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Teachers and Advisors

Our Widening Participation team partners with teachers and advisors to improve access to university for under-represented groups. If you would like your students to participate in our activities, or you would like to discuss arranging sessions bespoke to your student needs, please email our Widening Participation Officer at hayley.pazmino@nchlondon.ac.uk

Eligibility

NCH’s Access and Participation Plan funds our widening participation events and activities. To be eligible your school must be one or more of the following:

  • Be a non-selective state school or college
  • Be situated in a low-participation neighbourhood
  • Receive pupil premium funding from the government
  • Be a state school or college where performance is below the national average at A level standard (or equivalents such as Level 3 BTEC)

Introducing Virtual Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to ensure the safety of our staff and your students, and to minimise the risk of infection, face-to-face outreach on campus and at schools is paused until further notice.

As a result, we have created informative videos combined with complimentary activity booklets that you can use in your classroom, and an optional virtual Q&A session with a member of our team.

The recommended class structure of our activities comprises a ten to a twenty-minute video on a specific topic followed by a ten-minutes live Q&A or the completion of an activity booklet.

To schedule a live online Q&A please email hayley.pazmino@nchlondon.ac.uk

Our Virtual Topics

Career opportunities for humanities and social sciences graduates

Many advisors from our FE college and school partners, have raised the struggle they face to encourage students to pursue a humanities degree, even when students enjoy studying the subject. Students express concerns about a lack of “direct” career pathway for humanities graduates compared to STEM subjects such as medicine, dentistry, and engineering.

Created in collaboration with our careers department, this film unpacks the transferable and applicable skills that are gained through studying a humanities or social sciences degree and the plethora of careers sectors that are open to graduates.

The art of writing a successful personal statement

Starting a personal statement for UCAS can be daunting and students often find it hard to know where to start. Our video and complimentary activity booklet will help springboard your students into hypergraphia.

In this film, our Admissions Manager shares pivotal information on how to structure a personal statement for success. In addition, our personal statement activity booklet will put the acquired knowledge into practice and support effective planning.

Understanding student finance

Often students are prevented from continuing their higher education studies due to a lack of understanding university affordability and the student finance system. Our student finance film breaks down tuition and maintenance loans and repayment into digestible chunks that will help eliminate the stigma around “student debt”.

Introduction to New College of the Humanities

Our Senior Admissions Advisor, Brian Butler, introduces the College and our global network to enable your students to find out more about our study opportunities.

How to participate

To access our resources please fill out the below form.

If you would like us to send you a printed copy of our activity booklets, please email hayley.pazmino@nchlondon.ac.uk including your topic and the number of activity booklets required.

Virtual taster lectures

Our Recruitment Team hosts an array of subject taster lectures that your students can attend after school from home. For full information, please see here.

Our Partners

The Talent Foundry

Powering Transformation

We partnered with the Talent Foundry to develop and deliver the Powering Transformation programme, where a total of 250 students from six different schools visited the College to take part in a Law workshop using Dell Technology.

Students took part in a collaborative problem-solving challenge, where they had to design a technological solution.

Listen to some feedback from the November 2019 Transformation Trust programme.

Linking London

We have partnered with Linking London, a group of educational organisations, that work collaboratively to maximise their contribution to targeted widening participation, student engagement and success, social mobility and in pursuit of improvements in social justice through education.