LJMU Residential – Amy Cross Yr 12

I attended the Liverpool John Moores University summer residential last week.  During the three days I was there, I had such a great time and gained some valuable skills like teamwork and communication. It has given me a glimpse of what living in at university would be like. By talking to past students and the lecturers, I understand the course a lot more and it has prepared me for the commitment I will make and the work I will have to do. Now I feel like I know what to expect for when I go to university.

Over the three days I was there, I attended some lectures on different topics; these lectures completely contradicted the stereotype of what I imagined a university lecture to be. All of the lecturers and past students were very friendly and welcoming, as well as informative.

Even though I learned a lot of valuable skills, the residential has also allowed me to meet many different people from all over the UK. It was a fun social event; we went bowling, spent time in Liverpool and went out for dinner.  And even better still – it was all free! The people I met were all in the same boat as me as they were all my age and were all deciding their futures; this helped us bond quickly and we have all kept in touch after the process.

I loved this opportunity and I have already got another one lined up at Edge Hill University. This is one of the most valuable things I have ever done, and it has really helped me decide on both the course I wish to study at university and the university I want to go. I would recommend university summer schools to anyone considering Higher Education!

By Amy Cross (Y12 student)

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