FIND MY SCHOOL OR COLLEGE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, who’ll be able to provide further guidance and signposting.
School Advisers Conference 2021
The University of Liverpool are offering a free online conference for teachers, school counsellors and careers advisers supporting students progressing into Higher Education. You’ll have the chance to hear from Higher Education experts, including Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience and Enhancement at the University of Liverpool and Clare Marchant, Chief Executive of UCAS.
The Conference will run between 11am and 3pm, the full programme and booking form are available here.
Outreach North East and UCAS are partnering to deliver a webinar and live Q+A session for teachers and advisers, looking ahead to 2022 applications. They’ll cover how best to support students, changes to the UCAS application and signposting to the most up to date sources of help and information.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 3.45pm. If you aren’t able to attend on this date you can still register and you’ll receive a recording of the event which you can access until 25th May.
You can register here, by selecting ‘Are you ready for 2022 applications? – Registration Now Open!’
MyBnk is a charity offering financial education to young people and they are currently able to offer the Money Works programme for 16-25 year olds free of charge. Money Works is a financial and digital skills programme for young adults who are becoming more independent or who may be about to live independently – perfect for students approaching university and the independent living it involves.
Sessions cover budgeting and household costs, sources of income, wage slips, tax and NI, how banks work, savings and current accounts, interest, tenancy agreements and borrowing. Money Works has a strong focus on embedding digital skills, increasing students access to and confidence in using digital tools to manage their money, make financial decisions and plan for their future.
Sessions can be delivered virtually or face to face and students are asked to complete an evaluation survey following the session.
MyBnk also offers a number of other sessions, pleased contact Joshua Rigby-Farrell at email@example.com for more information
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.
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.