— AccessHE (@AccessHE) 31 October 2017
AccessHE was delighted to welcome a broad audience of over 40 colleagues from, among others, higher education institutions, Uni Connects, local authorities, schools and colleges to London Metropolitan University for the launch of AccessHE Online on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
Many of our course-creator institutions were kind enough to conduct ten minute demonstrations of their courses. Over the course of the evening we explored how the popular gaming platform Minecraft can be used to teach Chemistry with Professor Mark Lorch from the University of Hull; given guidance concerning the university application cycle by Rupy Sangha from Royal Holloway, University of London; given a detailed introduction to Law from Vanessa Beever from St Mary’s University and explored social policy and sociology with Liz Routhorn, Dr Stuart Isaacs and two student ambassadors from London Metropolitan University.
Attendees were also able to explore the courses in a less formal setting during the exhibition where we were also joined by colleagues from Brunel University, London and City, University of London.
AccessHE Online is now live and already receiving visitors from across the country, all exploring and signing up to the courses on offer.
Following the launch, we now anticipate that AccessHE Online will become a useful and engaging tool for outreach, classroom based learning, individual study and more. In the coming academic year, AccessHE Online will diversify its portfolio of courses and continue to innovate!
Many thanks to all those who attended, exhibited and demonstrated. We would also like to thank Liz Routhorn and colleagues for helping to make the event such a success.
If you have any questions concerning the platform and how you might best utilise it or if you would like to inquire about setting up your own course, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Vanessa Baptista, London Innovation Programmes Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.