26th June 2018
Students had a wonderful opportunity to access information and advice on progressing to university or employment at the York College Progression Day.
Over 20 high status universities and local employers attended, and College tutors delivered sessions, giving students the opportunity to find out about a huge range of career and educational options. Topics included: Nursing, Studying abroad, How to write a strong CV, Getting into Oxbridge, Careers in Law, Applying to study Medicine, How to perform well in interviews, Getting into Drama School, How to get on to competitive courses, Journalism, Apprenticeships, Internships and Careers.
Kamil Brzeski is studying (in his words) ‘all the fun’ A Levels: Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science! Kamil said: “Progression Day made me think about going to university. I thought I wouldn’t be going but after attending the presentations, speaking to university representatives and looking at the different prospectuses, I am now starting to change my mind. For example I had not considered Sunderland University until today and I am quite interested in their Electrical Engineering degree course.”
A Level student Laura Grimshaw is looking for a university where she can study psychology. She said: “I’ve already visited Durham and Chester universities and this event gave me a bigger choice of universities to consider. I am enjoying finding out about different universities and their bespoke courses so I can continue my search for the right course and university for me.”
Hayley McQueen, Curriculum Performance Manager at York College commented: “This annual event gives students a massive range of progression information, enabling them to access all kinds of career opportunities. Having so many universities present at the College gave students the opportunity to talk about their personal choices which in turn should help them to start making decisions about their next steps. Progression Day provides students with ideas for the future as well as tips on how to make the most of their talents.”