Furness College is opening its doors to enable students to find out more about university degrees on their doorstep at an event next week.
The college is holding a University Education Information Evening at the Channelside campus on Wednesday June 15th from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Staff will be on hand to showcase the wide range of degree courses available including project management, engineering, health and social care, business, computing, construction management and teaching degrees.
There will be advice on finance and information about the college’s access to university courses for those who want to study a degree but have few formal qualifications.
Furness College’s Director of Curriculum, 14-19 and Higher Level Learning Kate Colebourn said it offered an opportunity for people to find out more about how they might achieve a degree here in Barrow, without the need for travel.
“With the cost of living rising, we are aware that people who may have otherwise wanted to go away to university are looking at a different plan that suits their budget.
“Our fees are more affordable than a traditional university yet you can graduate in their colours and we are known for the high level of teaching and support here at Channelside.”
“We also have a range of options to suit people who want to work and study a degree part-time, or study while raising a family.”
Steven Gregg, a product development engineer from Sellafield, achieved a first-class Honours degree awarded by Lancaster University and graduated last year.
“To anyone thinking about doing a degree through Furness College, I’d say go for it. I turned 40 this year, this shows that you’re never too old advance your career, and Furness College has the expertise and staff that can help you along your journey.
Ebany Ambrose, who is the Student Services Lead at Furness College, has progressed onto the Honours degree in Business and Project Management at the Channelside campus awarded by the University of Cumbria and now advises other students on financial support for studying a degree.
“I am working full time and in education and have found the course really flexible. I do one evening a week from 5-9pm alongside work and the tutors are really supportive because they understand that people are balancing both.”
The University Education Open Evening takes place on Wednesday 15th June from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Furness College’s Channelside campus.