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Study Higher Berkshire Newsletter January 2018

Study Higher Berkshire Newsletter January 2018

Our HELOs in Berkshire have been focusing on working with students to improve their soft skills as well as working with girls to encourage them to consider a future in a STEM related field. They have also been working with parents and carers, raising awareness and providing them with information about higher education.

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Study Higher work with parents/carers


Parents and carers have a crucial role in the decision making process for young people contemplating higher education.  Many have limited awareness of the benefits of higher education, of what’s entailed with going to university, the process of applying and how to support their children to consider higher education as an option. Find out what our Berkshire HELOs have been up to and their plans going forward. 


A carousel of informative talks


In December, a variety of providers came together to deliver a carousel of informative and interactive talks to sixth form students at Beechwood School. Students learnt about soft skills for further study, employer expectations and alternatives to university. Click here to find out more.


Step into STEM


In partnership with Activate Learning, Study Higher ran an event aimed at Year 11 girls from two Reading Schools, with the aim of promoting careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) fields.

With a mixture of interactive challenges and presentations from high profile female speakers, the girls were given the opportunity to explore a number of career options and to consider how they might work towards subjects through further and higher education.

The Step into STEM event has now become part of the wider Activate Learning strategy to promote STEM careers for girls, through its Work Mate initiative.