On the 13th of June, the College hosted its annual Progression Conference where higher education institutions and local and national employers come in to College to talk to year 12 students about life after Huddersfield New College.

Higher Education institutions represented on the day included Leeds University, York University, Huddersfield University, Bradford University, Sheffield Hallam University, Salford University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Northumbria University and UCLan. Bradford University even brought their Broadcasting Bus with them, which proved incredibly popular during the day.

Employers and training providers included the Navy, the Army and the RAF and C&K careers.

The HE part of the day mainly involved presentations from speakers across a range of subjects including: how to choose the right university course; how to write a strong personal statement and how to apply for Student Finance. The employers and training providers focused more on what they were looking for from potential employees looking to progress from College directly into the world of work.

Wendy Townend, Careers and Education Adviser at the College, commented “Our Progression Conference was an extremely busy, vibrant day with a large number of speakers from universities, employers and training providers in attendance. The aim of the day is to help year 12 with their future career planning. So, it is a very important day in our academic and careers calendar.”

Feedback on the day from students, staff and visitors alike has been exceptionally positive.