Year 12 girls also had the chance to find out about studying over the water and north of the border at a presentation by two famous Scottish and Northern Irish universities.
 
Katie Walkingshaw from Queen's University spelled out some of the major attractions - as well as financial advantages of studying for a degree in Belfast while Jonathan Holland talked on the popular destination of Edinburgh University.
 
Girls heard how financial assistance of up to £2,500 per year is available for all succesful applicants to Queen's.  They also learned about the advantages of a 4 year degree at universities in Scotland where the final year costs them nothing in additional fees.
 
"It was really interesting to hear about the options available and I know that a lot of my friends are now thinking about following this up with an application," said Olivia Durnall, who is hoping to apply for a dentistry course.

The talks were part of this term's programme of sessions for year 12 girls to help them make university choices and support them through the UCAS process.

Post date: 9th May 2017