Aimhigher West Midlands
Aimhigher West Midlands
'Become Your Own Hero’ is a wonderful opportunity designed to raise aspirations and encourage positive role models amongst young men. A jam-packed event looks to raise awareness of, and shares, key life skills that can lead our students to their future success – and to become their own heroes. at Aimhigher West Midlands

University Event


Become Your Own Hero

University event offered by Aimhigher West Midlands

Event Summary:

'Become Your Own Hero’ is a wonderful opportunity designed to raise aspirations and encourage positive role models amongst young men. A jam-packed event looks to raise awareness of, and shares, key life skills that can lead our students to their future success – and to become their own heroes.

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Full Event Details:

A lack of aspiration amongst boys continues to contribute to underachievement at school and beyond. In 2017, two thirds of grade nine GCSE results were achieved by girls, whilst in 2016, there were 94,000 less men than women that applied to study at university - a 16% difference overall. Boys from disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly underrepresented.

Held at University College Birmingham, ‘Become Your Own Hero’ looks to raise aspirations and encourage positive male role models from across Birmingham and across society. This event will be fully male-led, with aspirational sessions ran by recent graduates, a campus tour, an entrepreneurship workshop which will underline the skills required for success, a community and values workshop led by a university academic and a motivational speech from a Team GB athlete.

This event is ideal for boys generally, but particularly for those who lack aspiration, motivation and positive male role models.

Year Group(s):
9, 10

Gatsby Benchmarks:
3, 7, 8

Learning Objectives (Linked to the Aimhigher Plus Progression Framework Learning Outcomes):
(As 3.1) Feel motivated and confident to succeed in school
(Aw 3.1) Recognise and understand the full range of options available in Key Stage 4 and / or post 16 and HE
(At 3.1) Recognise the importance of succeeding at school
(At 3.2) Recognise that GCSE and post 16 qualifications are required to access HE
(Ap 3.1) Recognise that HE is complex and competitive, offering learners great choice and requiring active and informed decision-making
(Ac 3.1) Have an awareness of the learning environment in HE and student life
(Aw 4.4) Recognise different HE pathways and options (e.g. FT/PT, home or away etc)
(Ac 4.2) Recognition of the opportunities that may arise from attending HE
http://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Progression-Framework.pdf

Places Available:
25 (50% or no less than the school's % of learners must be Aimhigher Plus)

Lunch Provided:
N/A

Transport Provided:
Contact Lead HEI

Our cancellation policy applies. Visit this website below for more information: https://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/activities/

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)

Duration:

Half Day

Dates Available:

This event is delivered at our institution on the following date(s):
28th January 2022

Minimum number of students:

1

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