The annual higher education and employment fair held by HSDC was visited by a large number of enthusiastic students who were keen to discover a range of post-college pathways.

The college welcomed almost 200 exhibitors to the annual event, which was hosted by the Alton and Havant campuses.

Students were invited to meet and network with prospective employers, universities, charities, services, gap year providers and HSDC course lecturers to find out more about opportunities they can explore once they have completed their studies.

A range of universities and employers attended the fair, which included Winchester, Hertfordshire, Leeds, Royal Holloway, BAE, Southern Co-op and Boeing.

Not only did employers educate students on their organisations, but they also informed students of the multiple different routes they could consider, including internships, graduate schemes and apprenticeships.

The Alton College event included Isaac Pett, who is a current student studying professional music production at HSDC South Downs.

Isaac entertained students and exhibitors throughout the day with a vibrant DJ set which had an extremely positive reception and showcased the talent of students at HSDC.

Art and design technician Billie Price said: “The event was good.

“It has been great to see lots of students visit each stand and there has been a lot of interest in the art and design course and continuing of studies at HSDC – which is excellent.”

SUN progression mentor Joe Sillence said: “The event happens each year and this year has yet again been a success.

“It has also been the busiest higher education fair for Alton, with 84 exhibitors and around 300 students, which I am really happy with.

“All internal and external parties have been really great to work with, which makes it even better.

“It genuinely has been an excellent event and all students seemed to be really interested and enthusiastic – which was great to see.”

HSDC thanked all the universities, charities, services, year out providers and employers who attended its higher education and employment fair at its Alton and Havant campuses.