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45pm, Jubilee Room, James Graham Building, Leeds Metropolitan Headingley Campus Sixth formers Get Ahead at Leeds Metropolitan
Over 700 sixth form students from across West Yorkshire will attend a prestigious graduation ceremony at Leeds Metropolitan University on Friday 12 November to celebrate their completion of the University¶s Progression Module.
Organised by the Get Ahead team at Leeds Metropolitan University, t he Progression Module is a year of study at the University designed to help young people in year twelve through the higher education decision making process, allowing them to make informed decisions about their futures and raise their aspirations for entering higher education. The module covers all elements of higher education : from researching potential courses and universities to advice on the application process and managing finances. Students explore their own strengths and weaknesses, develop career action plans, deliver a presentation, take part in a mock interview and construct a personal statement for their application form.
On completion of the module, students are awarded 30 University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points, which are recognised and accepted for applications to four universities in West Yorkshire, including Leeds Metropolitan.
Project Coordinator, Tina Kennedy, said: ³It¶s great to see the students grow in confidence and ambition t hrough the year. They all work really hard to complete the portfolio of work and the certificates are well deserved!´
One of last year¶s participants commented: ³The experience of following the Progression Module made me realise that learning is an on -going development 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¶s Headingley Campus. All students will be invited on to the stage to receive their certificates and will be addressed by Deputy Vice -Chancellor Strategic Development, Dr Paul Smith.
For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Media team at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email email@example.com
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