Progression Day at Bexhill College

What can I do? Where can I go? What do I do when I get there?

Monday, 15th June 2009, 11:12 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 7:58 pm

These were just some of the questions posed by students as Bexhill College hosted a series of events throughout their progression day.

Leaving College and deciding upon the next move can be a daunting experience which is why the progression day was organised to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Colleges and Universities from all over Sussex and Kent were on hand to offer support and guidance to those who were deliberating what option to take next, or to help those in need of a little inspiration.

For students thinking of going to University, there was practical advice on hand about a range of topics from study planning and budgeting through to more taxing matters such as how to use a washing machine and cook a meal.

A motivational speaker came in to talk to students on how to prepare themselves for the rigours of higher education and the daunting world of job interviews while giving tips on how best to present yourself to a potential employer.

Anyone thinking of taking a gap year found the talks by the various volunteering organisations invaluable. There were workshops on getting involved with UK based schemes as well as advice on travelling to work on overseas projects for the more adventure minded.

The health presentation by Pulse was enjoyed by the hundreds in attendance who were informed and entertained in equal measure with a mixture of interactive workshops and some lively musical interludes.

One student said: "I've had such an enjoyable day. I feel really inspired having attended today's events. It's great that College help prepare us for the world outside of college and not just the time we are studying here."

There are currently 1460 full-time students at Bexhill College, the majority of them between 16 and 19 years old.

This has already been an amazing year for them as students have excelled in many fields as well as exam results.

In December 2008 '“ Rowing team break world under 18 100,000m indoor rowing record

Further back in July, Emily Ball was awarded Bexhill Young musician of the year, and eleven International Baccalaureate students, made a trip to Northern Tanzania where, amongst other things, they assisted in the construction of a classroom block at a school in the village of Moshi.

In February last year, members of the Sports Academy represented the South East at the British Colleges National Championships. The team achieved three Gold and two Silver medals.