Get a taste of university life at Anglia Ruskin

Published: 22 March 2011 at 13:00

Uni4U event helps local children explore the world of higher education

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Anglia Ruskin University is throwing open its doors to schoolchildren from across the region on Saturday 2 April.

The Uni4U event, which will run from 10am until 3pm at Anglia Ruskin’s Rivermead campus in Chelmsford, will give Year 9 and 10 students a taste of university life through an action-packed day of events and exhibitions.

The young students will be able to get involved in a range of fun activities including having their fingerprints taken, creating their own stop-motion animation, trying their hand at Chinese calligraphy and experiencing the thrill of flying in a fast jet in a state-of-the-art simulator ride.

The Sirens, Anglia Ruskin’s cheerleading troupe, will be performing some of their new routines while visitors will have the chance to take home their very own graduation photograph.

Parents will also have the opportunity to discover more about higher education and future career opportunities for their children through a series of talks and Q&A sessions.

Nicola Lumb, Anglia Ruskin’s Widening Participation Officer, said:

“We are really excited to be able to open up the whole campus for young people and their families to come and explore their local university.

“Now in our fourth year we have a wide range of fun and interactive activities for our visitors to take part in and we hope to encourage them to think about their futures and achieve their full potential.”

For further information or to book your place, please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/uni4u or call 0845 271 3333.