Let’s Discover Arts and Humanities

Let’s Discover Arts and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Outreach Team recently came together to launch a new post-16 outreach scheme, Discover Arts and Humanities.

Over 100 people attended the launch event in January 2014, including year 12 students and their family members, academic colleagues, and Student Services staff.

Professor Jackie Labbe, Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor, gave the welcome address and guests enjoyed the opportunity to quiz staff and student ambassadors at the busy information fair.

“It was a very enjoyable evening,” a year 12 student commented. “I’m very much looking forward to continuing with the programme.”

The programme targets students in year 12 who meet specific academic and widening participation criteria. It is part of a range of opportunities offered at the University of Sheffield to encourage young people from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in university to consider studying at Higher Education level.

discover arts and humanitiesOver the course of two years, 50 A level students from schools and colleges within the Sheffield city region will take part in Discover Arts and Humanities events. These events will feature all of the subjects within the Faculty through interactive taster sessions delivered by our award winning staff and inspirational students.

We will aim to improve the confidence of year 12 students and raise awareness of the rewarding career and life opportunities that exist through studying arts and humanities subjects.

Activities to demystify the process of applying to university will also be offered, including help on choosing the right course and university, understanding the UCAS application process and student finance. Students will also have opportunities to develop their academic skills to help them to prepare for the transition to university level study. Ultimately, participants will be empowered to develop their understanding of student and academic life through working closely with our student ambassadors.

If you would like to know more about Discover Arts and Humanities, please contact Kate Smith, Outreach Activities Officer on kathryn.smith@sheffield.ac.uk or 0114 222 9877.