Monday 12th April 2010 by C. Freeman
Year 12 students had a chance to investigate their futures during a recent visit to the University and careers fair. The event was held in the Northampton University Park campus, where they had the chance to visit stalls for their chosen universities, talk to representatives and collect university prospectuses. There were also talks on various subjects as well as general talks on topics such as student life, writing a CV and taking a gap year.
Every student was supplied with a map and a list of locations of stalls, times of talks and a list of universities represented at the fair. There were over 20 universities represented in the fair and four extra stalls where students could find out about student finance, UCAS services, the 'Aim Higher' scheme which aims to encourage students in the UK to take up higher education, and Connexions services. Representatives from each university were there to answer any questions about university life, choosing a course, applying or even whether university was right for them.
One student said, “The fair really opened my eyes to the number of possibilities we have as young people and the huge variety of courses the universities had to offer. The talks were really useful.” Another said “It was good because I liked talking to people from the universities, and the talk on student life was really good.”
Every subject was accounted for in the fair as universities ranged from those covering almost every course; such as Birmingham or Manchester, those covering law and economics such as London School of Economics and Universities covering the arts such as Falmouth University.
Story and photograph by Sophia Haden - Year 12