During the course of their education, students from a Service family background are more likely to experience disruption than their peers. With the Coronavirus pandemic making physical events difficult, three Uni Connect hubs, including LiNCHigher collaborated to bring students from primary and secondary schools an online, interactive Creative Forces Day.
The free to attend webinar series was delivered over two days, with an event for primary schools and one for secondary. It was developed and facilitated by LiNCHigher, Pathways and FutureHY with each partner bringing their expertise and areas of specialism to plan and deliver different elements of the event.
The schools attending the event were invited to broadcast their choice from a series of live webinars to students on 22nd and 23rd June 2021. Each of the live sessions interactive and informative sessions, created and delivered by partner universities, colleges and organisations working with children and young people.
Webinars included sessions on what it is like to study Further and Higher Education, what careers in different job sectors look like and creative sessions, including creating an Armed Forces family themed poster as well as guiding students through a creative arts workshop.
The primary and secondary school events both culminated with question-and-answer sessions featuring a panel of university students from armed forces families and serving Armed Forces personnel, giving hundreds of students the opportunity to ask questions directly to people who are able to recognise the differences in their educational journey and who may have overcome barriers or issues that the young people are facing.
You can view recordings of the webinars by creating a free account on LiNCHigher Learning by clicking here.