In June 2021 I interned for the Outreach and Widening Participation team at Solent university which focuses on bringing in students to higher education, often from BAME, low economic, and low participation groups. I was excited to join the role as I myself was targeted by the OWP team at Solent and it was one of many reasons I went into further education.

My role as intern would be to shadow career advisers in the team, attended events and meetings learning about target groups and the best ways to reach them. Developing a contact list of relevant schools and collages to invite to Solent held events and participate in social media research for further outreach.