AccessHE is the pan-London organisation that aims to support the progression of under-represented groups to higher education (HE). It does this by enabling HE institutions (HEIs), schools and colleges to achieve their objectives on widening access to HE more efficiently and effectively.

The AccessHE Care Experienced and Estranged Students forum provides a consultative assembly for those staff from AccessHE member HEIs working to support progression to HE for learners from care backgrounds and/or those estranged from their families. This includes those young people from unaccompanied asylum seeker backgrounds.

Objectives:

  • To develop sets of learning or information materials or signpost to existing resources.
  • To jointly deliver activities with the target group (such as the Life After University) event.
  • To jointly deliver activities with those supporting and advising this group including teachers, careers staff, local authorities, social workers and HE practitioners.
  • To maximise opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, networking and information sharing.

For further information on the forum, please visit Looked after Children Forum Webpages.

Chair: Elizabeth Routhorn, Widening Participation Manager, London Metropolitan University

Contact: Sam Turner, AccessHE London Programmes Coordinator, [email protected]

Attendees:

AccessHE member HEIs, local authority and virtual school staff, school and college staff and representatives from partner organisations such as Become, Drive Forward Foundation, NNECL and Stand Alone.

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