Young Carers visit Winchester University
On Tuesday the 16th of October a group of students who are all young carers were invited to spend a day at the University of Winchester to learn about what life would be like at university.
The aim of the visit was to give the students an opportunity to:
- Explore the types of learning and teaching methods used at university
- To find out about the different options available after school/college
- To learn about support available to young carers at university
The students were introduced to the types of subjects and learning methods in higher education as well as the routes that can be taken to get to university and degree apprenticeships. They had an opportunity to debate the question, ‘Should the voting age be lowered to 16?’ This as a very lively debate! They also explored the kind of support they would get as young carers undertaking a degree.
In the afternoon they undertook the ‘marshmallow challenge’ as well as finding out about the clubs and societies they could join at University.
The students were buzzing at the end of the day and talked about how they have learnt so much about the different options available to them. It has also given them confidence and reassurance that they are able to access further education alongside the vital role they play in caring for members of their family.