Attending the Higher Education Exhibition
As the time comes for our Year 12 students to begin contemplating their next steps after Sixth Form, a visit to the Higher Education Exhibition at Brunel University was the perfect opportunity for students to seek advice and gain insight into the pathways available to them.
With over 150 representatives at the exhibition there was a diverse selection of universities and institutions for students to browse, ranging from Durham University to the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and the Pearson Business School.
Stephanie Rogers, Head of Sixth Form, commented on the value of the exhibition: “Students spent the day meeting university representatives to discuss course entry requirements, as well as taking accommodation tours and attending lectures to get a sense of what university life is like. They came back ladened down with prospectuses and freebies, buzzing with ideas about the next steps following Sixth Form. It is exciting to see the day was both inspirational and informative.”
After their visit to the exhibition, students added:
Becky: "The exhibition helped me narrow down my university choices and highlighted the entry requirements needed for a nursing degree.
"One of the admissions representatives told me about the 'dummies' I would be able to work on during the nursing course which can actually give birth and can also simulate a cardiac arrest. I am very excited at the prospect of studying at university now."
Rafe: "It was good to see reps from all the universities in one place and talk to them about the courses they offered. I like talking to people rather than just reading the information online; I had my specific questions answered."
Seb: "I went to a talk on Degree Apprenticeships which helped me compare that route to going to university. It's my ambition to work with TFL."
Lammiah: "I wanted to find out more about university life, not just about the course. I was especially keen to hear about the community atmosphere and campus/city lifestyle amongst the medics at King's College London."