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The Virtually University videoconference programme – for years 12 &13

January 27th, 2012 by Andrew

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The Virtually University  has launched the new videoconference programme for this term.

The Virtually University coordinates interactive videoconferencing between schools and universities around the country. With some exceptions, the content is targeted at Year 12 and 13. Some sessions relate directly to the A level syllabus whilst others are intended to show the diversity of study available at university, designed to inspire and inform students’ choices. Additionally some sessions will discuss practical aspects of applying for university and of student life. All are FREE to schools.

The sessions, usually involving between one and three schools, are advertised to a wide range of schools and will be delt with on a first come first served basis.

Examples of sessions covered are:

  • German: Goodbye Lenin by Andrew Wormald (PhD student), The University of Sheffield on 9th February 2012 between 12.30 and 13.25
  • Medicine: The Thyroid by Dr Helen Christian, The University of Oxford Medical School on 10th February 2012 between 11.30 and 12.50
  • Particle Physics: Hunting the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider by Dr Helen Heath, The University of Bristol on 24th February 2012 between 11.30 and 12.30

Please visit the website to be kept up to date with the programme and register for a session:

http://www.virtuallyuniversity.org.uk/Newevents.html

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