Students were given an early insight into university life during an education fair.

Teenagers from Hendon School, St James Catholic High School, Whitefield School and Barnet and Southgate College were invited to Middlesex University, in The Burroughs, Hendon.

The annual event gave over 2,000 students from Barnet and other boroughs the chance to find out about courses on offer from over 65 universities.

As well as presentations and talks from academics, students saw live robotics performances, put their endurance to the test in a range of sporting activities and examined their own germs in a biomedical demonstration.

They were also given a behind-the-scenes tour of Middlesex University exploring the Hendon campus’ facilities, including the Sony-built TV studios and gallery complex, creative spaces, social and art studios, the gym and real tennis court.

Middlesex University education liaison manager Elita Eliades-Ahmed said: “Events such as this provide the rare opportunity for students to meet with universities across the length and breadth of the UK right on their doorstep.

“It’s an exciting time for Year 12s but it can also be a difficult time, as they make one of their biggest decisions. “We’re passionate about giving them this opportunity to meet like-minded students in similar situations, alongside experts, so they are better informed to make those all important choices.”