College students jumped on board a big yellow American-style school bus to find out more about going to university.
The bus arrived at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) on 11 May, as part of a tour by the University of Northampton.
Students stepped on the bus in the car park at the Enfield Centre to find out everything they needed to know about university life outside of London.
They were given personalised ‘uni-prep’ sessions, including two talks on student life and an introduction to university, and the chance to hear from some of the current cohort of students from the university.
Level 3 Business student Shaqueen Greaves, 19, said: “I am looking to go to university, and it was really good to hear about the different business courses you can study like marketing, finance and accounting.”
Level 3 Engineering student Hasim Gashi, 19, added: “There was some really useful information about what it’s like living on campus and bursaries that are available to help you for with your studies.”
CONEL offers a huge range of Level 3 vocational skills courses as an alternative to A-levels, which are accepted by many universities, including the University of Northampton, for places on most degree courses.
The College also offers Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Computing, Engineering, Science and Nursing, as another route into higher education.
Hundreds of our students from the College progress on to university each year and around 60 per cent are in employment within six months of leaving the College.
Helen Watson, Careers Officer at CONEL, said: “As a College we provide a wide range of support to our students so that they can achieve their future aspirations, including advice on CVs and interviews, career options and preparing for university.
“We were pleased to welcome the University of Northampton’s big yellow bus to the College, to give our students further insight and advice on university life.”