South London AimHigher

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Aimhigher London South

http://www.aimhigherlondonsouth.org.uk/

Aimhigher London South is a limited company working with partner institutions to ensure fair access to Higher Education for young people from non-traditional backgrounds. We do this by collectively working with schools, colleges, Universities, education providers and employers to enable and support their transition onto Higher Education.

AHLS provides access to a range of collaborative activities and Resources designed to ensure fair access and support the progression onto Higher Education for young people from non-traditional backgrounds. Through our termly Network meetings of Member schools, colleges and universities our members are better able to meet their own needs, the needs of specific groups of students and the staff who work with them.

‘the more pupils feel engaged with the Aimhigher process, through communication structures in place within their school, the more they feel the Aimhigher programme benefits them’ (Aimhigher London South, Research Schools report, Bickle 2011)

As a member, you have instant access to a range of services, including Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Resources and (free of charge) priority booking to student activities and events.

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This year's Conference has been developed and delivered in collaboration with the South London Dyslexia Support Network, University of Greenwich, University of Roehampton,Royal Holloway and Kingston University and will be an opportunity for:

Learners to ask undergraduates with a range of specific learning differences what it is like to study at University
Parents and staff to find out what learners need to do in preparation for starting University, like applying for the DTrialling free high quality text-to-speech, software tools and training resources from JISC TechDis and Dyslexia Action
Staff and parents to ask questions of representatives from 3 University disability teams.

In addition to presentations on the support available at University we have Dr David Grant as our Guest Speaker on 'Beyond Stereotypes'. This is a FREE event and as a result, places are available on a first come first served basis. NOTE: Learners are expected to bring their own laptops and headphones.

If you know of students/staff or parents who are interested in attending, please distribute/fill out and return the registration form to Suzanne Marchment, s.marchment@kingston.ac.uk, tel, 0208-417 6316.