Last week, 100 Year 12 Sixth Form students from North Liverpool Academy visited the Ethihad Stadium, Manchester for a university fair.
Universities from across the country were exhibiting at the fair which overlooked the famous pitch at Manchester City.
Upon arrival, students were presented with a raft of UCAS and university materials, including pens, open day wall calendars and UCAS application guides.
Throughout the day students were to attend a number of seminars which focused on UCAS personal statements, Oxbridge applications and students finance, as well as subject panel discussions where students could openly ask questions to university experts.
“I found the event very educational and was surprised by how many different options and universities there are available to me. It has also helped me decide where my focus for the future lies and which specific course I want to go for.” Jack Forman, Year 12.
“Before I went I thought that university would leave me in lots of debt, but attending the event and talking to some of the providers has made me realise that this is not the issue I thought it was. It’s made me realise that going to university is more accessible than I thought.” Ben Cassidy, Year 12.
“The students were excited to find out more about what options there are at university and the wider variety of course available to them. For some students, this was the first time they had considered going on to higher education, so this was really helpful in broadening their horizons.” Mrs Brewer.