Edge Hill University is hosting a session later this week where people interested in its Fastrack programme beginning June 10th can find out more about the scheme and discuss their options with university staff.
On Thursday (May 23rd), the drop-in meeting will be held at the educational establishment, enabling potential students to discover more about its seven-week Fastrack course that provides attendees with university-level study skills to boost their confidence and prepare them for studying towards a university degree.
Janet Fairclough, Access Programmes Manager, said: “A lot of people we have on the programme are mature students, who have not been in education for a while and are nervous about re-entering it again, or who lack confidence – sometimes Fastrack can be a route into a new career.”
Students on the Fastrack programme will receive guaranteed entry to a number of degrees at the university, from teacher education and business to English, history and social sciences.
David Hollingsworth, who is studying a Secondary Maths teaching course at Edge Hill, was on the Fastrack scheme and said it is a “wonderful” initiative.
He commented the programme was “excellent preparation” for taking a degree, while also providing him with a path into higher education.
The event will be held in the university’s Business and Law Building, Ormskirk Campus, and is open between 16:00 and 20:00 BST.
Subjects available for study on this year’s Fastrack programme include accountancy, counselling and psychotherapy, information technology management for business, nutrition and health, primary education and human biology.