Family Saturday - University Extravaganza

On Saturday 7th May the Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Outreach Team welcomed Year 5 and 6 pupils from local primary schools and their families to our Family Saturday event.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the future, so in addition to our Year 5 and 6 sessions in the classroom we wanted to invite our primary pupils along with all the family to our City Campus to find out about University. The event gave families the opportunity not only to find out about University, but also how learning together as a family can help both children and adults to learn and develop new skills. It was great to see so many parents interested in university too. Many adults feel it’s too late for them to go to university, but that’s definitely not the case- the oldest student to start at NTU was 84 years old!

Some of the family's playing a true or false game about university. 

As part of the day our families got to try out some of the subjects they could study at university in our Law and International Relations tasters, delivered by our enthusiastic student ambassadors. The Law taster got our families scratching their heads about some of the weird and wonderful laws that still exist today. Whilst there were a few surprises in the International Relations taster about how rich some countries actually are.

Family's learning about the subjects which can be studied at university.

There were laughs all round as our families dressed up and grabbed their props for our ‘dream job photo booth’. Families discussed their dream jobs- from explorer to criminal lawyer- and with the help of our staff and students ambassadors got some helpful advice on how they might get there - finished off of course with a few family selfies! You may have seen some of our competition entries for the best picture on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. After enjoying an afternoon learning as a family we also helped the families to find future opportunities to learn about things that interest them, so the fun can continue.

 Some of the fantastic entries we had from the day.

Finally the event came to its conclusion by testing what our guests had found out about family learning throughout the day with our interactive quiz. It got very competitive and it was great to see how much all our families had remembered!     
It was a fantastic day and we loved having so many of you come to visit we can’t wait for next year already!

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