Students at Franklin College will now have extra support to help them take the next step in their education, thanks to a new partnership with the University of Hull.
Although the two institutions have collaborated for a number of years, this new Principal Partner arrangement will see Franklin Sixth Form College and the University of Hull working together to provide specialist advice, mentoring and resources for the students.
Students will benefit from attending lectures delivered by University academics and current students about what life is like in Higher Education. The students will have access to online resources and staff at the university will also be available to offer further support to students.
Many students at Franklin College will go on to study at university and so having an early insight into what they should expect is always going to be beneficial.
The new partnership agreement will be signed by senior representatives from the University of Hull and Franklin College this week.
Principal of Franklin Sixth Form College, Trevor Wray, said: “Franklin College has worked with the University of Hull for a number of years to promote progression for students and it remains one of the most popular destinations for our students. This enhanced arrangement will complement our existing wide-ranging guidance programme and enable all students to gather more information about higher education to ensure they continue to make well informed choices whatever their career aim. We are grateful to the University of Hull for this commitment and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Hull, Professor Alan Speight said: “We know that it’s a big decision to apply to university and we want to provide local college students with as much practical support as possible to make that progression easier”