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Local Students awarded for completing modules

20 November 09


The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Development and Education will award certificates to 33 year 12 students for successfully completing modules in the PL24 scheme in 2009.

The certificates will be awarded on Tuesday 24 November by Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Cleary

The 33 students who completed the scheme are from Thornton Grammar School, Rhodesway School, Grange Technology College, Dixons City Academy, Tong High School, Belle Vue Boy's School, Belle Vue Girl's School, Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College, Challenge College, Feversham College, Nab Wood, Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College, Bradford College, Immanuel CE Community College and Hanson School within the Bradford District.

The scheme, a national first, complements students AS studies and gives students an insight into university life. Students have the opportunity to study modules in Law, Psychology or Science, which will give them an edge when applying for places at university by giving them an unstoppable CV. The modules are also designed to develop study skills, as well as communication and presentation skills.

All 33 students who completed the scheme in 2008 have now progressed to courses into Higher Education at various universities across the country. 17 of the 33 students who completed the scheme last year have progressed to the University of Bradford.

Each student who participates in the scheme receives a £300 bursary if they progress on to an undergraduate programme at the University of Bradford.
Dean of the School of Lifelong Education and Development, Nadira Mirza, said: "This is the third year the University has run this scheme and we are committed to keep it built as part of our continued work.

"The Progression into Level 4 scheme offers a fantastic opportunity to the students of Bradford to achieve qualification which will place them ahead of other applicants when applying to study in higher education and the recruitment data suggests that there is an increased demand for places."

After completing the scheme, the students have now gone on to successfully study at universities including Oxford, Sheffield, Manchester and Bradford.

The P2L4 scheme is a partnership between the University of Bradford, Aimhigher Bradford & District and the LSC.

Full break down of which universities students have gone on to study:

Dixons City Academy:

Bradford, Oxford, Sheffield, Manchester, Manchester Met, Lancaster and Central Lancashire

Rhodesway School & Visual Arts College:

Bradford, Leeds Met and Huddersfield

Grange Technology College:

Bradford

Thornton Grammar School:

Bradford and Newcastle

Titus Salt School:

Durham and Newcastle

Tong High School:

Essex
 

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