Upcoming events for students, including open day calendar
Open day season
Welcome to the May edition of the 2021/22 Linking London Uni Connect bulletin.
Below you'll find upcoming events for students and staff - lots of open days coming up.
We've brought back our open day calendar -view and download PDF here and feel free to share with students.
We continue to work with our target learners on a progressive programme of activity – currently this is mainly with Year 12/1 learners using our ‘pathway menu’ to look at their options for next year and thinking about what preparation can be done over the summer period. We are delighted to be in ‘graduation week’ for our third Mindmapper programme of this year with students from both Havering Sixth Form and Havering Further Education College having completed a 6-week programme focused on resilience and goal-setting. Finally, this is an important time of year to begin to reflect on our work so far and we are asking all our students on our Pathway programme to complete a final survey to allow us to look at the distance travelled and the impact of our programme.
Update on Uni Connect adult learner work
We have produced three case study videos featuring mature learners speaking about their experiences of higher education. The three videos and a ‘highlight reel’ can be found on our YouTube channel in a playlist here. Please feel free to use/show these during any outreach or IAG work you think is suitable – the three students are from Birkbeck, University of Westminster, and Point Blank Music School and provide some really valuable and inspirational insights.
We have produced 5 posters as a continuation of our ‘Curriculum to Careers’ poster series – the 5 new posters are specifically aimed at Access learners. The subjects covered are Nursing, Education, Social Sciences, Art and Design, and Business. Our previous ones, aimed particularly at BTEC Level 3 students, are here.
Our digital guide for adult learners on Level 2 courses can be found here. This provides advice on what to consider when thinking about progressing into higher education.
We are currently surveying adults on Level 3 and Level 2 courses about their perspectives on higher education - if you would like to pass these surveys onto your adult learners please feel free to do so. Students can enter their email address to be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £20 Amazon vouchers. The survey for adults on Level 3 courses is here, and the survey for adults on Level 2 courses is here. The deadline to complete this is June 10th.
HEI sessions for students, including summer schools
Birkbeck, UoL list upcoming events here - including several taster sessions and key note speakers relevant to a range of subjects.
Brunel list upcoming events here. The Brunel Research Festival continues to run throughout May, featuring a variety of workshops, open lectures, and more - this may be of particular interest to students studying STEM subjects, more info here.
Greenwich have sessions for prospective students listed here. Events include specific events for prospective SEND students.
Kingston advertise upcoming webinars here, and have recordings up of past events. Live webinars have now concluded for the time being.
London Institute of Banking and Finance are holding an online event for mature learners on June 10th - more info and register here.
Middlesex advertise upcoming events here, and have had a massive array of virtual lectures in the past few weeks that can be accessed via this page. They are also holding a virtual open evening with Watford FC on Monday May 30th (7:30pm) for their Foundation Degree in Football Development & Coaching - book by emailing email@example.com
London South Bank University advertise their events here. This includes an upcoming sciences alumni talk and business taster.
New College of the Humanities are running an event event on July 14th exploring the history of St Katharine Docks - more info and book here.
Point Blank Music School are hosting a few workshops for future students which can be found here. Saturday workshops are also available (May 27th 2022 – June 25th 2022, every Saturday for 5 weeks) to provide an insight into music production - for more info and to book click here.
Ravensbourne list upcoming events here - most notably, a graphic design summer school on July 13th and 14th, further information here. They are also running a cosplay character design summer school in late July specifically for care experienced young people aged 14+ - more info here.
UEL list upcoming events here. Their summer school for 16-18 year olds is running across a series of dates in July, covering a wide range of subjects including environmental issues, media, communication, psychology - more info about subjects covered and booking here.
University of Westminster have a couple of master classes in June - book here.
UWL have a series of in person personal statement support sessions on June 9th - more info here.
Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme for care leavers and estranged students
The Unite Foundation scholarship covers accommodation and bills, all year round, for up to 3 years of study, studying at any of the Unite Foundation’s partner universities.
The deadline to apply is June 1st and more information and the application can be found here.
HEI virtual tours and open days
We have compiled open days and put them into a calendar PDF format - view and download here. Feel free to share with students, we will update it each month.
Brunel have recordings of open days available here. Their next one will be July 2nd which can be booked here. It is also possible to book a campus tour here.
Goldsmiths, UoL have their virtual tour here and put upcoming open days here. Next one is June 25th.
University of Greenwich have their next open day on June 25th - book here - and their virtual tours here.
Kingston have their next open day on June 15th - book here.
King's College London (KCL) have their next on campus open days in June - June 11th for Health & Life Sciences and June 25th for Arts & Sciences - and some virtual options too later in the summer. For info and to book go 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 more info and to book. Their virtual tour is here.
Middlesex University London - take a virtual campus tour here. The next open day is June 11th and can be booked here.
New College of the Humanities have bookable upcoming open days here - next one is on July 9th.
Pearson College London next open day is June 25th - book here for the Business school and book here for Escape Studios.
Point Blank Music School have an in person open day on June 18th - more details here.
Ravensbourne University London have an open day on July 2nd - details here - and their virtual tour is here.
University of Roehampton are running several campus visits over the summer that can be found here. They also have an open day on July 9th which can be booked here.
Rose Bruford College have an open day on June 11th and can be booked 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. Their next open day is June 11th - book 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 an open day on June 11th
University of Westminster have their next open day on June 18th - book here.
UAL have several different campus open days/tours in June here.
UWL have their next open day on June 22nd - book here.
FE & Sixth Form College Events & Tours
Barking & Dagenham College detail upcoming events here. There is an open event at their Rush Green campus on June 9th.
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.