Kent Business School’s Student Success Team led the inaugural London Outreach Event in July.
Delivered in collaboration with the School of Sport and Exercise Science and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, the team organised a range of interactive taster sessions to comprehensive school students, aged 15 to 18 years.
The aim of the event was to build links with the school, raise the profile of Kent Business School at Medway and perhaps most importantly, to encourage students from a Widening Participation background to apply for Higher Education. The school is one of the most challenging in the London borough of Lewisham, with over 60% of students claiming free school meals.
“Our students are wrapping up Year 12 this week and Year 13 teaching starts on Monday. With that comes the start of the UCAS application process. As such, the University of Kent provided us with a lovely start to get the ball rolling. The feedback from students was very positive.” – Mrs Lorraine Keane, Sixth-Form Director, Sedgehill School.
Topics such as ‘Innovation,’ and ‘Why not Wonga’ – a practical look at inflation rates in a modern-day context – were delivered by six academics including Kent Business School’s Dr Catherine Robinson and Professor Stephen Flowers. A Kent Business School Student Ambassador and our Student Experience Assistant, James Lagdon delivered a joint presentation and Question and Answer session on student life at Kent Business School at Medway.
“This is a great opportunity to build links with a potential feeder school who may be prepared to act as a hub or host school for future events attended by other London schools and, also, to increase our profile in the London area.” – Sheree Palmer, Student Success Officer and event organiser, Kent Business School.
Congratulations to all involved from Kent Business School.