HEPP Partnership welcomes graduate interns

Three Graduate interns working on HEPPSince the end of Aimhigher, both Sheffield universities have been working together to support the dissemination of good information on higher education opportunities to local young people.

Earlier this year, the Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP) welcomed three new Graduate Interns to the team.

Recent graduates Lisa Stanley, Helen Grew and Amy York took up their posts in April. They are now fully engaged in their new roles supporting the Student Finance Campaign running in schools and colleges in the Sheffield City Region.  The three also co-ordinate the work of a team of HEPP student ambassadors specially selected from both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

The collaborative HE Finance campaign will provide accurate information that relates to national/ government financial support, as well as information about specific support offered by partner HEIs in the Sheffield City Region. Lisa, Helen and Amy will enable the HEPP to attend many more events, and assist learners and parents with questions about HE progression and the financial implications surrounding those choices.

Helen Grew is a recent University of Sheffield graduate in Social and Political Studies.  Since graduating she has worked for Macmillan and international aid charities. Helen commented: "I'm looking forward to getting out and engaging with learners, putting my work experiences to best use, and with the finance ambassador, getting the finance message out in the Sheffield City Region."

To reinforce this message, HEPP have also produced a new student finance booklet entitled "Yes you can".  You can download the booklet from the "Yes you can" web link.

Jackie Powell, HEPP Development Manager said “The presence of current and recent HE students will be a real advantage. I'm sure partners will make full use of this opportunity to engage, inspire and inform their learners about the advantages of the experience of Higher Education whilst dispelling myths surrounding the new finance issues”.

To find out more about this work, including opportunities for interns and ambassadors to visit your school or college, contact HEPP on 0114 225 3749 or email HEPP@shu.ac.uk