On Thursday 16th March, all the LVI travelled to London to attend a UCAS day at Brunel University.

As soon as we arrived, we were given time to walk around the huge hall and glean as much information as we could about higher education. Each university had an individual stand with someone who could tell us about various aspects of their university: what courses they offered, student life and what grades were required for the subject we were interested in. All of the representatives there were extremely helpful and willing to answer any of our questions. Moreover, some of them were students themselves so could tell us first-hand what it was like to study their course. There was a huge array of universities which was extremely interesting; in addition to well-known institutions, we could talk to universities that were more specialised in niche areas such as contemporary music, fashion, art and media.

After completing our main goal of the day which was to collect as many bags, pens and shiny prospectuses as possible, we had the opportunity to listen to three lectures: one on student life, one about applying through UCAS and one on choosing courses. The talks were helpful and gave us an insight into life at university. Overall, it was an extremely informative day which enabled us to feel more confident about our futures and taught us more about life after A Levels.

Maia (LVI Form)