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Aspire to HE Conference

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about going to university.

For more details and to book see the individual events listed below.

HE Skills and Progression

Learners will meet with a range of students studying a range of courses at different universities and find out if there is such a thing as ‘a typical student’. 

Academic Skills and A level choices

Study Skills for GCSE and making A Level choices

For more details and to book see the individual events listed below.

Getting the most from your BTEC

This is an introduction to vocational study.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Students will have the opportunity to identify a range of careers and further study opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

‘HE in FE’

Learners will be more aware of the courses available in an FE environment, the similarities and differences, how to apply and what to expect.

Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)

Students will have greater awareness of the information, advice and guidance and support available to them whilst studying at University.

‘Alternatives to Medicine’

For more details about these events and to book a place see the individual events listed below.

Preparing to Apply

Year 13 students are given ‘top tips’ on how to get the best from their personal statement.

For more details about these events and to book a place see the individual events listed below.

‘Enhancing the model to narrow the gap’ an Aimhigher conference at Senate House, University of London on Tuesday October 20th, 10:00 – 15:00

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Years 8

‘Higher Futures’

Venue: TBC
November 2017

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about university. An introduction to university – will be a themed interactive introduction to student’s life and campus tour.

Years 8-9

‘Aspire to HE Conference’

Venue:Goldsmiths University
January 2018 (TBC)

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about university. Sessions include Planning your future now and the Money Game plus potential subject themed sessions related to STEM and Creative Arts – very much the first step to them considering long term pathways of their GCSE options.

 

Years 8-9

‘Aspire to HE Conference’

Venue:Kingston University
January 2018 (TBC)

This conference gives students a great opportunity to find out about university. Sessions include Planning your future now and the Money Game plus potential subject themed sessions related to STEM and Creative Arts – very much the first step to them considering long term pathways of their GCSE options.

Years 10-11

‘HE Skills and Progression’

Venue:Roehampton University
March 2018 (TBC)

 Learners will be able to identify the skills needed to become a successful learner, identify how to improve their own learning and be aware of the different progression routes into university.

 

Years 10-11

‘World of Work’ 

Venue: TBC

July 2018 (TBC) 

Introducing employability skills and pathways to the ‘world of work’ via University, HE in FE and Higher Level Apprenticeships. Learners will  be more aware of the options post 18 and the pathways to get there. They will identify and develop employability  skills required and be able to present and articulate these skills for any future pathways.

Years 10-11

‘Alternatives to Medicine’

Venue: LSBU (TBC)
July 2018

Sessions can include: Paramedics, Physiotherapy,Radiography, Nursing, NHS careers, finance, Ambassador hotseating. Learners will be made aware of  the range and breadth of courses available as alternatives to medicine, what choices they need to make,  and  the opportunity to meet with students studying those courses.

Look to the Future 

 ‘Look to the Future  (LAC)’

Venue: TBC

TBC

The 2 year programme aims to increase the level of knowledge and understanding of Higher Education to inform young people in care and raise awareness of the range of opportunities available to them and their foster carers and care workers

 

 

 

 

Year 12

Year 12 ‘Getting the most from your BTEC’

Venue: St Mary’s (TBC)

Date: March, 2018  

Sessions include: Exam techniques and critical thinking, Supporting you at University, The right decision for you.  Learners will have greater confidence in their own skills and abilities and how to apply them to HE study.  They wil know how to tmake the most of their BTEC study and how to promote their skill set when applying to university.

 

 

Year 12

Year 12 ‘Disability  Conference’

Venue: LSBU (TBC)

March, 2018  

Sessions include: support available at university, how to access it, what to expect at university, university is  for you.  Learners will be more aware of the diverse student body, what support is available and how to access it.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 12

Year 12 ‘The Creative Industries’

Venue: Ravensbourne

JUNE 2018

Sessions can include: Design, Digital Media, Performance Arts, Fashion, Sound Design, Film & TV, Fine Art,  Careers in Creative Industries and the chance to speak to Students studying these courses. Introduction to the range of courses and pathways within the Creative and Design Arts. Pathways to careers and additional skills and experience sought to be successful.

 

Year 12

Year 12 ‘Alternatives to Medicine’

Venue: St Georges (TBC)

July 2018

Sessions can include: Paramedics, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Nursing, NHS careers, finance, Ambassador hotseating. Learners will be made aware of  the range and breadth of courses available as alternatives to medicine, Pathways to success and  skills/competencies needed.    

 

 

Year 13

Preparing to Apply

Venue: Kingston University

Date: Tues 12th September 2017

Sessions include: practical advice on personal statement writing, an overview of student finance,  opportunity to talk to current students about being a student and the application process. Learners are given ‘top tips’ about how to get the most from their personal statements and given practical hands on support to writing and perfecting their applications.

 

Year 13

Preparing to Apply

Venue: Goldsmiths University

Fri 15th September 2017

Sessions include: practical advice on personal statement writing, an overview of student finance,  opportunity to talk to current students about being a student and the application process. Learners are given ‘top tips’ about how to get the most from their personal statements and given practical hands on support to writing and perfecting their applications.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

For further information contact:

Lucia Byrne, Education Liaison Manager 

Email:  lucia.byrne@kingston.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 8417 7179,

Responsibilities: Events co-ordinator including LAC