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Student Progression Partnership: Raising Aspirations

31 Year 9 students have been working as part of the Student Progression Team. The Student Progression Team is an innovative partnership between Coventry University and the University of Warwick, linking current University students with pupils from Coventry and Warwickshire schools and colleges. The aim is to raise aspirations and attainment amongst students in Coventry and Warwickshire. 

As part of the scheme they visited both university campuses, to compare them and gain an understanding of university life. At Warwick University they had full campus tour followed by lectures on Politics and  the Economy. It was special that one of the tour guides was Tam Gulati, an ex President Kennedy student who now studies at the University of Warwick. Students then jumped on a bus with their free lunch and headed for Coventry University. Students noticed a massive contrast between the two campuses, but equally enjoyed the tour round Coventry University. The day ended with sport and fitness activities ran by Coventry University PE department; students were tested on a range of fitness criteria from airflow to flexibility.

Visiting two universities in one day was an excellent way to show pupils the different options ahead and the range of courses they could choose. 

One year 9 student commented that "liked both campuses but preferred Warwick as it had a more relaxed atmosphere”, whereas another said “I would prefer Coventry University as it’s in the centre of the city and there seems to be loads going  on”.                                                                                                                        

 

31 Year 9 students have been working as part of the Student Progression Team. The Student Progression Team is an innovative partnership between Coventry University and the University of Warwick, linking current University students with pupils from Coventry and Warwickshire schools and colleges. The aim is to raise aspirations and attainment amongst students in Coventry and Warwickshire. 

As part of the scheme they visited both university campuses, to compare them and gain an understanding of university life. At Warwick University they had full campus tour followed by lectures on Politics and  the Economy. It was special that one of the tour guides was Tam Gulati, an ex President Kennedy student who now studies at the University of Warwick. Students then jumped on a bus with their free lunch and headed for Coventry University. Students noticed a massive contrast between the two campuses, but equally enjoyed the tour round Coventry University. The day ended with sport and fitness activities ran by Coventry University PE department; students were tested on a range of fitness criteria from airflow to flexibility.

Visiting two universities in one day was an excellent way to show pupils the different options ahead and the range of courses they could choose. 

One year 9 student commented that "liked both campuses but preferred Warwick as it had a more relaxed atmosphere”, whereas another said “I would prefer Coventry University as it’s in the centre of the city and there seems to be loads going  on”.