Last week saw the second stop on the journey to 'Life Beyond SWPS'. The Virtual Higher Education Fair took place for Lower Sixth and Senior Sixth students involving nine masterclasses and workshops.
Russell Group Universities and Burnett Global Education spoke on topics ranging from 'Why go to University and Choosing a Course', to 'What’s so special about the Russell Group and how to decipher League Tables', and 'The effect of Brexit and COVID on work placements and studying abroad'.
The masterclasses were extremely well attended and the hosts were impressed with how our students engaged with the interactive activities. Will and Sian from Nottingham University in their session on ‘How to write a Personal Statement’ were particularly impressed with the thought provoking questions that were asked across a range of subjects, including the benefits of writing about placements and difficult circumstances.
Feedback from students has been positive, and there is a sense of excitement in the Sixth Form Centre as students process the idea that their new adventures are only 18 months away!
Students' comments about the event:
“Finally! I get what the Russell Group Unis are all about!”
“It was so handy to get advice on deciphering League Tables. It hadn’t even occurred to me to look at the course ranking as opposed to the University ranking - this is a game-changer!”
“It’s good to hear that although expensive, there is financial help and support out there for students who need it”.
“Degree Apprenticeships look really interesting - and I get a job at the end. It’s a no-brainier!”
“It’s reassuring to know that travel opportunities as part of your studies can still be a thing despite Brexit. I would love to study in Copenhagen - it’s good to know that I still can.”
"It was so interesting and we're really lucky to have had so many insightful talks from loads of universities. The personal statement talk by Nottingham University was particularly interesting and it came at just the right time, and the talks about studying abroad were really useful as I never knew how many opportunities existed!"