Reporter 451, 8 May 2000


It's all hands on deck

A call has gone out for volunteers for one of the Universityís main initiatives to broaden the appeal of higher education, when 100 young people from the inner city will take part in a week-long summer school to give teenagers a taste of university life.

Starting on July 3, the week will involve a range of social, academic and careers-related activities aimed at inspiring, motivating and challenging students from schools where progression to higher education is not the norm. Last summerís school involved six science and engineering departments. This time, it is hoped to put together an exciting programme that will provide experience in three broad streams - science and engineering, arts and humanities, and the social sciences. Learning and Teaching deans have given their support to the initiative as a significant contribution to widening participation. For more details, contact Len Smith on ext 3996 ( or Margo Hanson on ext 4072 (

Some more details are available here

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