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University reaches out at national care leavers’ conference


The University of Wolverhampton attended a national conference recently to deliver a workshop on its groundbreaking programme, Aspire2Uni.

University of Wolverhampton outreach staff presented at the NNECL’s fourth annual conference held in Bristol, Supporting the Long Term Success of Care Experienced Students in Education, which explored key themes and offered workshops from HE institutions, local authorities and successful regional partnerships.

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) was established in June 2013 by higher education institutions and national organisations committed to the progression and support of Care Leavers in higher education.

By working in partnership, the NNECL aims to transform the progression of young people in or leaving care into and through further and higher education.

In conjunction with Creating Chances Trust and the Virtual school in Sandwell, the University of Wolverhampton delivered a workshop on Aspire2Uni - a long term progressive programme for Looked After Children which begins in year seven and involves a range of outreach activities, mentoring, tutoring and enrichment experiences. 

Natalie Latham, Project Manager at the University of Wolverhampton, said:  “We were delighted to be able to deliver a session at the conference and share our best practice with other HE institutes and Local Authorities to demonstrate how a partnership approach is key to being able to meet all the needs of this hard to reach group.”


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Date Issued: 2nd February 2017

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