August Edition

Welcome to the August edition of the Linking London Uni Connect Outreach Hub bulletin.

We're keeping this edition brief to focus predominantly on Clearing events.
HEI sessions for students - including Clearing

Birkbeck, UoL list upcoming events here - including several Clearing live chats and virtual drop in sessions.

Ravensbourne have a care leaver summer school (Curiosity Summer School) running from August 2nd to 6th. There are also lots of Clearing drop in sessions available in the run up to results day.

Brunel University London are holding a Clearing virtual open day on August 3rd and a mini Clearing open day on August 12th - find them here.

Greenwich are running Clearing Campus Tours on August 12th and 13th - booking in advance crucial.

Middlesex are running several Clearing events - sign up here - and the recordings of their 'get into uni week' are available here.

Kingston University London - sign up for their virtual open day on August 14th here.

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London are holding a Clearing open day on August 11th - sign up here.

New College of the Humanities are running a virtual open day on August 13th, sign up here.

University of Westminster have a Clearing webinar on August 5th - book here.

London South Bank University have Clearing drop in sessions for their new Croydon campus August 10-13.

Pearson College London are holding a Clearing open day online on August 11th - book here for the Business school and book here for Escape Studios.

UAL's graduate showcases may be of interest to students and are available here.

London Metropolitan University are running virtual mini open days on August 14th and 19th - find them here.

Queen Mary, UoL are running  online Clearing sessions August 3-13 - book 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.

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.
How to video:

HEI virtual tours and non-Clearing events

Goldsmiths, UoL have their virtual tour here.

University of Greenwich have their virtual tours here.

Middlesex University London - take a virtual campus tour here.

London South Bank University have their virtual tours here.

Ravensbourne University London have a virtual tour available 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.

UAL have a range of undergraduate online introduction sessions in late August here.

UCL - there are helpful guides and videos here to help students decide on different courses.

University of East London have their virtual tour here.

University of Westminster have recordings of their information sessions available here.

Rose Bruford College are running a virtual campus tour on August 3rd.
Key Outreach Hub Resources

Nursing & Midwifery webinar for advisers
Our webinar for college staff supporting students into nursing, midwifery, and healthcare subjects was packed with top tips – you can find the recording here, a pull together of relevant resources here, and a summary of the top tips and advice given by our expert panel 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

The UCAS 2022 adviser cycle toolkit can be found here and upcoming webinars (including on Clearing and Results Day) are here.
FE & Sixth Form College Events & Tours

Barking & Dagenham College are holding open enrolment days from August 10th - book 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.
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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