Furness College’s aim is for all learners to secure a positive destination on completion of their qualification, into either higher education, employment or training. Find out more about the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) available to our students.
December Parents’ & Carers’ Pack
In the December issue we look at volunteering, Post-16 SEND options, T Level subjects coming soon, apprenticeship award winners, Traineeships FAQs, Job coach support and more! Please help us to share widely through parentmail channels.
Free webinar on GES Degree Apprenticeship Programme
Join us on Monday 14 December at 4pm to hear from the Government Economic Service about the Economist Degree apprenticeship programme, opening for applications the same day. With 70+ vacancies, this is a chance for students, colleagues and parents to find out how to apply. Register now!
Armed Forces webinar recording
Amazing Apprenticeships hosted an exclusive webinar with the Armed Forces to explore the apprenticeship opportunities with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. If you missed it please find the full recording, presentation slides and more here.
Masterclasses to boost students’ mindset
WorldSkills UK have just launched a suite of Mindset Masterclasses to help students and apprentices become more confident, resilient and agile. The masterclasses, which are free to access, include ten bite-sized learning modules. Find out more here.
#NAW2021 free resources
Have you started planning for National Apprenticeship Week yet? The theme has now been announced as ‘Build the Future’. To help you to prepare for the big week, we have a collection of free resources, including checklists, comms toolkits and more. Click here to access the resources now.
Traineeships help 16 to 24 year olds – or 25 year olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan – get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience. We have a brilliant collection of free resources to help you to become more familiar with traineeships.
New apprenticeships podcast
HomeServe Foundation has created a new podcast series – All About Apprenticeships. The first episode explores the opportunities and incentives that apprenticeships can offer, the importance of apprentices for the future of our country and much more. Listen to the first episode now.
The Big Assembly is back!
The interactive LIVE digital broadcast enables students and teachers to engage in conversation about exciting career opportunities, events and more! The Big Assembly takes place on 9th February during NAW2021 and is totally free to attend, so sign up now!
T Level resource library
T Levels are continuing to roll-out with more coming in the new year. Don’t forget that we have guides, poster bundles, factsheets, explainer films, webinar recordings and powerpoint slides to help you get acquainted with this exciting qualification. Access the free resources by clicking here.
New Year Virtual Careers Fair
The National Careers Service will host the New Year New Career Virtual Careers Fair, taking place from 27-29 January. People can visit a wide range of organisations and can get advice and support to manage careers and how to take first steps towards them.
Open Apprenticeship Vacancies
There are lots of other current apprenticeship vacancies with really exciting apprenticeship employers. We’ve collated a helpful list for you to browse over the Christmas break.
The list of current apprenticeship vacancies includes Nestlé, Virgin Media, Network Rail, Sky and more. With hundreds of vacancies to browse, Christmas is the perfect time to start thinking about applying for that perfect apprenticeship!
Don’t forget to check out our Vacancy Snapshot profiles for more information on some of the UK’s biggest and best apprenticeship employers.
Economist Degree Apprenticeship
There are over 70 current vacancies available with the Government Economic Service for the Economist Degree Apprenticeship Programme.
This is a brilliant opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces.
We recently hosted an informative webinar with the Government Economic Service taking a closer look at the programme and current vacancies. This is a great resource for students, teachers and parents & carers to find out how to apply.
Following an extremely popular webinar with the Armed Forces, No.1 in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020 listing, we have created a helpful Q&A factsheet.
The webinar was attended by over 1,000 students, teachers and parents and carers, many of whom had brilliant questions for the Armed Forces. We collated together all of the questions and answers into one helpful Q&A factsheet, so everyone can benefit from the extra information.
You can also visit the Royal Navy, RAF and British Army Vacancy Snapshot profiles for more helpful information on the programmes they offer, how to apply and more.
Find out about MBDA’s apprenticeship opportunities.
This session with MBDA will bust myths within the defence sector and share first-hand insights into the MBDA community and recruitment process. Students will also have the opportunity to hear from current apprentices and you can even put them in the hot seat and ask any questions on your mind. Join us on 3rd December 2020 at 4pm. Register here.
Please note this session is for students only and we will be running a similar session the following week for teachers, career leaders and career advisers. To join the CPD session, click here.
Network Rail Apprenticeship
At Network Rail, you’re part of an incredible team of experts all working together to help millions of people get where they’re going. Through training, mentoring and guidance, we support each other, we keep each other safe and we bring out the best in one another.
