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Future pathways and opportunities explored at careers fair - 09/03/2018

Students at University Church of England Academy (UCEA) and the surrounding community found out more about how to achieve the career of their dreams at a recent event. 

A careers fair and Sixth Form open evening were held at UCEA on Thursday March 8, in order to give students and their parents information and access to a wide range of post-16 opportunities. Various providers, covering public services, universities and industrial leaders were in attendance. Each provider offered a stall filled with information, presentations and personalised advice. 

Providers included: 

National Citizen Service
NHS
Altimex
University of Chester
Bangor University
Glyndwr University
Liverpool John Moores University
The University of Law
University of Central Lancashire
The Royal Navy
The British Army
Sanctuary Group

The Academy students were extremely confident in approaching the providers and enjoyed the opportunity to ask in person their most burning questions regarding their future career paths. 

As well as the array of stalls available in the main hall, other activities were taking place throughout the Academy including a Year 11 GCSE revision support presentation. Year 11 students and their parents learnt how best to deal with the stresses of the approaching GCSE exam season while also receiving revision techniques and useful resources for each of their subjects. 

This was also the perfect time for students to reach out and consider pathways which were not previously in their thoughts and look at the possibility of moving into Sixth Form. 

Year 11 students had the opportunity to explore the four ‘Pathways to University’ which are provided within Sixth Form The four pathways are made up of a selection of courses on offer at the Academy which then open up a broad range of careers. Taking advantage of the close ties with the University of Chester, the Academy is able to provide unique support and experiences for students who are looking to progress into education beyond Sixth Form. 

Ms Da Silva, Head of Sixth Form, said: “The Academy would like to thank each of the providers in attendance for taking the time to share knowledge and to inspire our students to have belief in their career aspirations.”