Dorset’s Higher Education Exhibit is another roaring success

UCAS Higher Education Exhibition’s scheme came to Bournemouth University, seeing over 3200 students visit, providing them with a rare opportunity to explore a variety of post-18 options in one setting.

This free convention in Dorset, which took place on the 23rd of March, was organised by Ansbury, the principal providers of expert, independent careers guidance for young people and adults in Dorset. The event included seminar sessions covering important student life topics, including student finance, making choices and the UCAS application, while also offering prospective students a Bournemouth University campus tour.

Martin Vowles, Business Development Director at Ansbury: “We are pleased to have staged another successful event with our partners at Bournemouth University and UCAS. It’s important that pupils make informed decisions at this crucial stage and this was the ideal chance for them to find out what’s on offer straight from the universities and colleges themselves. We have had great feedback from both the exhibitors and attendees.”

For the 3200+ students who attended on the day, they felt that this was the best event for them to consider all options for when they finished at college or sixth form.

Photograph of students posing in the Facebook photoframe

Muhammed Naitcharif from St Peter’s School: “The event is a good opportunity to look for options after school and it has been eye-opening.”

Phoebe Harris from Bournemouth School for Girls: “I’m using the event to look for universities that will benefit me the most and to find out the difference between Architecture and Engineering and I’m looking to find out more about different career paths”

UCAS exhibitions take place up and down the country throughout the year and with another great turn out in Dorset this year we can definitely expect to see another exhibition taking place in 2017, as well as the Bournemouth University open days which take places throughout the year as well.


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