The LGBTQ+ Mythbusters are Student Ambassadors, who work with schools to facilitate candid conversations about the experiences of LGBTQ+ students, and their pathways to Higher Education. Through these conversations, we aim to help students feel more confident and comfortable with their sexuality, identity and explore university life. These sessions are available to your year 10+ students, regardless of their gender or sexual identity. We provide an open and accepting space for students to express themselves, ask questions and learn how current university students have navigated university life.
We hope this outreach activity can help students feel more supported, accepted, and empowered. In addition, this session can also support you in creating an inclusive and welcoming culture at your school or college.
If you would like to learn more about the LGBTQ+ Mythbusters, or book a session for your school or college, please get in touch with us today. We are taking bookings for January 2024 onwards.
To book: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or speak to your WP Officer.
Support for Care Experienced Students
We can answer queries your care experienced students have about the University, and can also make arrangements for them to come on an individual visit to the University’s Canterbury or Medway campus for a tour with one of our student ambassadors and to learn more about specific support available at the University of Kent for care leavers.
If you have a group of care experienced students in your school or college, we also have Plan My Path. This is a programme for children in care to work with Outreach staff and Student Ambassadors to explore university life, take part in interactive, creative, and inspiring sessions in-school and on the University of Kent’s campuses (Canterbury and Medway), to think about their future and consider the options for how to get to where they want to go. This is a progressive programme for pre-16 students.
Support for Estranged Students
If you are working with students who have little or no contact with their parents (either biological or adoptive) and this is unlikely to change, we can help with information, advice and guidance with their next steps after finishing school or college. We can answer any queries students have about the University, and can also make arrangements for them to come on an individual visit to the University’s Canterbury or Medway campus for a tour with one of our student ambassadors and to learn more about specific support available at the University of Kent for estranged students.
For any opportunities for care experienced and estranged students, please contact Shauna-Aine O’Brien, Targeted Outreach Manager and Designated Member of Staff for Care Experienced and Estranged Students (Pre-registration) on email@example.com