Love Island’s Wes Nelson’s Instagram will be dedicated to helping future students prepare for university life this week as part of a new series of online educational chats – and anyone can get involved.
The former reality TV contestant will talk about his experiences of leaving home, confidence, resilience, and dealing with social media, as well as education and how it prepared him to work as an electrical and nuclear systems design engineer, ice skate, swim the channel, and take part in Love Island.
The virtual classroom chat, which anyone can submit questions to, is the first of a new series of Lincoln Live discussions by the University of Lincoln aimed at introducing students to what it’s like to be at university, offer advice on what to take, top tips and much more.
To be part of the conversation with Wes, log onto @wes.nelson on Instagram at 2pm on Wednesday 25th March and post your questions in the comments section of the live stream.
The online interactive educational activities have been brought in to replace face-to-face masterclasses usually offered to schools and colleges and at UCAS fairs to support social distancing while helping prospective students continue their plans for a university education, supporting teachers who will be delivering remote sessions during the school closures.
Emma Jubbs, who heads up student recruitment at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are keen to encourage prospective students to keep up with their studies and are working continuously to find innovative and engaging ways of involving them in learning, and within our academic community. We know how hard so many teachers are working to support home learning and we are keen to assist them.”