Students at Riverside College’s engineering department have been celebrating as all of the students who have applied to university have now received offers. At a time when university places are in high demand this is an excellent result for the BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering students.
The students have been working extremely hard to increase their chances of gaining a place at a top university and the results are now paying off.
One of those students, Lauren Evans from Widnes, is one step closer to achieving her ambitions of working in aerospace design after she received three offers from prestigious universities.
Lauren Evans, previously from Saint Peter and Paul Catholic College, who is currently in her second year of the course, now has the task of deciding which university to choose after being offered all three places to do an aerospace degree.
Lauren said, “I am weighing up my options at present and will decide which course is the best for me. I would love to work in aerospace design in the future and am really pleased that I am in the position of picking from all of my three choices of university.”
“The engineering course at Riverside College is hard work but the tutors have been really helpful and easy to talk to and I feel that the course has really prepared me for university. I think it is important that girls are not put off courses like engineering, I have never found it to be a problem.”
Mike Ashurst, Head of Engineering at Riverside College said,” Everyone in the engineering department is delighted that our students have been so successful in securing a number of university offers on completion of their Extended Diploma in Engineering. They have worked really hard over the last two years on what is a very demanding, academic course and have developed a wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them well to continue their engineering studies at degree level. “
“The Engineering department at Riverside College is committed to providing a high quality and enjoyable learning experience for all our students. All the staff would like to wish all these students the best of luck with their future engineering studies in Higher Education.”