Get a taste of university life at Uni4U day

Published: 16 May 2012 at 10:25

Anglia Ruskin opens up its Chelmsford campus for Essex schoolchildren on 26 May

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Over 350 schoolchildren from across Essex will visit Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford on Saturday, 26 May, for Uni4U.

The free event, for Years 7-11 and their families, will give youngsters a taste of their local university through an action-packed day of exhibitions and activities.

Uni4U runs from 10am-2pm and there will be over 30 different activities on offer from Anglia Ruskin’s four different faculties. 

Anglia Ruskin’s Forensic Science department will be setting up their crime scene tent which will allow children to become CSIs.  Participants will get the chance to compare fingerprints and gather evidence as they help the scientists to solve the crime. 

Other events include learning how to carry out CPR to music and even finding out how to become an entrepreneur by making a “best-selling” product from an old sock!

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 Outreach & Recruitment Officer, said:

“We are really excited about welcoming young people and their families to the Chelmsford campus, giving them the opportunity to explore their local university.
“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 or call 0845 271 3333.