University hosts first Articulation day

University hosts first Articulation day

Around 130 students from around Scotland attended the University of Aberdeen’s first Articulation Day this week.

The students came from four Further Education Colleges to take part in event, giving them a taste of what we can offer final year HNC/NHD students with an articulation route into the University.

As well as being offered information on specific disciplines, the day offered participants the opportunity to attend a networking lunch with University staff and students.

The University has a large number of articulation routes with Further Education Colleges across Scotland. These routes exist where curriculums in the HNC/HND Programmes match those of our degree programmes to allow students to transition from College into University with Advanced Standing.

In this first year of the event, students from 5 HNC/HND routes visited; Applied Sciences, Engineering, Gaelic, Physics, Social Sciences and Software Development.

Early student feedback responses unanimously support this event becoming an annual feature of our University Calendar. Talking about the day one attendee said:

"There is nothing I would additionally add to the day. However, I would just like to take the opportunity to say thank you. I wasn't considering the university of Aberdeen before and now I most definitely am. Every lecture throughout the day offered fantastic insight to studying at Aberdeen and I didn't leave feeling that I had any questions left unanswered. The staff I spoke to were so much more friendly, helpful and enthusiastic than any other staff at any other university I visited. The students were also so encouraging and feel so much more confident about the transition to university now. Thank you!"

Special thanks must go to the staff who so enthusiastically embraced the event but most of all to the students who helped on the day especially the team who had previously come into the University through articulation routes and guided the College students through their whole day on campus.

For more information on College Articulation please contact Dr Sally Middleton, sally.middleton@abdn.ac.uk

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