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Welcome to issue eleven of GHWY's Newsletter for HE Providers.

As always, we'd love to hear your news, stories or events so if you'd like to share anything get in touch.
 
 
 
News
 
 
 
 
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Clearing case studies

A growing number of school leavers are applying to university through clearing rather than using the traditional process.

in 2018 a record 17,520 young people applied for a place through clearing, and universities expect that figure to rise again this year.

Read our clearning case studies here.
 
 
Record number of disadvantaged students going to university

UCAS has revealed that a record 17.3% of 18 year olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in England have been accepted on a place at university or college.

This is a rise of 0.8% on 2018 and slightly narrows the gap between the most and least advantaged groups.

Read more.

 
 
Resource for care experienced young people

Case studies, advice, opportunities and much more can be found at IMO.

The online resource, which offers a voice for teenagers in care and for care leavers, was created by the Children's Commissioner for England in collaboration with an advisory network of teens with care experience.

Read more.
 
 
 
 
 
Blogs and events
 
 
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Higher Apprenticeships attract more women into construction and the built environment

Interest in higher apprenticeships continues to grow since the programme launched in 2011. They now account for 20% of the 2,500 apprentices that attend Leeds College of Building.

One area where the College is bucking the trend is with applications from women. Over the last four years, the College has seen an increase in the number of females studying technician apprenticeships.

Read more.

 
 

Supporting care experienced young people into HE

The Care to Go Higher pilot programme aims to equip care professionals to support a care experienced young person to make informed choices about their education.

People have until Friday, 13 September to register for a place on the course, which is being delivered by GHWY in partnership with Leeds City Council.

There will be six taught sessions and all professionals on the course will be matched with a named higher education link ('buddy') who can answer any questions between sessions. 

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