The fourth annual Big Event was held at Strood Academy on Wednesday 10th October.

Planned to coincide with Post 16 parents evening, this now well established event was open to all students from year 8 upwards and their parents and carers. Strood Academy is delighted to report the highest attendance to date on the evening.

Kent Police recruitment

Designed to help students consider their future education and employment pathways, the carousel of stands were:

  • LAT train to teach
  • Kent Training and Apprenticeships
  • The University of Westminster
  • Canterbury Christchurch University
  • CXK Training and Mentoring
  • Mace Construction
  • North Kent College
  • Army Careers
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Mid Kent College
  • University of Sussex
  • Medway UTC
  • Jarmans Solicitors
  • UCA
  • Kent Police
  • LAT Careers Advice and Guidance

Delegate comment included:

“The event was a different event this time, well attended, the students were engaged and asked relevant questions, including some of the parents.  It was a productive evening and I am glad to have given up 2 hours of my time to speak to some of the students and parents.”

Mace Construction

“Thank you for organising the Big Event! I was really impressed with the quality of conversation at the event. Students and parents seemed generally interested in finding out about the opportunities. There was also a good mix of further opportunities providers, which I’m sure is appreciated by the students.”

Goldsmiths, University of London

The busiest Big Event yet

Many lively and useful conversations took place during the evening with students taking away further literature to study at home.

Army Careers

Sincere thanks to all who participated and we look forward to an even larger event next year.

LAT Train to Teach

The University of Sussex were first time visitors to the Big Event