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UCAS Convention – Loughborough University

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Arguably, the life on an A-level student is a stressful one. Not only must we focus on our studies, exams, coursework, revision, organisation but also the outcome of all of this when all the hard work finally pays off and the dreaded results day arrives. However, before we receive our results we must decide what we will try and do with them, where we will go, the start of our future the most thrilling and yet terrifying decision. Luckily to aid us in our journey we were given the opportunity to explore our options and the UCAS convention at Loughborough University gave some of the Year 12s some insight. Two coaches delivered those attending to a hall filled with bags, prospectuses, pens galore. But it was also filled with many previous students of the university they were representing who overflowed with knowledge on their university and the subjects it can supply as well as information on anything you could ask them as well as many involved in apprenticeship schemes. After walking round each stall, being giving the information we wanted or needed and the majority of the time a prospectus, conclusions can be made. For many of us the trip helped us to clearly see the options we have for our future making things seem clearer. For others, it led to a realisation of the so many options we have, which perhaps may seem a bit scary. However, for many of us in Year 12 it must be agreed that we appreciate the opportunity that was presented and that our options are endless it is just about deciding what is best for the induvial, and that is the tricky part.

Maddie Maclaine-Freeman
Year 12 student MV16