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 starting on 1st March 2021, and ran all the way up to 31st March 2021, with a different live webinar each day.  

Below you will find the links to the recordings of the LiNCHigher Live webinars, ready to be shared with teachers, advisors, students, parents and carers. As you watch the webinars, they can be paused, so you don’t have to watch them all at once. They could be broadcasted to a group of students in school/college, or students, and their parents/carers could watch them at home or privately. 

To view a webinar, you must complete the registration. If you are a: 

  • Teacher or a member of staff in a school/college: we will be in touch following your registration to get a register of students who participated in the LiNCHigher Live webinar recording and may follow up with a survey to gather your and your students’ feedback on the webinar. 
  • Parent or Carer: we may be in touch with a survey to gather you and your young persons’ feedback on the webinar. 
  • Student: we may be in touch with a survey to gather your feedback on the webinar. 

You will also find in this document some example programmes, depending on the Year group you 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, you can develop multiple skills and knowledge! 

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

Download a guide to LiNCHigher Live with links to all of the webinars here

 

All of the webinars are between 35mins-1 hour long. 

 

What’s next? 

(YEAR 9 PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 1st March) 

Day 1

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Life after Year 11: Post-16 Options 

(YEAR 10 PROGRAMME / POST-16 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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

(LiNCHigher – 2nd March)  

LiNCHigher Live Day 2

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March to June 2021: The What’s What (for 2021 only) 

(YEAR 11 PROGRAMME)

This will be another chance to recap on what your options are for post-16 education including College-study, School-study, Apprenticeships, and a conversation on exams 2021 – what we know, and what we can do whilst we wait! 

(LiNCHigher – 3rd March) 

LiNCHigher Live Day 3

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Research-HE 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME / POST-18 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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

(LiNCHigher – 4th March)  

LiNCCHigher LIVE Day 4

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Making the Tough Decisions 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 5th March) 

 LiNCHIgher Live Day 5  

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Goal Setting 

(YEAR 9 PROGRAMME / POST-16 OPTIONS PROGRAMME / MOTIVATION, CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE PROGRAMME)

David 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! 

(David Hyner – 8th March)  

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 6

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Writing about yourself 

(YEAR 10 PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 9th March)  

LiNCHigher Live Day 7

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Route Planning: from GCSE to degree 

(YEAR 11 PROGRAMME / POST-16 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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. 

(BGU – 10th March)  

LiNCHigher Live Day 8

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Personal Statements – let’s get writing 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME / POST-18 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 11th March)  

LiNCHigher Live Day 9

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Applying for Student Finance (and then managing it) 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 12th March)  

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 10

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Preparing for your GCSES’s 

(YEAR 9 PROGRAMME / YEAR 11 PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 15th March)  

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 11

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Study Skills 

(YEAR 10 PROGRAMME / POST-16 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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! 

(MADE – 16th March)  

LiNCHigher LIVE DAY 12

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Preparing for Further Education 

(POST-16 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 17th March)  

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Student Finance 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME / POST-18 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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! 

(LiNCHigher – 18th March)  

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Managing the Transition to HE 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME / POST-18 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

Taking that step into Higher Education is very exciting – but there are also things about it that make us feel nervous! This talk will look at some of those things, how we can help ourselves with the transition into Higher Education, and who we can go to when we do need that little extra support! 

(University oLincoln Transition and Wellbeing Team – 19th March)  

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 15

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Dan Hargreaves 

(YEAR 9 PROGRAMME / MOTIVATION, CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE PROGRAMME)

As we approach the Easter break, 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 hard, pushing on, and doing your absolute best! 

(Dan Hargreaves – 22nd March)  

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 16

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Making the most out of Year 10 and Year 11 

(YEAR 10 PROGRAMME)

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! 

(MAD4Life – 23rd March) 

LiNCHigher LIVE DAY 17

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Luke Staton 

(YEAR 11 PROGRAMME / MOTIVATION, CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE PROGRAMME / MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMME)

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! 

(Luke Staton – 24th March) 

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 18

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Aspiring to Apprenticeships 

(YEAR 10 PROGRAMME / YEAR 11 PROGRAMME / POST-16 OPTIONS PROGRAMME / POST-18 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

We have a really exciting talk with The Inspirational Learning Group who you may have seen in school before as part of the National Enterprise Challenge! They will be delivering two different talks on this day – the one at 9am will focus on degree apprenticeships and talk about the real experience of a degree apprentice, followed by a task at 4pm – but you’ll have to tune in to find out what the task is, and how to enter! 

(The Inspirational Learning Group – 25th March) 

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 19

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Paul Hughes 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME / MOTIVATION, CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE PROGRAMME / MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMME)

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. 

(Paul Hughes – 26th March) 

LiNCHigher Live Day 20

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Handling Stress and Anxiety 

(YEAR 9 PROGRAMME / YEAR 10 PROGRAMME / YEAR 11 PROGRAMME / YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME / MOTIVATION, CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE PROGRAMME / MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMME)

Gemma will talk honestly about conquering anorexia, from which she suffered for many year, and her personal experience of mental health issues and bullying – but will tell us how though hard work, goal setting, and positive thinking, overcame those hurdles to turn adversity into success! 

(Gemma Oaten – 29th March)  

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 21

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Cosmos Engagement 

(YEAR 9 PROGRAMME / YEAR 10 PROGRAMME / YEAR 11 PROGRAMME / MOTIVATION, CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE PROGRAMME / MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMME)

We are incredibly excited to bring Cosmos to LiNCHigher Live! This session will talk about overcoming the odds – its uplifting, inspiring, and sure to make you more confident in challenging your barriers and hurdles, and more importantly, overcoming them! 

(Cosmos – 30th March) 

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 22

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What to expect from HE 

(YEAR 12/13 AND FE PROGRAMME / POST-18 OPTIONS PROGRAMME)

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)? 

(LiNCHigher – 31st March)

LiNCHigher LIVE Day 23

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How do I learn more?

Feel free to email ellis.potter@bishopg.ac.uk with any specific questions.