Queen’s University is keen to engage with young people to show them that higher education is something that is fun, exciting, accessible to them, and will enhance their lives.
This is done through a variety of events and strategies, but I have a listed a few exemplar projects below.
This is a science conference for key stage two primary schools children. Participating schools are given a broad topic to investigate over a 5 or 6 week period, and then representatives from the schools come to the University to share their findings with their peers.
This simple model provides a way for pupil-led research within the class room. It shows children that science can not only be stimulating, but that it can be found all around them.
More details about Primary ConneXions.
Medics in Primary Schools
This accredited module places QUB medical students in primary schools on a weekly basis in order to raise health and lifestyle issues with pupils.
More details about Medics in Primary School.
This project is done in collaboration with the Princes Trust, and takes 35 youths and enhances their social and employability skills, while also showcasing the merits of higher education. Participating youths are taking on a week-long residential where mentors and musical tutors bring them on a journey of musical and personal development. They then showcase this at a celebration concert in the Whitla Hall, Queen’s University.
More details about SoundLive