31 March 2014

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mike Leddy and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Pauline Leddy showed their support in a National Roadshow informing students about life at university.

The Roadshow stopped at Cadbury College aiming to encourage its 1000 students to consider university as a next step. Organised by the University of Hertfordshire’s UK Recruitment team, the Roadshow is touring the country on a black double-decker bus and will be stopping at schools, colleges and shopping centres to offer guidance and advice to students, parents and teachers about the process of applying to university, student life and finances.

Jeremy Rogers, Principal at Cadbury College, said: “Bringing information about the university experience into Cadbury College is always great for our students – we can never do enough in this endeavor. We are very grateful to the University of Hertfordshire for making their visit huge fun and very informative. We’ve had great feedback from our students - so a big thank you on their behalf to the Roadshow team!”

Students were given the opportunity to ask questions about funding their university education, gain tips on how to write a good application and get advice on any concerns that they may have about entering higher education. They were also able to discover subjects available to study at university through interactive workshops.

This initiative was designed by the University of Hertfordshire to encourage young people to further their studies following school or college and discover university as a valuable option. Running from 24 March to 5 April 2014, the University of Hertfordshire Roadshow is visiting various locations across the Midlands region including the Bull Ring, Birmingham.