12 February 2015

Image of Students Receive Expert Advice from Universities at The Sixth Form College

At The Sixth Form College we offer excellent support for University Applications. Last week we held our annual Higher Education Week at the College, where students had the opportunity to gain advice and guidance from representatives and advisors from Universities across the country.

Our students were able to attend talks throughout the week from the following Universities:

  • Newcastle University
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Exeter
  • Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

The Universities were chosen to attend our Higher Education Week as they are a mixture of Russell group, Collegiate, Post 92, City and Campus style universities.

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The Sixth Form College has recently seen a record number of A2 students submit applications for University with 90% of the cohort applying ahead of the UCAS deadline in January. Students have applied to 127 different universities across the UK including all 24 Russell Group universities and Oxford and Cambridge. Students have applied for competitive courses such as Law, Psychology, Engineering, Medicine, Maths, Economics and Finance, the Sciences, Art and Design and Nursing and Teaching.

The Universities attending the College’s Higher Education Week were able to offer advice to our A2 students about useful information such as how to conduct themselves at Interview, Student Finance and Living Accommodation, whilst also speaking to our AS students about the UCAS process and tips on preparing an application.

AS Student, Mia Jones, who is currently studying Fine Art, English Language & Literature, Psychology and Media Studies at The Sixth Form College said of the Higher Education Week, “I found the talks really interesting and they have been a good way to kick-start my research into the different University options available.”

The University talks proved to be extremely successful with 88% of students claiming to have found them useful in their research and preparation for University. When providing feedback on the talks, students claimed to have come away with more knowledge on areas such as how to pick the right course, the amount of opportunities available at University, UCAS and how to best prepare an application, course structure and the cost of living.

Personal and Guidance Tutor, Leigh O’Mahony, organised Higher Education Week at the college and thinks it plays a crucial introductory role to our AS students, “Only a third of our AS students had an interaction with a University prior to HE week and most of the Universities that students have had interactions with are within a 20 mile drive of college. By getting Universities from around the country to participate in Higher Education week we have shown the amount of choice available to our young people and encouraged them to look for the right course for them.”

HE Week 2015

The Sixth Form College has recently launched the Honours Programme scheme - a tailored academic programme of curriculum, enrichment and guidance, designed to equip high-achieving students with the knowledge and support needed to progress to a leading UK university.

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