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Date Posted: 08/07/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Tutors provided an insight into studying their subject at university and admissions staff from local and national universities inspired students with their enthusiasm for courses ranging from Maths to Physiotherapy.  Following the government’s initiative highlighting the need for engineers, Loughborough University gave a fascinating insight into the wide range of opportunities in engineering, including biotechnology.  Future employability was also a key theme with the Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Marketing from Teesside University advising students on how to prepare and approach the job market.  Students used their creative and technical skills in an interactive Music Technology session, gaining hands-on experience in state of the art studios at Teesside University.  Aspiring medics heard about life as a Junior Doctor from former QE students who gave the benefit of their experience and tips on getting into medical school.   A second year undergraduate from Durham University highlighted the diverse range of careers within the finance industry including how to become a forensic accountant and much more….  The whole event was a resounding success with student, Suraj Saggar, commenting:

“This has been a fantastic fortnight. I have found out so much more about studying at university as well as specific information about working in finance.”

Parents were supported too as they attended information evenings where they were given a detailed introduction to higher education.  Sarah MacLeod, from Student Support Services at Teesside University allayed some of the misconceptions and fears surrounding Student Finance.  One parent commented:

“This has been so useful. It is apparent to us how well each student is prepared for future opportunities and has really helped us to understand how to apply to university and about finance. Thank you QE.”