We are proud to be a partner of the Office for Students' Make Happen, the Essex branch of the Uni Connect (formerly NCOP) programme. The programme brings together universities, colleges and local partners to offer activities, advice and information on the benefits and realities of entering higher education or the world of work.
Make Happen's work is with a particular focus on areas where participation in higher education is lower than might be expected, given the GCSE results of the young people who live there.
We help facilitate this by coordinating taster days and workshops designed to raise students' knowledge of higher education. If you have a high proportion of Uni Connect students in the cohort you teach who are interested in our subject areas, please get in touch. You can either contact your Uni Connect coordinator or speak to our Widening Participation and Outreach team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Make Happen, please visit www.makehappen.org
HELOAHigher Education Liaison Officers Association
As a Higher Education Institution, Writtle University College is an Institutional Member of The Higher Education Liaison Officers' Association (HELOA). HELOA is the professional association of staff in higher education who work in the field of education liaison, and Writtle University College is part of HELOA's Anglia members group.
The Anglia group is based across the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and has a membership of ten Higher Education Institutions. The group is home to some of the oldest and newest Higher Education Institutions in the UK, ranging in size and subject specialisms, who meet regularly to discuss best practice as well as issues in education liaison and widening participation in the region.
Members provide up-to-date information, advice and guidance to prospective higher education students, their families and advisers. They do so by working closely with industry partners including UCAS, Student Loans Company, The Student Room, FindAUniversity and UniTasterDays.
To find out more please visit www.heloa.ac.uk
Landex was formed in 2006 from its predecessor organisation, Napaeo, which was founded in 1950. We are part of a group of 39 member universities and colleges in the UK seeking to strive for excellence in the educational delivery of land-based occupational areas.
To find out more, please visit landex.org.uk/
Boys Impact Coalition
We are proud to have attended Arts University Bournemouth and University of Winchester's Learning to 'Level-Up'? Supporting Working-Class Boys' Progression to Higher Education Practitioners Conference. The event brought together over 80 practitioners and researchers from 55 universities and organisations across the UK. The event provided a space to share research and learn from evidence-based practice.
From this, we have joined the Boys Impact Coalition; a national network established after the conference to continue the discussions. As a group, we aim to champion the setting of APP (Action and Participation Plan) targets within higher education and to support school practitioners with the research and tools to address attainment-raising with disadvantaged boys in the UK.
Discover more about the flagship programme, visit https://aub.ac.uk/schools-hub/widening-access-to-aub/being-a-boy-student-opportunities