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Wednesday, 12 February 2020
On Wednesday, 12 February, a group of Year 9 students went on the Gateways visit at The University of Manchester.
This particular programme was called Build My Future. It gave students an opportunity to explore their own potential and personal motivations in order to succeed, both during and after their career.
Students attended a “Me and My Future” session in the morning. This involved being part of a group and participating in activities, exploring the role of a career and investigating the required transferrable skills. This helped students to realise that they should play to their key strengths.
Students attended three workshops focusing on:
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
- Biology, Medicine and Health
- Arts & Humanities
These interactive sessions, were led by postgraduate students and helped learners explore different career areas and the skills needed to succeed in each of these areas. All the students enjoyed the day and found the activities engaging and informative. One student commented, "It was fantastic, it really made me think about my future and the skills I currently have. The main thing I realised was that I need to improve myself, and keep learning new skills, as this would give me the best chance of going into many different professions."