On the 14th June 2017 Joseph Chamberlain College held their Higher Education Day. The event took place between 9am and 12pm and saw all first years students take part in 3 dedicated sessions geared towards supporting students with applying to university. The first session was presented by Birmingham University, giving an overview of university life and the importance of each students UCAS application. The second session was a personal statement workshop focused on helping students complete their personal statements, looking over the ‘dos and don’ts’ and receiving one to one advice on their application, run by the College progress tutors. The final session was the Higher Education Fair held in Orchard House, which saw over 20 universities visit the College and set up stands in order to speak to students face to face, to answer any questions students may have and help them to decide on the best university and course for them.
The day was a huge success and feedback from students was very positive, comments from students included:
‘The morning was incredibly helpful in pointing me in the right direction’.
‘After speaking to the universities it confirmed I was applying to the right place for me’.
‘I got some really useful hints and tips for my personal statement’.
The College will be holding another Higher Education Day next year for the first year students. Thanks to Jas Lall, College Careers Advisor for organising the morning.