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Supporting the Supporters 2021

Event providers: The University of Manchester

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Supporting the Supporters 2021

Thursday 6th May 9.30am – 3pm


This annual CPD event is aimed at professionals and supporters of care-experienced young people, including social workers, foster carers, personal advisors and designated teachers.

Join us to find out the most up-to-date information about the support available to young people who are care experienced in the run up to, and whilst at University.

By attending this event, we hope you’ll feel more confident advising the young people you support. Through interactive talks and workshops, you’ll find out about all things Higher Education including the benefits of attending HE as well as how to apply and tips for navigating the admissions process. Information will also be provided on the specific support available to care-experienced students and you will have the chance to meet current HE students who have been through the care system.


9:30 – 9:35          Intro

                             GMH Staff

9:35 – 10:15       Keynote Speaker

                            Laura Pearson, Covenant Progression Co-Ordinator for Care Leaver Covenant

10:15 – 10:45     Higher Education Uncovered

                             GMH Staff

10:45 – 11:00     BREAK

11:00 – 12:00     NNECL Quality Mark

                             Patricia Ambrose, Director of NNECL

12:00 – 12:50     LUNCH

12.50 – 2:00       Student Support Carousel

                              ·        Access: Admissions and UCAS Journey

                              ·        Success: Student Support Services and Accommodation

                              ·        Progression: Careers

2:00 – 2:45          Student Ambassador Panel

2:45 – 3:00          Evaluation and Close


To book your place

Please visit: https://www.qualtrics.manchester.ac.uk/jfe/form/SV_8pOUpxaVRqKPiJg

We will be adding a timetable with workshop information as speakers are confirmed.


Tell others who might want to attend

Please do share information about this event with any contacts who may be interested in attending too.


Any questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sophie Flieshman and Emma McDougall at gmhigher@manchester.ac.uk.

06 May 2021

9.30am - 3.00pm

Online via Zoom

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