Year 10 students from North Huddersfield Trust School were treated to a special visit to Huddersfield University on 27th February, to find out what life would be like as a university student.
They were able to take part in a business workshop, tour of the campus which was led by Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer Vicki Carver and hear a presentation by the students union to find out about university life, focussing particularly on the rich variety of student clubs and societies that are on offer.
The students were also invited to compete in teams to create a new and unique brand of chocolate in a workshop led by Ruth Brooks from Huddersfield University’s Business Management suite.
The visit, which was in addition to their monthly mentoring sessions, was organised by their Mosaic mentors Ajaz Ahmed (Entrepreneur), Abdul Ali (Sales Director, Camira Fabrics) and Gulnaz Akhtar (NHS Programme Manager) in association with the Yorkshire Regional Manager, Nabila Ayub.
Year 10 Student, Rabia Nawaz-Naji commented “I have really enjoyed being part of the Mosaic Mentors scheme because it’s helped me with my confidence and presentation skills. The visit to Huddersfield University was very interesting and I had no idea how big it was and how many different activities you can get involved in. It made me realise how much I want to go to University so I will be studying extra hard from now on!”
Mosaic would like to thank the staff and students from Huddersfield University for their kind hospitality and for making the day so special. We would also like to say a big thank you to the mentors for organising the visit.
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