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News | 11/11/2016

Advancing Access releases free, online CPD for teachers and advisers

Advancing Access (www.advancingaccess.ac.uk) is a partnership between 24 leading universities working together with schools and colleges. We provide a variety of CPD resources and…

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News | 10/11/2016

Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation supports ambitious young people from less-privileged backgrounds into top universities and careers. They run completely free of charge programmes featuring…

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Blog | 09/11/2016

Disabled Student Allowances Applications- A quick guide

Applying for student finance is a relatively simple and quick process but applications for DSA can sometimes take a while to processed. Application processing…

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Blog | 09/11/2016

Disabled Student Allowance (DSA’s) Changes 2016/17- A simplified guide

Disabled students who have started this year at university will have been affected by the highly controversial changes to disabled student allowances (DSA’s) which…

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Events | 24/10/2016

We Care Training Workshop

A total of thirty-eight staff from across schools, FE, HE and voluntary organisations attended  ‘We Care’ training events at the University of Leicester on…

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News | 11/10/2016

UUK Report: Social Mobility

The Social Mobility Advisory Group was set up in October 2015, at the request of Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities and…

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Blog | 21/09/2016

Stage 3 Developing Aspirations

Stage 3 ‘Developing Aspirations’ again starts with a recap from stage 2 and reviews the outcomes for Stage 3. This stage is designed to…

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Blog | 21/09/2016

Stage 1 Raising Aspirations

Stage 1 ‘Raising Aspirations’ sets the scene and establishes the learners starting points in terms of their views on higher level learning, their ambitions…

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Blog | 21/09/2016

Stage 2 Exploring Aspirations

Stage 2 ‘Exploring Aspirations’ starts out by recapping stage 1 and reviews the outcomes for Stage 2. Learners are then introduced to the project…

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Blog | 21/09/2016

Post 16 RAPP Framework and Planning Documents

This section contains the following documents: The RAPP (Raising Aspirations Progression Programme) Framework Overview of the Pilot Programme Employability & Careers Planning List of…

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News | 19/09/2016

UCAS Report: Through the lens of students

Shortly after the end of term UCAS released a fascinating study into the student experience of applying to university. The research gives some strong…

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News | 08/09/2016

Paralympics: Rio 2016 an Inspiration

How the Paralympics can inspire the UK’s disabled community With the Olympics now ended, the Paralympics can start to turn heads all over the…

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News | 31/08/2016

Report on Youth Mental Health

A recent report has been released by Emily Frith on the Education Policy Institutes Mental Health Commission. The report explores how different areas have developed…

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News | 25/08/2016

CrashEd Day

Students from Leicester College recently attended a CrashEd Day at De Montfort University. The day is fully interactive and aims to teach students how…

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News | 18/08/2016

Flat 108

Flat 108 is a studio flat within Leicester City centre and is designed to help young people with a disability or learning disability to…

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Blog | 17/08/2016

Publication on Widening Participation

REACH Researchers Dr N. Raven and Emma Church have recently been published in a landmark Widening Participation book – Closing the Gap: Bridges for Access…

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News | 10/08/2016

A-level Results Day Top Tips

A-level Results day is one week away! Our partner universities and colleges have put together some top tips for results day including video guides…

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News | 08/08/2016

Predicted and Achieved A-level Grade – UCAS Report

UCAS recently released an analytical report looking at the variance between predicted grades and achieved attainment levels. The main points are pulled out below…

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News | 27/07/2016

Vacancy at one of our Partners

A key REACH Partner, the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership, is currently advertising for a part time Data Analyst to join…

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News | 20/07/2016

Brexit News

A good round up of of how Brexit may affect UK Universities can be found here. How will Brexit affect Student Finance for EU…

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News | 27/06/2016

REACH Conference 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016 The recent REACH conference at Beaumanor Hall provided an opportunity for WP practitioners from across the county to come together…

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News | 27/06/2016

Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony 2016

On Thursday 16th June 2016  apprentices from across the city and county had the opportunity to attend their own graduation ceremony at De Montfort Hall….

