Regent’s University gives students of the future a taste of university life
On 16 October, Regent’s University London opened its doors to more than 50 students from City of Westminster College and other local schools to offer them a taste of university, ranging from experiencing life on a busy campus, through to writing CVs and even learning to speak Chinese.
Hosted in partnership with the employee volunteering arm of One Westminster, Time & Talents, the event was widely praised by City of Westminster College students for encouraging them to expand their horizons and consider their future careers.
Precious, aged 17, said: “We’ve been working with teachers on different subjects including media, cinematography and looked at options for going to university. We’ve also practised job interviewing and I’ve learned how, if I’m asked about a downside to my skills, to turn it into a positive. I haven’t been to a university before and this has helped me think about and be prepared for the future.”
Daniel Fuller, Corporate Partnerships Officer for Time & Talents at One Westminster, said: “The purpose of today was to give Year 12 students an insight into a local university, with an emphasis on the type of careers they can go into. There are so many choices for young people to make about their futures and this event has been a real success.”
Time & Talents also supports Regent University’s ongoing outreach programme, which helps young people from local schools learn more about higher education and career opportunities. For more info on Time & Talents' business partnership programmes click here.