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Highlighting Care Experienced Young People in Higher Education

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School of SSESW academic Karen Winter and third year Social Work student Billie-Jo McDowell have been invited to participate in a Queen’s University panel discussion at the New York New Belfast – be the bridge conference in New York (12-14 June) to showcase the University’s success in widening participation for able students facing challenges to progress to university study. Karen and Billie-Jo will be commenting on the work Queen’s does to enhance the participation of care experienced young people in higher education.

New York New Belfast is an annual conference held in New York and this year highlights the bridges of progress and prosperity being built between citizens of both cities. A delegation of Belfast’s business leaders will meet with their New York counterparts to enhance and increase business links and explore opportunities.

As well as putting the spotlight on the excellent work Queen’s does in widening access to higher education, the conference will also showcase on an transatlantic stage the progress of the University’s Social Charter and the positive impact that SSESW and the wider University have in making a social difference in our society.