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Activity 1 - Introduction to University

Activity 1 - Introduction to Universities 


* Make sure you have watched all three videos on the "Brilliant Club with Miss Mason" home page first!


Task 1 -  in your own words..


1 (a). Summarise what a university is.  

1 (b). Outline how universities can be different from one another using examples from the videos or your own research. 

1 (c). How are lectures different from tutorials and seminars?  


Task 2 - Research challenge! Use the internet to find out ...


Find out what you could study on the following courses and write a short description of each: 

  • Physiotherapy  
  • Music 
  • Anthropology   


Find two universities that offer the following subjects as a degree:

  • American Studies
  • Criminology 
  • Geology  


Find out when the following universities were created: 

  • University of Lancaster 
  • University of Edinburgh 
  • University of Cardiff 


Task 3 - Thinking creatively and use your imagination!


3 (a). If you were at university, what society/club would you want to create and why? 


3 (b). Imagine you have opened your own university, what would it be like? What would it be called? What courses would you offer? How big would it be? What would it look like? How would students learn? What societies and clubs could students join? 


Task 4 (Extension) - Write a short paragraph to convince students to apply to your university. You will need to: 

  • Create a name for your university  

  • Describe what the university is like (Make sure you include size, appearance, location, degrees offered, teaching methods and societies/clubs available) 

  • Explain what some of the benefits would be for students attending your university  


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