On Friday 24th February a group of Year 11 Students accompanied by Mrs Moore and Mr O’Shea had the opportunity to visit the London School of Economics to get a sense of life as a University Student in London. We had the opportunity to find out information about the application process, accommodation and facilities.
When we arrived at one of the many campus areas we were taken to a lecture room not even 2 minutes’ walk away yet the freedom of the students was obvious. Students were sitting on their study sofas all working intently on laptops or sharing a coffee in the various eateries visible from the main entrance.
We listened to a presentation about university life, focusing mainly on the London area. The lecturer Sarah explained the importance of A level choices and results using their entry criteria as an example. She the spoke about the benefits of student life in London, which reassured many of us as the prospect of University seems like a daunting experience at our age.
After learning a little more about the university itself we separated in to two groups and were taken on a tour of the site, which spread over a 10-minute walk through London, led by two current students. We saw many of the facilities including, a sports park, the student union campus and the library which contained over 4 million items within a 6 storey high building.
The guided walk added to the overall experience, with the trip being a valuable one for all that went, whether they were interested in the courses on offer or not. The students at Abbs Cross thoroughly enjoyed their day.
By Imogen Stallard and Jasmine Dillon – Year 11