As teachers across east London continue working hard to provide an education during the Covid-19 crisis, Queen Mary is helping to support them through its outreach work.
7 May 2020
The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team has launched a new content hub where teachers, advisers, students, parents and carers can find a number of resources and information about forthcoming virtual events which will support journeys into higher education.
The content hub currently features information on study options, the transition to higher education and researching courses and universities. The hub's offerings will continue to grow in response to requests from schools.
Jack Fox, Queen Mary's Head of Student Recruitment and Widening Participation, said: "Seeking new approaches to engage prospective students through our outreach work at Queen Mary is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. We are particularly pleased to launch the new content hub and host the virtual Conference for Teachers and Advisers to offer as much support as we can to the amazing work school staff and leaders are doing right now."
The hub was presented during a webinar/teacher conference which allowed attendees to discuss and provide feedback on the new resources.
Rhoda Mitchell, Careers and Guidance Manager at Townley Grammar School, said: "I enjoyed the webinar earlier today and find it heartening that universities have worked so hard and so quickly to meet the needs of students and educators at this unprecedented time. I will be sharing the information on the resources you have made available with our students and my colleagues. I think outreach sessions like today's are invaluable and I hope to be able to engage with more."
Sam McCarthy, RCDP (Senior Careers Advisor) at Leyton Sixth Form College, added: "We were really impressed with the resources as they cover all the things we would be covering in our usual Progression Fair and Conference for students. We really like the virtual teacher/adviser conference, which means that more teachers and tutors can access the information than at a real conference. We were particularly pleased that they'd also covered information for Parent/Carers which we can use to support them."
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