On Thursday 4th December a group of 45 Year 11 students from Mill Chase Academy spent a day at the University of Chichester to take part in a Higher Education Awareness Day. Organised by the University’s Access and Outreach team, the programme aims to encourage all young people to work towards achieving their personal, educational and developmental potential.

The students participated in two morning sessions, interviewing a current university student and researching university and course options, before touring the University campus with its top-class sports facilities, Library, academic departments and social areas. A final session included a challenge to guess the cost of a typical bag of groceries bought by self-catering students – which totalled £6.53!

Lesley-Anne Holder, Senior Widening Participation Officer, said ‘It was fantastic to welcome the students from Mill Chase Academy to the University, to learn about their ambitions and talk to them about educational opportunities and career paths that are open to them. As a member of the University’s own Multi-Academy Trust we are working with Mill Chase on an ongoing programme across all year groups, and we look forward to welcoming more students to the University for different experience days in future.’