College helps students take the next step

College helps students take the next step

NULC students, Chloe Davies and Mitchell Dennis, at the College’s HE Fayre

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) has organised an event to help current students choose their future education pathway.

The College’s annual HE Fayre took place on Thursday 10 March and included a variety of information sessions and workshops for students who wanted advice to help them decide what university and higher education course is right for them.

Karen Dobson, College Principal and Chief Executive, said: “Every year, more students from NULC go on to university than from any other college in Staffordshire.  In 2015, 860 students from NULC progressed to 91 universities in the UK, Europe and the USA.  Events such as this reinforce our commitment to helping all our students get where they want to be, whether that is getting into a top university or getting a head start in their chosen career.”

Representatives from around 40 Universities were on hand to provide course information to students and workshops on topics including student finance, accommodation and preparing a personal statement.

Students also got comprehensive information on completing the UCAS application process, facts on why they should go to university as well as talks about university-level courses in a range of subjects including Sciences, Nursing, Law, Psychology, History, English, Construction Management and many more.

A Levels student, Ethan Shaw, aged 17 from Maybank, said: “I’ve found visiting the HE Fayre at the College today really useful. Speaking to representatives from universities up and down the country has helped me to shortlist a handful of universities I may apply for after completing my A Levels.”

NULC provides a range of university-level courses in partnership with Staffordshire University including Contemporary Art Practice, Digital Media Production, Graphics and Digital Design, Performing Arts, Music and Audio Production, Electrical and Electronic Technology, Mechanical Technology, Business, Sport, Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism.

In 2015, 83 students from NULC progressed on to a university-level course at the College’s bespoke University Centre.

To find out more about NULC visit or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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