BAME Careers event
Why work with us
The Widening Access and Student Success team at the University of Hertfordshire work with primary aged students right through to graduation and beyond.
We are a diverse group of people, highly experienced in working with young people and adult learners. Staff have regular training and hold qualifications including:
- first aid at work
- Hertfordshire STEPS training for positive behaviour management
- health and safety
We are committed to using evidence-informed approaches to transform the lives of the young people and students. All our activities are underpinned by a robust evaluation process. This means that the impact of our work can be regularly monitored and adjustments or improvements made as needed.
The team plan activities rigorously, with safeguarding and compliance as a non-negotiable. The University has strict protocols and compliance checks in place, ensuring the safety of all stakeholders. WASS works with many stakeholders and partners both in and beyond the University; these relationships are critical to ensuring our work is relevant and impactful.
- impactful, meaningful work. We have a strong track record of widening access to university and improving outcomes
- free support. Our programmes and activities are offered at no cost to our partners
- knowledge and expertise. We are qualified Widening Participation practitioners, using reflective practice to maintain high standards
- quality. We offer high staff to student ratios, allowing for better support and learning outcomes
- student focussed, student led work, co-produced wherever possible.
We deliver a range of events throughout the year. From summer schools to careers fairs, there's always lots going on. Take a look below at some of our programme highlights.
Our BAME students highlighted to us that they don't often see people who look like them in professional roles. They wanted to showcase black and brown talent to help make careers for BAME people more accessible.
This year's theme was 'The Road to Success: Through the Pandemic and into the New World.'
Workshop sessions explored how students could expand their network, these were:
- 'Now and into the New World'
- How to build a professional network during the pandemic'.
Over 300 students attended this event run by our BAME advocates. The event received excellent feedback and we are incredibly proud of all involved.
I thought the BAME Careers Fair was an excellent virtual event, with a vast range of workshop sessions and it was excellently put together.
Year 12 Wayfinder Days
These days include a variety of sessions to facilitate discussion and address any unanswered questions students may have. They offer information and guidance in a fun and engaging way.
Run by the widening access team and student ambassadors, these Wayfinder Days were delivered to 10 partner schools between May - July 2021.