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Aiming Higher Together

Career Connect: Being Your Best Self

Event date/s: Ongoing
Audience: Learners
Target Age Groups: Y12, Y13, Y9, Y10, Y11


The Be Your Best Self Programme is a motivational programme suitable for pupils in years 9 – 13. Through a series of 5 interactive workshops learners will engage, increase aspirations and build improve confidence, wellbeing and resilience  Increased confidence and resilience will be the foundation for students to consider a broader and more ambitious range of future Higher Education and career options.

Outcomes will include

  • Raised aspirations
  • Increased wellbeing
  • More able to deal with pressure
  • Development of a ‘can do’ attitude
  • More confident and able to engage

This time limited and purposeful programme will teach individuals the skills required to manage their own wellbeing and respond positively to challenging events in their lives. The programme will improve participants’ confidence and self-esteem. Through engagement with the programme individuals will develop positive thinking skills and a ‘can do,’ attitude, exploring new possibilities for themselves. The course will help participants to increase motivation and improve both their interpersonal skills and social awareness. All participants gain an increased knowledge of wellbeing and how to nurture positivity in their own lives.

The 5 sessions will support participants to become active in their own wellbeing and learn new skills to become mentally tough and increase resilience. Each week new tasks and challenges will be assigned to participants so they start putting steps to wellbeing and resilience in to practice in their everyday lives.

Sessions will incorporate action planning to help participants improve their current situation and overcome any barriers they experience to accessing HE.

For more details:  Be your best self

Booking instructions

Please contact your Hub manager.

List of GM Higher target schools 2018-19: GM Higher Target Schools 2018-19

Bury, Bolton, Rochdale Elin Stewart
Manchester Chris Delaney
Oldham, Stockport, Tameside Vicky Sinfield
Salford and Trafford Andrea Dapoto
Wigan Colin Stanfield




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