Priestley students attend UCAS events

FIRST year students at Priestley College have been preparing for their futures by visiting two UCAS events.

Senior Tutor Mark Eccleston said 350 students had visited the Higher Education events to learn about what it takes to get to university. They also found out more about apprenticeships.

“We believe it is very important our students are as well informed as possible so that they can make the right choices about their futures,” said Mark.

“It is also vital to find out this information as early as possible so that it can help them to focus on what they need to achieve during their time at college.”

The students travelled to the Manchester Central Convention Centre where they had the chance to speak to universities from the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and America.

Experts in apprenticeships also offered some words of advice.

Priestley students also attended a second event held at Sir John Deane’s College. They were able to collect university prospectuses, discuss entry requirements as well as enquire about accommodation and cost.

Mark said: “These events have been a great opportunity to provide our students with information about all the options that are available. It is early stages, but it just gives them a head start in narrowing down their options.

“This is going to help make sure their university applications are top notch, which gives them a great advantage.”

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