AFRICAN-Caribbean and shared heritage students have been getting a taste of campus life at Huddersfield University.
They are among more than 100 young people who have been taking part in a Make a Difference Because You’re Worth It programme run by the School of Human and Health Sciences.
The week-long programme aims to give African-Caribbean students a greater insight into higher education and help address the under-representation of students within it.
Events covered subjects such as assertiveness and empowerment, leadership skills, team building and activities, science projects, dance and black history.
There was also a presentation in the Castle Hill Suite at the end of the programme.
Since 2004, 120 young people from Years 10 and 11 at local and regional secondary schools have gone to the programme.
This year 30 students from Almondbury, All Saints, Fartown, Royds Hall, Hipperholme, Rastrick and Roundhay high schools took part.
The programme is paid for by the European Union’s Social Fund as part of the Aim Higher scheme in Yorkshire and Humberside and this year is its fifth and final year.
Michelle Bartholomew, Summer school project manager, said: “Over the years the programme has gone from strength to strength in developing, raising awareness and dispelling myths.
“Educating our young people is not solely the responsibility of parents.
“Teachers, family, friends and peers are all involved in the process.
“Through such support and additional motivation, commitment and dedication from the summer school staff, mentors and guest speakers we are all collectively helping our young people to make a difference.”