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News | 20/05/2016

HE Beauty Taster Day

In April, the Beauty Department at Stephenson College organised a Beauty & Spa HE Event to raise awareness of HE progression and high profile jobs…

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Events | 09/05/2016

Yr 7 Problem Solving Days

Students from across the city and county attended De Montfort University to take part in their Yr 7 problem solving days. The day incorporate a…

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Events | 09/05/2016

21st June Post 16 TeachMeet

This is a free event organised by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and Leicester College and is open to all education professionals in…

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Blog | 05/05/2016

Experiences of students with Autism/Asperger’s at University

Please enjoy and share these video case studies featuring current undergraduate students with Autism/Asperger’s discussing their experiences of Higher Education at University. Each uplifting video addresses…

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News | 03/05/2016

University Experience Days at Loughborough University

March and April have been busy months for the WP team at Loughborough University with over 250 students from across the county participating in…

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News | 21/04/2016

Mental Health Roadshow

As part of Reach Disability, project lead NNCO Disability Officer Leanne Herbert visited Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth College in March with the Reach Mental Health…

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Blog | 14/04/2016

IFS Report on Graduate Earnings

The IFS have just released a new report looking at graduate earnings. The report is one of the first pieces of research that links data…

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Blog | 06/04/2016

Student Case Studies

A collection of video case studies, made by Aimhigher, covering students with a variety of disabilities and hearing about their experiences of Higher Education….

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Events | 26/02/2016

Study Skills E-Mentoring

The Reach Partnership are excited to launch a new e-mentoring pilot scheme. Available to both city and county schools, the scheme seeks to match…

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Events | 25/02/2016

NEON Summer Symposium

Reach are offering local teachers the opportunity to attend the NEON Summer Symposium in June. NEON – the National Education Opportunities Network is an…

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News | 19/02/2016

Update on College Higher Education

The REACH partnership has had a busy and exciting few months with the College Higher Education activity strand! Plenty of events have taken place,…

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Events | 19/02/2016

NNECL: Care Leavers Update & Webinar

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) was established in June 2013 by higher education institutions and national organisations committed to…

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News | 17/02/2016

Post-16 Programme Update

Kathryn Johnson is leading on the development of a pilot Post 16 Programme which has been designed in conjunction with the Coordinator of the…

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News | 11/02/2016

UCAS Progression Pathways

UCAS has  recently designed some helpful tools to help students and advisers with post-16 choices: Progression Pathway video guides 2016/17 Tariff Tables Open Day planning…

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News | 11/02/2016

NEWS: Guidance regarding participation of disadvantaged white boys

The Government has issued new targets and guidance for OFFA on participation of working class boys, retention of black students and students with disabilities…

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Events | 08/02/2016

13th January 2016 – Reach Partnership Event

Where Can English and Maths Take me… with STEM? A week after the Christmas break  Year 8 and 9 students from six local schools…

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News | 25/01/2016

Time To Talk Day

Thursday 4th February is Time to Talk Day –a national awareness day organised by Time to Change encouraging people to have a conversation about…

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News | 25/01/2016

Round Up of Recent WP News

Monthly WP News Recent news items from around the web about progression into higher education and the recent green paper. Friday 4th Feb is…

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Events | 22/01/2016

16th December 2015 – Reach Partnership Event

Where Can English and Maths Take Me? with Social Sciences At the end of last term Year 8 and 9 students from five local…

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Events | 19/01/2016

Higher Education Experience Days

Event In December 2015, Year 9 students from Winstanley Community College attended a University Experience Day at the University of Leicester. The day, delivered…

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Events | 18/01/2016

REACH: Pre-Visit Pack

Pre-Visit Pack for REACH Collaborative Events or REACH CHE Events. The purpose of this information is to provide you with the forms and information that will…

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Events | 18/01/2016

Loughborough University: Pre-Visit Documents

The purpose of this information is to provide you with the forms and information that will assist you with planning the event from your end. …

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Events | 18/01/2016

University of Leicester: Pre-Visit Documents

The purpose of this information is to provide you with the forms and information that will assist you with planning the event from your end….

