A dozen Forward Leeds clients, some still in treatment and some former clients attended a session at the University of Leeds to gain insights into accessing further and higher education.
Graham Hale, Education, Training and Employment Worker for Forward Leeds said: “It was like watching lightbulbs go on above our clients heads. They realised that educational opportunities at university level were not the preserve on an ‘elite’ and were available to everyone, including them”.
They met staff from the University as well as the Learning Champions who are people with similar life experiences who have studied up to Masters level at the University.
They were offered a taster lesson and a tour of the University as well as advice and guidance.
Several of those who attended signed up for the University’s Summer Schools there and then.
Forward Leeds are looking to make these sessions a regular thing for clients.