The biennial Undiscovered Subjects Taster Day, that is unique to Godolphin, was held in school on Saturday 28th January 2017. This was a Higher Education conference aimed at LVI students from local schools and Year 11 and LVI of G&L to discover university courses that are not subjects currently taught within the school curriculum. These subjects are often overlooked as students are not aware of what the study of the subject entails. As such, the students were able to attend taster lectures, delivered by academics from a variety of disciplines and institutions, pitched at the standard of a new first-year undergraduate and dealing with material from one early module of the university course. In addition to the lectures, there was a university fair that was buzzing with activity and which provided students with more general information about applying to university. Students came away from the day energised about their journey towards the right university course for them. We are all very appreciative of the university staff that attended.
‘Like the previous event this was brilliantly organised and very helpful. The quality of the speakers I heard was extremely high and my guys were equally complimentary about the talks they attended.’ External teacher
‘The best thing about today was getting a better understanding of uni courses that I had misconceptions of prior to the event.’ G&L student
‘I was able to address my concerns about the university process today.’ Drayton Manor High School student
‘I thought the whole thing was very nice. Lots of enthusiasm from the students and we were very well looked after by the staff and student helpers! I look forward to the next event.’ University Representative
‘Given that my talk was scheduled for the last time slot, I was very impressed with the size of my audience; the students obviously were interested/motivated to stay till the end. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of everyone associated with this event at your school - very well done!’ University Speaker