Welcome to the June edition of the 2021/22 Linking London Uni Connect bulletin.
Below you'll find upcoming events for students and staff.
We've compiled London university summer open days into our simple open day calendar - view and download PDF here and feel free to share with students.
This will be our last bulletin of this academic year - the bulletin will be back on September 23rd.
If you have any feedback on the bulletin and/or any improvements you'd like to suggest for next academic year, please pop them in this bulletin feedback form.
Have a fantastic summer break when it finally arrives!
We are delighted to have delivered over 1300 activities this year and to have engaged over 500 target learners on our programme – our highest ever figure since the start of Uni Connect! This month we have wrapped up several of our programmes including our Brightside online mentoring programmes with partner universities and our final Mindmapper programmes. However, as we finalise and evaluate most programmes, we are excited for 11 students from Havering Sixth Form to begin their journey on a Maths support programme through Middlesex University – ‘Levelling Up’, which will run until the end of the academic year.
Update on Uni Connect strategic outreach work
We ran a one day summer school, hosted by Middlesex, on June 8th for students from Barking & Dagenham College and Havering Sixth Form College. Staff and/or student ambassadors from Middlesex, University of Greenwich, Birkbeck, University of London, and New College of the Humanities all contributed to the day and 46 students attended.
Via our match funded projects, several small groups of underrepresented learners are working with a range of our university partners throughout June and July.
Free spaces available on Point Blank Music School's summer courses Music Production [Logic Pro X]: Mon 8th – Fri 12th August 2022 (10am – 2:15pm) Singing: Mon 8th – Fri 12th August 2022 (10am – 4pm) DJing: (weekend only) Sat 13th and Sun 14th August 2022 (10am – 4pm)
Limited number of free spaces available for students (aged 14-19) who meet one or more of the following criteria: experience of local authority care; a disability, long-term health condition, specific learning difficulty or mental health condition; of Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage; female or female-identifying; living in a postcode identified as having low participation in higher education (POLAR4 Q1 or Q2); living in a postcode identified as being in an area of relative deprivation (IMD Q1 or Q2)
HEI sessions for students, including summer schools
Birkbeck, UoL list upcoming events here - including campus tours and taster events.
Brunel list upcoming events here. Including some information on social media Q&A's for Criminology.
Greenwich have sessions for prospective students listed here. They will be hosting an in person taster event for SEND students on 28th June which can be booked here.
Goldsmiths list their upcoming events here including their Fashion Narratives Exhibition running from June 21st.
King's College London have a virtual open week (July 4th-8th) with a wide range of different talks and sessions - book for each session here.
Kingston advertise upcoming webinars here, and have recordings up of past events.
London Institute of Banking and Finance advertise their upcoming events here including previous webinars and videos.
Middlesex advertise upcoming events and have recordings of past events here.
New College of the Humanities list upcoming taster lectures here, including a Philosophy taster (28th June) and a Politics taster (29th June).
Point Blank Music School advertise their events here. See above for details of their free places for students from widening participation backgrounds on their summer courses. They are currently hosting events for students who have applied to join them in September.
Ravensbourne list upcoming events here - most notably, they advertise a range of summer schools which will be taking place in July. These include: Games Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Product Design, Animation, Design and Media, and Cosplay Design.
UEL list upcoming events here. This includes some informative seminars for prospective students around living in London. student accomodation and student life. Students can also book on to their 'Summer School Challenge' starting on July 5th here.
University of Westminster advertise their upcoming events here.
UWL have begun running their end of year Photography and Visual Effects show which will finish on June 26th for students who may be progressing on to similar courses next year. Information can be found here.
HEI virtual tours and open days
We have compiled summer open days and put them into a calendar PDF format - view and download here. Feel free to share with students.
Brunel have recordings of open days available here. Their next one will be July 2nd - booking form is not yet available.
Goldsmiths, UoL have their virtual tour here and put upcoming open days here. Next one is June 25th.
Pearson College London next open day is June 25th - book here for the Business school and book herefor Escape Studios.
University of Greenwich have their next open day on June 25th - book here - and their virtual tours here.
King's have sold out of tickets for their June 25th open day. Open day information can be found here.
Kingston have their next open day on July 6th - book here.
London South Bank University have a June 25th open day at their Southwark campus, and a July 2nd one at their Croydon campus. Click here for more info and to book. Their virtual tour is here.
Middlesex University London - take a virtual campus tour here and you can register for information on upcoming open days here.
New College of the Humanities have bookable upcoming open days here - next one is on July 9th.
Point Blank Music School have a registration form for upcoming open days which can be submitted here.
Ravensbourne University London have an open day on July 2nd - details here - and their virtual tour is here.
Roehampton advertise their upcoming open days here including their next one taking place on July 9th.
Rose Bruford College have information on their upcoming open days for Autumn/Winter here.
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama list upcoming events here, including a Contemporary Performance Practice open day on July 6th and a Theatre Design open day on July 7th.
SOAS, UoL have a virtual tour available here. They also provide information on upcoming open events here.
St Mary's next undergraduate open day is June 25th - details here.
UEL have their virtual tour here and advertise upcoming events here, including their next open day on October 15th.
University of Westminster have their next open day on October 15th - book here.
UAL list a number of information events for different academic areas and open dayshere.
UWL have their next open day on July 9th - book 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 put details of their open events 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 next open event will be available to book here.
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.