Get sorted with full time or part time study in September

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30 May 2024

Orlaigh Rice

Get yourself sorted for September and enjoy the summer – that’s the message from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) ahead of their Opening Evening on Thursday 6 June from 5pm to 8pm, in the College’s Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards Campuses.

Prospective students will be able to talk to tutors who can give you advice on our range of full-time and part-time courses starting in September 2024. Our careers advisors will be on hand to help you to explore your options and consider all the different full-time and part time pathways available with courses that can help you unlock your future; ranging from Level 1, for those with few qualifications who wish to develop skills and increase employability or change career; through to Level 6, for those who wish to study at a degree level. Depending on campus of study, subjects range from animal care to health and social care, applied science to engineering, culinary arts to cyber security and digital forensics, sport to creative media production and technology.

Orláigh rice, who’s 19 and from Dromara, is on a Level 4 Higher-Level Apprenticeship in Construction management at SERC Lisburn Campus, and is employed by Felix O’Hare & Co. She started on a Level 3 Apprenticeship after taking GCSEs at grammar school and she says her positive experience means other young women are beginning to consider the same pathway: “I had a clear career route in my mind; I wanted to be out of the classroom as much as possible - and learning without the student debt.  The apprenticeship option was definitely the right pathway for me. Every day there is variety and you’re learning something new. The day in college is different again – it’s a small group and we can get one-to-one support but there’s a lot of independent work on projects and assignments. It is quite separate from what I do on site at work but it all fits in."

“I know girls now leaving upper six and they are asking me about my course as they are exploring alternative routes to a career.  I would say to anyone, don’t assume university is the only way – check out college. You can get a good education and good opportunities here. Come and find out more about SERC.”

Visitors will receive guidance on the applications and admissions process, experience the state-of-the-art facilities on campus and will have the opportunity to find out more about SERC’s student welfare support services including pastoral care, student finance, careers service and the students’ union.  In addition, our learning support team will be on hand to advise and guide those who have a learning difficulty or disability. 

Register your interest in joining us on campus at our Open Evening on Thursday 6 June. Unlock your future #BetterOffAtSERC.