The Art, Design and Fashion department provided tasters to over 100 attendees from colleges and schools across South Yorkshire.

The event provided awareness about why studying Higher Education at smaller campuses  is becoming a popular choice; with colleges and universities offering an increasing choice of programmes, great work placements with employers, fantastic value for money and easy access and progression.

The Art and Design tasters provided students with the opportunity to experience studio photography techniques including portrait lighting and motion capture photography.  Attendees also used state of the art Virtual Reality equipment to experience drawing and painting in 3D environments using their photographs as inspiration.

Evan Wood, HE Curriculum Coordinator of Art, Design and Fashion, said: “The HEPP and Co event was a great introduction to HE study for young people thinking about their future. It was a relaxed atmosphere where students could ask questions and engage in our practical Virtual Reality and Photography workshops.”

James Wilmshurst, a former University Campus Barnsley student, added: “It was a fantastic event and a good opportunity for pupils to understand that there are plenty of good local options when considering Higher Education, especially for those who may have been undecided about progressing onto university.”