A new forum aimed at increasing school and college
pupils’ awareness of higher education courses in technology has
been launched in the region.
The University of Wolverhampton’s School of
Technology is spearheading the Partnerships for Progression
forum with West Midlands schools and colleges.
The project aims to encourage collaboration between the
University and schools and colleges in the areas of Engineering,
Computer Science, Information Technology, Informatics, Mathematics,
Architecture and Design and Built Environment.
The forum will meet three times a year and its membership
includes Heads of departments in the subject areas.
Areas for collaboration include mapping out routes from
Foundation Degrees, HNDs, Access Diplomas and other vocational
qualifications to University courses, and exploring opportunities
to develop new Foundation Degrees to support students’
The project will also encourage staff development and enable
school and college staff to gain a better understanding of
University courses, curriculum, placements, and career
The new partners will sign progression agreements, which enable
students at schools and colleges in the region to move onto
recognised higher qualifications with the School of Technology.
The first meeting, which took place this month, was attended by
representatives from 12 schools and colleges.
Professor Robert Moreton, Dean of the School of Technology,
said: “I was delighted to see so many local schools and colleges
present at our first event, and we are looking forward to extending
the existing progression agreements with all the regional
“The forum also discussed opportunities for enabling students
from schools and colleges to access the School of Technology
portfolio of courses, providing a seamless route from their
respective school or college course.”
For details about specific events or activities please email
Andrea Woolley at Andrea.Woolley@wlv.ac.uk
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