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1110 Sixth Formers Get Ahead

1110 Sixth Formers Get Ahead

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Published by: Leeds Metropolitan University on Nov 18, 2010
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 November 2010For immediate releaseMedia opportunity: Friday 12 November at 12.45pm, Jubilee Room,James Graham Building, Leeds Metropolitan Headingley CampusSixth formers Get Ahead at Leeds Metropolitan
Over 700 sixth form students from across West Yorkshire will attend aprestigious graduation ceremony at Leeds Metropolitan University on Friday12 November to celebrate their completion of the University¶s ProgressionModule.Organised by the Get Ahead team at Leeds Metropolitan University, theProgression Module is a year of study at the University designed to helpyoung people in year twelve through the higher education decision makingprocess, allowing them to make informed decisions about their futures andraise their aspirations for entering higher education.The module covers all elements of higher education: from researchingpotential courses and universities to advice on the application process andmanaging finances. Students explore their own strengths and weaknesses,develop career action plans, deliver a presentation, take part in a mockinterview and construct a personal statement for their application form.On completion of the module, students are awarded 30 University andColleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points, which are recognised andaccepted for applications to four universities in West Yorkshire, includingLeeds Metropolitan.
 
Project Coordinator, Tina Kennedy, said: ³It¶s great to see the students growin confidence and ambition through the year. They all work really hard tocomplete the portfolio of work and the certificates are well deserved!´One of last year¶s participants commented: ³The experience of following theProgression Module made me realise that learning is an on-goingdevelopment throughout life. I feel confident that I¶ll achieve my dream of becoming a university student very soon.´Two ceremonies will take place in the Gandhi Hall at the University¶sHeadingley Campus. All students will be invited onto the stage to receive their certificates and will be addressed by Deputy Vice-Chancellor StrategicDevelopment, Dr Paul Smith.
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For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Mediateam at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or emailc.braithwaite@leedsmet.ac.uk 
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Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and over 300,000associate students through its partnerships with 24 colleges.
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The University has achieved its best ever Research AssessmentExercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions inthe country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.
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The University¶s award-winning learning environments include theiconic Rose Bowl building, awarded Best Commercial PropertyDevelopment in the 2009 Yorkshire Property Awards; BroadcastingPlace, winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New Buildingcategory and the pioneering Carnegie Village student accommodation.

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