On the university trail

Students from Barnsley Sixth Form College visited the University of Hull for a master class in English literature and continued their studies by taking the Philip Larkin Trail.

The group of 25 English literature A-level students visited the university and attended a lecture before taking the tour of poet Larkin’s Hull, whose most famous work came in 1955 when he wrote ‘The Less Deceived’.

Learner Emma Shepherd, aged 18, said: “We have just started coursework on Larkin so it was really relevant to our studies to visit the university, take the Trail and get points and tips from the university Doctors in the master class.”

Harriet Grant, 17, said: “The Trail was really enjoyable and insightful. It was also great to see the university environment.”

Main Pic: From left: Barnsley Sixth Form College students Lucy Bar, aged 20, Daniel Fotheringham, Autumn Faye Sykes, both 18, and Matthew James Ibbotson, 17, with University of Hull academics and Barnsley Sixth Form College personal progress mentor Maria Sutton