On Tuesday 1 March, twelve Year 12 students set off to the University of Leeds to discover what life at a university is really like and what to expect from Further Education. They had the opportunity to speak to current students, meet the Head of the course and the Head of the university, explore the studio spaces, tour the campus and sample food from the vast canteen. In the afternoon the students began making some of their own artwork and the Head of the course, along with the university students, offered a group critique. Themes of Art’s place in society and who an artist really is, amongst other philosophical issues, were discussed.
The students had a brilliant time and really felt enlightened by the visit. Some were already planning their application by the time they left.