A blended approach to outreach – in conversation with Ant Sutcliffe

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  • How has university outreach worked in an online environment?

    What lessons have we as educators learned from the last year?

    How can our learnings lead to a quality, multi touchpoint outreach programme?

    In this recorded session, head of Higher Horizons+ and recent NEON ‘Contribution to Widening Participation Award’ winner, Ant Sutcliffe delves into how schools can approach outreach in the post COVID environment. In conversation with educators from the Connected Learning Centre, he puts forward an argument for a multi touchpoint blended approach to university outreach, taking what schools and universities have learned over the past year to improve student outcomes. A session for all educationalists, and certainly those with a particular interest in progression to Higher Education for underrepresented groups – whether practitioners or teachers.

    This event is part of the BlendEd ‘in conversation with…’ series. For more information about the programme and upcoming events, visit the BlendEd website.

    • 00:00 Introduction
    • 00:55 A brief history of the ethos of widening participation
    • 05:09 Uni Connect: what it is, how it began and what it aims to achieve
    • 09:57 The importance of outreach and using multiple touch-points to reach young people
    • 15:06 How the necessity of virtual and blended delivery has helped improve our approach
    • 17:58 Aspects of our outreach work that have been limited or inhibited during the pandemic
    • 19:01 What a blended approach to outreach might look like in the future
    • 21:19 Reasons to embrace blended learning beyond the pandemic Q&As
    • 25:40 How has timetabling changed during the pandemic and will any of those changes remain?
    • 29:19 What have been the differences between the needs of different schools you’ve worked with during the pandemic?
    • 31:08 How have you tackled the digital divide in your approach to working with schools?

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