Broadening Horizons

Broadening Horizons conf 2

By Sarah Oakley, University Liaison Coordinator

Bedales was pleased to host and support the Broadening Horizons: Choices and Progression Beyond Sixth Form Conference organised by Unifrog on Tuesday. Unifrog provide the search tool used by our students for university choices. The distinctiveness of this collaboration was the range of topics from mental health, to apprenticeships, to demystifying university league tables and possibilities of students ‘going Dutch’ to universities in the Netherlands.

We welcomed 30 delegates from a range of mainstream and independent educational institutions in the South and South West of England to hear perspectives from: Anna Barker (Chair of the British Youth Council); Hamrinder Matharu (Apprenticeship Business Development Manager, The Open University); Kim Anderson (Area Manager of Unifrog); Monique Swennehuis (Senior Advisor of Hanze University of Applied Science, Netherlands) and Lizzie Burrows (Head of UK/EU Student Recruitment from the University of Surrey).

A range of Heads and Deputy Principals of Sixth Forms and those supporting HE applications all enthusiastically embraced the breadth of topics and opportunities to share their ideas in this shifting landscape.

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