Widening participation and outreach

Widening participation and outreach

We’re back with new activities! Following on from the success of our Summer Activities 2020, we are proud to announce two new initiatives for young people across the UK. They’re completely free, with resources supplied, and even a chance to win prizes!

Our activities are designed for students in Years 7-13 (age 11-18). A description for each can be found below.

If you’d like to be part of one or more of the activities, please complete our online form to register and we’ll get your pack sent out as soon as possible.

Fashion Competition with Bottle Blonde

In collaboration with Bottle Blonde Design Studio, we bring you our Fashion competition. Sign up to receive fabric scraps from Bottle Blonde designs and create your own piece of Fashion on paper. Registration for the competition will close on Friday 30th April.

For teachers wishing to take part with your class, packs are available by emailing kayleigh.lampard@coventry.ac.uk. We will also be recording the webinars which we can send to teachers after the event if they would like their class to get involved.

We have 2 webinars which will give you hands-on skills in Fashion, as well as talking about the fashion industry, on Tuesday 6th April and Tuesday 13th April at 11am. They will be delivered by Bottle Blonde founder Chloe, as well as Coventry University fashion tutors.

Enter the competition by 28th May to be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes including an invitation to the Bottle Blonde Studios (Covid-19 restrictions allowing). To enter the competition please take a photo of your designs and complete the form here.

The prizes will be available for the 4 categories:

  • Judges choice award for years 7-9
  • Judges choice award for years 10-11
  • Judges choice award for years 12-13
  • People’s choice award

New Year, New Beginnings

Feeling creative or want to get a few things off your mind? Then, this activity can help. We have created self-standing 3D thought trees! Yes, that’s right: mini trees.

This activity is an opportunity for you to think about the past 12 months. A chance to reflect on your personal experiences of living through a global pandemic and how it has affected your life and others; whether that’s in a positive and/or negative way. It’s also an opportunity to plan for the future and think about your hopes and dreams for 2021. Not to mention it can help relieve stress and anxiety.

Teachers, youth workers and other professionals - should you wish to request enough activity packs for your class or youth group, please email Liam Norton via ad3846@coventry.ac.uk with the subject line 'WP activities 2021'.

The World of Nursing

Are you thinking of becoming a Nurse or curious to learn more about where a Nursing degree can take you? If so, come with us as we explore the World of Nursing by identifying various environments a nursing career can lead to (it’s not just hospitals and GP clinics!). Familiarise yourself with today’s nursing equipment, hear from our current student nurses, take yourself on a virtual tour of our nursing facilities and find out what healthy poo looks like! Plus much more.

To get your World of Nursing activity book click the ‘register here’ button at the top of the page and an activity pack will be sent to your home address.

Teachers, youth workers and other professionals - should you wish to request a number of activity books for your students or youth group, please email Liam Norton via ad3846@coventry.ac.uk with the subject line ‘The World of Nursing’.

The Neon Envelopes

Would you like to receive handwritten letters from a current student studying at Coventry University and CU Group? Take time to write to them about your thoughts and ideas for your future and gain insight and support from our students direct to your door. Choose your preferred student ambassador who you would like to write to. Then you will receive a pack with everything you need, which will allow you to respond back including free post envelopes. Then look forward to the NEON envelope landing on your doormat!

Please choose one of the follow ambassadors to hear from:

Hi everyone! My name is Aqsa and I am studying a Master’s in Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience from Coventry University and I also have a Physiotherapy degree from Pakistan. I really enjoy travelling and meeting people of different cultures. I aspire to become e competent Healthcare Manager so that I could improve the health systems and serve mankind.

Hi everyone, my name is Bethanie and I'm studying a Master's in Social Work and I also have a Psychology degree from Coventry. I really enjoy reading, especially fantasy and contemporary novels (though I've just finished reading Jurassic Park). I also have a dog called Kia and I love baking treats for her.

Hi everyone, my name’s Mel and I’m a second year Primary Education and Teaching Studies student at CU Scarborough. In my spare time you’ll either find me reading or watching Harry Potter or watching cute dog videos. I also love doing sudokus to keep my brain active and when it’s possible - travelling!

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