Sophie has taken part in a range of activities, including Wise Up Uni:4U summer school, The Brilliant Club, a visit to the University of Oxford and HE Taster Days at Wigan and Leigh College. 

Here’s what you had to say about her experience:

“Brilliant Club helped me develop my independence skills through doing my own research and assignment writing, I also did a speech at the end of the project which helped to develop my public speaking skills. Wise Up, Uni:4U summer school helped me develop my team building skills, working on my own initiative, as well as leadership and negotiation. I was also given the Future Leader award, after being nominated by the group leaders.

I have made new friends and we still catch up with each other. Staying on campus meant I really got a taste of university life. Some of the student ambassadors were studying engineering and talking to them has developed my interest in STEM.

I’ve now started to think about what I want to do after school and have researched engineering Degree Apprenticeships and also Russell Group universities”.


Y11, The Deanery Church of England High School

Sophie, Deanery School, Wigan