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In our Teachers/Advisers zone, you’ll find helpful information, resources, CPD opportunities, and signposting related to supporting young people with their further and higher education choices. If you can’t see the resource or opportunity you need, or you’d like to discuss any of the resources in more detail, please contact Sarah Hanson: email@example.com, who’ll be able to provide further guidance and signposting.
Supporting Service Children
This online CPD conference, offered by the Service Children’s Progression Alliance (SCiP) and Future U, Lancashire’s Uni Connect programme is suitable for any staff who are supporting a Service Child. Supporting Service Children takes place over two sessions, on Wednesday 17th March and Thursday 25th March and introduces the Thriving Lives Toolkit, with it’s 7 principles for effectively support Service Children in schools. The conference is free to attend and you can register for a place here.
Teacher Guide to AHP
Produced by ISeeTheDifference, this guide aims to support careers advisers to give guidance to young people considering pursing a career in the health and social care sector. It focuses specifically on Allied Health Professions (AHPs), a family of 15 specialist healthcare professions. These roles include Orthoptists, Physiotherapists, Paramedics, Diagnostic Radiographers and more. The guide covers how to place AHPs into context, core information about these careers and useful supporting resources.
UniTasterDays are offering a free, 45 minute lunchtime event for schools and college colleagues (including careers colleagues, Heads of Year and SLT), who are interested in finding out more about the provision of university guidance in an online environment. Sessions will focus on Gatsby Benchmark 7, the different types of online events on offer for schools and how some schools have approached the delivery of effective university guidance in the current virtual climate. The event takes place Wednesday, March 3rd between 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Speakers including Jon Cheek (Founder and Director of UniTasterDays), Jess Cook (Level 6 qualified careers professional providing support in 5 schools across Wiltshire) and Marie Jobson (Education Manager with the Careers and Enterprise Company).
You can book a place on this event here.
LIPA Half Term Workshops
Between Monday 15th February and Friday 19th February LIPA will be offering free online workshops in Acting, Dance, Music, Singing and Making Performance Possible subjects, for students in Years 7 to 11. All workshops will take place on Microsoft Teams and links to the sessions will be sent out no later than Friday 12th February. To sign up, and see the full timetable of the week, click here.
Uni Taster Days Teacher Guide
The Teachers’ Guide has been produced by UniTasterDays.com in collaboration with HELOA (The Higher Education Liaison Officers Association) to support the university guidance provided in secondary schools and colleges. The Guide contains over 30 articles, contributed by colleagues at universities throughout the UK, on topics such as booking online university online events, Gatsby benchmarks, CPD opportunities, arranging subject specific events and more. The Guide also features exclusive content from Martin Lewis on university fees, and content on graduate employability from one of the UK’s most successful business leaders, Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division.
Discover Uni is a great resource site for your students, containing official information to help them decide if higher education is right for them, find out what and where to study and get the information needed to compare courses.
Student Finance England has a microsite for those working in the education sector, providing guidance on the financial help available to students based in England who are considering entering further or higher education. This microsite contains the most recent news updates to Student Finance, along with guides, films, and factsheets to help explain Student Finance to students, their supporters, and other school staff.
The Brilliant Club
The Brilliant Club is a university access charity working across the UK, aiming to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. They offer two programmes: The Scholars Programme and the Brilliant Tutoring Programme. The Scholars Programme pairs pupils with a PhD researcher to enable them to experience university-style teaching and develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel in Higher Education. The Brilliant Tutoring Programme is part of the National Tutoring Programme to address the gaps in learning caused by school closures. Please contact the Brilliant Club directly to find out more about how your school can benefit from these programmes.
IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people can access innovative programmes including mentoring, academic support, employability support, and FOCUS weeks. The IntoUniversity North Liverpool centre is based in Anfield and run in partnership with the LFC Foundation and the University of Liverpool. Please contact the team at the North Liverpool centre directly to register and find out more about the days programmes are running.
UCAS for Advisers
UCAS has a dedicated zone for teachers, careers advisers, and other practitioners who may be supporting a student with their application to university. Hosting recent updates, guides, resources, and training on all elements of the application process, from creating an account to Confirmation and Clearing, this is one of the most extensive sources of information tailored to teachers and advisers available.
Uni Taster Days
Uni Taster Days is a comprehensive database of university outreach and recruitment events for schools and colleges, helping teachers and careers advisers interested in booking events (such as taster days, workshops, masterclasses and open days) for school groups see what is available and how to book. Students and parents are also able to book places on some events directly. Uni Taster Days indexes thousands of university events each year, including a comprehensive virtual offer, and includes filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for with ease.