Published: 27 May 2015 at 16:13
Large numbers of pupils still aspire to attend university when they leave school
Thousands of school pupils across the East of England are set to benefit from advice on higher education from expert Anglia Ruskin University staff.
University remains an incredibly popular aspiration for young people across the region and Anglia Ruskin’s Roadshow bus will set off on June 3 for a seven-week tour which will take in Essex, Cambridgeshire and part of East London.
A survey amongst pupils visited last year revealed that they were 20% more confident in their knowledge of Higher Education after they had seen the bus than before, and 33% more confident they knew about Anglia Ruskin University as an option for them.
The double-decker bus will be packed with resources designed to arm young people with the information needed to make informed decisions about their future as they prepare for the next step. It will contain information on student finance, university life and advice about the application process. Expert staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
Rachel Nedwell, Head of Outreach and Recruitment at Anglia Ruskin University, said: