Free

King's Advocate Award: Supporting Under-represented Groups

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Learning Centre

East Wing of Somerset House

King's College London

London

WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

This Twilight session will enable King's Advocates to provide support and guidance to young people from under-represented backgrounds ahead of progressing to university, in particular King's College London.

Teachers
Teachers will will take part in a carousel of expert-led sessions to gain insight and techiques to support students who:

  • are Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)
  • have disabilities
  • are from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities.

These sessions will be led by the King's Diversity and Inclusion Department, the King's Disability Department and the education 'think and action' tank LKMco.

Social Workers
Social workers will experience a targeted workshop where they will learn how social workers can best engage with universities when supporting particularly vulnerable learners.

This session will be led by Jack Mollart-Solity. As a member of the Widening Pariticpation team at King's College London, Jack is undertaking vital work in the support of care experienced students into higher education. He is also responsible for supporting asylum seekers and refugees into higher education.

As part of the session, Neil Harrison will be presenting on his ‘Moving on Up’ report, which provides an important contribution to our understanding of the experience of care leavers who enter and progress through higher education. Neil is an Associate Professor of Education Policy at the University of the West of England, where he specialises in issues of social justice. Prior to his academic career, he worked on a range of projects around supporting disadvantaged students to access higher education, including directing the 'Care Leavers and University Entry' project that ran from 2004 to 2006. He was also a member of the Corporate Parenting Panel of Bristol City Council between 2007 and 2015 and a governor of the HOPE virtual school from 2013 to 2015.


Light refreshments will be provided.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Learning Centre

East Wing of Somerset House

King's College London

London

WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved