On Wednesday 7th March, a group of people came from the University of Brighton. Five of them were students and they all study at the University of Brighton: 3 are studying as PE teachers, one as a doctor and another doing sociology. First, someone told us a little bit about University and then we went off to play a game.
The aim of the game was to collect skill tokens by travelling around the board. If you had all the tokens, it was like having an honour’s degree. There were three categories which you had to collect 6 tokens in. To move around the board, you rolled a dice, or answered questions about University to choose your position. Some of them were easy and others were more difficult.
The students were very friendly and happy to answer questions. A new thing I learnt was that first year students are called ‘freshers’. Also, I found out that you don’t have a uniform – you can wear what you like. Most surprisingly though, is that there are over 30,000 university courses you can do! I originally thought that university was more work and less fun but I learnt that there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. I really enjoyed it and it taught me a lot about my potential future when I grow up.
By Ruby, year 7