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Rockwood students pay an inspiring visit to Birmingham Business School

On Thursday 4 February, students from Rockwood Academy visited the University of Birmingham to find out what it is like to study and work here. The aim of the visit was for the students to see and experience the diversity of learning opportunities and different learning spaces available to them.

Students were treated to a buffet lunch, followed by a question and answer session with staff to find out about different career options, including finance, internationalisation, working as an academic, web development and research centre management.

The visit was organised following the successful enterprise day, held at Rockwood Academy as part of the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Festival of Social Science, organised by the University’s Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and its partners. Students engaged in a range of interactive activities in order to encourage a spirit of enterprise in the Academy and local community, together with raising their awareness of social sciences.

The ESRC festival of social science highlights some of the leading social science research taking place within the field of Social Science with free lectures, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other events being held around the country to offer an insight into how social science research impacts on our lives. It is held in November each year, with events are open to all.

The students finished the day with a campus tour and afternoon tea with Professor Saul Becker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.