Overview of The University Challenge
This presentation is the real story of the 2engage directors and how their journey started at school and the impact HE had their lives. Widening participation in higher education is a high priority for the UK government and many higher education institutions are aiming to address patterns of underrepresentation. Students can include those from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, young carers, young people in care, students with a disability or from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. ‘The University Challenge’ has been created to inform young people from a wide range of backgrounds about their higher education choices.
- Highlight the importance of continuing in education and lifelong learning.
- Inform students of the support networks available.
- Demonstrate that there is more to university than just academic studies.
- Illustrate the progression routes of education, from GCSE to university.
- Dispel myths and preconceptions about H.E.
- Taking responsibility for physical health and personal hygiene
- Importance of balancing work, leisure, exercise and sleep
- Maintaining a healthy diet on a budget
- Managing being new, fitting in and making friends
- Managing pressure
- Accessing support
- Further develop study and employability skills
- Range of opportunities available for career progression (education, training and employment)
- Managing financial decisions
- Understanding debt (student)
- Matching career to personal interests, attributes and skills
- Further and higher education, training and apprenticeships
BENEFITS OF HE