On Tuesday 21st September, we invited parents and students to attend a UCAS Information Evening to receive advice and guidance about student finance, writing personal statements, and parental support for early applicants to ensure that the next steps of their educational journey run smoothly.
The event was a great success with over 270 parents and students in attendance and consisted of three workshops led by a mixture of guest speakers and industry expert staff from the Sixth Form College.
We were privileged to present Dana Jundi, Education Liaison Officer at Staffordshire University. Dana hosted a workshop on student finance and the journey of a university student.
Edward Swann, Director of Teaching Learning and Assessment and UCAS Lead at the Sixth Form College presented a workshop surrounding parental support for early applicants. Ed stated that the event was “simply brilliant.”
The colleges’ team of Progress Coaches led a session discussing the support students will receive from them with personal statements and the application process.
During the workshops, attendees were able to ask questions and receive expert advice on what they specifically wanted to know. A parent who attended said, “This was a valuable evening; I have learned so much about the process, about what the college is doing to support and how I can offer support from home.”
All of the workshops were fully attended and were a great benefit to both parents and students. Jane Betteley, Progress and Achievement Coordinator commented, “It was really encouraging to see so many students accessing help from the Progress Coach team.”