The Launch of Online Initiatives.
The Humber Outreach Programme is excited to announce new, online initiatives beginning in October 2020.
First is an E:learning platform called HOPathways that will be accessible both on the HOP website https://hop-humber.co.uk/ and also via a tile on lincs2 https://www.lincs2.co.uk/ Aimed at all schools and colleges and their students across the Humber region, it will feature online activities and resources covering studying, revision, motivation and resilience. It will allow the careers curriculum to be fully integrated with HOP’s outreach provision to ensure our young people have advice and guidance to make decisions and take their future steps.
Secondly, HOP are working with The Pay Index to support students as they begin their decision-making processes, leading to an individual Comparative Opportunities Report. The Pay Index is on a mission to provide pay transparency through data and visualisations over the course of a school student’s lifetime-celebrating every milestone they achieve and sign-posting they require along the way.
Externally, HOP are advocating and promoting the OfS endorsed DiscoverUni website https://discoveruni.gov.uk/ and the new NEON supported website https://uni4me.co.uk/. Both provide invaluable and free resources offering HE advice and guidance.
In addition to digital opportunities and, as a result of Covid-19, it is more important than ever to support disadvantaged students through higher education outreach and HOP are very much hoping to being able once again to deliver face-to-face sessions from September and the Outreach Team are working tirelessly creating bespoke delivery plans for their schools and colleges.
HOP will once again be collaborating with NCS, Humber LEP, CEC and numerous community groups to ensure all students and specific targeted groups, such as LAC, Gypsy, Roma and Travellers and SEND have the opportunity to engage with accessible resources, whether virtual or actual.
Certainly the last few months have been challenging but have also presented opportunities too and we are up for the challenge!