Going Places

What's University Like?


This was the question posed by year 12 students when meeting ex-students who had left the Billericay School in the summer of 2015, and who returned this June to their old school after a successful first year at university. A wide range of universities and courses were represented, with sixth formers able to ask questions about all aspects of university life. Lectures, accommodation, travel opportunities and new friends were just some of the topics discussed, and the excitement of past students in detailing the fun and challenges of university life proved infectious.

We learnt from Lizzie Hawkins, just finishing her first year at UCL has come first in her year on her Pharmacology course, winning a prestigious prize. L’Wren Bremmer, initially unsure about university, is now thoroughly enjoying her History and Politics course. Dammy Aina spoke of how lucky he feels living and studying in York, and Max Kyte loves his American university course with a soccer scholarship so much, he plans on spending the rest of his college summer holidays in the US in the future.

Current students were able to find out first hand about the transition from school to university study, helping shape their plans as they prepare to progress to their final year of their A level and BTEC courses.