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Financial advice for local pupils on how to get from sixth form to graduation
Financial advice for local pupils on how to get from sixth form to graduation

Press Release - 24 February 2006

Open evening to answer questions on life at university

Local sixth-form students and their families are invited to attend an open evening to get tips and advice on fees, funding and budgeting whilst at university. The open evenings will be held at the University of Bath on 1 and 9 March for upper-sixth students, and 28 March for lower-sixth students.

The first sessions will give pupils and parents an opportunity to ask questions about the costs involved with going to university and what to do if they do not get their grades. An expert from the Local Education Authority will talk about the new funding arrangements, followed by talks by Student Services on applications for loans and grants. Current University students will talk on the realities of budgeting while you study.

Sue Garrett, Student Funding Adviser at the University of Bath, said: “It is important that the next generation of students fully understands the financial implications of going to university and what funding is available from them. Those who attend will be able to ask experts about fees, as well as speak to current students.

“We have previously run these sessions in local schools but this is the first time they will be hosted by the University. This way we take the pressure off the teachers, although they are very welcome to attend.”

The third event, aimed at lower-sixth students and their parents, will be held in partnership with UCAS, which is running a two-day convention at the University. The evening session will help pupils to make decisions about what and where to study, as well as learn about the financial costs involved.

The open evenings, held at the University of Bath campus, are free of charge. Free parking is available in the East car park.

The upper-sixth session will be held on Wednesday 1 March, from 5-7pm in Lecture Hall 3 West North 2.1 and will be repeated on Thursday 9 March from 7.30-9.30pm in University Hall.

The UCAS evening event on Tuesday 28 March will run between 5-7pm in the Sports Training Village.

For more information and directions please contact Lee Hennessey on 01225 386900 or email

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