Last Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

College leads on national Higher Education aspiration initiative

The University Centre at North Lindsey College is working in partnership with The University of Hull and colleges across Yorkshire and the Humber to deliver the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

The £4-million-pound project, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, aims to raise aspirations in school pupils, encouraging more progress into higher education as 18 year olds.

The programme will see a range of activities targeted at school pupils in Years 9-13 from the Brumby, Frodingham and Ashby areas.

A mental toughness workshop has already been delivered at North Lindsey College and Frederick Gough School.

Currently, staff at The University Centre are developing a range of activities including workshops in robotics, coding, crime scene, forensic facial reconstruction, forensic anthropology and human osteology.

Caroline Fielder-Shattell, Project Co-ordinator for the National Collaborative Outreach Programme said, “The activities and events are designed for students to enjoy and have fun through learning. There are no exams, the sessions are hands-on and run as timetabled lessons in schools, after school clubs, half term events, summer holiday sessions and weekends.  The potential for schools to benefit from this scheme is huge. We can be flexible, to a point, and try for a bespoke approach for each school or college. We are looking forward to working with the schools in the area and developing the scheme further.”

For more information, please email Caroline Fielder-Shattell on caroline.fieldershattell@northlindsey.ac.uk or call 01724 294125.

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