As National Careers Week draws to a close, Year 12 sixth form students take part in a ‘Life After Adams’ day.
All students headed to the Stanier Hall for a planned day of external speakers coming in.
Firstly, Paul Davies from Firstlight PR delivered a session on ‘what do employers want?’. This was followed by County Training . County Training gave lots of information advice regarding apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships. University Centre Shrewsbury followed and talked about ‘university as an option’.
After break, we welcomed Josh Barnes from Edge Hill University. Josh delivered a presentation on Student Finance. The different loans available, how the repayments work and when you start to repay. He also talked about the costs involved in going to university, different types of accommodation and the options to work around studying.
Next, University of Bristol focussed on practical application writing. Understanding how to write personal statements and practicing some of the skills of a good personal statement.
During the final period of the day, students were able to have some time to research universities, apprenticeships and other opportunities, with the help of their form tutors.
The ‘Life After Adams’ day concluded a full week for students thinking about their futures. On Monday, everyone had the opportunity to attend the Careers Fair at the Stanier Hall. The hall was full with other 30 stands in attendance. On Tuesday, Year 12’s headed to Manchester to the UCAS convention. Students were able to access UCAS experts and hundreds of university representatives, employers, and gap year specialists at the event. The day was full of inspirational talks, topical seminars, application process advice and everyone was able to get involved with the interactive stands.
Finally, students had the opportunity to chat to current university students and discuss what it’s really like to study a certain subject.