The Rail industry is currently going through one of the largest transformations we’ve ever seen. New opportunities are appearing every day and we’re investing over £45 billion in the next five years to revolutionise our nation’s railway system. It’s an incredible time to start a career with us.
Start your journey today
Our Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship is a three-year programme which gives you all the support and training you need to take the first steps towards becoming a professional engineer. During this scheme you’ll earn a competitive salary and get involved with important projects — gaining invaluable experience as you work towards a degree level qualification.
Once you’ve completed the course you’ll have the option to continue your studies and move into specialist roles ranging from electrification and plant, overhead lines, signalling and telecoms.
When you become a part of our team, there’s no limit to how far you can go. And there’s never been a more exciting time to join Network Rail. We’re growing every year, embracing new technology, pushing boundaries and challenging what’s possible. So, if you’d like to learn, grow and make your mark on the future of transport, we’d love to hear from you.
Your ambition, talents, ideas and unique way of looking at the world will help us drive innovation in every part of our business.
About Pfizer Apprenticeships
Having an Apprenticeship at Pfizer means doing work that helps millions of people across the world benefit from life-changing treatment.
It means working for a company that believes in equity, excellence and protecting your work-life balance. And it means working with colleagues who take your ideas seriously and support your learning and development.
If you want an Apprenticeship that matters, you’ll find it at Pfizer.
Applications are now open for the 2021 ZSC Apprenticeship Programme!
After reinvigorating the apprenticeship programme in 2020, GSK are now wanting to build on its success, and to do this we are looking for driven candidates who are passionate about pursuing a career in manufacturing or engineering.
The Zinnat Supply Chain apprentice programme is the first of its kind for GSK, as the programme spans across both the Ulverston and Barnard Castle sites, which provides an exciting opportunity for individuals who are both outgoing and flexible, and who can integrate effectively into new teams and environments.
The programme will involve rotations between the two sites in order to maximise the learning experiences of the apprentices. This gives the potential to land in a permanent role at one of the two sites when their apprenticeship finishes.
Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship (DTS) Duration – 4 Years Qualification – BSc Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (University of Warwick) Salary – Circa £20,000
If you want to work at the cutting edge of car production, then look no further than our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. Working on the ideas that will be on the production line in five years’ time, means you will be fascinated by the world of tomorrow and the opportunities that brings.
And where better to put your technology skills and passion to the test than in a business that will change from a car manufacturer to a technology company that makes superb cars? If you are motivated by the power of technology to change the way the world moves, in a business that believes that technology can be a force for good, then this apprenticeship could be perfect for you.
There are 4 pathways to choose from:
Software Engineering, in our Engineering and IT teams
Software Engineering with Data, in our Engineering and Manufacturing teams
Data Analytics with a variety of functions across our enterprise
Network Engineering in our Engineering and IT teams
For the first two years you will study the core range of subjects, with pathway specialism in years three and four. Modules are taught in week blocks at the University of Warwick and will be a mix of lectures, practical laboratories, seminars and tutorials. You will also have access to a Virtual Learning Environment for further support between blocks.
In year’s 1 and 2 you will cover modules in all 4 of the pathways and then in years 3 and 4 you will move into your chosen pathway.
Here is a list of chemistry webinars delivered by lecturers at Lancaster University.
A lecture from Professor Joe Sweeney, Head of Chemistry and Chair in Synthetic Chemistry, which will cover finding out how the shape and charge of small organic molecules is important in the brain.
Find the full list of the chemistry lectures here.
Research in a Box
These free resources give your students the opportunity to learn through engaging activities or experience using research equipment through interactive practical sessions. The equipment and activities have been designed by our academics with the GCSE and A Level curriculums in mind, enabling you to teach the syllabus in a fun, exciting and innovative way.
Lancaster Access Programme is exciting opportunity to develop skills to help with your studies and enhance your university application. You will have access to a dedicated online Lancaster University OpenLearning platform where you can sign up for a range of workshops and activities that you can complete in your own time, allowing you the flexibility to complete them alongside your studies earning credits for completing each of these activities. If you complete the programme, you will be eligible for a lower offer, of up to a two A level grade drop or equivalent, to study at Lancaster University. Applications are open now and close on Sunday 10th January, further information can be accessed on our website at www.lancaster.ac.uk/lap. A short video explaining more about the programme can be found here.
