University of Gloucestershire Year 10 Summer School

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University of Gloucestershire Year 10 Summer School

University of Gloucestershire Year 10 Summer School


57 Year 10 students from 14 schools settled into halls of residence and became university students for the week in July 2016.

Here’s a quick snapshot into how the week went!

Day 1: Moving In

Laden with everything other than the kitchen sink, students were welcome by the summer school team to their new digs. With a traditional moving in BBQ, followed by icebreakers, the first day was a chance for everyone to mingle in true university style.

Later on, students signed up to join sports and societies at fresher’s fayre, before making makame bracelets, making their point heard in debating soc, or getting competitive at B’ball soc. Things rounded up with each hall competing against each other in the pub quiz, followed by either a film in the lecture theatre or some sports.

Day 2: A visit to Park campus

Settled in, it was time for students to meet our academic staff, and try out new subjects in Media, Business and Computing. Tuesday was the hottest day of the week, and students enjoyed relaxing on the grass in the shade of the trees in between workshops.


We then had an evening of Pizza and bowling, heading to Tenpin Gloucester to don our game-faces and see who could tally the highest scores. Safe to say, the students over-took the summer school staff without too much effort!

Day 3: A day at Oxstalls with some swimming and then Flat wars

An action-packed day, students made the most of their daily fry-up to harness the energy needed for all that was planned. With Sports Management, Sports Psychology, Sport Science and Wheelchair Rugby on the cards, Wednesday was a chance for students to get active. Performing Arts and Drama also got students on their feet to sing and perform in our brand new Performing Arts Centre.


With a choice between swimming and a fiercely competitive game of monopoly with Student Ambassadors Caleb and Jordan, there was plenty to wind-down with before some flat time and dinner. Then it was time for Flat wars! New for 2016, each hall of students in the flats competed against each other for victory and pride, with different tasks to test their agility, problem-solving skills and ability to work as a team. Ambassador Heidi’s team were crowned champions, after a fiercely competitive evening.


Day 4: FCH and the last night party