Sixth Former Dec Moran took part in drama and performance workshops during a three-day residential at de Montfort University. He, along with other Year 12 students, stayed in the halls of residence and attended workshops about UCAS and the application process.
The residentials, specialising in art, science and performing arts, were organised by the University’s outreach team. The visiting students were even given the ingredients for pizza and burgers on their first night so that they could cook together and get to know each other.
Dec is studying A Levels in travel and tourism, performing arts, psychology and business. As his ambition is to work in the entertainment industry as a Redcoat he is looking at taking a Performing Arts or drama course in the future. He said: ‘He said: ‘I am looking at going to a university to do performing arts and ideally I want to be a Redcoat as a lot of the TV presenters started off by that route.
‘We had a campus tour then went on different workshops. For performing arts we did abstract theatre exploring the concept of meaning and tension. In the drama workshop we developed a seven-minute performance piece. On the Friday afternoon we had a lecture on UCAS and further information how to write a personal statement. I would really recommend going on these courses.
'The taster session give you a feel of what university life is like in general, plus it is good to have on your UCAS application and CV. On open days you only get to see certain parts of the campus, so going on a residential gave me a chance to get a more realistic view of university life such as sharing a bathroom with nine other people!'