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Supporting Care Leavers and Estranged Students  

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Supporting Care Leavers and Estranged Students CPD Week 17 June 2021

Teachers, advisers and colleagues from schools and colleges across the UK and around the world, are invited to join us virtually for our Annual Teachers' and Advisers' CPD week running from 14 - 18 June 2021.

This session will focus on how you can further support care leavers and estranged students with their progression into higher education. You'll have the opportunity to hear from Become.  a charity that supports children in care and young care leavers and our Student Wellbeing team at the University of Essex. Please view the full programme and booking information below.


3.30pm - Welcome to the University of Essex

How teachers and support staff can engage with Essex’s schools and colleges liaison activity.

3.45pm - Support at the University of Essex for Care Leavers and Estranged Students

Fiona Thorne, Accessibility and Wellbeing Adviser, The University of Essex

An overview of support that universities can offer Care Leavers and Estranged Students. You'll also learn how you can help students make informed decisions and ease their transition through higher education. 

4.45pm - Supporting Care Experienced Young People on their HE Journey

Katy Hudson, Become

Care leavers who complete their course are just as likely to achieve a first or upper second class degree but statistics highlight that those who are care experienced are far less likely to enter HE than other young people. This session raises awareness of the issues faced by care-experienced young people and the potential barriers they may have to access higher education. Alongside this, we will highlight good practice that supports care experienced young people into university and during their degrees and hear some top tips for professionals shared by care leavers themselves.

5.30pm - Final thoughts

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