Politics, Philosophy and Religion
The PPR department has a strong, distinctive and exciting research culture.
Our interdisciplinary research brings together scholars who work within and across the subject areas of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Politics and International Relations.
We offer a broad range of options for students to study Politics & International Relations at Lancaster.
The various degree courses focus upon the central questions that have shaped the modern world and allow students to explore such themes as war and peace, poverty and inequality, order and justice, governance and power.
Lancaster allows you to study philosophy, the oldest academic subject, in a flexible way.
Philosophy is the careful, critical, and reasoned engagement with a wide range of fundamental questions about human existence; about art, politics, justice, right and wrong, truth and knowledge, faith and reason.
Religion has become increasingly visible in society, manifested in debates around, for example; the wearing of veils in Islam, the legitimacy of homosexuality in Christianity, the place of atheism in the West, the nature of religious violence and terrorism, the relation of religion to politics, and the role of the media.
Politics Taster Webinar: Can Universal basic Income Make a Nation Healthier?
Wednesday 16th December, 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Evidence suggests that a person’s health is heavily influenced by social and economic environment.
This webinar outlines this case, arguing that UBI can improve health by reducing poverty, increasing predictability of income and reducing inequality. As the Government is now committed to preventing, rather than just treating ill-health, the webinar examines the impact the policy might have on public budgets and whether the policy is feasible.
The purpose of these webinars is to help applicants to medical school find out about the interview process for medicine and to learn how to prepare. The sessions will be led by admissions and widening participation leads from across UK medical schools and will allow students in years 12 and 13 to ask questions.
Below students can find the registration links to sign up for free. We would appreciate if you could circulate this to students that might be interested.
Lancaster University Medicine Society Online Sessions
Lancaster University medicine students are running an online learning experience for prospective medicine applicants (yr 12/13 who meet some Widening Participation Criteria). These 3 online sessions lead by experienced 5th year medical students are designed to fill the gap of practical work experience this year.
3 online morning sessions on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of January 2021 will cover real life medical problems and the chance to work with current students. A great learning opportunity to list on applications.
Any students interested in taking part should compete – Online Work Experience Application Form. There are a limited number of places so unfortunately students are not guaranteed a place and will be notified if they are successful.
Lancaster University Access to Medicine Programme – Series of activities for potential medicine applicants (Yr 12) that informs and prepares young people. If the programme is completed and students meet entry requirements they are guaranteed an Interview at Lancaster for Medicine. Details coming out soon, I will be in touch again when applications open.
December Virtual Open Days and on-demand access
We have extended our series of live Virtual Open Days into the month of December, so that you have more time to find out about Manchester Met and our courses. Our Virtual Open Days are grouped by course areas:
• Saturday 28 November – if you enjoy science, engineering or anything sports-related then this is the day for you.
• Saturday 28 November – courses for Manchester School of Art (MSoA), School of Digital Arts (SODA) and Manchester School of Theatre take centre stage.
• Friday 11 December – if your heart belongs to health, psychology, education or you have a hunger for nutrition then join us.
• Saturday 12 December – discover the world of opportunity you’ll be presented with by studying business or law.
• Thursday 17 December – explore all things humanities, languages or social sciences and Fashion.
All our live Virtual Open Days include subject presentations, subject areas packed with videos and downloadable resources, and virtual tours, so you can still access plenty of information regardless of your course of interest.
Our Virtual Care Leaver Information Support Day for students from Care Experienced backgrounds will take place on Wednesday 2nd December from 9:00am – 1:00pm. The event will support your transition into university and will help you to find out about the support that is available to you during your studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. The day will consist of a range of different sessions including: Choosing a Course, Student Finance, University Life and Independent Living, and Mindfulness and Wellbeing.
To find out more and to book your place, please contact Ivan Hay by emailing I.Hay@mmu.ac.uk
School of Digital Arts Virtual Roadshow for Year 12 and Year 13
Our School of Digital Arts (SODA) is an interdisciplinary school at Manchester Metropolitan University – a £35m investment into the workspaces, facilities, networks, teaching and research that will drive the next generation of creative content. This interdisciplinary purpose-built school will use cutting edge technology to drive innovation across all creative subjects at one of the UK’s leading universities.
