June Edition

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.

Deciding on the right course - University of Greenwich
Choosing a university & course - University of Westminster
Narrowing down your course options: Business - University of Westminster
Narrowing down your course options: Creative Arts (university graduate perspective) - UAL
Starting your personal statement (university student perspective) - UAL
Getting started on your personal statement - St Mary's University
Studying a healthcare course at university as a BTEC student - Kingston University


Some of our other resources are linked below and you can see all of our resources here. Engineering mini guide for students 
Health and Social Care mini guide for students
Humanities Subject Guide aimed at CEIAG staff
Curriculum to Careers posters to help meet Gatsby 4
HEI Open Events Calendar
UCAS Application Support Resources 
Access to HE Diploma Video Resources
Top tips for applying to HE for Access to HE Diploma students
Preparing for Midwifery & Nursing Interviews
Indicators of Deprivation & Contextual Offers quick sheet
UCAS Key Dates for the 2022 Application Cycle

  As of 18 May students are now able to start an application for courses starting in 2022.

 7 September – completed applications can be sent to UCAS.

The UCAS 2022 adviser cycle toolkit can be found here.
HEI Sessions for Students

Goldsmiths are running the following sessions for mature learners, BTEC students or those on an Access course:
Supporting your future - 23rd June
Supporting your wellbeing - 7th July

They are also running taster days through June and July, view them here. There is also a young writers competition running until August, find out more here.

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 are lots 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.

Pearson College London have the recordings from their Enterprise Festival available.

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.
HE open days, tours, and events

Birkbeck College, UoL are holding a virtual open day on 24th June.

Brunel University London are holding a virtual open day on 3rd July here.

Goldsmiths, UoL - register for their virtual open day on 26th June here.

University of Greenwich have an open day on 26th June.

London Institute of Banking & Finance have a number of drop in sessions throughout June and July.

London Metropolitan University will detail open events here.

Morley College London have an HE open day on June 15th.

King's College London - open days will take place between 2-8 June.

Kingston University London - sign up for their virtual open day on June 16th here.

Middlesex University London - sign up for their next open event on 12th June here.

New College of the Humanities are running a virtual open day on 10th July, sign up here.

London South Bank University - sign up to receive information on their next open day here.

Ravensbourne University London detail their upcoming virtual open day on the 26th June here.

University of Roehampton - check here for future open events.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama will detail future open events here.

SOAS, UoL are holding an open day on 5th June, sign up here.

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London are holding an open day on 26th June, sign up here.

Queen Mary, UoL are running  open days on 25-26th June.

University of the Arts London have a range of undergraduate events here in June and have an 'introduction to UAL' session on the 30th June here.

UCL - register your details for their next open day here.

University of East London have an open event on 12th June.

University of West London are running a virtual open day on 23rd June.

University of Westminster are hosting a virtual open day  on 12th June.

Rose Bruford College are running a virtual campus tour on 8th June.

All virtual events are have been compiled into the Outreach Hub HEI Events Calendar which can be downloaded here.
FE & Sixth Form College Events & Tours

Barking & Dagenham will are holding an in person open event on June 26th.

Barnet & Southgate College detail their open events here.

Capel Manor College are running an open day on 26th June.

City & Islington College  will detail open 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 have an open event on 7th June.

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.
Work Experience 

Springpod have opened applications for virtual work experience opportunities in Marketing and Psychology, Engineering, Dentistry - deadline 24th May.

Linklaters have launched a self paced virtual work experience for students to help them explore the world of commercial law, more information here.

EY are running a Smart Futures programme - a 10 month paid programme with work experience during school breaks, more information here.

Nuffield Research Placements - provide engaging, hands-on research projects for year  12 students interested in a career in STEM.

NHS Live Virtual Work Experience - supporting all aspiring healthcare students with work experience opportunities during the pandemic.

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:
Browse them all here.

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.
T Level Resources

Our T Level guides for HE admissions teams: 
Education & Childcare
Our guides for current T Level learners:
Education & Childcare

Amazing Apprenticeships & the Education Skills Funding Agency Resources:

T Level staff digital toolkit
T Level activity pack for students 
T Level staff room posters 
T Level summer plan
 - includes activity suggestions for students, staff, governors and parents to explore T Levels during the summer term of 2021

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.

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