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PROJECT EMPOWER

 

 

WhatNext? Coventry, is inviting YOU to join them on a brand-new and exciting project – PROJECT EMPOWER

 

Project Empower aims to empower, equip and enlighten young people from Black and South Asian backgrounds allowing them to feel confident about making choices which will heavily impact their future and have fundamental skills which will allow them to #beexcellent. We do this with the delivery of tailored mentoring and sessions on life skills and holistic higher education options.

 

The sessions are split into Life Skills and Higher Education sessions. These sessions aim to provide you with skills that will allow you to thrive in life after school and give you a chance to increase your networks so YOU CAN LEAD ON YOUR OWN PROJECTS! 

 

These include:

 

1.     University, What is right for me?: Understand what University is and its benefits, helping you plan for the future.

2.     Apprenticeships and beyondDevelop your understanding of options outside of going to university and provide avenues to explore these HE options.

3.     Communication skills: Understanding the importance of communication skills online and in person. Learn how to articulate your viewpoint so you are heard!

4.     Career skills: A crash course on CVs, cover letters and interviews increasing your confidence when it comes to applying for jobs.

5.     Money management: Providing you with the basics of financial literacy and the importance of effective budgeting, allowing you to be confident with managing money.

6.     Mental wellbeing and mindfulness: Learn techniques to support mental well-being by proposing an “Emotional Fitness/Wellbeing Plan” and destigmatising mental illness.

 

All sessions are highly interactive, giving you the opportunity to engage with students across the country, get involved with debates, put your creative hats on and finally actually have some good fun whilst being stuck at home!

 

Let WhatNext?Coventry create an environment for you to escape the boring reality of a lockdown and harness your superpower which is being authentically yourself!

 

We will be partnering with some of the best people to make sure its worth giving up a few of those FIFA games or Tiktok dances!

 

For our communications session, InitiatedNation; a Black-owned company aimed at creating a space for creatives and professionals to come together. Plus, the careers session led by Econominds; Female run educational company providing industry expert knowledge and advice to make sure you get your dream job!

 

Prizes are available to anyone that joins up with us now! Find out what they are at the taster session!

 

To get involved and learn skills that could change your life, alongside winning prizes, having pizza nights and having something huge to add to your CV, click the link below to sign up. Don’t forget, make sure you refer a friend!

 

Our taster session is Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 6pm, I can’t wait to see you there! Click here to sign up

Birmingham Popular Maths Lecture - 27 January

 

This lecture, delivered via Zoom, would be most suitable for advanced maths GCSE students.

The emergent rhythms of health and disease: where mathematics, biology and medicine meet

Professor John Terry

Wednesday 27th January 7pm

Rhythms are everywhere! In this talk I will introduce many of the rhythms that we take for granted and consider how mathematics can help us to understand them. I will focus on two important areas: stress, and how our body responds to stressors, and epilepsy, a serious neurological condition that affects 1% of the global population. In each case, I will describe some of the common rhythms that ensure our bodies and minds respond appropriately, as well as exploring – using mathematics – what can go wrong.

Click here to register for the event

Enter the Virtual Faraday Challenge

 

The Virtual Faraday Challenge is open for anyone between 7-15, young people can do this at home, in school, individually or as a group or family.

 

Based on a real-world problem, the Virtual Faraday Challenge brings together STEM subjects (science, design and technology, engineering and maths) in an engaging way and encourages the development of young people’s problem solving and communication skills.

 

This season’s Virtual Faraday Challenge tasks young people to see if they can assist the work of Network Rail in helping them to sustainably manage the increasing numbers of passengers using their network and minimise their impact on the environment.

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