School pupils celebrate module success at Leeds Met
More than 700 Year 13 pupils attended over three ceremonies held in the Great Hall at the University's Headingley Campus. The students 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.
Head of Access and Widening Participation at Leeds Met, Inder Hunjan, 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 22 schools and colleges in West Yorkshire 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 completed the module were presented on stage with a certificate by either the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Tom Murray, Leeds Met's Deputy Vice Chancellor Paul Smith, Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education, Kevin Hylton or Lee Jones, Associate Director of Collaborative Provision.
Schools and colleges who participated 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 and Castleford Academy.