Options for the future discussed by Havant students

LOOKING FORWARD Students from Havant College at the fair
LOOKING FORWARD Students from Havant College at the fair
Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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HUNDREDS of young people learnt about ways of advancing their careers at a higher education fair.

Havant Sixth Form College hosted its 16th Annual High Education Fair, with more than 50 institutions attending.

The event was sponsored by Southampton Solent University, the University of Southampton and the University of Chichester.

Jenni Andrews, schools liaison and marketing manager at the college, said: ‘The college is very fortunate that, in a time when universities are prioritising resources, more than Higher Education institutions attended.

‘There were 70 stands for students to visit and included representatives from gap year organisations, study abroad organisations and the armed forces. The careers service also ran talks alongside the event, appropriate to each year group.

‘All of our students attended to help them make informed choices about their future and make very competitive applications to the universities they choose.’

She added: ‘Fifty per cent of students attained A* to B grades in August 2013. This is the key to getting a place on the best university courses and the best jobs.’

In 2013, four fifths of Havant College students progressing to higher education secured their place at their preferred university.