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Pre-Entry Summer Taster Event

A special taster camp took place over the summer to help students with neurodiversity with their transition to university.

Over the summer the University welcomed a group of students to campus for a special pre-entry summer taster. This was an opportunity for the students to take part in a mix of activities with the aim of reducing anxiety around the transition to university and independent living.

The students were joined by current student ambassadors for activities that included; a Counselling and Mental Health Lecture, Student Support and Wellbeing lecture and Fancy a Cuppa session,  Money Advice, Firstpoint and Disability Service talks, a walking tour of the different campuses and key areas in Worcester, orientation information hunt of St John’s Campus, social activities with the Students’ Union, archery at Lakeside Campus,  a one night stay in a typical student flat in halls of residence, film evening, Accommodation Services session and opportunity to view their allocated rooms for September.

Students really valued the opportunity to attend and said:

“It was definitely worth it. A good chance to see the place and meet good people.”

“It helped me make friends easier.”

“This event helped me recognise my way around the town and campus as well as meeting new friends.”

“The event was useful for my mental map of campus and to meet cool other people.”

“The whole event was really useful. Can’t wait to join, and glad I know the place better now.”

“A great opportunity to familiarise myself with the university and others starting in September.”

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