Taste of university life for teens in Ramsey

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YOUNG people from across the island will learn about their next step in life at a special event in Ramsey, designed to give them a taste of university life.

For the third year running Edge Hill University, based in Lancashire, will be showcasing a range of subjects to 16 to 18-year-olds who are interested in entering higher education.

On November 22 tutors and students will be visiting Ramsey Grammar School to provide a flavour of life on campus and to talk about their experiences of being in that kind of learning and teaching environment.

Throughout the day, Manx students can take part in demonstrations with tutors from various university departments, including Edge Hill’s nursing degree programme, where demonstrations will include urine sample testing, mouth to mouth resuscitation and taking the blood pressure of the clinical skills mannequin used to help play out the real-life scenarios.

Other subject tasters will be around primary and early years education, business, English, media and advertising, and geography and biology.

Edge Hill education liaison officer Ryan Duncan said: ‘Each year this event gets better as we introduce even more subjects and taster sessions to young people. For the first time we’ll also have live demonstrations, which is a fantastic opportunity for those looking for a career in health and social care to get some practical hands-on experience.’

He added: ‘By bringing our academics and current students to the Isle of Man we’re bringing higher education closer to those who will be thinking about whether university is for them. This way, they will be able to find out more about studying at Edge Hill through our lively Q&A and also one-to-ones with our helpful advisors.’

Bookings are made through the island’s secondary schools but individuals who are interested in attending the event can email ryan.duncan(at)edgehill.ac.uk.

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