Throughout the year, we invite teachers and support staff from local schools and colleges to take part in our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. We know that teachers and other staff in schools play a vital part in building their students’ aspirations and could make all the difference between someone choosing to go to university or not. That’s why we’re committed to investing in teachers’ professional development wherever we can.
Our courses range from on-demand resources to virtual events hosted by our award-winning academics and external providers. These are designed to upskill all teachers from NQTs to experienced members of staff and all of the events are free to access and hosted virtually after 3.30pm so they can fit easily around people’s teaching commitments.
Each event is split into two parts:
Over the past year we have developed a series of online resources specifically for Primary School teachers. This fun, free and interactive series of lessons for year 6 pupils helps children to develop their confidence and to make the most of their own unique set of skills and abilities.
Over a series of lessons pupils hear from Film Studies lecturer Dr Miriam Kent, who is an expert in superheroes, discover the achievements of aspirational people and think about what makes them a hero, meet our inspiring student ambassadors and explore our Colchester Campus, and complete their own Super Stars workbook to identify their own superpowers.
Everything teachers need to deliver this set of lessons including PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans and resources are available free of charge and can be downloaded from our website.
You can find out more about the work of our Outreach team by visiting the Schools and Colleges pages on our website.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more the Outreach team would love to hear from you. Just email email@example.com.
Senior Outreach Officer (Schools Membership)
The effect of social inequality has always been a great concern of mine.
Prior to joining the Outreach Team I taught A Levels in a local Sixth Form College and experienced first-hand, students who possessed the academic potential to thrive in a university setting but were either discouraged by cost or lack of parental support.
Working at the University of Essex enables me to lead on aspiration and attainment raising projects with young people in the eastern region, helping them to make informed decisions about progression to Higher Education.