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13 March 2021 – 31 May 2021

Future Focus programme for care-experienced young people in London

Unlock your creativity and develop life skills for the future, with Future Focus. Sign up to our Spring programme to work with professional artists and top London Universities!

Creative Futures and AccessHE are excited to launch Future Focus a dynamic, creative programme for care experienced young people in London. The programme will take place on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 13th March until 31st May 2021 – click here for a full list of programme dates.

On the programme you will create a short video with a professional artist, exploring lots of creative disciplines and you will also have the chance to work towards a Discover Arts Award – great for your C.V.! Finally, you will have the opportunity to hear from top London universities and care-experienced students about different career and education pathways, to help you create your future.

To apply, simply scroll down to fill in a registration form.

Future Focus – Information for Carers, Local Authorities and Virtual Schools

Entry requirements

The programme is for care experienced young people currently at school aged 15 and upwards, or care leavers up to the age of 25. To take part in the programme, you must be able to commit to attending the sessions outlined in the Future Focus Programme Dates document.


Future Focus Registration Form

  • About this Form

    Please complete and submit this form to register for the Future Focus programme.
    After signing up, you will receive an email with further details about the Future Focus programme.

    AccessHE is committed to ensuring the safety of all participants in our online events and in person events. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to agree to our and online safeguarding Terms and Conditions.

    For more information, please see our Child Safeguarding Policy. Alternatively please contact the AccessHE Uni Connect team using the following details:

    AccessHE Uni Connect team
    t: 020 7391 0684 | e: NCOPhub@londonhigher.ac.uk | w: www.AccessHE.ac.uk
  • Online Safeguarding Statement

    AccessHE will take the following steps to ensure the safety of all young people we work with in an online capacity:

    • We will ensure a minimum of two adults (AccessHE staff and/or staff from our partner organisations) are involved in the running of online activity

    • We will only use official AccessHE/London Higher social media accounts when running remote sessions and we will not share personal details with young people over any communication platform

    • We will seek parental or carer consent to participate in online activities where appropriate

    • We will operate a registration process for all online events to ensure participants are aware in advance of session rules, and have received platform instructions as well as online safety information from us prior to the event starting

    • We will ensure that the chat/messaging functions of any communication platforms we use are monitored and that measures are in place to prevent young people from being contacted directly, either by other participants or by the meeting hosts

    • When running online activities via platforms such as Zoom, we will operate a virtual waiting room to ensure only users who have registered are admitted, and we will lock rooms once events have commenced to ensure they are private.
  • 1: Personal Information

  • Where can we send you more information after you've signed up?
  • If you have a disability or any additional needs and require adjustments or any other assistance during the programme, please let us know in the box below. If you'd prefer to discuss any requirements further, please don't hesitate to contact us at ncop@londonhigher.ac.uk.
  • 2. Carer/Emergency contact details

    Please provide details of a carer or emergency contact below.
  • Please provide a phone number we may contact in case of emergency
    When you register for an AccessHE event, you will be giving AccessHE/London Higher permission to process data about you. AccessHE/London Higher needs to process data about you in order to carry out its normal administration, that is we only collect, store, use and disclose the data for any purposes connected with your enquiry or booking and possible future events. AccessHE is a division of London Higher.

    We collect information about individuals who participate in the Uni Connect events and activities we deliver. We do this for the purposes of monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of this work in increasing progression to higher education amongst certain cohorts. The data we collect also enables us to improve the events and activities. We collect this data under the legal basis ‘Legitimate Interest’ as set out in GDPR under article 6(1)f.
    Further information can be found in our privacy policy.
  • 3. Evaluation of the Future Focus programme

    AccessHE will undertake a review of the Future Focus programme, in order to understand your experiences of it.

    In order to do this, we collect and process data you provide when signing up, for example your postcode and your gender. We also collect your feedback on Future Focus via short surveys that we ask you to complete at the start and end of courses in the programme. This information will help us to understand the effectiveness of the programme on students from different backgrounds.

    AccessHE may publish the findings of the research and share the report with reputable and reliable third parties, however any information relating to you will be aggregated (i.e. combined with other user data) and anonymised, and will not be provided in a way which identifies you.

    The survey data we collect from you is held for one year and destroyed after that. The personal data stored on the website will remain there until you contact us to disable and delete your account, or until the end of the programme, whichever occurs first.

    To read our full privacy policy, please visit https://www.londonhigher.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Privacy-Policy-AccessHE-Uni-Connect-Outreach-Hub.pdf, and to find out more about AccessHE you can visit our website: www.accesshe.ac.uk.

    If you have questions about any aspect of the research, please contact Michelle Anson, Uni Connect Outreach Coordinator, on michelle.anson@londonhigher.ac.uk.