A-level students at Coleg Sir Gâr welcomed lectures in precision medicine and criminology as part of the Brilliant Club’s visiting lecture programme.
The national scheme helps young people develop the knowledge and ambition to help them secure places at highly selective universities and as part of the programme, students are allocated a university tutor.
Bridget Kerr from Swansea University delivered a session on criminology, exploring concepts and theories from psychology and sociology and applying them to real-life crime stories and criminal justice processes.
Alice Luther delivered an in-depth session on the rise of precision medicine, developing students’ understanding of biological molecules and learning about transcription and translation and applying the knowledge to understand antibody-drug conjugates as a new therapy.
Vanessa Cashmore, head of A-levels at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “The sessions explored really interesting subjects, comprehensively investigating how cells work and react and how criminology plays a part in our society and media.
“I’m thrilled that our students can experience lectures at university level, it gives them a real insight into the thought processes and academic activity involved when they leave college.”