ITV News reports that James Nesbitt may have starred as a killer in recent project The Secret, but he was on hand to help solve a mystery as pupils took part in a ‘CSI’ workshop as part of an outreach scheme by Ulster University.
The university was trying to encourage young prospective students, and girls in particular, to consider science subjects when it comes to making their GCSE choices.
And pupils from Mercy College in north Belfast certainly seemed to be impressed.
The actor, who is also chancellor of the university, told UTV: “We’ve opened the doors of Ulster University to try and showcase just how exciting a university degree can be for them.”
Over the years, thousands of pupils have taken part in the schools partnership programme designed to encourage post-primary children from all over Northern Ireland to consider university as an option.
Some of the pupils taking part now may get to enjoy Ulster University’s new campus which will open in Belfast in September 2019, whatever career path they choose.
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