Join us for a virtual interactive session, where you will get to hear all about the School of Digital Arts and meet some of our tutors. We have courses in Animation, Film, Photography, Games, Future Media Production, Sound and Web/UX along with a Foundation Year. We want to hear from you and about your interests and passions and we’ll be there to tell you about our courses and answer any questions you or your students may have. You will get an insight into how courses will run and what it is like to study at SODA.
We will be running sessions across three dates:
Monday 30th November (12pm-1pm)
Wednesday 2nd December (2pm-3pm)
Friday 4th December (12pm-1pm)
Please use this link to register for our virtual event via Eventbrite.
Digital Portfolio Guidance
Are you applying to a course at our Manchester School of Art? Check out our new short video with top tips from lecturers to help you prepare your digital portfolio. You can also visit our website to find out more about the courses that require portfolios and the portfolio requirements for each subject area. Make yours stand out!
Supported Audition Scheme
Are you considering progressing to drama school? Our Manchester School of Theatre are offering a ‘Supported Audition Scheme’, a short mentoring project for post-16 students to help your progression. The scheme will take place on the week beginning 7th December and involves an invitation to an online audition workshop with David Salter, Head of the Drama School, advice and guidance from a personal mentor and a free token for MST performances or access to digital performances. We are particularly seeking participants whose backgrounds are underrepresented in drama schools.
Who is eligible for the scheme? All post-16 students who meet at least one of the following criteria:
Maths – Complex, not so complex!
Date: Friday 4th December
Description: The world of real numbers is very well known to every math pupil. All basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and taking limits, lead to the development of calculus. However, one operation fails: taking roots of negative numbers escapes the realm of real numbers!
In this workshop, we will see how introducing an imaginary axis provides a much more consistent approach to working with numbers and functions, and gives new means for understanding basic facts such as “a polynomial of degree n has n roots”. We will also look at some powerful applications. Sign up here.
Music – Page to performance
Date: Thursday 10th December
Description: Have you ever thought about the sheet music you are playing from? Whether you are playing from a jazz lead sheet or from the score of a Mozart sonata, what connection is there between the notes that you see and the composer? This session will introduce you to musical sources and the world of editing and publication, as well as looking at the relationship between musical texts and what is actually played. Sign up here.
English Language and Linguistics – World Englishes (A Review and Reflect Session)
Date: Friday 11th December
Description: In this session, we will review and take forward issues and debates surrounding World Englishes. As ever-increasing numbers of people around the world are using English in new and varied ways, we will establish a broad picture of World Englishes, linking it to relevant linguistic and sociolinguistic concepts, and asking key questions about English now… and in the future. Sign up here.
English Literature – From Austen to Austenland: Representing the Regency (LIMITED SPACES)
Date: Recorded session followed by a live seminar session in early 2021 (date tbc)
Time: See above
Description: Regency has come to be represented in popular culture as the lost and last age of romance and elegance, partly the result of enhanced connections being made between Austen and the heritage industries in modern adaptations. This talk examines representations of the Regency in literature and film. Sign up here.
English Literature – Money, Modernity and the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) (LIMITED SPACES)
Date: Recorded session followed by a live seminar session in early 2021 (date tbc)
Time: See above
Description: F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife were the golden couple of the Roaring Twenties, enjoying the economic boom that the US experienced after the First World War. Yet The Great Gatsby is principally a novel about failure. The hero – Gatsby – is, socially, not really ‘great’ at all, as his near empty funeral attests. However, Fitzgerald points to the ‘colossal vitality’ of Gatsby’s ability to dream as the thing of most value in a materialistic age, and he identifies the human potential to dream and store up all sorts of impossibilities in one’s ‘ghostly heart’ as the source of true success. Sign up here.
Chemistry – An Introduction to Chemistry at Northumbria University Date: Monday 14th December Time: 12:00-13:00
Description: In this session we will look at the exciting research and careers that can lead from a degree in chemistry from Northumbria University. We will talk about how, as a student at Northumbria, you will be directly involved in cutting edge research projects, get hands on experience with state-of-the-art instruments and equipment from automated spectrometers and chromatography equipment to 3D printers and more. You will find out how at Northumbria University you will get to know your lecturers (on a first name basis), you will learn though amazing, specially designed practical classes, as well as lectures and small group tutorials. Join us in this session for insight into why a chemistry degree at Northumbria could be the right choice for you.
