Students got a flavour of what to expect at university when they attended a Higher Education Fair at their college.
More than 20 universities had stalls at the event at Tottenham Centre of the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) on 4 October.
Among the institutions attending were the University of Essex, University of Portsmouth, Middlesex University, University of Bedfordshire, University College London, Brunel University London, King’s College London and London South Bank University.
Maria Marshall, 22, hopes to study computer engineering or robotics when she finishes an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing at CONEL next year.
She said: “I’ve got some good information from the universities and they’ve answered all of my questions on their courses, entry requirements and accommodation.”
Hagan Kumi, 38, Hagan Kumi, 38, who is studying a Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3, said: “it’s been great to find out what the universities require from us and what we require from them. Now I need to have a good look at each and make my choice.”
The event also included talks by representatives from the University of Westminster and Queen Mary University of London on preparing an effective personal statement for university applications.
CONEL offers a wide range of Level 3 Diploma courses which at Extended Level are the equivalent of three A-levels and accepted as a viable alternative by most universities.
The College also offers various Access to Higher Education Diplomas for those looking to go to university who do not have the formal qualifications to study for a degree.