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AccessHE: Your Week Ahead
Thank you to everyone who attended last week's AccessHE Live sessions with the London Careers Festival, 29 June - 3 July. During five days of events, we reached over 300 students from across sixteen boroughs. If your students missed the opportunity to join the AccessHE Live schedule of events, there is still the opportunity to playback these sessions on YouTube here

There is also still time to sign up for the AccessHE Academy: 
a blended-learning course designed for Teachers and Career Advisers to support them in working with their students on progression to higher education. Schools will be given £900 per teacher to cover staff time for the 3-day event, which will: 
  • Introduce participants to key areas of HE progression theory and practice
  • Examine the range of resources/materials including those online that can be used with learners
  • Support the development of a school-based project for academic year 2020-21.  
To apply, simply provide your name and school in this simple application form
AccessHE Academy
In July 2020, AccessHE will launch its inaugural AccessHE Academy programme: a blended-learning course designed for Teachers and Career Advisers to support them in working with their students on progression to higher education. 

The Access Academy Programme is a 3-day course that will:
  • Introduce participants to key areas of HE progression theory and practice
  • Examine the range of resources/materials including those online that can be used with learners
  • Support the development of a school-based project for academic year 2020-21.  
AccessHE will provide participating schools with £900 per teacher to cover staff time commitment. Schools may forward more than one teacher/adviser to participate in the programme. It is the expectation that the projects developed by participants are implemented over the academic year 2020-21. To apply, simply provide your name and school in this simple application form

Graduates of the AccessHE Academy will also be eligible to apply for additional funds in the academic year 2020/21 to support the delivery of projects.

Find more information about the programme here, or contact tayler.meredith@londonhigher.ac.uk for further details

 
Uni Connect: My Future, My Way

University advice and guidance event for care experienced students.

On Thursday 16th July at 15.00 – 16.40AccessHE will be hosting Uni Connect: My Future, My Way, an online information, advice and guidance event for care experienced students age 16+. The event is supported by, and will be hosted by, six top London Universities. The event will be made up of bitesize workshops on different areas of Higher Education, including:

  • The support available to care experience students applying to university including UCAS application support and financial support
  • Online lecture and subject tasters
  • Q&As with care experienced students currently studying at university

The event is designed to inspire students to get them thinking about post 16 choices and pathways, and to inform them of the range of support available for care experienced students, to help with their journey into Higher Education.

The event is free, and students can sign up directly here via Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/ydganh6b

Attached is a flyer describing the event, for you to share with any care experienced students at your school who are age 16 and up. Please do share this with students who may find this of interest.

If you have any questions about Uni Connect: My Future, My Way please do get in touch with michelle.anson@londonhigher.ac.uk.

 

AccessHE Creative Forum
At the next e-meeting of the AccessHE Creative Forum on 16 July at 2-3pm, we are seeking to host a panel discussion with HEIs and awarding bodies for conversations around the provision of creative education and outreach in a post-lockdown environment.

For this, we welcome the perspectives of teachers, career leads and other schools staff across London to understand how best the London HE landscape can be supporting school stakeholders to bridge the gap between pre-entry access and higher education provision. If you'd like to attend our meeting, please get in touch with us.
Resources
UCL Envision
 
Envision@UCL has been running for 4 years now. It is a 3-hour online event hosted by the Access & Widening Participation team at University College London to encourage young people of Black African & Caribbean heritage in school years 10-13 to apply to university and give them access to guidance, information and tips that can help them.

Envision@UCL will be held on:
• 1 July 2020 (Y10-11)
• 8 July 2020 (Y12-13)
• 14 July 2020 (Y10-11)
 
It will be an opportunity to:
• Meet inspirational and successful speakers
• Ask questions to UCL's current black students and alumni
• Gain valuable advice to help them plan their future
• Develop practical skills to help them prepare for university life
• Find out more about UCL
Zero Gravity

Free One-to-one mentoring from undergaduates from the top universities Anytime, anywhere, through your laptop or phone.
BBC News

BBC News are running online events with some of their talented young journalists about starting out in the industry! 12pm on zoom Friday 3rd July and Friday 17th July . Age 18+

Email here to reserve a place
PWC Employability Workshops

Wednesday 1 July Understanding what we do (including entry routes and opportunities)
Wednesday 8 July Our culture - what’s it like to work at PwC?
Wednesday 15 July Personal impact and brand
Wednesday 15 July Influencer session (for parents, carers and teachers)
Wednesday 22 July My career story - hear from some of our ambassadors
Peer Tutor

Our tutors will be hosting 30 minute webinars on GCSE subjects including science, English literature and humanities topics, offering study tips and tricks on how to take your knowledge to the next level.
Coram - Young Citizens Project

Are you aged 16-25, from a migrant or refugee background and living in Barnet, Brent, Harrow, Lewisham, Lambeth or Southwark?

