London Met helps students enter Higher Education during COVID-19

The contributions form part of a new national project launched by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan.

Date: 1 July 2020

The Widening Participation and Outreach team at London Met have organised a series of engaging online activities to help young people progress into Higher Education (HE), which work in tandem with a new national project launched by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan. 

The project, titled Uni4Me, is a partnership of over 50 higher education organisations, led by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), that aims to tackle the disadvantages created by Covid-19 which hinder young peoples chances of entering HE. The project will offer free, interactive activities, including virtual courses, in a range of subjects led by university academics.

London Met’s activities include virtual tours of our campuses; taster sessions in Art, Design, Film Production, English Literature and Theatre, which are created by academics; and recorded lectures for older students that provide information on UCAS applications and finance.

Liz Routhorn, Head of Widening Participation and Outreach, said: “We are proud to be involved in such a large collaborative effort to support learners and their advisers across the UK. Uni4Me is just one in a range of online and offline projects the team is currently involved with and we will be working with colleagues and students across the university to develop additional activities in the future. “

The Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan said: “This has been an incredibly challenging time for pupils and it has never been more important for the sector to give every pupil the information and support they need to choose the right pathways for them. That is why I am delighted to launch Uni4Me, a platform to help students with the talent and ability to access and succeed within our world-leading universities, regardless of their background.