SERC Welcome Forth Valley Students to Bangor Campus

Students from Forth Valley College in Falkirk were recently welcomed to SERC Bangor.

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24 June 2022

Students and Staff from SERC and Forth Valley College

Students and Staff from SERC and Forth Valley College

SERC recently hosted a group of Project SEARCH students from Forth Valley College in Falkirk, Scotland. This is a one-year internship programme, supporting young people with additional needs in gaining the skills and experience to help them move into sustainable employment. 

The group partnered with SERC Level 1 Skills for Life and Work students from Bangor, under the guidance of SERC lecturer Michelle Graham. Students worked in cross-college teams delivering presentations about their courses and completing PBL themed challenges.

They took part in a variety of extra-curricular activities including bowling and a visit to the Titanic Exhibition Centre. Employer visits to Magellan Aerospace and Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex provided a valuable insight into cutting edge engineering practices and Health & Wellbeing provision. Michelle also organised a visit to an Enterprise event at the Holywood campus.    

Lecturer Michelle Graham described the visit as “A brilliant opportunity to collaborate and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved’.

Forth Valley students compiled a travelogue which included comments such as: 

“We thought the trip to SERC was amazing. Most people started off nervous, especially those who hadn’t been on a plane before, but were soon reassured and had a great time. Meeting new people at SERC was great, along with challenging ourselves to do new things that we don’t really do a lot of. We were glad to be able to come on the trip to see different things and meet new people. Some of us have made new friends who we will be keeping in touch with. Finally, we would like to thank Michelle for being a brilliant host”.

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