School pupils welcomed to special ‘graduation day’ at University of Sussex


More than 60 school pupils donned mortarboards and gowns last weekend to celebrate their graduation from a study programme at the University of Sussex.

The sixth-formers from schools across Sussex and London had been enrolled in the Sussex Study Experience (SSE), a programme designed to give them a taste of university life.

As part of the scheme, pupils have had the chance to watch a criminal trial, take part in a fundraising challenge for charity, and explore the iconic Brighton Pavilion.

Shiu Shan, from BHASVIC sixth-form college in Brighton, said: “Some of the best things about the programme were meeting new people and trying things I’ve never done before.”