University prospects are on the horizon for Lakes College learners as they sent off high numbers of UCAS applications to their selected universities this week.
Learners at the college have been busy tweaking and finalising their personal statements, and have sent their applications to universities across the country including Northumbria, University of Cumbria, Edge Hill and Bournemouth.
Jaymie Riley, Level 3 Nurse Cadet at Lakes College, has applied to Adult Nursing courses at three universities. She commented, “I initially had second thoughts about applying to university, but the college team supported my progression and gave me confidence in my abilities. Events held at the college helped me to find out more about what university has to offer me, and I am nervous but excited to be studying at a higher level soon!”
Rachel Melton, Careers and Employability Leader, commented “Our careers team have been working tirelessly with learners since September to ensure that they fully understand everything relating to the university application process. We have been providing our students with 1-to-1 tutorials and assisting them with finishing their personal statements and applications.”
“All of our learners have undertaken a work placement in their subject area during their studies at the college. This gives them a great hands-on experience in a real work environment, and helps them to prepare for university and furthering their career.”
Lakes College learners can earn UCAS points on a variety of Level 3 courses including art, engineering, health and social care, IT, early years, nurse cadets, public services and sport.