The benefits of higher education include better access to jobs, a rewarding social life, and the opportunity to live independently. But there’s no denying that the costs are also significant: university tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year quickly mount up. By running finance workshops in schools, the HE Partnership project aims to tackle the fear of debt which can be a barrier to staying on in education.
The Mayor of Hastings joined Scholars from the Villiers Park Educational Trust Scholars Programme for an evening of celebration hosted by Hastings Academy. The Hastings Scholars Programme is sponsored by the University of Cambridge as part of the collegiate University’s commitment to encouraging able students from backgrounds under-represented in Higher Education to aspire to university.
What is it like studying at university? How do students really spend their time? A team of eleven Y10 students from The Manor Community College in Cambridge took on the task of finding out with the Day in The Life challenge from the HE Partnership project.
The University of Cambridge and national education charity Villiers Park Educational Trust, which is based in Cambridgeshire, are developing stronger links to encourage able students from backgrounds under-represented in Higher Education to aspire to university.
“Boom! I win!” shouts one of the boys in Class 9KAB. He’s just guessed correctly that the number of higher education courses available in the UK is almost 55,000. It’s a lively, interactive session hosted by Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey and steered by Matt Diston, HE Partnership Co-ordinator at the University of Cambridge.