Nearly fifty Year 12 students and their tutors were welcomed to the University recently for a built environment information and careers day. They attended information sessions withLJMU staff and students and were given the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ experience in a variety of activities such as tower building with pasta and testing the strength of building materials. School Director, Professor Mike Riley, said: “Events such as this give us a real opportunity to showcase the exciting opportunities for careers in the built environment to local schools and colleges.
“Those who choose to enter these careers have a real opportunity to have an influence on the sustainable development of our physical and natural environment. Engaging with them before they make final decisions about university applications and career choices allows us to gain an insight into the issues that they see as important as well as allowing us to provide them with enough information to make informed choices about their future. “
font-family: Arial;”>;”>The event was a collaboration between the School of the Built Environment and the LJMU Outreach Team, who promoted the event to their extensive network of contacts in local schools and colleges. The day will be followed up with sessions including – ‘Applying through UCAS and Personal Statements’ and ”Student Finance’. If you would like to work with the LJMU Outreach Team on your own event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org