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UCAS fever takes over at Lake College

Andrew White (from Whitehaven), Rachel Melton (Careers and Employability Leader) and Owen Fowler (from Workington)

Lakes College are celebrating the high number of university applications ahead of the application deadline on Tuesday 15th January. The college has increased the number of UCAS applications from last year, with a higher number of students raising their aspirations to university after completing their college studies.

Staff at the college have encouraged students to consider university as an option with a variety of higher education events last year including: attending university open days and hosting a higher education evening at the college at which university representatives gave presentations and spoke to students and parents about higher education opportunities.

Students have applied for a variety of universities across the UK in subjects ranging from traditional subjects like law, fashion and criminology to marketing, architectural design technology and sports psychology.

Several students have already received unconditional university offers since applying, other applicants will visit their preferred universities for interviews to present their portfolio of work and to take part in group tasks.

Owen Fowler is currently studying Public Services at Lakes College and has applied to study Adult Nursing at university. Owen spoke about why nursing is close to his heart “I have always enjoyed healthcare, this is mainly due to my personal experiences with the NHS and I have a lot of experience working with people of all ages. Rachel (Careers and Employability Leader at Lakes College) has been excellent, helping me with my personal statement and explaining the whole UCAS application process and I am very grateful. I hope my application is successful.”

Andrew White is studying Nurse Cadets at Lakes College and has put an application in to study Physio and Sports Therapy at university. Andrew says he chose his course due to “his love of football and helping people”. Andrew recognised that attending several university open days has helped him to reach the decision which was best for himself. He also had a lot of help and encouragement from his parents and older brother, who were a big influence in his decision to choose university as his next stage in his career and future.

Lakes College is committed to supporting students with their higher education offering a range of University level courses along with a programme of support of external University applications.

Good luck to everybody who has applied, we’ve all got our fingers and toes crossed at Lakes College!

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