UEA SU are working in partnership with UEA Outreach to support societies and clubs to go into targeted local high schools, sixth forms and colleges to deliver workshops on their chosen topic. This outreach work will support school pupils from all backgrounds in Norfolk and North Suffolk to;
- Understand the benefits of higher education that goes beyond academic courses.
- Realise their own potential.
- Break down barriers and perceptions of who can go to university.
- Broaden the activities they take part in school.
- Challenge their own perceived barriers ‘Am I good enough to go to university?’
- Have positive role models who are relatable and feel inspired to achieve their career ambitions.
Why should a society or club get involved with Outreach work in schools?
- Raise awareness and educate young people on important topics or activities.
- Inspire the next generation of pupils in Norfolk and North Suffolk to access Higher Education.
- Rewarding and gives you the opportunity to make a difference to young people’s lives and their community.
- To help break down barriers that are stopping some students from considering to go to university.
- Improve your employability skills and be able to articulate these to employers. Such as, improving communication, time management and team work. skills.
- Log your hours with the UEA Award. By doing this, you can see exactly how you’ve developed during your time at UEA, which will make you really attractive to employers. What’s more, you can get rewards for taking part in the UEA award.
Support from UEA SU and UEA Outreach:
- Help with developing your outreach programme to create behaviour change in students.
- Liaising with the schools to allow your club or society to focus more on developing and delivering your workshop. UEA SU and UEA Outreach will aim to give a club or society 4 weeks’ notice to give you time to arrange who is delivering the workshop.
- Safeguarding training.
- Help with transport to the schools if needed.
- Training volunteers.
- Helping you understand the employability skills developed from doing outreach work.
Outreach events on campus your society or club can get involved with:
- Girls Specific Activity Day (20th March 2020) - aimed at year 10 girls who have been identified as needing further support with their confidence.
- Know How Event (19th March 2020) - An event for year 8 boys and this focuses on the skills needed to be a university student - confidence, communication and team work.
Outreach handbook to help with designing your outreach workshop here
If your club or society is interested in doing outreach work, please fill in the below form:
Any questions or you would like to get involved with current student led outreach workshops, please get in touch with Lea Denley, Student Opportunities Coordinator (Widening Participation & Outreach) - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some Student Groups that are currently delivering Outreach Sessions: