The York College Progression Day gave students a wonderful opportunity to access information and advice about progressing to university or employment.
With almost a hundred sessions delivered by representatives from over 20 universities, local employers and College staff, students accessed a range of career and educational options including sessions entitled Careers in Banking, Getting into Oxbridge, How to write a strong CV, Applying to Medicine and Dentistry at Newcastle University, Student Finance and Funding, Apprenticeships and Engineering at Nestle, Gap Year Volunteering Opportunities and Choosing a STEM course at University.
A Level student Natalie Hanson (formerly of Canon Lee Specialist Arts College) said: "This is a really good event. I am making the most of the sessions and opportunities available today. I would like to study criminology at university and I have already attended various university open days. This Progression Day is yet another chance for me to visit sessions by Sheffield Hallam and Teesside University and to better understand the courses they offer."
Hayley McQueen, Head of Studies for A Levels at York College commented: “I am particularly proud of this annual event at the College, it is by far the most comprehensive progression anywhere in the country. Students are able to access a wide range of information on all kinds of progression topics and benefit enormously from the information and ideas they pick up at the many sessions. The event arms students with the knowledge they need to start making decisions about their next steps, providing them with ideas for the future as well as tips on how to make the most of their talents.”