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1 Access to the Professions Subject Specific Programmes across our Faculties

2 1. Access to professions – political backdrop 2. Programmes we offer - how we target local pupils - programme structures 3. Snapshot of our programmes 4. Questions © The University of Sheffield / Outreach and Access Key Themes

3 Unleashing Aspiration: The Final Report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions Milburn Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers: A Strategy for Social Mobility Nick Clegg /10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Outreach and Access Not for the likes of me! Reports state access to the professions is key to promoting social mobility

4 Access to the Professions at the University of Sheffield PPP Law, Accountancy, Architecture, Regional & Town planning, Landscape Medicine (SOAMS) Dentistry (ADOPT) STEM 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing

5 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Who is eligible ? Local pupils (S Yorkshire North Notts Derbyshire) Targeted using the following considerations:  families who have no experience in HE  low higher education participation neighbourhoods  lower socio-economic groups (using a basket of indicators)  minority ethnic groups under-represented in HE  children with a disability  looked after children And pupils who have personal or family circumstances which have affected aspirations, expectations and potential academic achievement

6 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Aim of the Schemes Break down barriers real or perceived Provide insight into university life Q: Is university for me ? What’s involved in studying for a degree? Is there another way ? Do I want to be work in this subject area / profession? Q: What do they do? Where would I work? What else could I do?

7 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Intro event (with parents/carers) Study Skills Revision & Exam Techniques UCAS Advice and Guidance Preparing for life as a student Celebration event Generic Activities All programmes

8 Snapshot of our programmes 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing

9 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Year 12 Activities Law HMP Doncaster Prison Visit -Tour a Wing & Education Facilities -Meet prisoners on the Buddy System -Talk to Prison Guards-find out about prison system

10 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Year 12 Activities - Law Law Conference – Careers Advice & Guidance Guest Speakers- Barristers/Judges/Solicitors Taster Sessions Mooting Session

11 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Year 12 Activities Architecture Information Commons Activity Architects of the new Information Commons Building – RMJM talk through the process and tour of the building

12 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Year 12 Activity – Architecture Field Trip to London London Eye Tate Modern Millennium Bridge St Paul’s Cathedral

13 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Building a “Sitooterie” Team work activity Project Planning Skills & role analysis Practical build exercise

14 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Celebrating Success 2010 Entry cohort 35% of the PPP cohort progressed to study at universities around the country. Out of 139 who started the programme, 23 came here and 26 are known to have gone elsewhere entry: we have had 86 PPP students come here to study 185 are know to have gone to other Unis

15 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing SOAMS Running for 9 years Registered school & colleges Medicine and allied careers Y9-Y13 Participants (2 points of intake) Working with 350 pupils at any time

16 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing SOAMS 4 Activities per year (see brochure) Guaranteed interviews Destinations: 69% go on to HE Of those: 33% to University of Sheffield 28% Medicine 36% Allied courses 36% Other courses

17 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing ADOPT Dentistry & allied careers Similar model to SOAMS post 16 activities Running for 5 years Y12-13 (Post 16 only) Currently: 9 studying at Sheffield 5 elsewhere 11 holding offers to start Dentistry for other courses 2011 Activities: See brochure

18 STEM : Science & Engineering Y9 / Y12 Groups of pupils 3 Taster sessions from departments Campus Tour 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing

19 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing What do students think? “It is probably the main reason I came to the University of Sheffield” “It had a major effect on me, gave me an insight into university life, and was a contributing factor in my decision to study at Sheffield University.“

20 04/10/2014 © The University of Sheffield / Department of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing


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