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Events | 18/01/2016

De Montfort University: Pre-Visit Documents

The purpose of this information is to provide you with the forms and information that will assist you with planning the event from your end. …

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Events | 14/01/2016

Conference Update – Hold the Date!

We are currently working on the development of this year’s REACH Widening Participation Conference to be held at Beaumanor Hall on June 15th 2016….

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News | 14/12/2015

Updates from the WP Coordinators Meeting

Thursday 10th December 2015 saw a lively WP Co-ordinators Meeting at the Hub where the group met the new REACH team and were given…

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News | 01/12/2015

New Activities Available!

College Higher Education and Disability Activities We are excited to announce two new activities for schools and colleges in Leicester and Leicestershire. Please find…

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Events | 27/11/2015

JEM – Junior Emergency Medicine Event

JEM – Junior Emergency Medicine – 22nd & 23rd September 2017 The REACH partnership was recently able to support a collaborative event between two…

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News | 20/11/2015

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Written by Leanne Herbert (NNCO Disability Officer) Last week I became a Youth Mental Health First Aider. The 2 day youth course, for people that teach,…

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News | 22/10/2015

REACH Conference 2016 – Joy Marsden

Introducing our June 15th 2016   Conference Keynote Speaker – Joy   Marsden  “Challenge, Motivation, Change” Joy Marsden is a highly sought after full…

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News | 05/10/2015

Dyslexia Information and Guidance from REACH

Dyslexia affects approximately 1 in 10 people in the UK and even though it is the most commonly known hidden disability, there is still…

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Events | 24/09/2015

3rd November: Teacher’s Conference at Loughborough University

3rd November 2015, 9.30 – 2.30 Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team at Loughborough University are hosting their annual Teachers and Careers Advisors…

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News | 18/09/2015

New to DMU!

New to DMU – a recent three day residential for students with Autism and Aspergers   Transition into HE can be difficult for anyone,…

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News | 11/09/2015

New Staff at the REACH Hub

The REACH Partnership has recently appointed two new members of staff who will be based at the ‘REACH Hub’. Christine Christine is the Partnership…

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Events | 26/08/2015

UCAS Personal Statement Sessions for Post-16 Staff

FAO Post 16 WP Co-ordinators, Heads of Post 16, Post 16 CEIAG staff Supporting Year 13 students with UCAS personal statements – a guidance…

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Blog | 07/07/2015

Briefing Paper 1: Widening Participation Measures and Indicators (for College HE providers)

Action on Access and the Association of Colleges worked together to produce this briefing focusing on impacts and measures with relation to access and…

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News | 06/07/2015

Update from the National Network for the Education of Care leavers (NNECL): National Network for Collaborative Outreach

I am pleased to let you know that the NNECL website is now live and is available at  www.nnecl.org   The NNECL site is a designated…

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News | 12/06/2015

Outcomes of access agreement monitoring 2013-14

The document below presents the outcomes from OFFA’s monitoring of access agreements for 2013-14.   http://www.offa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2013-14-monitoring-outcomes-report.pdf  

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Events | 15/04/2015

“Aiming Higher” – Isn’t it about time you thought about aiming higher?

Post-18 Options Event – Saturday 9th May 2015 Come along on Saturday 9th May to find out more about the opportunities available to you…

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Events | 16/01/2015

“Where can Maths and English take me?” – Reach Partnership event for Year 8 students

  On Wednesday 7th January, Loughborough University hosted an exciting day of activities for over 100 local Year 8 students focussing on the importance…

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News | 13/01/2015

Leicester and Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Receive £240,000 Boost

PRESS RELEASE: The work of local educators across Leicester and Leicestershire to encourage young people to progress to higher education have received a boost…

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News | 01/01/2014

Newsletter Archive

Read previous copies of our newsletter below.  For further information about signing up to the newsletter please email REACH@le.ac.uk Reach November Newsletter Reach October…

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