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places still available on University Preparation programme

5 July 2021

For the second year in a row, Concord’s high-level University Preparation programme will be delivered online, in place of the ‘usual’ on-site courses.

This year’s subjects – to be hosted online due to last year’s success and further Covid-19 restrictions – include: Economics, Finance, Accounting and Business with Management (EFAB-M), Engineering, and Medicine (and Biomedicine).

The college is accepting a maximum of 30 students per course to ensure effective lecturer-student communication and to maintain the user-friendly atmosphere of learning.

Each course will feature world-class lecturers from top universities, in addition to industry professionals and inspirational leaders – delivering ‘real’ university-style lectures and seminars on an online learning platform.

Students will also benefit from new skills and knowledge in their chosen subject, increased confidence, mock interview experience, and in-depth feedback on personal statements.

Currently, the Medicine and EFAB-M courses are fully booked – with further students on waiting lists, however 15 places remain for those wishing to study Engineering, with applications open until the middle of July.

An inspirational summer programme, featuring world-class lecturers in the many diverse specialisms of engineering including mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, civil, chemical and many more. Lecturers come from the top UK engineering universities including Imperial and Oxford and you will learn through real university lectures via the online learning platform.

Click here to apply for the Engineering course.

Concord’s record of offers from top universities over the last 5 years is impressive and should give confidence to students enrolling on these courses. 78% of Concord’s 2020 leavers are now attending UK Top 10 universities (90% attending UK Top 20 universities).

Speaking of the benefits of the online courses, Concord’s Student Futures Officer, Mrs Georgina Hercock said: “Running the programme online certainly brings a flexibility element to it and therefore allows students from all over the world to join, particularly as many of our own Concord students are international and have returned home for the summer.

“But more importantly, I think it would be fair to say that we have strived to create a programme that really is about preparing students for university and to give them a realistic insight into what university-style lectures are like.

“The lecturers we have involved are keen to do this and are offering sessions that they would teach their own first or second year level university students – In fact,  they often tell us themselves how worthy the programme is and this is one of the reasons we have lecturers returning each year to be part of it.

“Building on last year’s success, each lecturer has been asked to include an assessment activity within their session for students to complete, and these have been designed on what they’d ask their own university students to complete.

“This is encouraging as it gives students an insight into university-level work.”

Mrs Hercock added: “We are very much looking forward to supporting the students on the programme this year.  As well as top academics and professionals, we have some experienced course assistants who will be on hand throughout the duration of the course to answer any questions or offer support.

“We are also planning to hold a graduation day in September for the students to attend.”