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Preparing for University with B6 Careers, MMU and LJMU Online Classes

Date Posted: 03/02/2021 | Posted In: Student News

Our Careers team have been on hand this week to support our students who are preparing for their futures and university interviews.

Our students have engaged in two online Virtual Events with guest speakers:

Matt from Manchester Metropolitan University kindly provided our Year 12s with an insight into the First-Generation Programme.

Andrew Cooper from Liverpool John Moore’s University delivered an extremely useful online session full of great advice and tips on university admissions interviews to our Year 13s.

Manchester Metropolitan University – First Generation Programme

MMU First Generation Programme

What is the First Generation Programme?

This programme has been created for those students who live in Greater Manchester and have parents who have not attended university themselves.

MMU provides practical support and application guidance to students in Year 12 and Year 13 to help students access and then transition to university.

They also offer financial support via a bursary, and continued personal and professional support throughout their studies.

You can find out more about the First-Generation Programme here.

For more information about Manchester Metropolitan University’s upcoming virtual events click here.  

Liverpool John Moores University – University Interview Tips & Techniques

It was great to see our students participate in the online session hosted by Andrew Cooper, from Liverpool John Moores University. Andrew equipped our Year 13s with numerous tips and techniques to ensure that they would be successful in their university admissions interviews both online and offline.

LMJU Virtual Visit

What top tips did our students learn during their online session? 

  • That they should make eye contact during the interview
  • Posture is important!
  • That listening carefully to the questions & providing focussed answers is extremely vital for success
  • If you don’t understand the question – you can ask the interviewer to repeat it
  • Arrive to the interview early
  • Make sure that you are wearing suitable clothing
  • Manage your lighting when attending an online interview
  • Make sure that your facial expressions are clear when attending an online interview
  • Choose a suitable, non-messy background, (preferably not a virtual one)
  • Have a back up plan in case of technical issues.

The Sixth Form are very grateful for all of the support and guidance that Matt and Andrew gave on behalf of both universities.

Thank you to our Careers Team

Even though it has been challenging at times, our Careers Team continues to do a phenomenal job by providing numerous online opportunities for our students to help them develop their skills, gain experience and understand the world of work.  Throughout lockdown the team are still on hand to provide one-to-one advice and guidance over the phone or via Teams.

You can find out more about our Careers Team HERE.

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