Southwark College held an HE Careers fair that offered students a constructive platform to explore their options and career paths after college. The event welcomed representatives from universities from across the UK, including Aberystwyth, Brunel University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of Coventry, City University, Greenwich University, University of East London, St Martins-Camberwell, University of London, London Metropolitan University, Lincoln University, London South Bank University, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and King's College, among others.
During the fair, representatives from each university were available to share valuable information on their courses, placement opportunities, and student support. Students also attended workshops on writing an impactful personal statement and keynote presentations on higher education and apprenticeships, gaining valuable insight into the application process and the various options available after college.
Attendees were impressed with the fair, with Sandra Furtado, an Access to Science student, praising the support offered to mature students by the University of Swansea and Middlesex representatives, and Business student Sonafa Virkietyte commending the ambassadors for their helpfulness and informative approach.
University representatives also spoke highly of the event, with Itunu OEP, Programme Officer at the University of Greenwich, emphasising the importance of such events in helping students learn about the choices available to them. Rose Cumber, Student Engagement Officer at King's College, expressed her pleasure at being invited to the fair and highlighted how events like these support students in making informed choices for their future.
Scott Peasey, Vice Principal at Southwark College, said: "We are pleased to have welcomed University representatives to our HE Careers fair to meet our students and share information, advice and guidance on the courses and paths available to them after college. At Southwark College, we are committed to supporting our students in achieving their goals and providing them with opportunities to make an informed choice."
Southwark College's Careers service also provides support for students with CVs and personal statements, as well as guidance and information to help them achieve their future goals and aspirations. For more information on the support available, visit southwark.ac.uk/careers.