Upcoming events, new resources and more in the June 2021 edition of the Linking London Uni Connect Outreach Hub bulletin
Welcome to the June edition of the Linking London Uni Connect Outreach Hub bulletin. As usual, the focus is on virtual events and resources and opportunities that can help you support students remotely and in person. Sadly for us but excitingly for her, Melanie has left the Linking London team for pastures new (in Bristol!) so if you have any questions or feedback please contact Jess. Have a great bank holiday weekend!
Key Outreach Hub Resources
Nursing & Midwifery webinar for advisers
We held our webinar for college staff supporting students into nursing, midwifery, and healthcare subjects on May 18th – you can find the recording here and a pull together of relevant resources here. The webinar was packed with helpful advice and our thanks go to our panellists for their valuable insights. We've summarised the top tips and advice given by our expert panel into a handy PDF which you can see here.
BTEC Support Package
Our package of support for Level 3 BTEC students released in April may be helpful for current Year 1 BTEC students. Please do share with students and colleagues and let us know if it's helpful.
Brunel University London have their past webinars recorded and available here under the 'Catch up on previous sessions' heading. They cover a wide range of subject areas and topics, such as taster lectures and study skills sessions, and there arelots of downloadable subject introductions for students.
Greenwich have lots of upcoming webinars and sessions for students. View them all here.
Middlesex are holding a Student Money Hacks event on Wednesday 16th June, register here. They are also hosting a 'get into uni week' 28th June to 2nd July - see the different sessions and sign up 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.
University of the Arts London insights summer school applications are now open, sign up here.
University of West London's upcoming events can be found here. Please be aware that their summer courses are not free.
London South Bank University have a series of 'In Conversation' events with students from different subject areas coming up in June and July. Register here.
The London Institute of Banking and Finance have a free event for mature prospective students on July 2nd - find out more and register here.
SOAS are involved in the running of the Capital L Languages & Law Online Summer School (27th-30th July). The application form needs to be completed by Monday 28th June. They are also running a wide variety of online summer schools for current Year 12 students at state schools/colleges, with priority given to students who meet widening participation criteria. See the different subject areas on offer and further details here. The deadline for applications is Monday 14th June.
University of Westminster have three "Westminster Wednesdays" sessions in June. View the schedule here.
UCL have a free online course, Study Prep, for Year 13s who are preparing to study at university.
St George's, University of London have pulled together some useful advice for students wishing to apply to courses in health subjects, with a particular focus on making applications stand out when work experience opportunities are harder to come by during the COVID crisis.
University of London have released dates for taster courses offered in June and July by Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, UCL and others. View the offering and book here.
New City College's recordings of past events can be viewed here.
Newham College London have an open event on 3rd July here.
Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) detail future open events here.
Richmond Upon Thames College have an open event on 22nd June.
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.
Subject Specific & Future Options Support
The London Careers Festival runs from 28th June to 2nd July. The event will include 40+ skills and employer webinars, visit here for more information.
Insight into University is an online course designed to enable students to experience STEM at university and the career opportunities it can lead to, sign up here.
Pure Potential offers students subject specific personal statement examples, view the library here.
Student Stream brings together useful video content for students, featuring advice, help and expert knowledge from universities and colleges across the UK, search the catalogue here.
Disability Rights UK have released their Get Ahead Newsletter, co-edited with and for young people to help disabled students find information and resources on post-16 education, training and work.
Escape Studios (Pearson College London) have released a digital guide for students interested in creative careers in Visual Effects, Animation and Game Art.
All recordings from National Careers Week are available here.
Unifrog are running a masterclass series throughout June to support students with university applications. View all upcoming sessions and sign up here. Past webinars can also be found if you scroll down.
Amazing Apprenticeships & Not Going to Uni have teamed up to launch a parents and carers podcast to help them in providing career advice.
Virgin Media have online insight days into their apprenticeship opportunities here - next one is 16th June.
IntoHealthcare have release the recording of their session focusing on Multi-Mini Interviews to support students.
The RAF have made available their careers webinar dedicated to International Women's Day here.
My HE Plus has a large collection of resources to help students explore topics within a range of subjects and give them an introduction to the fundamentals of those subjects - explore them here.
Hunter Bevan have extended their marketing virtual work experience programme, download the brief on their website.
Barclays Lifeskills is free for students to sign up to and offers students an opportunity to gain work experience and build essential skills needed for the workplace.
The RCGP has launched Observe GP, an interactive video platform providing work experience insights into the role of a GP.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School are running a course that provides students with 'virtual' work experience in medical settings. The course will help students understand the NHS and how to reflect on work experience.
Workfinder helps students find remote work experience opportunities.
Prospects have a dedicated page with advice on using social media to job hunt.
Forage have virtual work experience programmes that students can apply for.
Staff Events & CPD
Save the date for the HE student support seminar on 8-9th September, where Higher Education Providers (HEPs) and the Student Loans Company (SLC) can come together to share insight and knowledge of the student finance system and how it interacts with the student experience of education. Further details will be released in July.
Amazing Apprenticeships have shared their Teacher & Career Adviser Webinar recordings from last summer here and their ASK programme has been launched to help students prepare for the transition to their next phase of employment, training or education. Colleges can request support from the team here.
The NHS have released their NHS Support Fund HEI toolkit to help staff promote the NHSLSF to their students.
The Education & Training Foundation have produced a range of CPD and webinars that are available online for staff throughout June.
EMSI have released the slides exploring the UK labour market in 2020 and what happened, view them here.
The Students Loan Company relay important information in their bulletin here.
The Social Mobility Barometer 2021 gives a timely snapshot of perceptions of where the coronavirus pandemic has impacted most, who has suffered and what needs to be done by government and others.
The CEC have released resources that explore ideas and good practice when working with parents in these challenging times.
Prospects have released the 'What do Graduates Do?' report which offers insight and analysis from the UK's largest HE survey.
Careermap have made available a range of webinars that can be shared with your students:
UCAS have made their adviser guide for 2021 available here.
UniTasterDays has released its teachers' guide to university in 2021 to support university guidance that is provided in colleges and schools - free to download here.
Success at School have developed an article examining the future of work for your students - view it here.
Advancing Access have a plethora of staff CPD resources available for free. These resources are especially useful for supporting students who are applying to Russell Group institutions. Register for a free account here to access these resources.
The London National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) 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.