2 February 2024

Image of Cambridge University HE+ Programme launched at College

A programme especially designed for helping students access top university places has been launched once again at the College.

Cambridge University’s HE+ programme is what is termed as a ‘super-curricular’ activity, where students raise both their prospects in university applications and their readiness for study in Higher Education. 

Students from Birkenhead Sixth Form College take part in the scheme each year, and some have been ranked so highly that they have been invited to Cambridge University to compete in the national finals. 

Just last year, Year 2 student Ellie Webster beat huge competition to reach the national finals and is ready to accept offers from a range of Russell Group universities.

The programme involves a research project at degree level within a chosen subject, and our specialist tutor, David Barrigan, oversees support for students who apply to take part. His dedicated help allows students to excel at this activity that boosts university applications and employability to a huge extent.

David said: “We as a college exist to raise aspirations for every student, and our careers programme is all-encompassing. The Cambridge HE+ programme is so beneficial for a lot of students – those who have always had goals to go to the top universities in the country, and those that never thought that possible. 

“The College opens doors for students’ futures, and taking part in this programme is not just worthwhile in terms of getting used to the rigour of university study, but also to add to UCAS applications. It’s looked upon in high regard by universities, and helps students gain places after College that further their ambitions.”

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