Students at a sixth form college in Sheffield have a greater chance of landing a place at university after a new partnership was agreed.
Longley Park Sixth Form College, in Longley, has teamed up with Huddersfield University for the deal.
It means that students at the sixth form college are now guaranteed an interview at the university for the course for which they are applying, if they meet the entry requirements.
College leaders are pleased with the partnership, which they hailed as a ‘great opportunity’ for its hundreds of students.
Huddersfield University has teamed up with 11 other education providers across the country for similar partnerships.
Principal Mo Nisbet signed the partnership agreement last week when representatives from the university visited the city.
A spokesman for Longley Park Sixth Form College said: “Huddersfield University only have 11 other providers across the country which they are in partnership with, so we are extremely pleased to now be involved in this great opportunity.
“This means our students are now guaranteed an interview there if they meet the entry requirements needed for the course which they are applying for.”
Julie Pink, Huddersfield University’s head of schools, colleges and liaison services, who visited Longley Park with pro vice-chancellor Christine Jarvis, was delighted with the partnership.
She said: “We are confident that this will build on our strong and mutually beneficial relationship and this will enable academic staff, from both institutions, to work together to enhance the attainment and progression of Longley Park students.”