Higher Education and Careers Convention

Yesterday Cirencester Sixth Form College welcomed 80 exhibitors to its annual University and Careers Convention.  With so many exhibitors taking part this has been the biggest and best ever convention the College has hosted.

The convention which coincides with National Careers and National Apprenticeship week, was a valuable opportunity for nearly 1000 students and pupils from three local schools to meet with employers, universities and apprenticeship training providers and learn more about their options post college.

Students were delighted to meet so many providers under one roof and their feed back was extremely positive:

A-level student Amy Kilford said “It has helped me to consider university as before today I hadn’t thought about it.  I am now looking at either art or nursing, this has been really useful.”

Jess Webber who is thinking about a degree in education or social work added, “every university has some different aspect to offer on their courses it has been really interesting.”

Karigan Neighbour said, “today has been really helpful I have found out a lot I didn’t know.”

Exhibitors taking part included nearly 40 universities from across the country, local employers including St James’s Place Wealth Management, Renishaw and Nationwide.  Representatives from the forces also attended as well as Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Great Western Hospital.

For more information please contact sara.popp@cirencester.ac.uk.