We are proud to be a partner of Make Happen, the Essex branch of the Uni Connect (formerly NCOP) programme, part of the Office for Students. The programme brings together universities, colleges and local partners to deliver outreach programmes to young people in years 9 to 13, with a particular focus on areas where higher education participation is lower than might be expected given the GCSE results of the young people who live there.
We are helping to facilitate this by coordinating taster days and workshops designed to raise students' knowledge of higher education. If you know you have a large number of Uni Connect students in the cohort you teach who are interested in the courses we offer please get in touch. This can be through your NCOP coordinator or you can speak to us directly at email@example.com.
HELOAHigher Education Liaison Officers Association
As a Higher Education Institution (HEI) Writtle University College is an Institutional Member of The Higher Education Liaison Officers' Association (HELOA) which is the professional association of staff in higher education who work in the field of education liaison.
Members provide information, advice and guidance to prospective higher education students, their families and advisers.
The HELOA Anglia group consists of Writtle University College along with the University of Essex, University Campus Suffolk, University of Hertfordshire, University of East Anglia, University of Cambridge, University of Bedfordshire, and Anglia Ruskin. The Anglia group meet regularly to discuss issues in education liaison and widening participation, and are committed to providing high quality information and guidance to schools and colleges in the region. HELOA Anglia members work closely with partners including UCAS, Student Finance England, Connexions, and Local Authorities.
To find out more please visit www.heloa.ac.uk
NEONThe National Education Opportunities Network
NEON is a professional organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education (HE). They work to empower and enable those with a commitment to widening access to HE to affect change in their institutions and communities through collaborative work and training opportunities. Writtle University College staff regularly attend symposiums, working group meetings and training events to collaborate and share best practise with universities and colleges across the UK.
To find out more please visit www.educationopportunities.co.uk