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

It was Care Day, the world's biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience, on 21 February. We are delighted to be working with organisations such as ENGIE, which is running a pilot programme offering those in the care system work experience placements, employability skills workshops, and apprenticeship positions.

As always, if you have any good news stories or upcoming events you'd like to share from your institution then please get in touch.
 
 
 
News
 
 
 
 
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Care to Go Higher pilot cohort successfully graduates

Fourteen foster carers and staff from children's homes and leaving care teams in Bradford and Leeds have graduated from our Care to Go Higher pilot CPD programme.

Developed in partnership with Leeds City Council, it was designed to equip participants to support care experienced young people to make informed choices about their education.

Read more.
 
 
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Student mental health resource launched

We have launched the first of three short films as part of our wellbeing in education campaign.

The film follows a student's experience of dealing with exam stress. It is based on real life stories that we have collected from speaking to a number of young people, parents and carers, teachers and mental health experts.

Read more and watch the film.
 
 
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National Collaborative Outreach Project rebranded as Uni-Connect

We are working with the Uni Connect programme (formerly NCOP), funded by the Office for Students. 

Our aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of HE that enriches their lives and careers.

Find out more about Uni connect
 
 
 
Blogs and events
 
 
 
 
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National Art and Design Saturday Club at the University of Leeds
 
The National Art & Design Saturday Club has been delivered at the University of Leeds since November 2017.
 
Part of a national network created by the Sorrell Foundation and coordinated by the Saturday Club Trust, it gives young people aged 13 to 16 the opportunity to study art and design at their local university, free of charge.
 
Sarah Richardson, who runs the Club, explains more. 

Read more.
 
 
Employers pledge to support next generation of Bradford College apprentices

New opportunities for apprentices could be on the horizon after employers from across the region pledged to create apprenticeships and provide young people with access to placement opportunities in partnership with Bradford College.

Representatives from eight organisations have signed a commitment to keep apprenticeships on the agenda and help open up new doors for young people.

Read more.

 
 
Earth Friendly Education: Family outreach for looked after children

When: Saturday, 14 March between 11.45am-3.15pm
Where: University of Bradford

The event will introduce looked after children, aged between 12-16, to study and career paths that relate to the climate emergency. 

It will feature two subject taster sessions, including engineering renewable power.  

Further information and to register for a place.
 
 
 
 
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