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A taste of university life

13 August 2019

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School pupils from all over the UK met current undergrads and attended lectures at Cardiff Business School.

Sixth form students from across the UK have enjoyed a taste of university life at a business studies masterclass at Cardiff University on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

The pupils, from Chepstow School in Monmouthshire, Howell’s School and St David’s College in Cardiff, Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School in Lincolnshire, Aylesbury High School in Buckinghamshire and Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke, were treated to an exciting programme of events and activities at Cardiff Business School’s modern Teaching Centre.

As well as a tour of the amazing School facilities, attendees:

  • picked up hints and tips to make their UCAS application stand out from the crowd.
  • met current undergrads to get the low down on what uni life is really like.
  • attended lectures delivered by the School’s marketing, accounting, economics and logistics experts.
Young man using computer

Always popular at School offer-holder and taster day experiences is the opportunity to test out the School’s state-of-the-art trading room. The largest in Wales, the space is fully-equipped with 56 Bloomberg terminals so that students can experience stock market jeopardy in a controlled environment.

And this proved the case again with pupils teaming up to compete in a series of simulated stock market games in real-time.

Edwin, a pupil from Chepstow School who hopes to study business at university, said: “The trip gave me a really good insight of university life at Cardiff Business School.”

The event was organised by Dr Carolyn Strong, Programme Director for BSc Business Management, Dr Eleri Rosier, Director of Student Recruitment and Lowri Griffith, Admissions and Recruitment Manager.

Student helpers lineup
The School's student representatives were on hand to give pupils the inside scoop on uni life.

Dr Strong said: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Year 12 students to the School for our business studies masterclass event. I hope they found the opportunity to experience undergrad teaching beneficial and that it has given them an appetite for university education...”

Carolyn Strong

“They’ll have lots to think about over the coming year, as they enter the UCAS application cycle, but for now, I’d like to wish them a fun-filled summer from all at Cardiff Business School.”

Dr Carolyn Strong, Reader in Marketing and Strategy

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