Please see news and information below regarding specific universities and events. These links may contain important information regarding Virtual Open Day Events.
However, recognising the huge challenges at this time, we wanted to share some news from the Take Your Place team.
Over the summer, the Take Your Place team have been working hard to provide a new and effective method to support young people across East Anglia to understand and decide about higher education pathways – a method responsive to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and new barriers to traditional outreach.
They are therefore pleased to announce the launch of their new website and resource hub: www.takeyourplace.ac.uk, offering key information and signposting to events, news, resources and provision from HE providers across East Anglia, all in one place.
Whether teacher, parent or student, their pathways channel can provide the right support and information for you. Additionally, their Higher Education Champions have established a growing bank of adaptable IAG resources, aligned to our Progression Framework, capturing neaco’s knowledge of the most effective exercises delivered with our partner schools to date. You can freely access these materials in our resources section.
By drawing on this new provision, they can help you find new routes and resources for providing meaningful higher education information and encounters for your students, connect with local providers, and expand your IAG provision, supporting you to achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks.
The website and resources will continue to develop over the coming months. They also welcome feedback, suggestions and requests for resources or additional support, you can start the conversation with them anytime via contacting your local neaco partner firstname.lastname@example.org
About Take Your Place
The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco) aims to help young people from East Anglia with little or no experience of university to explore the world of higher education. They work with students in years 9-13 who live in areas identified by the Government with low rates of progression to higher education.
At the centre of their approach is the Take Your Place programme of activities. Take Your Place has been delivered to target students by our Higher Education Champions based in schools and colleges across the region since 2017.
Their programme includes several strands, each addressing target students' identified needs to support progression to higher education. These identified needs include improving their understanding and preparedness towards applying for higher education pathways and improving their passion and ambition towards the sectors and professions reliant on higher education talent.
Career and upskilling opportunities with PwC
PwC offer a variety of programmes for school and college leavers to start shaping their careers. Their Flying Start degree programmes in Accounting or Technology offer the best of both worlds. Studying at university, students will get to experience the full-time student lifestyle but with integrated paid placements at PwC, they’ll have some money to enjoy it too. They’ll gain a degree, and hopefully impress us enough to secure a graduate job with us after they graduate. For more information on this and PwC's Virtual Classroom and Talent Network including work experience opportunities, please click here.
While we can't welcome visitors to our beautiful campus in person at the moment, our Virtual Open Day is the perfect opportunity to get a feel for what living and learning in Lincoln might be like.
You can chat with our friendly academic tutors and meet virtually with fellow students from your preferred subject through livestreamed talks, chat and Q&As.
For the best experience possible, we recommend joining our Virtual Open Day on a desktop computer with an up-to-date web browser, although you can still enjoy it on mobile devices. You can also follow along on Facebook or YouTube.
For News, Views & Events from the University of Leicester including support and advice on Personal Statements, UCAS Webinars, Student Worries, UCAS Medicine deadline and the Main Event, please click here. We’ve recently launched our Leicester on Demand service full of exciting and engaging content from across the university to help students assess whether Leicester is the right choice for them. Available to watch anytime, anywhere, Leicester: on demand our new library of videos from introductions to our courses, application advice and all the things students get up to at university. Videos are added often so keep us bookmarked.
For Higher Education Support from the University of Sheffield including resources, UCAS support, Taster Sessions, Virtual Hub and Newsletters, please click here.
For information on the Events and Activities from the University of Sunderland including Resources and Open Evening and Day events, please click here.
Over the upcoming weeks, there are a number of IAG events taking place that may help to aid, advise and inspire students towards their potential journey into Higher Education.
- UniTasterTuesdays (guidance videos on demand)
UniTasterDays, in collaboration with HELOA, are delivering free impartial university guidance videos available on demand. They have one key aim - to support students considering university to make informed decisions. Event topics and the universities attending will change each week - but you can expect to hear from universities UK wide on topics including why higher education, student finance, choosing a course, UCAS, and a range of events introducing studying particular subject areas at university. The live events are for post-16 audiences, which students can also book direct. Pre-16 audiences will have full access to the recordings and event information after the event as well.
To view upcoming sessions and to book your place on any future webinars or to browse the recordings of previous sessions, please click here.
Escape Studios at Pearson College London offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Click here for information about Open Events, Taster Courses and further information including our blog.
University Search are hosting another two fantastic and free Virtual Events.
The first will be our national UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair (27th January), featuring a vast array of exhibitors and 10 vital webinars. Students, teachers and parents can find out more and sign up here. Perfect for Years 11, 12 & 13 this event is designed to allow students to explore a wide range of universities, colleges and apprenticeships, whether you're just starting your research or making your final decisions. There will also be a new webinar line-up, and a competition! Please see the attached activity sheet below to help students make the most of this event.
The second virtual event on February 10th is our 'Meet the Russell Group' virtual event. This will feature all 24 universities and essential webinars for students considering applications to these instituitions. Students and parents can find out more and sign up here. Designed for students aiming to study at a Russell Group university, this virtual event will allow you to explore all 24 Russell Group Universities and chat to their representatives. You can also take part in 13 live and interactive webinars throughout the day; including a new Parent and Teacher Support session.