SERC Open Evening for students

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South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is host-ing a Higher Education Open Evening next Thursday, June 10, from 6pm to 8.30pm at the college’s main campuses in Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards.

Prospective students are en-

couraged to focus on their future and apply for higher education programmes which will set them on course to be part of the next generation of professionals.

Ken Webb, Principal and Chief Executive at SERC, said: “We encourage students to do their research and make applications directly to the college for our higher education (18+) programmes – we offer Degrees, Foundation Degrees, HNDs, HNCs and Higher-Level Apprenticeships in subjects from Computing to Engineering, Construction to Healthcare Practice, Business Management to Hospitality Management, Applied Science to Music, to Sport Exercise and Fitness.

“The standard of teaching at SERC scores well above the UK benchmark for Higher Education (National Student Survey 2020) and our higher education students have an achievement rate of 94 per cent.

“Many of our programmes are accredited by universities and are delivered to the exact-ing standards demanded by,

for example, Liverpool John Moores, Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast, right here at SERC.

“In addition, studying higher education full-time at the college can save up to £1500 per year.”

“The key to employability is making sure the skills and qualifications students have are the ones employers want.

“At SERC, our close links with industry means we know where the jobs are going to be and how to get students ready.

“As well as gaining qualifications, SERC students can set up a student company, take part in industry projects and placements and develop skills such as problem solving, communication, critical think-ing, people management and

team working which will make all the difference when progressing to further study or employment.”

Ken concluded: “Everyone has faced massive challenges during this past year, and we recognise that the path to higher education has not been what anyone expected.

“The college’s smooth trans-ition to a blended learning approach means our students’ progression has not been hindered and ensures that new students will be able to successfully complete their

studies irrespective of con-tinued or future upheaval.”

Stephen Parker, a HND Cr-eative Media Production student at SERC’s NI Film & Television School (NIFTS), who scripted dramas which won Royal Television Society NI Student Awards in 2020 and 2021,

said: “I was in my late 20s when

I decided to go back to educat-ion and join the NIFTS at SERC.

“I didn’t know anything

about film making, I just had a passion.

“The lecturers taught me everything I know about film making and are still on hand for me now to help with any questions or anything I need to help with my own career.”

Apply online for Higher Education courses commencing September 2021 at www.serc.ac.uk

n Download our Higher Education Prospectus to find out how you could be part of the next generation of professionals #BetterOffAtSERC #OnlineAndOpenForBusiness Find us on Facebook, search SERC.

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