After a busy morning of fulfilling their academic commitments, the students moved into afternoon workshops led by industry experts.
Experimental Psychology was led by Linda Plenty and Oliver Lindon, providing background and introductory insight into studying experimental psychology. Students were pressed with intriguing life questions, being asked “What defines you as different from anyone else?” and trying to distinguish the difference between good and evil. Students were told to “think alternatively” with their answers and to avoid looking at the obvious.
Students undertaking the Business Challenge afternoon workshop were taught by Michael Liggins. The students have now been split into their Young Enterprise Workshop groups in which they will begin designing a smartphone application. Students yesterday began brainstorming their ideas and conducting the market research required to ensure the application would penetrate their target markets in addition to generating pricing and promotion strategies.
After a delicious dinner in the main dining hall, St Peter’s College welcomed the Birds of Prey team in to give a fantastic demonstration with numerous hawks and owls for the students to touch and hold. Certainly, the student favourite was the ‘Three Eyed Raven’ from the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’. Following on from Birds of Prey was the Animal Man, providing snakes, scorpions and tarantulas for those brave enough to touch or hold them. Of course, the students couldn’t hold any bird or animal without taking an obligatory ‘selfie’.
Tomorrow afternoon the students are scattering around the city for various cultural excursions. Stay tuned to find out more.