By Jack Traylen and Sophie Coward, SUN Progression Mentors
Colleges work together to support students’ next steps
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. However, it can be challenging to showcase these opportunities when not all courses may be available through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). In an effort to promote alternative HE options, Fareham College and St Vincent College have been working collaboratively to share their local HE offers with students to ensure they are aware of the range of options in their area. Rob Hind, Curriculum Area Manager for HE at Fareham College, recently visited students at St Vincent College to deliver an interactive session introducing students to the local HE offer.
Hopefully local colleges will continue to work collaboratively to raise awareness about the breadth of Level 4+ options available for students, thus supporting them to choose the pathway that is best for them!