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Welcome to the first edition of the HEON Student Digest! Your monthly newsletter which gives you all the news, opportunities and recommendations about Higher Education, apprenticeships, wellbeing and more!

Have a read through this issue, and if you want to find out more or access all of our amazing content, check out our website:
In the News

Student Blog

Our latest student blog post is by Rachel Bramley, a Digital Film and Screen Arts Student at the University for The Creative Arts (UCA) who writes about her experiences of choosing which university to attend. 



We're very excited to jump into the next academic year with some great projects with schools.

This will be the first year we will be running a Model United Nations with over 32 schools in Surrey and Northern Hampshire. Not sure if your school has signed up for it yet? Speak with your teacher and ask them to contact Najaah on 

The Employability Series - This programme provides you with a step by step process to building your CV and practice making applications. 

Creative Arts Masterclasses - Get creative at home with a virtual masterclass delivered by experienced Creative Workshop Tutors from the University for the Creative Arts. You'll also have the chance to participate in a Saturday Club!
Check Out What The HEON Team Are Reading This Month

Feel Good Forward

Sometimes all you need in life is a bit of positivity. Our Feel Good Forward does just that, with hand-picked happy stories from across the world.

To Eliminate Plastic, College Grad Designs Ramen Packaging That Dissolves in Hot Water


Students ‘Overwhelmed’ After Landlord Gives Them ‘Good Tenant Bonuses’ On Top of Returning Security Deposits


Interested in studying law? The University of Law is holding a virtual open day on the 21st of October along with other opportunities. Click here to book your space and for other events.

Surrey Sports Park has officially reopened! Check out their new guidelines

Our Latest Resources and Courses!


The HEON team have been busy over the past couple of months creating resources and courses to aid students moving from either Year 11 to Year 12/college, or from Year 13 to University/apprenticeships. See some of them below:

*Introduction to Project Management and Independent Work.

* Everything to know about apprenticeships including work etiquette

*Where to live at University

We love getting feedback from our participants and parents/guardians. Check out an email we got from a participant of  the HEON Summer School:

I would like to thank you for organising this weeks summer school and giving a wide variety of subjects and information to the students as well as all the other universities, colleges, staff and ambassadors involved.
My child still has some subject tasters he would like to do and he has really enjoyed his week with you and it gave him lots to think about as well as enjoying a curry with his just eat voucher.

Top Tip from HEON

You do not need to overpay your student loan! You only pay 9% of any wages over the threshold, which is currently £26,575 per year, and the debt will be wiped off in 30 years. Martin Lewis, money saving guru, says that "it's predicted the vast majority – 83% – of university leavers won't be earning enough that their repayments clear it in full. They'll keep repaying it for the whole 30 years, like an additional tax..."

Check out the HEON social media and website for updates and content, including worksheets & videos from our ambassadors about university/college. 

This newsletter will be released once a month through our HEON channels, keep an eye out for updates regarding our online projects. 

From all of us at HEON, 
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