London field trip

First year Social Sciences students have recently had the opportunity to take part in a visit to London. As well as everyone having plenty of fun, a number of interesting and eye-opening visits were timetabled in.

These included The Foundling Museum, The Museum of Childhood, The East London Mosque and Harrow School for Boys. This was all rounded off with a trip to the West End to watch Billy Elliot.

Paul Bunyan, Programme Leader for Childhood and Youth Studies, organised the trip and was accompanied by lecturers Annabel Yale and Liz Richards. Annabel notes that, ‘The students were an absolute credit to the University and were really engaged in all the activities’.

The feedback from the students and the guides/staff at the venues has all been really positive with one student commenting, ‘The experience was amazing, the diversity of the places we visited was great. I have gained a lot of knowledge and cannot wait to put some of this knowledge into practice’.