Lliswerry Roma Visit
by Site Admin on Tuesday 25 April 2017
Supported by Michael Parry-Jones from Communities First, Newport, ten pupils from Year 10 at Lliswerry High School visited the Newport Campus for a taste of university life.
The pupils were all from the EU Roma community, main of whom had only been in the UK for one year. Despite this, their English was fantastic and they were very excited and motivated to have visited the University.
Lena Smith – First Campus Instructor ran the visit, which included videos and talks about being a student, a tour of the campus and a visit to the Cyber Security Academy.
The feedback on the day was very positive and included comments such as:
“I enjoyed learning about Cyber Security, because I want to take computing as my university major”
“I was very happy when I was outside. I like this University because I can learn more (about) things that I like. I am sure, were I to go to University, I would come here to University of South Wales….. I am happy and I like this University”
“I learned how hackers easily get your password during the Cyber Security introduction. I’m very happy to see this University”
This event follows on from several collaborations between First Campus and the Travelling Ahead project. For more information on Travelling Ahead, please go to www.travellingahead.org.uk