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Resources

Resources

As a teacher or a careers adviser, we have designed a selection of resources to support you in your role. 

In this section you can also find all our policies and procedures, for our visits to you but also for your visits onto our campus.


Parents

We are committed to providing open and accessible information and services to Care Leavers and are proud to offer the following provision: 

  • Care Leavers are prioritised in the allocation of places on all outreach activities including master classes, conferences, challenge days and summer school 
  • On campus events aimed specifically at Looked After Children  and Care Leavers providing information on Higher Education pathways and support available 
  • On campus events for teachers and carers of Looked After Children 
  • Bespoke University Visits and services for Looked After Children and Care Leavers can be catered for on request 

For information about our Outreach provision for Looked After Children please visit our webpage or alternatively contact aimhigher@aston.ac.uk

Transitional support for Care Leavers 

  • Due consideration for Aston Aspire and Excellence Scholarships 
  • Pre-entry correspondence with UG applicants who have identified themselves as having spent time in care on their UCAS form 
  • A pre-entry appointment with the Student Funds Administrator to discuss support needs 
  • Student Funds Administrator can liaise with the applicant’s Local Authority (with their permission) to aid with the transition to University 
  • 42 week accommodation with option to apply for summer lets  
  • Personalised signposting to the comprehensive range of student support available, e.g. Pre-entry e-mentoring, Transition Mentoring, Study Skills development, etc 
  • Ongoing point of contact throughout time at University  

Further information can be found by downloading the West Midlands Directory available here and on our care leaver webpages here.

Propel  

Propel is brought to you by The Who Cares? Trust, an organisation which is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care and their futures. Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education and so can you. For further information and to access the vast array of information, advice and guidance Propel can offer students with regards to higher education please visit their website here. 



Teachers and Advisers

  • SRO Booking Form
  • Risk Assessment Checklist
  • Codes of Conduct: School Staff Code of Conduct [pdf]Student Code of Conduct for Campus Visits [pdf] 
  • Photo Consent: some photographs/videos of the residential may be recorded for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to have your image used on our website/social media please email sro@aston.ac.uk before the event.
  • Safeguarding Policy: All Aston University Staff, Student Ambassadors and any external staff involved with Student Recruitment and Outreach (SRO) events will have received, read and signed a code of conduct agreeing to adhere to the guidelines of the Aston University SRO Safeguarding Policy.  All SRO Staff have CRB/DBS checks in place and there is also an appointed Departmental Safeguarding Officer. If you have any queries about the SRO Safeguarding Policy, please contact the member of SRO staff coordinating your event. 
  • Codes of Conduct 
  • Cancellation Policy: All of our on campus activities (with the exception of some Residentials) are free for students to attend. However, due to the popular demand and limited places for these events, the Student Recruitment and Outreach team have a cancellation policy in place. If for any reason students can no longer attend, we ask that you give at least two weeks’ notice. Please note that a cancellation fee of £15 per student will be charged for any cancellations made with less than two weeks’ notice and for any student who fails to attend on the day. The £15 will be charged to the school/college in the first instance and can be passed on to the student at the schools/colleges discretion. This fine is implemented to cover administration and materials/resources. The Student Recruitment and Outreach team reserve the right to cancel an event should we have insufficient numbers booked on to a particular session. Should this be necessary, we will give you no less than 7 days’ notice of cancellation. 
  • Cancellation Policy for Residentials: If you need to cancel your place on the Residential you must inform us as soon as possible. Please email Sarah Fullwood at sro@aston.ac.uk. If you cancel your place, a cancellation fee of £50 per student will be charged. For any places cancelled with fewer than 28 days warning the full course fee will be charged to cover the costs incurred by the university on resources and materials for the event. 

We are committed to providing open and accessible information and services to Care Leavers and are proud to offer the following provision: 

  • Care Leavers are prioritised in the allocation of places on all outreach activities including master classes, conferences, challenge days and summer school 
  • On campus events aimed specifically at Looked After Children  and Care Leavers providing information on Higher Education pathways and support available 
  • On campus events for teachers and carers of Looked After Children 
  • Bespoke University Visits and services for Looked After Children and Care Leavers can be catered for on request 

For information about our Outreach provision for Looked After Children please visit our webpage or alternatively contact aimhigher@aston.ac.uk

Transitional support for Care Leavers 

  • Due consideration for Aston Aspire and Excellence Scholarships 
  • Pre-entry correspondence with UG applicants who have identified themselves as having spent time in care on their UCAS form 
  • A pre-entry appointment with the Student Funds Administrator to discuss support needs 
  • Student Funds Administrator can liaise with the applicant’s Local Authority (with their permission) to aid with the transition to University 
  • 42 week accommodation with option to apply for summer lets  
  • Personalised signposting to the comprehensive range of student support available, e.g. Pre-entry e-mentoring, Transition Mentoring, Study Skills development, etc 
  • Ongoing point of contact throughout time at University  

Further information can be found by downloading the West Midlands Directory available here and on our care leaver webpages here.

Propel  

Propel is brought to you by The Who Cares? Trust, an organisation which is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care and their futures. Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education and so can you. For further information and to access the vast array of information, advice and guidance Propel can offer students with regards to higher education please visit their website here. 



Students

We are committed to providing open and accessible information and services to Care Leavers and are proud to offer the following provision: 

  • Care Leavers are prioritised in the allocation of places on all outreach activities including master classes, conferences, challenge days and summer school 
  • On campus events aimed specifically at Looked After Children  and Care Leavers providing information on Higher Education pathways and support available 
  • On campus events for teachers and carers of Looked After Children 
  • Bespoke University Visits and services for Looked After Children and Care Leavers can be catered for on request 

For information about our Outreach provision for Looked After Children please visit our webpage or alternatively contact aimhigher@aston.ac.uk

Transitional support for Care Leavers 

  • Due consideration for Aston Aspire and Excellence Scholarships 
  • Pre-entry correspondence with UG applicants who have identified themselves as having spent time in care on their UCAS form 
  • A pre-entry appointment with the Student Funds Administrator to discuss support needs 
  • Student Funds Administrator can liaise with the applicant’s Local Authority (with their permission) to aid with the transition to University 
  • 42 week accommodation with option to apply for summer lets  
  • Personalised signposting to the comprehensive range of student support available, e.g. Pre-entry e-mentoring, Transition Mentoring, Study Skills development, etc 
  • Ongoing point of contact throughout time at University  

Further information can be found by downloading the West Midlands Directory available here and on our care leaver webpages here.

Propel  

Propel is brought to you by The Who Cares? Trust, an organisation which is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care and their futures. Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education and so can you. For further information and to access the vast array of information, advice and guidance Propel can offer students with regards to higher education please visit their website here. 






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