Year 12 students recently attended the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition at Loughborough which provided them with an opportunity to meet with representatives from the leading UK universities. The students deepened their understanding of the range of courses currently available, what career opportunities that they can ultimately pursue and about the rewards that can be gained from volunteer and gap year placements.
Haaris Ajaib said “I met with university representatives from Bradford University, the University of Birmingham and also Nottingham Trent, in order to gain their advice about what courses I should study in order to progress competitively into a career in ICT. The day enabled me to really understand about what each institution expects in terms of grades; it was an enjoyable and purposeful experience.”
Kallum Beccan said “During my UCAS trip I visited and spoke to a lot of the universities present and found three universities that interested me in a subject that I am passionately interested in! These were Teeside University and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. The trip was useful as it informed me of the range of courses available in Drama – which is my real passion!”