Student support staff from the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies joined pupils from a Liverpool primary school to raise aspirations around their future career paths.
Cathy Reilly, fashion design and manufacture technologist with extensive experience in education and industry, and Bradley Hessey, an experienced broadcast technologist who works to connect education to broadcast industries across the Liverpool City Region, joined schoolchildren from St Leo’s School in Whiston during their Ambition Week.
In a week aimed at developing the children’s aspirations and goals for the future, Cathy and Bradley were able to share their own personal insights of working in higher education. They also demonstrated a variety of Arts based skills that could lead to potential careers for the children that they may have never considered before.
Year 6 pupil Sean said: “There were jobs I didn’t even know existed. They were amazing.”
Year 4 pupil Hallie said: “I loved exploring new jobs and doing fun things.”
The faculty works closely with LJMU Outreach teams and are well connected with primary schools across the Liverpool City Region, building links with the communities that the university serves to ensure that anyone who wants to progress to higher education is able to access it, regardless of background or social status.
Teachers and career advisers are able to book sessions for their students through the Outreach team.