Inaugural Universities Fair
Last week Bancroft’s hosted its first ever Universities Fair. Representatives from twenty different universities visited and set up stalls in the Great Hall. Universities included: Nottingham, Bristol, Durham, Warwick, Cardiff, St Andrews, UCL, Birmingham, Southampton, Leeds and Essex. It was especially good to see so many Russell group institutions represented.
Year 12 students from neighbouring Trinity and Woodbridge Schools, as well as the Drapers’ Academy in Harold Hill, joined Fifth and Lower Sixth students from Bancroft’s. Pupils got the chance to talk to the various universities about courses offered, facilities, accommodation, UCAS and student life. They went away armed with prospectuses for perusal. Sophie, a Trinity student, said that the afternoon had given her a “broader understanding” of what was on offer while her friend Jess said it was great to be able to get to talk to the universities without travelling up and down the country! Everyone who attended, teachers and students, felt that it was a useful afternoon and a good place to start investigation into life after the Sixth Form.
There was a good spread of universities represented at the Fair; it was a chance to find out about universities which you might not have considered before.Serena, Bancroft’s L6 student
We hope be able to run our Universities fair again next year, but make it bigger and better with more visitors from both schools and universities. To find out where our U6 leavers went on to study in September 2017, follow the link below.