On Tuesday 26 September we held the fifth annual St Christopher School Higher Education Conference for pupils in Year 11 and the Sixth Form.

DSC_0102During the morning session, pupils met representatives from over 20 universities and colleges to discuss the courses they offer. Universities included:

  • City, University of London
  • College Prospects of America
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Homerton College, Cambridge
  • New College of the Humanities
  • Richmond American University
  • Shuttleworth College
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of the Creative Arts
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Kent
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Swansea

DSC_0111Pupils then took part in a programme of workshops on subjects including student finance, employability, personal statements, study skills, university applications and interview skills.

Representatives from the universities also gave career and course specific talks on entrepreneurship, medicine, creative careers, Oxbridge entry and degree apprenticeships.

DSC_0137Deputy Head, Rich Jones said: “Following school, and even beyond Higher Education, the choices and potential pathways towards a career have never been more fluid. More than ever, it’s important to have a clear focus, a plan and a goal that comes from well-informed research and investigation. Our Higher Education Conference is designed to inspire; to help our pupils explore the possibilities and to help them delve into ideas that they’ve yet to even think of. Today’s conference has been a great starting point for our pupils to ensure that they have the tools at their disposal to make informed choices and decisions in the coming months.”