Huddersfield New College has announced that students are being invited to join a special presentation next week to find out more about applying to join the College’s Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) programme. 

As a College, students are invited to consider joining the programme which will see them developing a wide range of skills and enhancing their future prospects, including through gaining additional UCAS points. 

Next week students can opt to attend one of three information sessions to find out about this opportunity taking place on 10th, 11th or 12th March at 12.30pm in the Lecture Theatre. An EPQ sees a students producing an in-depth essay or creating a product and research report based on a topic of their choosing. The experience helps students to develop high level research skills, whilst the presentation element gives students valuable public speaking experience and the final projects also offer additional UCAS points. 

The information sessions are a chance to find out more about the programme, and the application process. Following a successful application students will be enrolled on the programme and will join weekly support sessions to help them to successfully complete their project. Last year students enjoyed additional opportunities such as a visit to a university research library to enhance their primary and secondary project research.

Scott Townshend, who is part of the EPQ team says: “All of our students are invited to consider the power of an EPQ. The experience allows students to develop skills beyond those they will gain in their study programme, and offers the chance to build indepth research skills and knowledge. EPQs are therefore particularly valued by universities and employers alike for the skills they allow a student to develop, and how they reflect commitment to achieving beyond the classroom. We’ve had some unique and fascinating projects in previous years, and we’re really excited to see what this year’s group choose. An EPQ is just one of the ways our young people can opt for experiences that help them to stand out from the crowd, and we’d encourage students to pop along to find out more.”