Universities at Open Day

Solihull Sixth Form College is welcoming Higher Education institutions onto campus as part of its Open Day for prospective students and parents on Saturday 16 October.

Representatives from Aston, Birmingham, Coventry and Sheffield Universities will be present to advise Year 11 students from Solihull and Birmingham schools on which A level, BTEC or CACHE courses they should take if they have a particular university course in mind. With College teachers also on hand, this will enable students who are currently in the middle of their GCSEs to make informed decisions about their post-16 options.

The doors to the Widney Manor Road campus will be open from 9.30am – 3.30pm (last entry at 2.30pm) and any prospective student or parent who wishes to attend must book a timed-entry slot via the College website at https://www.solihullsfc.ac.uk/applying/open-days/.

Principal Martin SullivanCollege Principal Dr Martin Sullivan commented:

“We are grateful to our friends from Aston, Birmingham, Coventry and Sheffield for giving up their time to support our Open Day. It’s not too early for Year 11 pupils to be thinking about progression to university and getting some expert advice from those institutions, as well as our own Careers adviser and our teachers can make a big impact. We hope that it will not only educate the pupils who visit us, but also inspire them about their future careers.”

The College will be utilising Eventbrite to ticket this Open Day and adopt a timed entry system for this event. This is just one of the Covid-safety measures being put in place to ensure the event can take place as normally as possible, while keeping staff, students and visitors safe. We are also limiting tickets to three tickets per visiting student and insisting they come with parents/guardian and not siblings or friends. Not only do we want to have parental involvement in post-16 decisions, but this will allow us to keep the numbers of people on campus to a manageable level.

The College is encouraging visitors to wear face coverings and take lateral flow Covid-19 tests before they attend. No one exhibiting any symptoms should attend. Other open events in November and January will give people with the chance to attend at a later date.

4 October 2021