscape

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Geography Students Explore University Landscape

Geography students got a taste of university life thanks to the University of Hull and funding from Go Higher West Yorkshire.

12 of Notre Dame’s lower sixth students visited Hull on January 22. Their visit kicked off with an introductory talk about the university and its Department of Geography, Geology and Environment. Students were then treated to an explosive demonstration of a volcanic eruption on the campus lawns. The morning ended with three budding Notre Dame geologists winning a challenge to pick out meteorites from a pile of rock (they know their meteorites from their meteor-wrongs!).

After lunch, the students enjoyed further taster sessions in historical geography studies and the geography of protest, then analysed beach sediment using a state-of-the-art lab.

Their day on campus enabled our students to sample higher education, and get first-hand experience of the different geography-related pathways available to them once they leave college. They were inspired by the university lecturers to consider new topics for their A level projects and independent study coursework.

Mr Sam Lawrence, Notre Dame’s Go Higher West Yorkshire HE Progression Officer, said, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the University of Hull. Being on a university campus inspired our students to think about what they do and don't want from their own university experience. It will also help them make decisions about the courses and institutions that they want to strive for.’