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Our EAs have been very busy lately! Last week, we helped host the @SheffieldCU graduation ceremony for students across the City who have been excelling in various activities. Congratulations to you all! ๐ŸŽ“ On Tuesday, Martha delivered workshops for Year 8 at @delta_dewarenne as part of our Multiple Intervention Programme. ๐Ÿ˜€ On Wednesday, Martha and Dolapo were at @newfieldsheffield delivering workshops on belonging in Higher Education, and Lucy and Ruby were delivering a campus tour…

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21 hours ago

๐Ÿ“ฐ Breaking Widening Access News! ๐Ÿ“ฐ UCAS will be removing the application fee for students who currently receive free school meals or have received them over the past 6 years! This will remove some of the initial financial barriers faced by low-income students to accessing opportunities at higher education and a brilliant step towards making higher education more accessible. You can find out more on the UCAS website, www.ucas.com.

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1 day ago

๐Ÿ“ฃ We're Hiring ๐Ÿ“ฃ Do you want to make a difference to young people's futures? Have you seen the value of higher education and now want to promote this to school and college students? ๐ŸŽ“ This graduate internship offers an invaluable opportunity to work across the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY). HeppSY is part of the #UniConnect Programme, funded by the #OfficeforStudents ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ . In this role you will play a full…

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2 days ago

When youโ€™ve been out on delivery and havenโ€™t seen your work friends all day ๐Ÿฅบ #work #colleagues #hepp #heppsy

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2 days ago

Exam session is coming up quick so here at Hepp and HeppSY we want to give you all the help you can get! Luckily for you, some of our Engagement Managers have been teachers for years and are here to give you their expert advice on how to stay calm and confident in the exam hall ๐Ÿ“โœ๏ธ Keep watching to find out! #hepp #heppSY #examtips #highereducation #university #wideningparticipation #degreeapprenticeship #sheffieldhallam #uniofsheffield

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4 days ago

How can you save money as a student?๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ Take a look at some of our top tips below. ๐Ÿ’ฐ Use Student Discounts: Lots of places offer discounts for students! Download apps like UniDays, Student Beans and TOTUM to see which stores are included or ask in your local shops. ๐Ÿš‚ Open a Student Bank Account: Banks offer perks like free money, rail cards and interest free overdrafts to those who open student accounts with them!…

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7 days ago

โž— It's Day 4 of our Finance Focus Week! โž— With over half of Higher Education students doing part-time work whilst studying, we thought, as part of Finance Focus Week, we'd take you round the office to find out about some part-time jobs that you could do whilst studying. We've got everything from a student ambassador to working in a lettuce cutting factory! ๐Ÿ’ผ ๐Ÿฅ— #studentfinance #hepp #heppSY #wideningparticipation #highereducation #university #college #degreeapprenticeship #sheffieldhallam #uniofsheffield…

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8 days ago

โž— It's Day 3 of our Finance Focus Week! โž— Today's post is about student finance repayments and maintenance loans! The money that you will be able to spend to live off as a student is your maintenance loan. The amount of money you receive is dependant on your household income. Stay tuned for our coming posts that show how you can top up your maintenance loan with money saving hacks and part-time jobs!๐Ÿ’ฐ #studentfinance…

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9 days ago

โž— It's Day 3 of our Finance Focus Week! โž— Today's posts are about student finance repayments and maintenance loans! Repayments come in the form of a 9% tax on your salary that is over ยฃ25,000. This means you will never pay more than you can afford for your higher education costs! #studentfinance #hepp #heppSY #wideningparticipation #highereducation #university #college #degreeapprenticeship #sheffieldhallam #uniofsheffield #studentlife

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9 days ago

It's Day 2 of our Finance Focus Week!!๐Ÿ’ฐ Ever wondered how student finance works? Well we're here to explain it all to you! Your student loan comprises of your tuition fee and maintenance allowance and you only pay it back once you start earning over ยฃ25,000 per year. You'll never have to pay back more than you can afford!๐Ÿ˜ƒ Have any more questions? Check out our Parent and Carer guide to student finance video here:…

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10 days ago

โž— โœ–๏ธ Finance Focus Week โž• โž– Join us on our social media for a week of answering all your Higher Education finance questions, from budgeting to student loans! ๐Ÿ’ก Finance Focus Tip ๐Ÿ’ก If you want your student loan in your bank account by the start of university term, you should apply by the end of May 2024. If you do it afterwards, youโ€™ll still get your loan but it might arrive after terms…

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12 days ago

We've been super busy since Easter, visiting schools all across South Yorkshire and North-East Derbyshire to inform and inspire students about Higher Education! ๐Ÿ“ In Sheffield, we visited Chaucer School, The Sheffield College, Astrea Academy Sheffield, Parkwood E-Act Academy and Sheffield Park Academy! ๐Ÿ“ In Rotherham, we were part of a careers fair and did workshops at St Bernard's Catholic High School. ๐Ÿ“ In Barnsley, our EAs delivered a brilliant Grade Shifter session with Astrea…

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2 weeks ago

We have another insightful Hepp Twilight Session for you! ๐Ÿ’ป ๐ŸŒ™ Open day visits have a huge impact on the HE institution a person chooses to go to and our session will help parents, carers, and students get the most out of. ๐Ÿซ This session will cover the factors that go into making a HE course choice, and how to make the most of open days to gather the information a student needs to make…

