Last week, we officially launched the Uni Connect programme for our new Year 9 cohort in Sutton. The launch event is a great opportunity to invite learners and their families to hear more about the programme and meet the team, but also to meet other young people taking part locally.
The event featured a line-up of speakers talking about their part in the Uni Connect journey, including Year 12 learners Kieran and Emily, pictured. Emily talked about her experience visiting a number of universities in Liverpool last summer and how the trip encouraged her to explore a city and higher education experience outside of her comfort zone.
Other speakers included University of Goldsmiths student ambassador Reece who shared his story of finding the right higher education pathway for him, alongside being a carer for his mum, and Rebecca, above, who discussed the impact of the programme on her son as he gears up for his GCSEs.
Launch events are also due to be held in our Hounslow and Eastern hubs. The events form part of the new Uni Connect parental engagement programme, being developed to inspire and involve families in the journey their young person is taking to discover HE. To find out more about this programme please contact Kirsty on firstname.lastname@example.org