The Trinity Concert Hall was buzzing with Fifth Year and Sixth Form students this week, eager to learn more about the prospect of studying abroad. Trinity played host to representatives from internationally renowned universities in the USA, Spain, Italy and Switzerland including ESCP (the world’s oldest business school), as well as leading hospitality and sports institutions. 

The event was organised through University Guys, and open to Royal Russell, Old Palace and Trinity students. David Hawkins from University Guys said, “It is so important to show students that the world is bigger than UCAS. Those considering their options should look at courses or scholarships at one of the world’s best universities outside of the UK, like those here today. It gives students the opportunity to broaden their horizons and boosts employability because they’ll benefit from a global perspective, improve their languages and become part of a global network.” 

Mrs. Highmore, Head of Careers, said, “We’re excited to bring more opportunities to our own students, and those from neighbouring schools, as part of a more collaborative approach to careers and work experience. We are privileged to host representatives from some of the best universities in the world and are pleased our students have taken up the opportunity to find out more.” 

There are many reasons students may want to choose a university abroad. Sumaiya, a Fifth Year student from Old Palace, said, “I am interested in studying in the USA, I like the freedom of the degree structure that allows you to major and minor. It has been wonderful to attend an in-person event and ask questions – not just about degree subjects – but about the university culture and experience of studying abroad. I have my sights set on an international career, and this would be the next step towards that goal.” 

Mr. Aldridge, Trinity’s Head of UCAS, said, “We want to open our students’ eyes to broader opportunities post-A Levels. There are so many paths available – whether studying at a UK university, taking up a scholarship, pursuing an Art Foundation course or a degree apprenticeship – and studying abroad is an important one to consider. These decisions will affect the short- and long-term futures of our students, so we’re trying to introduce the options earlier, so they have time to make their decisions consciously.”

Trinity students and parents can access information about their options post-A Level through the Careers, Universities and Apprenticeships site. The link to the page is this: Careers, Universities and Apprenticeships – Home (sharepoint.com)

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