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AccessHE Uni Connect

The focus of Uni Connect is to provide targeted higher education outreach to young people in years 9 to 13 living in England. AccessHE leads the Uni Connect program in North London, to provide outreach opportunities for underrepresented students.

These include:

  • Students from lower socio-economic backgrounds
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Traveller, Gypsy, or Roma Students
  • Students from Military Families
  • Disabled students
  • Students with criminal convictions
  • Students with Refugee Status

Outreach Hubs

The North London UniConnect Outreach Hub is sub-divided into three areas, each with its own dedicated Outreach Coordinator:

Mair Lawrence-Matthews
West London (Brent, Barnet, Harrow, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster)

Beth Hayden
North London (Hackney, Haringey, Camden, Islington, Waltham Forest and Enfield)

Michelle Anson
North East London (Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets)

What the outreach hubs do

The hubs have three main functions. They:

  • Help teachers and advisers find out about the outreach activity available in the area, by acting as a single point of contact and information for all secondary schools and colleges in their geographic remit.
  • Support schools and colleges in areas of low participation to access higher education outreach. This means understanding their outreach needs and helping them to access relevant outreach provision. If there are gaps in existing provision, the hubs can facilitate collaborative work to address these.
  • Provide a platform for other local collaborative activity, such as work with local authorities, local enterprise partnerships and employers relating to careers education and progression to further/higher education.

Subscribe to the AccessHE Uni Connect Newsletter to hear about upcoming opportunities for you and your students in London.

Our monthly newsletter signposts all activity relating to HE progression for school and career leads, local authorities and other advocates across the North London area. Visit AccessHE to learn more about the Uni Connect programme.

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