GM Higher, Greater Manchester Higher, Widening participation, Social mobility, Outreach

Aiming Higher Together

In school activities Pre-16

Available for All Schools

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Support for IAG events:

Greater Manchester Higher will attend IAG events to promote higher education to Y7-11 learners in Greater Manchester. A member of staff or a student ambassador will attend your event with a stand and literature, offering general advice on progression routes and answering questions related to HE. Examples of events we might attend in your school include careers fairs, options evenings and post-16 information evenings.

Presentations and workshops:

Delivered in your school, these sessions offer an insight in to various aspects of HE. Presentations last 20 minutes and are suitable for large groups. Workshops last 45 minutes and are suitable for groups of up to 30. Workshops cover the same content as presentations and offer an opportunity to explore the subject matter further through interactive activities.

Session Content Audience
Y8-9 HE Uncovered presentation Helps pupils understand how GCSEs can affect their future in advance of choosing their GCSE options. Includes an overview of HE, and progression routes to FE, HE and employment. Aims to inform decision-making and raise aspirations and awareness in relation to HE. Y8-9 learners
Y10-11 HE Uncovered presentation Encourages pupils to start thinking about their futures and the decisions they will soon have to make. Includes advice on post-16 options and HE courses, appropriate student finance information and reiterates the importance of GCSEs. Aims to inform decision-making and raise aspirations and awareness in relation to HE. Y10-11 learners
Student Life presentation or workshop Find out what student life is really like from a current student, including academic study, extra-curricular activities, accommodation, pastoral support and different types of HE providers. Y8-11 learners
Interview Skills presentation or workshop Supports students in preparing for college, HE and employment interviews. Due to the large volume of requests, we are unable support with mock interviews. Y8-11 learners
Revision Skills presentation or workshop Supports students to achieve their potential through exploring effective revision techniques, understanding different learning styles and developing time-management skills. Y10-11 learners
Star Student Board Game Introduces KS3 students to HE through an exciting team activity. Human counters move around the large board as each team answers a series of questions. Answers are given through mime, drawing, multiple-choice questions and spelling, so there is something for everyone. This can be delivered to a class of up to 30 at a time and takes around an hour to complete. Y7-9 learners
Support for parental events We provide talks for parents and carers to provide an overview of HE options, including student finance and post-16 decision-making. Parents will have the opportunity to chat informally with a member of the team following the talk. Due to the large volume of requests, we are unable to provide a stand at parents’ evenings. Parents of Y8-11 learners

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