Yorkshire school pupils celebrate module success at Leeds Beckett University
Across two days and three award ceremonies held in the Great Hall at Headingley Campus, more than 900 Year 13 pupils attended. They were in Year 12 when they undertook the module.
The Progression Module is a year-long formal programme of study that has been designed to help students investigate the different routes into higher education, increasing their knowledge and understanding whilst preparing them for the experiences they are likely to encounter at university. Special awards for progress and excellence were handed out to students from each school.
Head of Access and Widening Participation at Leeds Beckett University, Inder Hunjan MBE, said: “This module is a platform for students to explore what opportunities they have and how to go about taking that next step into higher education. Those who took part were required to carry out several activities; delivering a presentation, taking part in a mock interview and writing a personal statement - key skills that are required in the higher education decision making process.
“We are delighted that so many students from across 19 schools and colleges in the Yorkshire region have not only participated, but successfully completed this module – giving them a broader view and insight into the exciting opportunities that are open to them across the higher education sector.”
All students who have completed the module were presented on stage with a certificate from either Leeds Beckett’s Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Christopher Prince; Dean of Quality, Barbara Colledge; Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education, Kevin Hylton; Students’ Union (SU) President, Jay Malpass-Clark or SU Vice President Amy Waine.
Schools and colleges participating included: Queensbury School; Tong High School; Carlton Bolling College; Archbishop Holgate's School; Farnley Academy; St. Wilfrid's Catholic High School; Ryburn Valley High School; Leeds East Academy; Todmorden High; The South Leeds Academy; De Warenne Academy; Ralph Thoresby School; Airedale Academy; Samuel Lister Academy; The Co-operative Academy of Leeds; The Read School, University Academy Keighley; Lawnswood School and Rossington All Saints Academy.