At City College Norwich, we believe in putting you in control of your future by offering you the best opportunities to learn, gain experience of work and succeed in your chosen course. That’s why we’re committed to encouraging our students to consider degree level study and degree level apprenticeships.
City College Norwich forms part of the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO)’s Take Your Place. The project brings together all of East Anglia’s universities and further education colleges to allow young people who have little or no experience of university, degree level study or higher and degree apprenticeships, to explore the opportunities available to those who complete this level of study.
Take Your Place activities at City College Norwich are delivered by Andrew Underwood, Becky Foster and Hannah Dunlop who are based in the Advice Shop. The team offer students the opportunity to take part in a variety of events, trips and activities throughout the year designed to help them make more informed choices about their future study or training plans. They are also able to support students through the application process.
About me: Before coming to work at CCN I spent six years recruiting and advising students for a number of universities, so I know a lot about the different courses offered all over the country and have extensive experience advising students about UCAS applications, student finance and how to choose the right path. I am passionate about ensuring young people have the opportunity to make a well informed decision about where to take their next steps.
I completed a degree in English Literature at UEA, graduating in 2012, before which I studied an Access to Humanities course (instead of A Levels) at the University of Kent.
About me: My journey into higher education began at City College Norwich in 2006 when I studied an Access to Higher Education Course in Humanities. From there, I moved to the University of East Anglia to study a BA (Hons) degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics followed by a masters degree in Modern British History. I qualified as a teacher and went on to teach GCSE and A Level History.
I joined Take Your Place in 2017 to help young people learn more about the opportunities and experiences on offer to them through higher education. As a Higher Education Champion at City College Norwich, I assist students to begin their own journeys into exciting future study and career pathways.
About me: Before working for the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach, I studied Classical and Historical Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. After I graduated, I taught in China and Spain for two years then worked at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in a mentoring position.
This experience helped me to become an expert in personal statements, UCAS, study skills and general advice about pathways into Higher Education, including apprenticeships and foundation years.