Want to use your experiences to inspire and empower other young people? Join us! You will:

  • Get training in public speaking, workshop facilitation and more
  • Create and get paid to run workshops for young people from similar backgrounds
  • Have fun and make friends!

We will be meeting twice a week on Zoom on Tuesdays and Fridays4pm - 6pm from 28th July - 28th August

EtonX

Eton College is making several online courses from the @EtonX Future Skills Programme available free of charge to state school pupils in the UK. These courses are particularly appropriate for Yr 11 and Yr 13 pupils and offer life and workplace skills
Greenshaw trust

Free access to ten weeks of secondary remote curriculum - nearly 900 online lessons! Now provided by subject, including lesson topics and links.
Bright Network - Virtual Work Experience for year 13 students:

We’re delighted to be supporting Bright Network’s Internship Experience UK – the national effort to boost employability and upskill students and recent graduates this summer.
By being part of the three-day virtual internship experiences across six sectors, you’ll meet world leading employers, discover opportunities and develop core career skills. Employers involved include Goldman Sachs, Bain & Company, Amazon, Bloomberg, M&S, EY and more. The internship experiences have just opened for applications. Find out more and book your spot.
Upcoming Events

Royal Veterinary College 

Animal Academy

Royal Veterinary College launches exclusive Animal Academy online programme The Animal Academy which launches today.The Programme is part of a national strategy to eliminate the gaps between the most and least represented groups at university, and ensure everyone has equal access to higher education. RVC’s Animal Academy is an online programme which supports young people from under-represented backgrounds to reach their goals of studying and working with animals. By signing up to be a member, users have access to exclusive support, advice and events about animal careers, going to university, and of course learning from the RVC’s student and animal experts! To join the Animal Academy you must be aged 13 or above, and attend a state school in the UK. You will also need to meet some additional criteria such as being the first in your family to go to university, being eligible for Free School Meals, or living in an area with low progression rates to higher education– Follow this link to find out more and see if you might be eligible to sign up. Any questions? Contact the RVC at outreach@rvc.ac.uk

STEM Learning


Just Eat STEM Career Webinars

Webinar 3 : Being a Smart Cookie (Being decisive and confident)

Date: 9th July 4-5pm UK time

Each webinar will have a group of different STEM Ambassadors and will cover a different topic, so we encourage attendees to consider booking onto more than one webinar

Book here

Ravensbourne University


Since the arrival of COVID-19, Ravensbourne's Outreach Team of tutors and student ambassadors have been working to produce a series of 'at home' creative workshops and tutorials for young people to continue to stay engaged and creative in lockdown.  These workshops can be accessed here. They have been written for young people aged 14+, so please feel free to share this link with your student and parent networks.

They have also been delivering personal statement support and online portfolio & showreel courses for Fashion, Design Practice and Media Production, specifically for Year 12 students who will be beginning to think about producing a portfolio/showreel for University. 

Ravensbourne are also keen to send out art packs (of art supplies) to students who come from WP backgrounds (FSM, LAC, first in family to go to university) so please encourage your students to complete this information when they register for events. 

If students would like to sign up to our outreach offer they can register here. Anyone can join, the more the merrier! When they register they will be sent a programme of events/workshops and art pack (if eligible).

Summer School
We've written a series of online portfolio + showreel building summer schools to enable participants to make work for university portfolios over the summer. They start on Monday 22nd June 2020 and will run for 5 weeks.

There are 6 different projects:
Fashion (Design, Business + Styling) 
Character Design (Illustration, Animation + Games Design)
Graphics + Brand Design
Architecture + 3D Design
Photography 
Showreel (Film, Post Production + TV) 

Please book here.

Virtual Open Days
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If your school has not yet had a conversation with AccessHE about how the NCOP can fit your needs and support your students, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at ncophub@londonhigher.ac.uk  

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