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  • Webinar - UCAS Personal Statement Guidance This webinar for anyone who supports students with writing their UCAS personal statements. It offers tips to support students with planning, drafting and editing of their statements as well as reminders about the mechanics of the UCAS form. This webinar was delivered by the GROWS Network. The programme of webinars is brought to you by the Southern Collaborative Networks, made up of ten National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) dedicated to improving access to higher education.
  • Webinar - Student Support Services for students at university Universities have developed extensive student support services that many school and college students may not be aware of. Contributions from the HEON partnership’s four higher education providers will outline support for academic skills and student wellbeing, and highlight advice and coordination services that students with disabilities or additional learning needs can access at universities. This session would be useful for educational practitioners who advise students on higher education, or provide study/ pastoral support for students in KS4 and KS5. This webinar was delivered for teachers and advisors by the Higher Education Outreach Network on Wednesday 18th May 2016. It was delivered as part of the Southern Collaborative Networks webinar series
  • Webinar - Qualification Reform This webinar recording and supporting materials cover how those working in university admissions regard the changes to secondary-age qualifications. Information and advice on how students can best consider the range of options available to support them in their progression through GCSE and post-16 study into higher education will also be addressed.
  • Webinar - Applying to Oxford and Cambridge Eva is the Oxford and Cambridge Network Officer, based in the undergraduate admissions and outreach offices at Oxford, and previously spent three years working for the Cambridge Admissions Office. The Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network runs events and initiatives for prospective university students, advising on applications to competitive universities
  • Webinar - Higher apprenticeships: an alternative pathway through HE This webinar was recorded live on March 17th 2016 and is an introduction to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. This webinar is bought to you by the Sussex Learning Network and is part of a series of webinars produced by the Southern Collaborative Networks.
  • Webinar - Student Finance This webinar offers a high level overview of the 2016/17 Student Finance Policy, including DSA, Application and Repayments (key messages for students/sponsors) and SFE Resources. Presented by Charmaine Valente, from Student Finance England (SFE) on behalf of Kent and Medway Collaborative Network
  • Webinar - Post 16 Progression Pathways: Routes to HE Tracy Davis, a professionally qualified Careers Advisor, is currently the UK Student Recruitment Manager at Southampton Solent University hosted the Post-16 Progression Pathways webinar on Wednesday 20 January 2016. Prior to her role at Southampton Solent University, Tracy worked as the Career Guidance Manager at Bournemouth and Poole College, managing the careers advice and guidance team; delivering information, advice and guidance for both existing and potential students; and supporting the delivery of careers education within the College’s tutorial system. This webinar focusses on the crucial decisions students are required to make during their education careers. The content includes how GCSE options influence FE pathways and how these in turn are connected to the degree choices student can go on to make. The session will be of particular interest to education practitioners with pre 16 students.
  • Webinar - FE colleges as provider of Higher Education Kent and Medway Collaborative Network’s (KMCNet) Further Education (FE) Coordinator, Joni Chase, held a webinar to look at the important role that further education colleges play in widening participation. Looking through the eyes of current students and recent graduates, the webinar explores the reasons behind choosing College HE, the opportunities available (including types of courses), their experience of the course and the benefits of studying in a college environment. The content is particularly relevant for careers advisors, teachers and heads of sixth form, or anyone interested in gaining an insight into an alternative HE experience for their students. This webinar took place on 25 January 2016 and is part of a programme of free online information sessions, delivered by the Southern Collaborative Networks, for teachers and careers advisors to support students in raising their aspirations to progress to higher education.
  • Webinar - Barriers to progression This webinar covers barriers to progression in general for young people and in particular to Higher Education. It was produced by the Southern Collaborative Networks, created by Next Steps Cornwall and presented by Morag Walling. Morag Walling delivered the webinar on 14th Janaury 2016 and her experience comes with a background linking aspects of the school curriculum, working directly with students in the areas of careers, work experience and employer engagement in schools for 10 years. She is now supporting students as part of a careers service in a university context. Morag has a strategic perspective having been a senior manager in local authorities and a unique insight into the journey young people make through education into employment. This unique perspective has fuelled Morag’s interest in the topic of “barriers” to progression both real and perceived and she has been able to publish research undertaken as part of her MA in Careers Guidance to shed new light on some of these issues which is now being taken further by others in the field.
  • Webinar- Engineering your Future What do you think of when you hear ‘engineering’? Fixing cars? Wearing overalls? How about designing and launching satellites? Or a human-powered aircraft? Join engineers Dr. Lindsay-Marie Armstrong, (nearly Dr.!) Jess Spurrell and Jordan Williams from the University of Southampton, as they share their journeys in engineering with you over a cup of tea. Find out just what engineering actually is, how diverse and creative it is, how it opens doors, and some of the many ways through which it can be accessed.
  • Webinar- Nursing and Midwifery This video on applying to Nursing and Midwifery courses was one of a series of webinars hosted by the Southern Collaborative Networks. The aim of the webinar was to support advisers working with students wishing to apply to study nursing or midwifery. It was presented by Rakhee Rankin - Associate Head of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of the West of England.
  • Webinar- Social Work The Southern Universities Network (SUN) is a partnership of six universities and is HEFCE's formally recognised single point of contact in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight for state-funded schools and colleges. Comprising the Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, Southampton Solent University, University of Portsmouth, University of Southampton, and University of Winchester, the partnership aims to ensure that schools and colleges know how to access widening participation and outreach activities which engage, inspire and inform young people about Higher Education (HE) and their future education choices; information can be found on the network’s website
  • Webinar- Dental Nursing The Southern Universities Network (SUN) is a partnership of six universities and is HEFCE's formally recognised single point of contact in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight for state-funded schools and colleges. Comprising the Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, Southampton Solent University, University of Portsmouth, University of Southampton, and University of Winchester, the partnership aims to ensure that schools and colleges know how to access widening participation and outreach activities which engage, inspire and inform young people about Higher Education (HE) and their future education choices; information can be found on the network’s website.

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