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New Partnership Role Between Kings College And The University Of Surrey

Published on: 8 Dec, 2016
Updated on: 11 Dec, 2016

Pupils at a Guildford senior school stand to benefit from a new partnership and initiative with the University of Surrey.

The partnership with Kings College in Park Barn, a member of the Guildford Education Partnership Multi Academy Trust (GEP Academies), includes a widening participation co-ordinator role based at the school. The post is a two-year fixed-term contract funded by the university at a salary of around £31,076 to £38,183 per year.

KIngs College pupils are getting a helping hand from a new partnership with the University of Surrey.

Kings College pupils are getting a helping hand from a new partnership with the University of Surrey.

The role will focus on bridging the gap between school and higher education for pupils and their parents/carers. This initiative aims to engage and inspire young people studying at Kings College into thinking about future educational pathways and to raise their aspirations.

The principal at Kings College, Alastair McKenzie, said: “We have incredibly high aspirations for all of our students and know that this position will help support students in making informed decisions about their future education pathways.”

The chairman of governors at Kings College, Anna Wright, added: “We know there are many girls and boys in our community who could achieve brilliantly at university. This post will massively increase their opportunities to think about all the different things they could study and how they can get funding to support them.”

In celebrating its 50th anniversary, the university said it has formed the partnership so as to “give something back to the local community”.

The president and vice-chancellor at University of Surrey, Professor Max Lu, said: “We are committed to supporting young people in Guildford in reaching their potential and are delighted to be able to work in closer partnership with Kings College and GEP Academies.

“This role provides a great opportunity to develop new and exciting activities to enhance the capacity of the school and the community for a bright future for young people and families.”

More about the new role can be found at the Jobs at Surrey website.

The University of Surrey’s royal charter was signed in 1966, establishing the university in Guildford from its roots in Battersea, London. To celebrate and to leave a lasting local legacy, it is marking the occasion with activities both on and off campus.

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