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Marie Kerin University of Kent - Developing a student lifecycle approach

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  • 1. Developing a Student Lifecycle Approach Marie Kerin – Outreach Activities Co-ordinator, University of Kent Vanessa Wennerstrom - Communications & External Partners Manager, KMPF
  • 2. What we will cover • • • Context: what is KMPF and how does it impact on the outreach work we do? Developing a student lifecycle approach at the University of Kent Next steps: what does the future hold? Page 2
  • 3. What is the Kent & Medway Progression Federation? KMPF Core Team (6 part-time Staff) 41 Schools & Colleges 3 HEIs 2 2 Local Local Authorities Authorities
  • 4. Developing a Student Lifecycle Approach at Kent • • • • • • • • • • Page 5 Outreach Primary Secondary – Years 7-11 Sixth Form/FE College Community Student success Undergraduate Postgraduate Exit Postgraduate and Employment Parent/Carer Engagement
  • 5. Primary Work with feeder primary schools • • • • • Page 6 Literacy projects Magic Schools Poetry Circus Science projects Visit days
  • 6. Secondary – Years 7-11 Over 40 KMPF and Partner Schools • • • • • • • Introduction to HE – Year group visits to campus and talks in school Subject specific campus visits Subject workshops Summer Schools LAC and general mentoring GCSE subject mentoring Your Future Your Choice module Page 7
  • 7. Sixth Form • • • • • • HE information presentations and workshops Subject specific campus visits Subject workshops A Level/BTEC mentoring LAC/General/university mentoring Is Kent Right for Me? Page 8
  • 8. Sixth Form cont… • Stepping Up • SU1 - Is University Right for Me? • SU2 - Applying for University • SU3 - The University Toolbox • Accredited pilot • Study Skills • • • • Revision Skills Critical Thinking Independent Study Skills Essay Writing Skills 9 "Since the introduction of the Stepping Up Programme, the students are now making informed decisions right the way through the application process."
  • 9. FE Colleges Three Partner Colleges • • • • • Offered same as sixth form, tailored to meet needs of FE students FE residential FE A Level days Access days Mentoring for Access students Page 10
  • 10. Parent/Carer Engagement • • • • • Page 11 University information evenings and workshops Open evening stands and talks The HE Maze module Parent and student Year 7 visit days Working collaboratively with schools to design bespoke parent sessions and initiatives
  • 11. Community • • • • • Access course – part time over two years, currently offered in Sociology, Creative Writing, English Literature, Biology and Psychology Subject taster courses Family activity days Creative writing summer school Porchlight mentoring scheme Page 12
  • 12. Undergraduate • • • • • • • • Additional results day support for partner students Welcome meetings Mentoring projects Student Ambassador Scheme Student Ambassador Stipend Partner School Scholarship Employability Points Scheme Data analysis informing pilots for WP & E&D support where required Page 13
  • 13. Postgraduate and Employment • • • Page 14 Internships pilot –E.G data has shown 7% of leavers without a disability were unemployed compared to 12% with a disability despite students with disabilities at Kent having a higher undergraduate success rate. Focus on employability skills through ambassador scheme and University initiatives – with an increasing emphasis on WP students WP student progression to PG study currently good but looking to impact on higher fee cohort.
  • 14. Monitoring and Evaluation • • • • Page 15 Identify selected cohorts of students to work with through primary and secondary – and into university Evaluate the work we do and adapt accordingly Monitor student progress and impact of events and activities Undertaken extensive analysis of undergraduate student success in relation to a series of WP proxies and protected characteristics to inform new areas of work
  • 15. Next steps – where do we go from here? • • • • Page 16 Focus on parent/carer engagement Develop full calendar of support for Access students Development of student ambassador scheme into academic schools Focus on employability and progression from university
  • 16. KMPF@canterbury.ac.uk 01227 782565 www.kmpf.org outreach@kent.ac.uk 01227 827240 www.kent.ac.uk

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