2015 UCAS Thames Valley Higher Education Convention
20th Mar 2015
This year's annual Higher Education Convention, the 26th that Adviza has run, took place on 18th and 19th March. It was another great success with over 5,000 pupils from 57 schools and colleges in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire attending.
Jointly organised by UCAS and Adviza, the convention took place at the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading. The Main Hall of the complex housed stands from over 150 higher education institutions and professional organisations, enabling pupils to investigate the range of options available to them after Year 13. In addition, there were talks running throughout the two days on student finance and how to choose your HE course.
In Adviza’s Information Zone, professional careers advisers were on hand to give students impartial advice, whilst school staff had the chance to find out about Adviza’s services for schools.
Over 50 attended an event for parents and carers on Wednesday evening which included presentations on supporting your child through the UCAS process, student finance, alternatives to university, and what help is available from Adviza.
Martin Rudd, HE Convention Manager, said:
"Comments received from both students and exhibitors indicate that the Convention was a success. Thank you to all the exhibitors, schools and speakers for supporting the event once again."
Educational Visits Co-ordinator at Kendrick School commented:
"It was absolutely brilliant and our students, my colleagues and I had a marvellous afternoon. Well done to you and your magnificent team."
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