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University Awareness Day - UCLAN - Burnley Campus - 9/1/19 - 10am - 4.30pm

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~So you’ve just finished a three year course at college and you’re about to embark on a more challenging task - a four or even six year degree at University. Surely there’s nothing to worry about. You’re talented, intelligent but, there are flaws to your plan. You come from a South Asian background, your flatmate is an Eastern European Migrant and your friend is a white British young man.

It sounds like I’m discriminating but these are genuine barriers to higher education and an event is coming to UCLAN very soon which targets these areas in an enlightening and informative way.

‘Changing the Story:- Pushing Down the Barriers to Higher Education’ will take place on Wednesday 9th January 2019 between the hours of 10am - 4.30pm. The event will take place at UCLAN’S Victoria Mill Student Social Place, Victoria Mill at the Burnley Campus.

Upon leaving you will be more informed about collaborating with community stakeholders in developing interventions that challenge dominantly perceived views of education and have more knowledge about  creating a culture where Higher Education is viewed in terms of benefits rather than barriers.

The aim of the national project is to pull strands of data and research together to create a picture that will help inform policy and practice.

The themes for the event are as follows:

  • The Youth Voice
  • Gender Barriers
  • Social Mobility and Social Inclusion
  • BAME communities
  • Speakers include:
  • Wajid Khan MEP Labour
  • Professor Alethea Melling MBE
  • The Freire Institute

The University of Central Lancashire is part of an AdvanceHE (Equality Challenge Unit) initiated consortium of 13 UK universities exploring issues relating to equality of access to Higher Education and the barriers certain communities face.

The event is free to attend and you can register your interest by logging on to the following website and follow the links to this date:-
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/events.php

Re-write the script and learn how we can have an all  inclusive University environment :-

  • Changing the Story: Pushing Down the Barriers to Higher Education
  • Wednesday  January 9th 2019 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • University of Central Lancashire, Victoria Mill Student Social Space, Victoria Mill, Burnley Campus, BB11 1RA

^Alex Ashworth