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London NCOP - Linking London Update

We have had a very busy month of delivery in February particularly focusing on signing up new students in their first year. We also submitted our winter monitoring return to the OfS. We have now worked with 439 students and of that number 214 target ward learners. Our satisfaction rating remains high at 90% with more than 200 students surveyed reporting that they found activities useful.

In Hub 1 our engagement officers have been continuing one-to-one and group sessions and the first cohort of the UAL creative graduate programme came to an end. Ambassadors from Middlesex University have been offering mock interview sessions with students in Health and Social Care, ready for forthcoming HE interviews. Middlesex have also offered a staff CPD session on the topic of linking careers to curriculum. In hub 2 our new Engagement Officer has been busy signing up new students and has made excellent cross-departmental links at LSEC. In Hub 3 ambassadors from St Mary’s University London have been working with BTEC students in Business and Sport.

Central team have been busy facilitating focus groups across Havering FE College and Havering Sixth Form College about the UAL Creative Graduate programme. This was to gain a student perspective on the successes and potential improvements for the next cohorts. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we are looking forward to launching the next cohort in March. We also visited Barking and Dagenham College to run some Student Finance Talks.

Our Student Finance Resource for Parents and Carers is now available online and can be found on the NCOP Resources tab on the Linking London website.

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Linking London NCOP Outreach Hub Update

We held our first event, a networking opportunity for our HE partners and London colleges, on February 14th which was both well attended and fostered engaging discussion. Our colleagues discussed common challenges found in supporting college learners to progress to higher level learning and how the Outreach Hub can offer support. Work has begun on our first subject pathway guide for advisers, due to be launched after the Easter break, as well as mapping of London colleges to support HE outreach teams. As always, if you have any questions or requests for support, do get in touch with Jess or Melanie

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