Universities, former students and employers, visited Winstanley College for the annual HE and Progression event. The event is aimed at lower sixth students, to give them a taste of the wide range of post-A level options available.
Over 60 universities from all over the UK were in attendance to talk to students and parents about the courses they offer, as well as providing information and advice about student accommodation and financial support.
Guest speakers from a range of different fields also visited, including Dr Ravindra (Immunopathology), Dr Rachel Floyd (Kidney and Disease Specialist) and Dr Ruth Grady (Biological Sciences), who spoke to aspiring medical students about working in the NHS.
In addition, several former Winstanley students returned to college to share experiences of different degree and career pathways. This including Tom Parkes who is in his third year of studying Geography at Manchester University and a group of students who are now studying media and art related courses at university.
One-to-one careers advice was also on offer with the college’s own careers adviser, for those students who are still unsure about what route they wish to take after college.
Progression and Welfare Manager, Angela Gregory, who organised the event said: ‘This is always an enjoyable and well-attended event in our calendar, thank you to all our esteemed visitors who make the day the success it is.’