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Event report - IAG Practitioner Group Meeting

The second IAG Practitioner Group meeting of this academic year took place on 18th January online and was well attended by college and HEI partner representatives.

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After a warm welcome from Andrew Jones, Director at Linking London, the meeting began with a presentation by Rob Cremona from The Gatsby Foundation who presented to the group giving an overview about the Gatsby Foundation including a recap of good career guidance at Gatsby and their current areas of work and the key findings of ‘Good Career Guidance: The Next 10 Years’ and Adult careers guidance.

Following this, attendees went into breakout groups to discuss UCAS applications for 2024 entry as we have heard from several partners that UCAS applications are significantly down compared to previous years. Groups discussed if this is reflected in their institution in terms of receiving applications. If so, discussing what the reasons behind this could be and how this impacts IAG and outreach support for learners making choices post course. The full write up of the discussions can be found on the Partner Area.

After a short comfort break, a college and university round table update from partners on the latest news and updates from each institution. Discussion included forthcoming events and outreach support.

We then heard from Ben Rutter, Funding Information Partners Account Manager at the Student Loans Company who presented on the latest HE finance news, updates and key messages including, the Consent to Share process, Sponsor application journey improvements and a useful LLE update.

Lastly we heard from Alice Reilly, WP Manager at Northeastern University London who presented on an overview all about NU London and their outreach offer including their undergraduate degrees and the semester abroad.

The next meeting will take place on the 18th April, 2-4:30pm.

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