As we enter a new academic year following summer time reflections, it’s an exciting time for AccessHE. As well as the imminent expansion of our team with the phase two launch of the London Uni Connect Outreach Hub, we are pleased to announce a planned pipeline of events, resources and other outputs we aim to take forward this year.
See below a teaser of what you could expect to see from us in the 2019-20 academic year…
- A Members event mapping out ways in which the new AccessHE Outreach Hub initiative – part of phase two of the Uni Connect Programme (UC) – can support access and participation work
- A project-led skills and employability programme for student ambassadors
- Student success/progression focused events for BAME students, including a student entrepreneurship exhibition / ‘side hustle’ showcase
- A coffee morning series for guardians, kinships and foster carers and Life After University 2020 (2019’s event here), two events providing Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to care experienced and estranged students
- The launch of Creative HE Apply Guide 2.0 (building on the original AccessHE Creative HE Apply Guide), a resource supporting young people through the application cycle and into creative careers (supported by AccessHE Member HEIs and UKADIA partners)
- University Information Day 2019 (bookings now open – click here), a free event for Year 11+ learners and their parents, teachers and SENCOs and a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) resource toolkit for use in schools, colleges and further education
- The re-launch of the AccessHE Student Advisory Group, a representative and diverse panel enabling the student voice to be heard, be consulted on and champion AccessHE’s own access and participation work
- Best practice resources and research to support with access and participation plan reporting and evidencing/evaluating student lifecycle initiatives
- Collaborative research assessing the student success/attrition landscape of mature and part-time London learners, with focused IAG resources/events to address this
- A showcase of blogs and thought leadership in the sector
- More AccessHE-partner summer schools
- Partnering with more employers, charities and sector partners than ever before, in line with the HE sector’s shifts focus towards student success, progression and better outcomes for all
At AccessHE, we believe in collaboration and cross-sector working in order to achieve better HE access, success and progression outcomes for underrepresented London learners.
If you are keen to find out more about any of the above projects, provide feedback on our ideas or to get actively involved, whether you are staff or a student, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.