Aspire Higher and Study Higher present a webinar series for Teachers and Advisers

Understanding Contextual Admissions

On 24th November we held our first joint webinar.  The session explained how contextual admissions enable students from different backgrounds to progress to university. It was presented by Ella Adlard, Senior Education Outreach Officer at the University of Leeds and attended by 18 institutions across our consortia. The video is available for those who missed the event.

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Student Finance

On 8th December from 3:45 to 4:45 pm we held our second webinar.  The session explained student loan applications and what support teachers and advisers can give their students to ensure that they are prepared well in advance. It provided a general overview of Student Finance and tailored to school staff and some parents present.  It was presented by Ahmar Ehsan from the Student Loans Company.

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Understanding UCAS Data and Developments

On 7th January from 3:45 to 4:45 pm Charlie Smith, Digital Learning Developer from UCAS delivered this webinar.  The session covered different resources for teachers to support their students and changes to reference guidance for 21/22. He looked at how COVID continues to impact admissions plus gave teachers and advisers an opportunity to ask UCAS any questions.

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Support with the Student Loan Application

On the 23rd February 2021 Ahmar Ehsan from the Student Loans Company delivered a policy update on Student Loan Applications and provided answers to audience questions. The session provided more detailed information on policy that was relevant to teachers and advisers helping students complete their student loan applications.

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Labour Market Information Trends and the Impact of COVID-19

On 2nd March Paul Thompson, Employment and Skills Manager for SEMLEP presented a webinar discussing labour market information, current trends and how these have been effected by COVID-19. Discover the latest trends and changes in the current climate and how these trends can be used to facilitate stable, quality and relevant careers guidance for young people.

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Other Events You Might Be interested in

Considering recent government advice, we have taken the decision to postpone all face to face events and activities scheduled to take place for an indefinite period in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

We are creating online activities and additional online resources to support school staff in delivering home learning.  Keep checking our website for more updates and sign up to our newsletter to get the most up to date information.

Please get in touch and let us know how we can support you and your students.


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