Learn benefits of studying abroad

Fundraisers Adam Waller and Mo Bunter.
Fundraisers Adam Waller and Mo Bunter.

COLLEGE students got an insight into the benefits of studying abroad at a recent talk by the vice-principal of Shanghai University.

Colin Wanmer visited Hartlepool Sixth Form College, in Blakelock Road, to talk to the teenagers about life in China and the opportunities open to them when it comes to studying a degree abroad.

College staff say the talk was a huge success and have thanked Mr Wanmer for visiting.

Mo Bunter, Hartlepool Sixth Form College’s head of business, said: “This is the second year that it has happened and the idea is that the students can learn more about studying abroad and at Shanghai University.

“Students can study degrees for up to four years and it is all taught in English.”

The talk was aimed at current second year college students who had not yet applied to UCAS and to first year students as well.

Mrs Bunter added: “It was a really interesting talk and there was a lot of interest from the students.

“It has certainly broadened their minds in terms of the opportunities available to them.”

The sixth form college has built up strong links with China and there are currently 50 International students studying in Hartlepool.

Former students from Hartlepool Sixth Form College are already studying over at Shanghai University including Gary Swinburne.

Gary is currently studying through a scholarship scheme that Hartlepool Sixth Form College put together with the university. The college offers the largest choice of academic subjects in the town, which are supported by a number of BTEC vocational courses.

The last academic year was another successful one for the College with A Level pass rates averaging 99.6 per cent over more than seven years.