December Edition - looking ahead to January

Welcome to the December edition of the 2021/22 Linking London Uni Connect bulletin.
Below you'll find upcoming events for students and staff, with a focus on those coming up after the Christmas break.
We hope you, your students, and your families all stay safe and well and are able to have a restful Christmas.

Update on Uni Connect young learner work
So far this term well over 220 activities were delivered or facilitated by our Uni Connect team, engaging 213 ward learners and an additional 267 non-ward learners. On average, learners take part in at least 2 activities and receive just over 3 hours of contact time from us.
Update on Uni Connect adult learner work
If you require support with IAG and HE advice for your Level 3 adult learners, please complete our request form and we will reach out to our HE partners on your behalf to fill the request. Several colleges have utilised this so far with positive results.
We are in the early stages of planning projects to support Level 2 and below adult learners, with the hope of delivering support next term.
We have provided personal statement to approximately 40 adult learners so far this term.
Webinars for adult learners interested in progressing to higher education - recordings now available
We held the below webinars for Access students this term, and the recordings are 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.

Brunel have a personal statements webinar for teachers and advisers on January 12th and an apprenticeship webinar in February - book here.

Ravensbourne have a series of workshops, tasters, and clinics running, see upcoming events here. They have a few portfolio clinics coming in the new year.

Greenwich have sessions for prospective students listed here.

Middlesex advertise upcoming events here, and have a comprehensive 'Ace Your Application' series running in January, with a particular focus on interviews - book here

Kingston University London - advertise upcoming webinars here, and have recordings up of past events.

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

UEL list upcoming events here, including some late personal statement and UCAS support sessions.

University of Westminster have a series of master classes, Westminster Wednesdays, running throughout the next few months - book 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.
HEI virtual tours and open days

Brunel have a virtual open day on January 22nd - book here.

Goldsmiths, UoL have their virtual tour here.

Pearson College London regularly hold open days - check here for the Business school and check here for Escape Studios.

University of Greenwich have their next open day on February 26th - book here - and their virtual tours here.

Kingston have no more open days this year - keep an eye out for 2022 dates here.

London South Bank University have their virtual tours here.

Middlesex University London - take a virtual campus tour here and book onto their virtual open event on February 12th here.

New College of the Humanities have bookable upcoming open days here - next one is January 8th (virtual).

Ravensbourne University London have an open day on February 19th - details here - and their virtual tour is here.

Rose Bruford College have open days available to book here - next is January 15th.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama list upcoming events here.

SOAS, UoL have a virtual tour available here. Next open day is January 15th - book here.

St Mary's next experience day is February 19th - details here.

University of East London have their virtual tour here.

University of Westminster have their next open day in March 2022 - book here.

UAL have several open days coming up on January 26th - view here for all the campuses.

UEL's next open evening is on February 26th - 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 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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