Notre Dame’s annual Higher Education Day made a triumphant return on Wednesday March 23. Thanks to the college Careers Department, and Head of Careers Anna Dickinson in particular, the event was attended by 45 universities and other higher education institutions, as well as gap year and apprenticeship organisations to support those students intending to progress to apprenticeships or take a year out before their university study.
The event was warmly received by our 1200+ lower sixth students, who took part in a carousel of activities during the day. These included a higher education fair in the Sports Hall, where students were able to speak to representatives from each institution about the opportunities they offered.
In addition, all our students attended presentations covering topics including how to choose a degree course, student finance, and how to write a personal statement as part of a university application.
During the afternoon of the event, students took part in subject-specific workshops, choosing from 26 options that included an introduction to ethics, engineering, nursing and midwifery, medicine, politics & international relations, student life, and teaching.
In the coming weeks, our lower sixth students will continue to research their post-18 options with support from their achievement tutors. To ensure that parents and carers can support their children in planning for their next steps after Notre Dame, we’ll be inviting them all to a Progression Evening on April 28.
In the meantime, we’d like to thank the Careers Department for organising an exceptional HE Day, and offering Notre Dame’s students a bespoke opportunity to explore and plan their career options.