LiNCHigher Live is a programme of webinars coordinated by LiNCHigher and supported by a range of professionals and experts, to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and the confidence to aim high and take the next steps through education. The programme was delivered live in March 2021. 

Below you will find the links to the recordings of the LiNCHigher Live webinars. Students can access the whole series via their LiNCHigher Learning accounts. 

Each webinar was delivered to a live audience, so they might refer to polls, questions asked by attendees in the session, but the content, tips, and support is still as useful and relevant as ever! 

For teachers & parents/carers

If you are a teacher or parent and would like to access these videos, or to arrange free LiNCHigher Learning accounts for your young people, please contact us.

The full programme can be viewed here. You will also find in this document some example programmes, depending on the Year group your students are in or you are working with, as well as programmes depending on what theme/topic you want to address. These are just suggestions and can be changed – we recommend that to have the greatest impact, you should follow a programme like this, as by watching multiple webinars, young people can develop multiple skills and knowledge! 

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Dan Hargreaves

It’s time to get some positive energy – and Dan will supply that with extra to go around! Dan’s talk will help motivate you to keep on working.

What Next?

Workshop about your ambitions, your future, and your potential options in careers. We will begin exploring routes you can take in ‘FE’ and ‘HE’ and work out how you might get to your dream career! 

To continue to watch this programme, login in to your LiNCHigher Learning account

Preparing for your GCSE’s

Before you know it, you’ll be in Year 11, and getting ready to start your GCSE exams – so this talk will look at how you can get ahead and prepare yourself for your GCSEs!

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Goal Setting

David Hyner has asked us here at LiNCHigher before: ‘What do big achievers all have in common?’ – they all set massive goals! So how do we do it, and how do we stay motivated to keep on working towards it – this will help you find out!

Life after Year 11: Post-16 Options

This workshop will focus on what you can do between now and sitting your GCSEs, and will begin to explore what areyour post-16 study options?

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Writing About Yourself

Have you ever stopped to think how hard it can be to talk and write about ourselves? This is an important skill for applying to Higher Education, and further down the line, when applying for jobs, but despite living in a social media generation, we still find it hard to talk about the skills we have, where we have shown them, and why that means we should get a place on their course, or why we should get that job – this workshop looks to change that and give you advice on how to write about yourself!

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Study Skills

If the pandemic has shown us one thing, it is how important having good independent study skills is – as we may have worked from home or from school in smaller groups. This session, led by MADE Training, will look at how you can improve your studying skills – and trust us, they will make sure it’s interesting!

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Making the Most out of Year 10 and Year 11

We want to help you make the most of what’s left of Year 10, and hit the ground running in Year 11, so this workshop will give you some motivation and skills to help you do just that!

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Aspiring to Apprenticeships

We have a really exciting talk with The Inspirational Learning Group who you may have seen in school before! They have given us two different talks for this day – the link in this programme looks at degree apprenticeships and talk about the real experience of a degree apprentice, and the below link offers more general info about apprenticeships, including an apprenticeships challenge for you to enter!

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Luke Staton

Luke’s talk will inspire you to reflect on yourself, what your dreams and aspirations are, and what are your qualities and beliefs – to help motivate you as you move on through your education career, and inspire you to aim high!

Route planning: GCSE to Degree

Workshop on exploring Higher Education, and how to find more information on the different routes, on courses and on pathways, so you can start planning your route into Higher Education! Find more information on courses, and pathways.

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Preparing for Further Education

You will all have made your decision, or at least will have thought about, what and where you want to study next year. Are you doing A Levels or BTEC? Are you doing an Apprenticeship? At a college, or at a school? This talk will help you understand more about what to expect from Further Education, and help with the transition into the next stage of your education!

To continue to watch this programme, login in to your LiNCHigher Learning account

Aspiring to Apprenticeships

We have a really exciting talk with The Inspirational Learning Group who you may have seen in school before! They have given us two different talks for this day – the link in this programme looks at degree apprenticeships and talk about the real experience of a degree apprentice, and the below link offers more general info about apprenticeships, including an apprenticeships challenge for you to enter!

To continue to watch this programme, login in to your LiNCHigher Learning account

 

Paul Hughes

This talk will challenge all of us who sometimes make excuses – Paul will explain how he broke down barriers, and overcame his learning difficulties, to become an expert in his field, including learning to speak multiple languages, embracing new cultures, and advising Barack Obama in his career with the forces.

Research-HE

As you start to think about what you might want to do when you leave school or college, this will show you ways of researching your HE options, and where to find information including what courses, institution and pathway!

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Making the Tough Decisions

As we approach the end of Year 13, this talk will look at ways to make the decision on your firm and insurance choice on UCAS (if you haven’t already), and will explain what else to start thinking about, such as what is clearing and adjustment, and applying for accommodation!

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Personal Statements – Let’s Get Writing

You may have been putting this off, so now’s the time to start drafting your personal statement! This workshop will help by giving you some advice on what to write, what not to write, and just general tips about getting that personal statement written!

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Applying for Student Finance (and then managing it)

We know how daunting this can be – so this session will begin by talking about the student finance application, what you can expect, before moving on to how to manage your finances when you go onto your next step!

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Student Finance

It’s the elephant in the room - the topic no one wants to talk about, but the one everyone has questions on –this important talk will look at everything you need to know about student finance, from tuition fees, to maintenance loans, to why your ‘student debt’ is nothing to be worried about!

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What to Expect from HE

Whilst things may look a little different still because of COVID-19, this workshop will be a chance to look at what you can expect from Higher Education, and why you can start getting excited – if you are moving away, what do you need to pack/take? What do you need to do before you go? What things will you learn whilst you are there (how to make a Pot Noodle sandwich is not one of them)?

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