10 Feb 2016

Thirsk Year 9 visit Higher Education institutions across York

The Higher York Network for Collaborative Outreach (HYNCO) hosted Year 9 students from Thirsk School across several of its partner universities and colleges on Friday 5 February.

Thirsk@Askham (23)The visit was part of a programme of activities to better inform the students of the higher education possibilities that could be open to them in the future.

Students visited campuses across York to see the broad range of opportunities higher education has to offer. Some students had a chance to learn more about academic lectures, while others visited a working farm and a variety of other land-based teaching facilities. Higher York partners in the network worked together to ensure students experienced a taste of the diverse range of courses available at higher education level.

The Thirsk students took part in a range of activities including group research looking into famous graduates, talking to current students about their experiences and touring campuses. Some parents also attended the day to see why their children should consider entering higher education and how they could support them.

Thirsk@Askham (5)Colin Rainey, HYNCO Project Manager said: ‘It is important that the institutions in the network work together to ensure that students, like those in Thirsk, get the best chance to see what higher education can offer them, no matter what their future goals are’.

Higher York and its partners will continue to work with schools in York, North Yorkshire and parts of East Riding. For schools interested in activities provided by Higher York NCO, visit or telephone 01904 876350