Widening Participation Activities
Looked after Children
We offer activities for looked after children including information sessions, campus visits, mentoring, master classes and summer schools.
Young people in care and care leavers will have priority access to our Ambition programme which aims to support entry to The University of Nottingham, or to her research-intensive universities. Click here for more information about Ambition.
We Welcome enquiries from carers, support workers or personal advisers who may be helping young people to make their transition to university. We run training activities for designated teachers, foster carers and other care professionals.
The Widening Participation Team works with care experienced young people to raise aspiration of studying at Higher Education. Growing Lives is an on-going project running in collaboration with colleagues at Nottingham Trent University. It offers a range of free outreach activities, providing HE information and experiences for looked-after and care-experienced young people. The opportunities currently offered as part of this project include:
- Virtual School Day: A bespoke day on request, offering interactive workshops hosted on-campus, and the opportunity to find out more about the wide range of course choices available, routes into HE, financial support and a chance to speak to current students. Young people will be invited via their Virtual School Head for these events.
- Care-Professional Training: A training event for professionals on supporting care-experienced young people into higher education.
Next Event Tuesday 13th June 2017
http://nnecl.org/activities/growing-lives-higher-education-d or sign up via Survey Monkey
- One-to-One Tours and Personalised Support: Available on request for looked-after or care-experienced young people between the ages of 16 and 21, where one-to-one support would be more suitable.Please contact Ros Purkis or Lucy Judd at NTU for any further information.
We are also a member of the East Midlands Care Leaver Activities and Student Support Network (EMCLASS). This group of higher education institutions from across the Midlands works together to support and encourage progression of care experienced young people in to and through higher education