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2013-14 STUDENT FINANCE PRESENTATION - University of Kent

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									                       SECL Employability Series
University of Kent Ambassador Scheme:
                    Learn, Help & Earn
                                 Tom Barker and Ben Tipple
                             Partnership Development Office
What is the Ambassador Scheme?

         •   A chance to put your academic experience into
             practice
         •   Represent your department and University
         •   Give something back
         •   Enhance your skills, employability and CV
         •   Earn pay, gain credit or accrue volunteering
             hours
         •   Meet new people
         •   Take part in a rewarding scheme


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What is the Ambassador Scheme?

         •   Outreach Activities
              § Work in schools, support campus visits etc.
         •   Recruitment
              § UCAS events
              § Open Days
         •   Academic School projects
              § Peer mentoring
              § Specific recruitment projects
              § And more...




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    Outreach Ambassadors

•     Coordinated by the Partnership
      Development Office
•     Mixture of paid and volunteering
      work – majority of work paid
•     Working with designated partner
      schools and colleges
•     Raising aspiration and attainment
      towards higher education




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         Widening Participation




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         Widening Participation




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         Widening Participation




                                    36%




                                  13%




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         Widening Participation




                            21%



                                    36%




                                  13%




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         Widening Participation




                                  30%




                            21%

                                          36%



                                        13%




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Widening Participation – Barriers to Higher
Education
  •       Family
  •       Peers
  •       Confidence
  •       Aspirations
  •       Finance
  •       Education


  University OFFA
    Agreement


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Widening Participation Events
          Large scale events    Taster sessions




               In-school        Residentials




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Recruitment


•    Open days
•    Visit days
•    HE Fairs
•    Supporting your academic
     school




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                       SECL Employability Series
University of Kent Ambassador Scheme:
                    Learn, Help & Earn
            AN AMBASSADOR PERSPECTIVE
                            Emma Perot
How the scheme can benefit you:
Diversity at university and beyond




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How the scheme can benefit you:
Learning Enrichment




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How the scheme can benefit you:
Employability

•    Don’t become a
     scarecrow
•    Gain employability points
     as an ambassador
•    Typical scheme
     progression: General ->
     Schools -> Lead




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Personal Development: Career Prospects


•    Selected SECL ambassador graduate destinations:
          § Education Strategy and Best Practice Officer at Mencap
            (French and Italian student)
          § Translation Project Manager (Hispanic Studies)
          § Advisor Claims Broker (English Language)
          § Company Director (Philosophy)
          § Primary School Teacher (French)
          § Special Education Needs Teacher (Religious Studies)
          § University Outreach/Recruitment (Comparative Literature)




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    How to get involved
•     E-mail Outreach@kent.ac.uk for
      further information
•     Recruitment process
•     CRB check
•     Relevant and professional
      training




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