A grand total of 268 of last year’s City of Bristol College final year students are now studying at universities across the country after successfully completing their studies. This figure includes not only A Level students, but students on BTEC and other vocational courses, and a good number of Adult Access students.
The college is very proud of their achievement, and particularly pleased that 36 students went to Russell Group Universities, including Bristol University, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff, to study a wide range of degree subjects. The largest number – 104 altogether – progressed on to the college’s neighbouring university and strong partner, UWE (the University of the West of England) who have supported City of Bristol College in widening access to higher education for Bristol students from all backgrounds.
It’s clear the college’s focus on supporting students from a wide variety of backgrounds is paying off. A large proportion – 31% – of successful students were from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, while 61% were women. Over 65% were from Bristol postcodes which have historically low rates of participation in Higher Education.
Andy Forbes, Principal and Chief Executive at City of Bristol College, said: “Our higher education students are on track to have a great university experience and a rewarding professional career whether they are going on to a degree in Aeronautical Engineering or Archaeology, Neuroscience or Philosophy, Law or Computer Science. If you would like to find out how you can get on to a higher education course at the college get in touch.”