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October Edition - happy half term!

Welcome to the second edition of the 2021/22 Linking London Uni Connect bulletin.
Below you'll find upcoming events for students and staff.
This academic year, the Linking London Uni Connect team is working more closely together on targeting both adult learners and young learners in colleges. We are combining our monthly bulletins and providing a thorough update on all sides of our Uni Connect work in one mailing.

 
Introducing Jade
We would like to introduce our new Linking London Uni Connect Outreach Officer Jade Baker-Smith. She has just joined us from The Southern Universities Network Uni Connect. Jade is currently coordinating our college requested ad-hoc sessions for adult learners which will likely be based around arranging one-off sessions/workshops to meet an IAG need, such as: student finance, personal statements, portfolio advice, interview advice, or attendance at HE Fairs with our HE partners. If you would like to discuss any ideas you might have for your college, please email her at jade.baker-smith@bbk.ac.uk and she will be happy to assist.
Update on young learner work
Since the start of term, our Engagement Officers have been concentrating their efforts on tracking down Year 13 or Year 2 learners who were signed up to the Uni Connect programme last year. It’s a crucial time for valuable one-to-one sessions, especially with the UCAS process in full swing. We have also been working with MindMapperUK, an external organisation delivering workshops on themes connected with mental health. Havering Sixth Form has had the first of four sessions, and two other colleges are signing up. LSEC has taken a trip to Rose Bruford College, a creative arts HEI, and learners were really pleased to be able to visit a campus in person. Barking & Dagenham College held a successful careers fair this week. All our Engagement Officers are organising personal statement talks and draft-editing support, from HE partners as well as Linking London staff, as most colleges have internal deadlines in November. It has been a busy and high-pressure start to the academic year with so many learners seeming to need additional support this year, after two disrupted school years, so we are especially glad to be able to attempt to plug some of the gaps for learners from Uni Connect wards.
Webinars for adult learners interested in progressing to higher education - recordings now available
We held the below webinars for Access students this week, and the recordings are now available on our YouTube channel
Applying for Nursing, Midwifery, and Health subjects at university
Applying for Law at university
Applying for Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology at university
HEI sessions for students

Birkbeck, UoL list upcoming events here - including campus tours.

Ravensbourne have a series of workshops, tasters, and clinics running, see upcoming events here.

Greenwich have sessions for prospective students listed here, including an application support session on October 27th.

Middlesex advertise upcoming events here, including a personal statement support session on November 3rd and a nursing and midwifery interview session on November 10th.


Kingston University London - advertise upcoming webinars here, including a personal statement session on October 28th.

Pearson College London are holding a November open day - book here for the Business school and book here for Escape Studios.

UAL has upcoming sessions for students listed here, including some course-specific open sessions.

UEL list upcoming events here.

GoingToUni has been launched by City, University of London, offering a range of different resources to help support students in their journey to HE.
New Resource for Disabled Learners in London
from AimHigher London

Unifish is your guide to higher education in London when you need a little more support.
Discover if a higher education provider has adapted accommodation, accessible learning spaces, specialist adapted support social groups, specialist knowledge within the disability service, support available from academic staff and much more. Accessible for all audiences including prospective and current disabled students, careers staff, SEND practitioners, Heads of Sixth Form, teaching staff and others. 
 www.unifish.org.uk
How to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ZAhlqD0po

 
HEI virtual tours and open days

Brunel have an open day on October 23rd - book here.

Goldsmiths, UoL have their virtual tour here.

University of Greenwich have their next open day on December 4th - book here - and their virtual tours here.


Kingston have a virtual open day on November 10th - book here.

London South Bank University have their virtual tours here and have November open days for their main site and new Croydon campus - book here.

Middlesex University London - take a virtual campus tour here.

New College of the Humanities have bookable upcoming open days here - next one is November 6th.

Ravensbourne University London have an open day on November 13th - details here - and their virtual tour is here.


Rose Bruford College have open days available to book here.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama list upcoming online undergraduate information sessions here. All upcoming events can be found here.

SOAS, UoL have a virtual tour available here.

St Mary's next open day is November 27th details here.

University of East London have their virtual tour here.

University of Westminster have an open day coming up on November 27th - book here.

 
UCAS Key Dates for the 2022 Application Cycle
The UCAS 2022 adviser cycle toolkit can be found here and upcoming webinars are here.
FE & Sixth Form College Events & Tours

Barking & Dagenham College detail upcoming events here.

Barnet & Southgate College detail their upcoming open events and have recordings of past events here.


Capel Manor College detail upcoming open events here.

City & Islington College  will detail open events and have recordings of past events here.


City of Westminster College - register for a virtual open event here.

College of North West London - sign up for future open events here.


The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London future open day information is available here.

Coulsdon Sixth Form College open day information will be posted here.

Croydon College are holding a university finance session for parents/carers here.

Harrow College register for future open days here.

Haringey Sixth Form College sign up here for open day information.


Lambeth College will detail upcoming open events here.

New City College's recordings of past events can be viewed here.

Newham College London detail open events here.

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) detail future open events here.

Richmond Upon Thames College have a virtual tour available here.

South Thames College Group - all events can be found here.

West London College detail all campus open days throughout the summer here.


Westminster Kingsway College will detail any future open events here.
LMI Snapshot

The London Uni Connect is part of the Uni Connect programme funded by the Office for Students. AccessHE, Aimhigher London and Linking London* work with staff in schools and colleges across London to help increase awareness among young Londoners of the opportunities available in higher education. Linking London works exclusively with staff in London sixth form colleges and further education colleges. 

*Linking London, based at Birkbeck, University of London, is an established partnership of London higher education institutions, colleges and other members dedicated to improving social mobility for college learners through education.

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