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Progression Week 2021

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Thank you to every who joined us for our annual Progression Week last week! We hope you are feeling inspired about your next steps and ready to turn your career dreams into reality.

We had a really busy schedule, with a wide range of workshops, tutorials and webinars taking place throughout the week. We’ve recorded all of our virtual events for any of you who were unable to attend or just want a reminder of all the great advice given by our external speakers!


After Long Road – Parent’s Event

After Long Road is an information evening for parents and carers, to help them understand the support that is available for students in Year 2, whilst considering the range of options available after Sixth Form.

We had so many great questions during our event, thank you so much for engaging! Please click here to download all the questions and answers

Speakers: 


Gap Years with Africa and Asia Venture

Speaker: Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director Africa & Asia

Africa & Asia Venture (known as AV) has been operating since 1993 and offers full-immersion (you live/work with the locals) volunteering programs in Africa and Asia. 6,000 young people aged 17-25 from 30+ countries have travelled with us. AV’s projects are generalist in nature and have benefited young people going into a huge range of careers by providing them with a stand-out gap year experience that adds real value to their CV in employers’ eyes. We are looking for young people to travel with us who are adaptable, committed, resilient and have a sense of humour!

Couldn’t make our live webinar? watch the recording now:


Degrees in Sport with Anglia Ruskin University 

Speaker: Dr Dan Gordon, Associate Professor, Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology, Anglia Ruskin University

Covering his academic background in Exercise Science, Dr Gordon will give students an overview of what to expect from a Sport & Exercise Science BSc at ARU (including entry requirements). He will discuss potential opportunities open to students once enrolled on their degree including internships and give examples of a range of careers of alumni using talking heads!

Couldn’t make the live webinar? Watch the recording now:


Post-truth Politics and Digital Fakery, University of Lincoln

Speaker: Dr Martin Lang, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art – Lincoln University

Martin will speak about a painting project he is working on that investigates whether paintings can be “faked” on the level of the brushstroke, drip, smear, or splat. Martin uses a combination of actual (“analogue”) brushstrokes and digital prints of scanned paintings that he also manipulates using digital painting software. The digitally printed marks are then enhanced using special acrylic mediums to give the impression that they are three dimensional. Martin will talk you through this process, show you examples of each stage and explain what facilities he uses at the University of Lincoln to achieve these results.

Couldn’t make the live webinar? Watch the recording now:


From Reclaim the Night to Reclaim These Streets: A Historical Perspective on the Clapham Common Vigil

Speaker: Professor Krista Cowman, Professor of History/Director of Research, Lincoln University

The recent scenes on Clapham Common, where women gathered to protest against the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard and the more general harassment they face every day, produced some shocking media coverage. Yet while the images were striking, they are by no means unique. This talk will offer a brief history of women’s public campaigns against violence since the 1980s, and the responses that these have drawn from local authorities and police.

Couldn’t make the live webinar? Watch the recording now:


Gap Year Talk with Project Trust

Speaker: Jane Ham, Head of Volunteer & Schools Engagement

Project Trust has been organising long term voluntary placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America for young people since 1967, specialising in overseas volunteering for school-leavers.

Couldn’t make our live webinar? Watch the recording now:


Social Work: What to expect with Anglia Ruskin University

Speaker: Pennie Byrne, Senior Lecturer, Social Work, Anglia Ruskin University
Pennie is the course leader for the BA in Social Work. She will discuss the role of a Social Worker in detail, give examples of jobs in social work, and tell students what to expect on the Social Work Degree at Anglia Ruskin University.

Couldn’t make the live webinar? Watch the recording now: