Supporting Care Leavers in Higher Education: Optimising success through understanding the challenges

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM


The Simulation Centre, Cheetah Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2TL

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The Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment (GLEA) would like to invite you to an event, during which a number of internal and external guests will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented to care leavers entering higher education.

Delegates will be encouraged to exchange knowledge and experiences of effective strategies that universities can and have employed to support care leavers, from a range of different perspectives. This event will also consider the current research and practice in this area, and generate questions that still need to be addressed to ensure universities, local authorities, and NGOs are supporting care leavers in order to optimise their success.

As part of the World Access to Higher Education Day, this event aligns with the broader aim to encourage dialogue on equity policies across the globe.

Aims and objectives:

  • To support greater numbers of care leavers to enter and complete university courses across the country.
  • To get a better understanding of challenges faced by this group of young people.
  • To exchange knowledge of effective ways of supporting care leavers in accessing universities from a range of stakeholders including HE institutions, LA representatives, NGOs, and policy makers.
  • To build a network of stakeholders to enable a more focused and targeted impact