10 years for uni scheme
A SWANSEA University scheme to give young people who might otherwise shun higher education a taste of campus life is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Over the last decade, 564 students from schools and colleges in Swansea and further afield have attended the summer university programme.
And more than 80 per cent of them have gone to higher education.
The 60 students who participated in this year's programme came from Bishop Gore School, Bishop Vaughan Catholic School, Morriston Comprehensive School, Gowerton Comprehensive School, Olchfa Comprehensive School and Coleg Sir Gar, among others.
It is aimed at students who have the ability to succeed but may face barriers preventing them from progressing to higher education.
The students and the programme are being recognised this evening at the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership Summer University awards at the Taliesin Arts Centre.