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Blog | Helping Students Achieve in Education

It’s the middle of National Careers Week #NCW2023, and here in the SUN it feels like there’s no better time to reflect on our in-school delivery…


“How many different careers are available in the NHS?” This was one of the first questions the Basingstoke College of Technology Health and Social Care students were asked at a recent workshop they attended at the College. Students’ answers ranged from “50” to “about a 100” careers. They were all surprised when they were informed that there are over 350 different careers in the NHS!

BLOG | Bournemouth and Poole College Visit to AECC University College

On 1 December 2022, Bournemouth and Poole College’s SUN Progression Mentor organised for the Level 3 Health and Social Care Students to visit AECC University College to take part in their Health Sciences Taster Day.

BLOG | IoW College Motor Vehicle trip to Brooklands College

On the 29 June 2022, students from the Motor Vehicle Programme at the Isle of Wight College visited Brooklands Motor Museum and Brooklands College, led by SUN Progression Mentor Feiron Walsh.

BLOG | Higher Education in Further Education

Within the Southern Universities Network region, many colleges offer higher education (HE) qualifications (Level 4+ courses). These courses can be a great option for students who might not feel ready to go to university straight after finishing college or who would prefer to study in a college setting.

BLOG | Peter Symonds College Oxford University Trip

On Thursday 17 March, 25 SUN and Outreach Hub students set out on a trip to Oxford University. It was the most beautiful day, and Oxford looked wonderful in the sunshine.

BLOG | IoW College Animal Care visit to University Centre Sparsholt

On Monday 4 July 2022, Feiron Walsh (SUN Progression Mentor, Isle of Wight College) visited the University Centre Sparsholt with students from the Isle of Wight College (IWC)

Uni Connect programme reaches one million young people

Uni Connect partnerships across the nation are excited to share recent news from programme funders, the Office for Students (OfS), who have announced the programme has engaged over a million young people between 2017 and 2021. 


With the support of SUN Progression Mentor Sophie at Fareham College, three students were successful in gaining places to study at brand new university The Engineering Design Institute…

BLOG | Made Training @ RTSFC

This term at our Highbury Campus, students across multiple sectors have…


This term at our Highbury Campus, students across multiple sectors have…

Listening to voices at the margins: be careful what you wish for

Participatory involvement by students in learning and development processes seems to be…