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Post 16 Programme

By engaging students in our post 16 programme we aim to support and guide them through the array of information and options that is the higher education application process.

Year 12 Progression Days

Progression Days are on-campus events that are supported by Ambassadors and enable students to learn more about the type of courses available, the benefits of going to university, student finance and how to choose a course and university.

Pre and Post UCAS Convention Workshops

In response to feedback, we have developed pre and post UCAS Convention Workshops specifically designed to provide students with all the relevant information needed when attending UCAS conventions.  

These workshops help students plan effectively before the visit, ask key questions during the event and analyse the materials, prospectuses and information gathered after the event.

Personal Statement Workshops and Clinics

Interactive group workshops or group presentations are offered to support students when planning and formulating their UCAS personal statements, identifying an appropriate structure, key content, technique and importantly essential tips required to make a successful application.

The team can also deliver 1:1 clinics for students to access support in those final stages of their personal statement and also offer support via email.

Personal Statement Support: The Access and Outreach can be contacted here for support via email on your personal statement link to

HE and Careers Events

Our Access and Outreach team provide an information stand to support students and parents at events such as Careers Evenings and progression into HE events. We can also deliver presentations covering a range of HE topics such as:

  • Making an informed choice
  • The benefits of Higher Education
  • Choosing a University and course
  • Student finance
  • Writing an effective personal statement

* These presentations can also be delivered as part of a parents’ or carers evening.

Mock Interview Support Sessions

This session can be delivered to a whole group or on a 1:1 basis. The session will give students vital hints and guidance on how to prepare for a University interview

Student Finance Sessions

The University recognises the importance of providing students with current information on the finance process in a relevant and impartial manner.

This can be delivered either as a presentation or in a workshop format.  Sessions include the costs of University, the availability of funding and the process of applying for finance.

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