Sixth-form students get taste of university life

Young scientists of the future from Highfields’ sixth-form pulled on their lab coats to get hands-on experience of university life.

All Year 12 biology students travelled to the University of Wolverhampton to nurture their science skills in one of its pioneering hi-tech labs.

Our students were the first to use the university’s £1 million Outreach Laboratory, which has been created as part of the state-of-the-art Rosalind Franklin Science Centre. 

During their morning at university the students completed hands-on practical activities including preparing microscope slides and observing them, measuring cell sizes and making biological drawings using the microscopes. They also got the chance to see confocal microscopy and scanning electron microscopy in use whilst being supported by staff and students from the university.

Dr S Taylor, Head of Key Stage 3 Science at Highfields, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to develop specific scientific skills and experience real university life for the day.”

Posted on November 13, 2015 .