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Supporting GTRSB Students

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Supporting GTRSB Students 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.

During this event you'll find out ways to further support students within the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater community with their progression into higher education. Please see the full programme below.

Schedule

3.30pm - Welcome to the University of Essex

How teachers and support staff can engage with Essex‚Äôs schools and colleges liaison activity. 

3.45pm - Building bridges to Higher Education for Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boaters

Professor Margaret Greenfields, Buckinghamshire New University and Sherrie Smith, Director of Gypsies and Travellers Essex

Sherrie will be sharing her personal experience of higher education as a Romany Gypsy student, parent, researcher, and her role in wider participation community engagement. This session will help you to better understand how we can engage and work together to support access and retention in higher education for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. 

5.30pm - Final thoughts

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Rebecca Keeble