18 August 2021
We are delighted to be hosting a higher education taster day for care-experienced students at our Colchester campus as part of the Future Stars: Setting your Sights on University programme.
Care-experienced students and their parents, carers, guardians and/or a friend of their choice are invited to attend a fun-filled day at the University of Essex.
This experience will help attendees become aware of the opportunities offered at university and increase their confidence in their ability to make informed decisions about their next steps. It will also provide support for parents, carers, and guardians and increase their knowledge and confidence in supporting their young person progress into higher education.
The day will include a subject taster, workshops, a tour of the campus, lunch, goody bags, specific support and guidance for care leavers/estranged students that are available at university, and more. Please view the full programme below.
Lunch and travel expenses are included.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
The University of Essex, Colchester Campus
|10-10.15am||Welcome - a warm welcome from the University of Essex Outreach team.|
University Lecture Taster - 'What makes a superhero?', delivered by Dr Miriam Kent, Lecturer in Film Studies.
Students will be introduced to key issues in media representation through the figure of the superhero. They'll also find out why superheroes are so important to us and what they tell us about ourselves, whilst drawing attention to the relevance of Film and Media Studies within today’s society.
|11.30-12.30pm||Campus Tour - a tour of the fantastic facilities we offer at Colchester|
|12.30-1pm||Lunch on us!|
|1-1.45pm||Why Go to University workshop - students will better understand the reasons why students go to university.|
|1-1.45pm||Support for Care Leavers/Estranged Students in HE - parents/carers/guardians are invited to attend a session delivered by our Accessibility and Well-being Team.|
|2-2.30pm||Student-led Panel - attendees have the opportunity to ask our students any university-based questions.|
|2.30-3pm||Celebration - students will receive certificates for attending a Future Stars event|