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Linking London Event - Supporting SEND students into and after Higher Education

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While many HEIs can boast an extensive portfolio of support activities designed for SEND students during their studies, the strategies for supporting SEND students before and after their course remain largely underdeveloped. This event aims to address the gap in available support by focusing on the pre- and post-HE parts of SEND students’ journeys.

We will hear from Pedro de Senna and Jack du Pille from Middlesex University, who will discuss “Performance for Futures,” a module developed for the innovative FUTURES project, and delivered to SEND students at Barnet and Southgate College. It involved hands-on and practical sessions, which invited students to “use the future” to inform present thinking about their personal and professional development – including the assessment if higher education is right for them.

We will then hear from Claire Toogood, Research and Insights Manager at AGCAS, and Ann-Marie Hall, Interim Director of Marketing & Communications at Shaw Trust. Recent research from AGCAS shows the continued existence of a disability employment gap in the UK, even for recent graduates. Work from Shaw Trust showcases the student voice through exploration of their lived experience of careers and employability. Claire and Ann-Marie will share key findings from these projects to inform discussion and meaningful action.

During the meeting, partners will have a chance to share good practice and to reflect on how to enhance support for SEND students at their respective institutions. This event, therefore, will be of interest to colleagues responsible for widening participation, IAG, and employability, as well as for colleagues interested in mitigating risks experienced by under-represented student groups.

Please note this event is for Linking London Partners only.

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