Food Science and Nutrition – An Introduction to Food Science and Nutrition at Northumbria University Date: Tuesday 15th December Time: 13:00-13:30
Description: In this session we will explore what it’s like to study Food Science and Nutrition at Northumbria University. Will we talk about what you can study on the course, the fantastic placement opportunities as well as where the degree can lead you to in the future.
This is the latest instalment of PwC’s Virtual Classroom – a virtual programme open to students between Years 10 and 13* focusing on racial equality, social mobility and gender equality. You’ll also have the chance to engage with a range of PwC ambassadors through the interactive live sessions, while having the flexibility to watch and listen to the recorded sessions at a time best suited to you each week.
See the times and dates here:
Thursday 26th November – The importance of social mobility- register here.
Thursday 3rd December – The importance of gender equality – register here.
Thursday 3rd December – The importance of diversity and inclusion – parent and teacher session – register here.
For students looking to go to uni whilst starting their career
Our Flying Start degree programmes in Accounting or Technology offer the best of both worlds. Studying at university, students will get to experience the full-time student lifestyle but with integrated paid placements at PwC, they’ll have some money to enjoy it too. They’ll gain a degree, and hopefully impress us enough to secure a graduate job with us after they graduate.
Developing Employability Skills
We’re thrilled to bring you the latest instalment of PwC’s Virtual Classroom – a virtual programme open to students between Years 10 and 13* focusing on racial equality, social mobility and gender equality. Students will also have the chance to engage with a range of PwC ambassadors through the interactive live sessions, while having the flexibility to watch and listen to the recorded sessions at a time best suited to them each week. Students can sign up to the virtual sessions click here.
Applying to University – Support Series
We have a programme of events running from now until the Christmas break which are designed to support your students during their application journey. You can find the full list of events on the attached document or visit the teachers pages to book.
These sessions are appropriate for students wanting to find out more about university, but will also be beneficial for teachers, parents and carers who are supporting students on their journey.
We are hosting our next Knowledge Network session on Wednesday 25th November, 4pm – 5pm. This month we will be joined by Dr Cat O’Neill who will be discussing young people’s mental health, the key issues and what we can do to support them. Register here.
We have included a selection of digital assets for you to use. We hope you are able to display these on your digital screens or student portals as you feel appropriate. These assets highlight our range of transition and progression events and opportunities that may be of interest to you and your students.
Subject specific online taster sessions
We have a range of taster sessions for students running across many subjects, including education, health and business. You can find more information on the website here.
Join us at an online open day to find out more about studying at Teesside University. Our next open days will be in the new year, we look forward to seeing your students.
CREATIVE DEGREE TALKS by The Northern School of Art
We have an exciting programme of Live and Pre-recorded Virtual HE Talks by Creative Professionals at The Northern School of Art.
Our live virtual sessions can take place anytime to suit you and will provide your students with a detailed insight into any one of our degree courses. Session includes a live Q&A.
Alternatively, links to our pre-recorded talks can be found below.
We also have a range of short 2-minute videos showcasing our courses, facilities and student life at www.northernart.ac.uk
We are looking to launch our contextual admissions guidance in the New Year and will be arranging a workshop. Please let us know if you would like to book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathways to Medicine
We are delighted to welcome applications for the Pathways to Medicine programme which is looking to attract students from under-represented groups. This will be the third year of the programme which has supported many students in developing a realistic view of the expectations of studying medicine at University and the career pathways open to them.
The team have been busy creating events for students to make informed choices about their 2021 progression. All your students need to do is visit our website where they can book any events that are right for them. This events below give you an idea of the activities we are offering:
Personal Statement Live Chats – Every Thursday 17.00-19.00 until 17 December – Due to the popularity of our personal statement chats we have extended the run of the series into December, to support students who want to submit their application before the 15 January UCAS deadline. To make it easier, your students can book onto any of the activities here.
Student Reflections – Sometimes you just want to hear from students who are studying in the subject you want to apply for. Over December students can join live chats with our students to get a glimpse of their experience of their course and life at UCLan.
We can also adapt our sessions to run virtually in your classrooms, so take a look and let us know if you would like us to deliver them direct to your students.
Parents Live Chats – We know that parents and carers usually have lots of questions about their child coming to university; how do you apply for September 2021; funding; support and accommodation. They can join us in December and January for our live chats where we share our essential guide and tips on supporting their child during their application journey.
