Hugh Baird College’s level 3 students have been turning their thoughts to their next steps throughout November with a series of ‘Progress to HE’ activities.
Coordinated by the College’s Retention and Progression Team, the activities included a series of workshops delivered by representatives from various universities, aimed at supporting the students’ transition into higher education. The students attending the workshops had an introduction to higher education and an insight into what student life is like. They found out about the UCAS application process, how to write a personal statement, tips on interview skills and information about student finance.
The progression activities were rounded off with the Higher Education Fair. Open to all students at Hugh Baird College, the event was a chance to visit stands from a variety of universities from across the country. Contributors included Liverpool John Moores University, Chester University, Salford University, Staffordshire University, University of Cumbria, Edge Hill University, Liverpool Hope University and Huddersfield University, as well representatives from our own Hugh Baird University Centre and the University of Central Lancashire.
14-16 College student, Suzanne Lavelle, attended and said:
“It was great speaking to the universities. I had not thought about university before but they explained all about universities and the grades that I would need. I am now seriously considering going to university.”
The College’s progression theme continues on into December with mock university interviews. Students who are currently applying for a university place will be offered the chance to have a practice interview with local university representatives.
If you would like more information about university options, how to apply through UCAS or the financial support on offer, contact the Student Services team in the POD or call 0151 353 4444.