ALMOST 3,000 young people from across Lancashire began to plan their career future at the Lancashire Higher Education Convention.
Over 28 high schools, sixth forms and colleges attended the free event at Edge Hill University on April 29 in which Year 12 and 13 students (age 16-18) interacted with and gained vital information from over 130 universities from across the country. The event is the first stage for some young people to begin to explore which university they can study at, which are the best courses to study and the likely cost of their chosen option. Seminars on Choosing What and Where to Study, Student Finance, How to Apply for University as well as subject related talks, ran throughout the day.
This event was organised by The Via Partnership (Via), a social business based in Leyland, and was sponsored by UCAS, the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.
Suzanne Murray, Business Development Manager at Via said: “This is an extremely valuable event in helping young people with their career options at a higher level and for them to talk face to face with university representatives to gain a flavour of what to expect. I would like to thank Edge Hill University for use of their campus and tremendous hospitality”.
John Hill, Hutton Grammar School said: “We were all impressed with the smooth running and effectiveness of the convention. In my opinion, it was the best convention since we started attending these events”.
This event was one of fifty held across the UK to raise awareness of the university options and the factors needed to be considered when applying for Higher Education.