Education fair is success

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

Battle of intellect for the 2017 chess title

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STUDENTS learned that the world is their oyster at a higher education fair in Havant.

Havant College hosted 55 higher education institutions, which set up stands to let young people know what opportunities are out there.

The teenagers were also able to choose from 50 different talks.

These included presentations about Oxbridge, student finance, and studying abroad.

It was the 15th time the higher education fair has been held at the college.

The event was sponsored by Southampton Solent University, The College of Law and MTGY (Mind The Gap Year).

Melanie Lycett-King, careers guidance and student liaison officer, said: ‘Once again we were very fortunate to have so many universities and gap year organisations support us and give our students the benefits of their knowledge and expertise, not only on the stands, but as part of our seminar programme. The students really value this opportunity.’

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