On Wednesday, a group of Lower Sixth students went on a Business and Economics away day to provide a taster for those considering higher education courses or careers in these areas. The morning was spent at the Coca-Cola European Partners production facility in Milton Keynes, where we were shown part of the production line for a number of their products and received a talk about many areas of the business, such as its franchise model, marketing and global strategies. This insight enabled us to see how much of the theory we learn in the classroom actually applies to a recognisable, real-life scenario. Following a delicious pub lunch by the river in Buckingham, we then headed to the University of Buckingham, where we were given a tour of the campus by two students who spoke with great enthusiasm and pride about both the quality of the education and their experience of university life there. It was interesting for us to see a totally different university environment, one fully integrated into the small, market town, which provides food for thought when comparing it to the more inner-city universities that many have visited on open days. The students were great ambassadors for Cheltenham College and will go away with real life insights to use in their Upper Sixth studies and beyond.