Linking London | News | 4 October 2018: Event report - IAG Practitioner Group Meeting

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IAG Practitioner Group Meeting

The first IAG Practitioner Group meeting of this academic year took place on 4th October at Birkbeck and was well attended with over 20 college and HEI partners representatives present.

The meeting started with a presentation by Carlo Lui, Employability and Progression Lead, Westminster Kingsway College, who provided an outline of their employability work, focusing on their Early Career Support Programme which supports learners interested in higher and degree apprenticeships.

Following this, Leo Robertson, Project Manager, National Literacy Trust, presented on the Words for Work programme which is being rolled out nationally to schools and colleges.

Pippa Wady, Programme Manager, CapitalNurse, then informed the group about the work CapitalNurse, including their new website resources being launched in November. The group had the opportunity to contribute their thoughts and feedback on the pages aimed at all learners interested in routes into nursing.

After a networking break, a roundtable partner update followed, where partners discussed and shared IAG related news and examples of good practice. Topics included: enrolment, UCAS applications, higher/degree apprenticeships and forthcoming HE fairs/outreach activities.

The group then heard from Ben Rutter, Funding Information Partners Account Manager at Student Loans Company (SLC). Ben discussed the application figures for this year and provided an update on student loan information and government policy decisions. 

The next meeting will take place in early spring – please keep an eye out for invites closer to the time.

Presentations and meeting note

To view the presentations and meeting note from the day please click here. This link will take you to the partners' area of the website. You must be a Linking London member to access this section of the website and you will need your login name and password. If you do not know your login name and password, then please email


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