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FE2HE – a chance to experience University life

02/08/2002 11:47:34

Funding has just been confirmed for a FREE summer school at the University for 50 students from Further Education and 6th Form Colleges in the North West of England. From 15th – 19th July the students will live on campus in the student residences and experience University life. The programme will be specially designed for students from low income families or who would be first in their family to attend higher education .

The programme is organised by the Department of Continuing Education, which has been running similar Summer Schools for a number of years. The £35,000 funding comes from the Department for Education and Skills and is administered by the Sutton Trust Further Education Access Initiative.

The programme will include the opportunity to:

 Attend lectures and seminars in a choice of subjects

 Meet some University students and find out what student life is really like

 Join in a lively programme of social activities

 Get useful advice on applying to University, on different kinds of University and on student finances

 Pick up some handy study tips

 Stay on campus in halls of residence

And it's all completely free – transport, meals, accommodation and social activities.

To join FE2HE, students need to be in year 12 or the equivalent and be considering an application to higher education in the following year. For those who are unsure whether higher education is right for them, this summer school could be very useful indeed.

Students will have to match at least one of these criteria:

 Be the first in their family to be go to higher education

 Be from a family with a relatively low income

 Live in an area and/or attend a college/school from which a low proportion of students go on to higher education

To find out more about FE2HE come to our Open Day at the University on 13 April. Please telephone Jan Petersen for details on 01524 592621.