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Here to help you move UPP and stand out from the crowd!

 

GCSE results day is fast approaching, so now’s the time to take the next steps towards your future university and career ambitions, with Andover College’s ‘University Prep Programmes’ (UPP) here to help you move UPP and stand out from the crowd.

We know some degree and career pathways are often highly challenging and competitive, so Andover College has designed a range of ‘University Prep Programmes’ to complement your main Study Programme and help you build the skills, experiences and confidence to give you the edge for your university applications and future career progression.

As part of the UPP programme you will be offered a range of opportunities, support and experiences to help you build additional skills and experiences. These will include – but are certainly not limited to – some of the following:

  • Industry-relevant presentations and guest speakers
  • Relevant field trips
  • The option to undertake a relevant work experience or subject-related project
  • Visits to relevant universities (including Russell Group providers)
  • Coaching and mentoring from subject specialists
  • Support with your university application
  • Specialist interview and assessment preparation

 

We currently offer the UPP programme in the following subjects:

 

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

    The opportunities, support and experiences offered on the Andover College University Prep Programme in STEM include:

    • Industry expert presentations. Students in the past have received bespoke talks from Bloodhound SSC, University of Southampton.
    • Trips to relevant specialist institutions, such as CERN in Geneva, Imperial College Genetics Research and Development Department, plus, our partner instition, University Centre Sparsholt’s specialist laboratories and campus.
    • Options to undertake subject related work experience or project.
    • Visits to relevant universities including Russell Group providers.
    • Individual coaching and mentoring from subject specialists.
    • Support in your University Application from the dedicated Careers Support team.
    • Specialist Interview Preparation.

     

    The University Prep Programme in STEM can support you in realising your career goals, with future employment routes including:

    • Civil Engineering
    • Pharmaceutical Scientist
    • Marine Biologist
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Biotechnologist

     

    Andover College STEM students have progressed to a range of universities, including:

    • Cambridge (Physics)
    • Royal Veterinary College (Veterinary Medicine)
    • Bath (Chemistry)
    • Southampton (Medicine)
    • Bristol (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Nottingham (Biochemistry)

  • Media Journalism

    The opportunities, support and experiences offered on the Andover College University Prep Programme in Media and Journalism include:

    • Industry expert presentations. Students in the past have received bespoke talks from Aardman Animations (the creators of Wallace and Gromit) and Brighton Film School.
    • Trips to relevant specialist institutions and conferences, such as the Guardian newspaper headquarters in London, Media Live! in Disneyland Paris and the Museum of Moving Image in New York.
    • Visits to relevant universities including Russell Group providers.
    • Options to undertake subject related work experience or project.
    • Individual coaching and mentoring from subject specialists.
    • Support in your University Application from the dedicated Careers Support team.
    • Specialist Interview Preparation.

     

    The University Prep Programme in Media and Journalism can support you in realising your career goals, with future employment routes including:

    • Film Making
    • Journalism
    • Directing
    • TV Production
    • Editing and Publishing
    • Film Criticism
    • Set Management and Design
    • Digital Marketing
    • Creative Writing

     

    Andover College Media and Journalism students have progressed to a range of universities, including:

    • Sussex (Creative Writing)
    • Bath (Media)
    • Brighton Film School (Film Making)
    • Southampton (Film Studies)
    • Bristol (Media and Journalism)

  • Education

    The opportunities, support and experiences offered on the Andover College University Prep Programme in Education include:

    • Specialist guest speakers to show the range of roles in education including student wellbeing, health promotion, safeguarding and counselling
    • Opportunity to complete work experience in different school settings including primary, junior and special needs schools
    • Visits to universities such as Winchester University who have a range of different teaching degree courses
    • Presentations from student teachers to share their university experience and provide guidance of how to be successful in your university application
    • Options to undertake subject related work experience or project.
    • Develop practical teaching skills by planning and taking part in delivering lessons
    • Individual coaching and mentoring
    • Specialist Interview Preparation

    The University Prep Programme in Education can support you in realising your career goals, with future employment routes including:

    • Primary School Teacher
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Special Needs Teacher
    • Senior School Teacher
    • College Lecturer

    Andover College students have progressed to a range of universities, including:

    • Southampton
    • Winchester
    • St Mary’s
    • University of West England
    • Chichester

  • Law

    The opportunities, support and experiences offered on the Andover College University Prep Programme in Law include:

    • Specialist guest speakers by judges, barristers and the local MP
    • Trips to local Crown Court and the Houses of Parliament
    • Visits to universities
    • Experience being part of a mock court case
    • Options to undertake subject related work experience or project.
    • Individual coaching and mentoring
    • Support in your University Application
    • Specialist Interview Preparation.

     

    The University Prep Programme in Law can support you in realising your career goals, with future employment routes including:

    • Barrister
    • Probation Officer
    • Solicitor
    • Police
    • Civil Servant
    • Criminologist

     

    Andover College Law students have progressed to a range of universities, including:

    • Southampton
    • Surrey
    • Portsmouth
    • York
    • Winchester
    • Staffordshire

  • Business and IT

    The opportunities, support and experiences offered on the Andover College University Prep Programme in Business and IT include:

    • Specialist guest speakers and presentations from industry experts
    • Trips to different types of businesses such as BMW, Lloyds and Stannah
    • Visits to universities including the London Institute of Banking and Finance
    • Individual coaching and mentoring
    • Support in your university application
    • Options to undertake subject related work experience or project.
    • Specialist interview preparation
    • Entering national competitions which test your entrepreneurship
    • Access to the latest technology including the College Virtual Reality centre.

     

    The University Prep Programme in Business and IT can support you in realising your career goals, with future employment routes including:

    • Retail Manager
    • Entrepreneur
    • Marketing Manager
    • Events Planner
    • Accountant
    • IT Manager
    • HR Manager

     

    Andover College Business and IT students have progressed to a range of universities, including:

    • Southampton (Computer Science)
    • Winchester (Business)
    • Cardiff (Accounting)
    • University of West England (Business Management with Marketing).

 

Come along to an Open Event to find out more from our committed lecturers and Careers and support teams.

 

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