07 March 2012
Representatives of more than 60 universities from the UK, Australia and New Zealand will be coming to Jersey on Thursday 15 March for the annual Higher Education Fair.
The fair, which takes place at Hautlieu School, will be sponsored for a third year by Capita Fiduciary Group, which has its head office in Jersey.
The event gives students a chance to find out more about a wide range of the universities that are popular with Jersey applicants. This year it also provides an opportunity for students starting in September 2012 to confirm exactly what their fees will be. There is still some uncertainty because of changes in the UK.
University staff will be giving presentations on topics including how to choose a course and university. There are also explanations about subjects like teaching, medicine, sport, biological sciences, social work, psychology, voluntary work overseas and many more.
While in Jersey, university representatives will be visiting secondary schools to talk to students aged 14 and over about university options. The staff will lead workshops to encourage young people to think about higher education opportunities.
The Education Liaison Manager of Careers Jersey, Alan Williams, organises the event. He said “The fair gives the local students and the community a great opportunity to talk directly to universities about their options and to gain extensive information that will help them make the important decisions that lie ahead of them.”
The Chief Executive Officer of Capita Fiduciary Group, Chris Searson, said “We are delighted to sponsor the Higher Education Fair again. It is important that our students can make informed decisions on their further education and this event plays a pivotal role in helping them do this.
“Capita is committed to supporting the local communities in which it operates and to developing its people. This extends to supporting the next generation, as the choices our students make now will lead to successful careers, which will then contribute to the future success of the Island.”
The Higher Education Fair takes place at Hautlieu School on Thursday 15 March from 1.30 – 6.30 pm.