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2 weeks ago

Weekly round up! ๐Ÿ“ข Last week Martha took over our stories to show a week in the life as an Engagement Assistant! Check out the reel to see what she got up to๐Ÿค  Meanwhile, across Hepp and HeppSY we engaged with 12 different schools and colleges including Parkwood E-ACT academy, The Sheffield College and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School! Thanks everyone who got involved ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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2 weeks ago

We might be late to the Wes Anderson trend but we'll never be late with helping you revise! Check out our Hepp and HeppSY's revision essentials to get exam ready. Good luck with revision! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š #exams #examessentials #highereducation #gcse #alevels #university #hepp #heppsy #reelsinstagram

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2 weeks ago

Would you like to know more about how disabled student's allowance works?? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Check out our helpful video all about DSA, including when and how to apply! Follow the link in our bio to watch the full video on DSA support!๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ For more information about supporting disabled students journey into higher education, please come along to Hepp's CPD twilight session on the 25th of April! You can sign up for this event at the link…

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4 weeks ago

HECan and SHECan Experience Days! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Dolapo, Evie, and Audie, took our HECan and SHECan learners to Leeds and Manchester as part of the project's experience days. HECan learners visited The University of Manchester and took part in a workshop and campus tour that explored what life at Higher Education is like. They also visited the Science and Industry Museum to learn about innovative ideas in science and tech! ๐Ÿ”ฌ โš™๏ธ On the SHECan trip,…

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4 weeks ago

If you're a teacher or adviser and want to support your students in their transition to Higher Education, then come to our Twilight Session! ๐Ÿ’ป ๐ŸŒ™ Hosted on Wednesday 17th April 2024, from 4 - 5pm, our 'Transition to Higher Education' webinar for Teachers and Adviser will give you up to date information about the transition to higher education, including the transition timeline, what to do before you get there, and Intro Week. ๐ŸŽ“ Sign…

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5 weeks ago

Recently Hepp got to celebrate young entrepreneurship at Sheffield's BiG Challenge awards! ๐ŸŽ‰ We were excited to select and present the award for aiming high! Congratulations to all that took part๐Ÿ‘ To read more about the BiG Challenge, and the awards evening follow this link buff.ly/3vQ2XMt

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5 weeks ago

Get to know the Hepp/HeppSY office! ๐Ÿ‘‹ We went around the Hepp and HeppSY office and interviewed our colleagues so YOU can get to know us and our Higher Education journeys! Keep watching to find out what our fearless leader/Director of Hepp, Gemma, studied for Higher Education, which sports team Regional Activity Coordinator, Joe, was captain of, and how Operations Manager, Alex, ended up studying in LA ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐ŸŒด #hepp #heppsy #highereducation #OfficeForStudents #UniConnect #university #furthereducation…

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6 weeks ago

We've got some Hepp Twilight Sessions for you this month! ๐Ÿ’ป ๐ŸŒ™ ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ On Wednesday 17th April 2024, from 4 - 5pm, we have 'Transition to Higher Education' for Teachers and Advisers. This webinar aims to provide teachers and advisers with up to date information to support students in the transition to higher education, inc. the transition timeline, what to do before you get there, and Intro Week. On Thursday 25th April 2024, from 4…

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6 weeks ago

It's been another busy week for Hepp/HeppSY! ๐Ÿ“š On Monday, our lovely EAs Ruby and Lucy D hosted a campus tour at the University of Sheffield for @sirthomaswharton . Our EAs Kerry and Lucy T also visited @chaucerschoolsheffield to deliver a Grade Shifter workshop all about Goal Setting! ๐ŸซOn Tuesday, Dolapo visited @parkwoodacademyeact to deliver workshops on belonging in Higher Education. Jacob visited @yewlandsacademy to deliver our GOALS breakfast club! ๐Ÿ“On Wednesday, Ruby delivered a…

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8 weeks ago

๐Ÿ“ฃ Spotlight on ~ HeppSY Campus Visits๐ŸŽ“ Follow our Engagement Assistants for a sneak peak of one of our campus visits with HeppSY. For further information and to book your campus visit to either Sheffield Hallam University or University of Sheffield, please contact your Engagement Manager! ๐Ÿซ #hepp #heppsy #campus #campustour #sheffield #sheffieldhallam #universityofsheffield #visitus #studentlife #highereducation #university #wideningparticipation #unilife #uniadvice #EducationIsForAll

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8 weeks ago

Happy Women's History Month from Hepp and HeppSY! โ™€๏ธ Did you know, in 1869, The University of London graduated 6 women in the โ€˜General Examination for Womenโ€™. In 1878, The University of London awarded its first degree to a woman. But, as of 2020, 56.9% of students at UK Higher Education identified as female! We're so excited to carry on doing this vital work to get more girls and women into Higher Education. #WomensHistoryMonth

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8 weeks ago

Another busy week for Hepp/HeppSY! ๐Ÿซ On Monday, Martha headed to @whittingtongreenschool to deliver an assembly about achieving and developing academic confidence and resilience. ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿฅผ Tuesday and Friday saw Young Carers and Care Experienced Students on our PIE programme head to @sheffhallamuni to explore careers in policing and healthcare. ๐ŸŽ“ This week EAs also delivered informative and empowering sessions to our excellent Student Ambassadors helping them build their classroom management and engagement techniques. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ…

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9 weeks ago

HeppFEST Reloadedย is LIVE! Rediscover four days ofย FREEย sessions to inspire, motivate and increase the confidence of students on their journey to Higher Education. Visit website