PUPILS have been learning what university life is like as part of an initiative to encourage them to consider Higher Education (HE).
The Aimhigher Wales Roadshow rolled into Wrexham to give Year 9 pupils of Dinas Bran, Darland and Rhosnesni High Schools details about HE and offer them a chance to win a rally opportunity and £1,000 for their school.
Aimhigher takes student ambassadors from NEWI to talk to pupils about their experiences.
NatWest Bank and the Welsh Assembly sponsor the roadshow, held on board a hi-tech trailer which opens to become a mini-cinema.
Groups of 15 pupils go on to watch a DVD, use laptops to access information about courses and careers and have a question and answer session with the Aimhigher Roadshow presenter.
NEWI graduate Llinos Williams presented the roadshow and drew on her own experiences. 'This is a great opportunity for pupils to find out about the benefits of higher education,' she said.
'It is vital young people in Wrexham are aware of the opportunities available to them locally and across the country. There are some fantastic courses and going to university can expand horizons and lead to their dream job.'
Aimhigher visitors were also able to enter the Celticar 05 competition. Entrants are asked to design a Welsh car with universal appeal.
The winners will be awarded a unique rally experience and a £1,000 prize for their school.
The campaign is supported by Welsh rally co-driver Phil Mills, who won the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the Subaru Impreza and helped launch the Celticar 05 competition.
To find out more about HE go to www.aimhigher.wales.gov.uk .