More than 70 universities from the UK and overseas will be taking part in the 2014 Jersey Higher Education Fair at Hautlieu School next week – the highest number of exhibitors in the 22 years of the event, The Fair, which is on Thursday 13th March, is organised by Careers Jersey and will be sponsored for the fifth year by Capita Asset Services.
Careers Jersey are delighted that universities are continuing to show a strong interest in Jersey students. Representatives will be here to explain what courses and facilities they can offer and to give guidance to prospective students.
The Higher Education Fair is open from 1.30pm to 6.30pm and is free to attend. It gives anyone interested in university the chance to find out more about studying for a degree and university life. In addition to exhibitor stands there will be 32 presentations ranging from teaching to engineering, and volunteering abroad to portfolio preparation for creative courses.
Jeremy Field, Education Liaison Manager, Careers Jersey said: “This will be our 22nd Higher Education Fair and I’m pleased to announce it’s our biggest event to date with over 70 exhibitors. Our aim is to provide a range of information in one place to help students and parents consider the different options around higher education. The event gives individuals a valuable opportunity to speak face-to-face to university representatives. We are grateful for the support of Capita Asset Services who have sponsored this event for the past five years.”
Bo Matthiesen, Managing Director of Capita Asset Services in Jersey, said: “We’re delighted to strengthen our relationship with Careers Jersey by sponsoring the Higher Education Fair again. This event plays an important role in helping our local students make an informed decision about both their further education and future career. Supporting the Higher Education Fair is part of our commitment to investing in the local communities in which we work – helping to create better tomorrows.”
Both before and after the Fair, university representatives will be visiting Jersey’s secondary schools to talk to students aged 14 and over. The visitors will lead interactive workshops aimed at encouraging young people to think about higher education and the options available.
The Higher Education Fair will take place at Hautlieu School on Thursday 13th March from 1.30 – 6.30 pm. Anyone interested in Higher Education is invited to attend.