This week we’ve been pushing our upcoming arts festival across our social media platforms. We’re looking forward to inviting a whole host of interesting, inspiring and artistic speakers to NLA to talk to students about the exciting opportunities in the arts. Whether you’re considering a career in the arts, or you want to learn more about how you can get involved, you’re welcome to find out more on Thursday 21st November, from 5pm.
And speaking of the arts, we were incredibly honoured to invite BBC Bitesize to NLA this week, which gave our students insider knowledge on the creative industries and how they can start on the creative pathway themselves. Radio 1 presenter Jordan North answered our student’s questions on what it’s like working at the BBC, and tips and tricks for getting into the industry. The Bitesize team also talked about the importance of UI and UX in app production. Thanks to the BBC for joining us!
We’re thrilled to announce that we will be reintroducing Computer Science as an A level in the next academic year. So, if you’ve been inspired by our recent visit by the BBC, or if you’re looking to pick the subject up at A level, then NLA could be the place for you. Make sure to book on to one of our Sixth Form open evenings to find out how you can apply to study in our next cohort of Computer Science graduates
This week also saw 21 schools join us from across the region to take part in the UK Maths Trust’s Post-16 Challenge. We were delighted to host the event and to take part; our students scooped a third-place podium spot, alongside West Kirby Grammar School. Well done to all the students who took part, and to our incredible NLA team who came third on the day.