Barton Peveril’s Higher Education Fair 2018

Higher Education Fair

Higher Education FairBarton Peveril invited over 80 Universities to visit for the annual Higher Education Fair, on Thursday 8th March 2018. The event saw current students and local school pupils meet and discuss with the University representatives about Higher Education and the options available to students after studying at the College. Immediately after this event six of the representatives gave a Question and Answer Panel to students, answering all queries about life at University.

In attendance at the event were representatives from Universities throughout the United Kingdom, from Edinburgh to Essex and Cardiff to Coventry, including a representative from Institution of the Arts Barcelona. A large number of pupils visited the event, with Moe Hanafy from Cardiff University praising the turnout:

“This event exposes you to a range of good quality students of different ages, with diverse academic backgrounds. It is really busy, I ran out of prospectuses very quickly as everyone is so keen to take their next step towards success.”

Alix Hickman, who represented the University of Winchester, was also eager to praise the Barton Peveril students:

“The students I’ve spoken to are well prepared and have obviously reflected on what they want to gain from University, so I’ve been having really meaningful conversations.” Alix Hickman then commented on the benefit of inviting local schools to the event, stating it “is nice to see younger school children too, to give them a chance to get excited about University.”

Benefit to local schools

Year 10 pupils from Crestwood Community School, Wildern School, Wyvern College, Brookfield Community School and St. Mary’s Independent School all attended the Fair. Pupils were also given a talk introducing them to University, by Barton Peveril’s Head of Careers (Higher Education) Shoonagh Hubble.

Wildern School teacher Jake Collings spoke highly of the event:

“This provided great information for our students and helped to inspire them towards Higher Education, particularly further away from home, in the future.”

The University of Edinburgh

Representative from The University of Edinburgh offering advice to a Barton Peveril student

Barton Peveril staff and students also found the event useful, with first year student Lois Gilhooly stating:

“The Higher Education Fair is a really good opportunity to have a wider experience of Universities before open days, giving you a better perspective on what course and University is right for you.”

Question & Answer Panel and Futures Fair

Once the Higher Education Fair came to a close, representatives from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, and Leeds held a Question and Answer Panel. The panel answered all the students’ questions about life at University, including how to apply, how to select a course, and how to know which University is right for them.


Question and Answer Panellists

Question and Answer Panellists

The Higher Education Fair will be followed by the Futures Fair, which takes place on Thursday 15th March. The Futures Fair sees over 50 Employers, Apprenticeship and Training Providers, and Gap Year Organisations visit the College to talk to students about all the options available after studying at Barton Peveril.

Here is a full list of representatives, who attended the event:

  • Barton Peveril Sixth Form College (Post 18 Offering)
  • Academy of Contemporary Music
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Aston University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Bath University
  • British and Irish Modern Music Institute (Birmingham and Brighton representatives)
  • Birmingham University
  • Brighton University
  • Bristol University
  • Bucks New University
  • Chester University 
  • Chichester University 
  • Southampton City College (Post 18 Offering)
  • City University London 
  • Coventry University 
  • Durham University
  • Essex University
  • Exeter University
  • Falmouth University
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • Greenwich University
  • Hertfordshire University
  • Imperial College London
  • Kent University 
  • King’s College London
  • Leeds University
  • Leicester University 
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester University 
  • Middlesex University
  • Nottingham University
  • Oxford Brooks
  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge University
  • Peter Symonds (Post 18 Offering)
  • Plymouth University
  • Portsmouth University and Finance Stand 
  • Reading University
  • Royal Holloway
  • Royal Vetinary College
  • Sheffield University
  • SOAS London
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Southampton University
  • Sparsholt College (Post 18 Offering)
  • Surrey University
  • The University of Law 
  • University Campus Suffolk
  • UCreative 
  • University of Bradford
  • University of East Anglia 
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Stirling
  • University of West England
  • Warsash Maritime Academy
  • Warwick University
  • Wiltshire College (Post 18 Offering)
  • Westminster University
  • Winchester School of Art
  • Winchester University
  • Worcester University 
  • Institute of the Arts, Barcelona
  • European Univiersities Representative
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • Swansea University
  • University of South Wales 
  • Dundee University
  • Edinburgh University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow University
  • Herriot Watt University
  • St Andrews

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