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Over 40 Students graduate from Access to Bristol scheme

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42 students from Gordano Sixth form graduated from a unique scheme at the University of Bristol this April.

The scheme, which gives them an invaluable insight into what studying at university is like, gives students an exciting and challenging experience into a subject of their choice, helping many of them make that final decision about what subject they’d like to study at university. As well as gaining an academic insight into their chosen university course, the scheme also provides invaluable advice in how to write a good university application and preparing them for the challenges of university life.

Those who successfully completed the scheme secured a guaranteed offer from the university, providing they meet the full entry criteria, and may be eligible for the Access to Bristol bursary, should they firmly accept an offer to study at Bristol. Further details of this can be found at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/access/.

Last Thursday night, in the style of a traditional graduation ceremony, family, friends and teachers gathered in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building as students were presented with their certificates and their fantastic achievements were celebrated. There were speeches from alumni of the university and Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol, who provided insight into what university life is like for a student. Hannah Ahmed who completed the Access to Bristol scheme herself and has recently graduated from the University with a First class degree in Law shared her experiences and gave an inspirational speech on how she overcame some of her personal barriers to be so successful at university.

Congratulations to all 42 students who successfully completed the scheme this year.