Higher Education insight and inspiration
Post Qualification Admission Reforms – We recently have seen both Office for Students and UK Universities release papers on PQA. We found a really interesting article from WONKHE on the turning opinions of PQA and an article from Higher Education Policy Institute
Virtual Work Experience – We enjoyed this guide to supporting parents and students with virtual work experience opportunities.
The webinars are aimed at students in Years 11 and 12 as they start to think about what subjects to apply for at university and they can now sign up via the shiny new Webinars tool on their student homepage.
There are over 30 expert speakers confirmed including:
Prof. Carl Gombrich, Director of Teaching and Learning at the London Interdisciplinary school
Dr. Christopher Nordstrom, Co-founder of The Medic Portal
Dr. Ellie Ratcliffe, Lecturer in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey
‘Choose Cumbria’ – A ‘one-stop shop’ for up to date and relevant information about the University of Cumbria
Visit our Choose Cumbria microsite as a one-stop shop for everything you need to signpost and provide advice. Here, you can access a range of key information such as our course search tool, virtual tours of our campuses and facilities, links to virtual events and open days, key accommodation and finance information as well as real student stories and options to ‘chat’ to current students and/or trained staff. Visit ‘Choose Cumbria’.
Our ever-popular subject Masterclasses feature engaging, current and topical content and what’s more, students who attend are eligible to receive a reduced offer of up to 16 UCAS points on application to related University of Cumbria courses! (T&Cs apply. See website for details). We have plenty to come, but here is a look as what’s coming up next:
9 December 2020
Wildlife Tracking, Identification and Recording
10 December 2020
Insects in a Changing Climate
11 December 2020
Offender Rehabilitation – Occupational Therapy in Prisons Settings
14 December 2020
How to pitch a Television Programme from Idea to Broadcast
Our Outreach On Demand can be accessed directly by your students, anytime and anywhere!
‘Higher Education – What, Where, How?’ Generic HE sessions – a number of short informative sessions, delivered by our friendly and experienced Outreach Team, to introduce students to HE and the UCAS application and selection process.
Pathways series: ‘Getting into……’ sessions cover a variety of subjects and explore routes, progression pathways, course options and the exciting range of careers linked to each pathway.
All above sessions are available on demand but can be booked for a whole class LIVE delivery.
The University of Cumbria’s Institute of Business, Industry & Leadership are delivering a number of subject-based webinars, delivered by experts in their field. These pop-up sessions would be of interest to teachers and students alike!
BANAZ MAHMOD – A SO CALLED HONOUR KILLING
Date: Tuesday 15th December 7.00pm – 9.00pm
THE TOMCo. STORY BY FOUNDING DIRECTOR ALEX FOWKES
Date: Wednesday 16th of December, 7.00pm-8.15pm
Discover: Policing in London
16 December 2020 14:00 – 15:00
The London Metropolitan Police is the largest police service in the UK with over 44,000 members of staff; but what do they all do and what careers are available? There are multiple policing organisations outside of the Metropolitan Police Service, but what part do they play in securing London and the UK?
Discover the role of specialist agencies such as MI5, MI6, the National Crime Agency, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the British Transport Police and more. Discover what happens inside New Scotland Yard and how the Counter-Terrorism Police is formed.
Online webinar with – Dr Steve Gibbs – Principal Lecturer in Business and Leadership
Do you want a qualification that gives you the ultimate in career choices? Our graduates end up in Sellafield. Or they might go on to run a local medical practice. Or they might decide to start their own business. Or running the office for a local firm of accountants. Or working for the local council. Business management degrees take you to all industries and organisations. Because every organisation needs administrators and managers. It’s that simple. And, if you decide to go to another firm after a while, you can. Be the best qualified and most attractive graduate with a Cumbria business management degree. We get you work-ready. You get your future-ready!
Come and chat to us about business management as the best degree for life and work! Go anywhere, anytime, anyplace with us!
Chat to Steve about his 26 year career in business management, and how he and his team will get you ready for a bright confident future anywhere in the world. We’re ready to talk, are you?
This masterclass will introduce students to the processes and procedures by which Police Officers gather and provide primary evidence in written statement form.
Whilst this begins with what they see and hear when dealing with an incident, it is the ability to identify criminal activity and offence ‘points to prove’, recall and record the actions and speech of themselves and others, and bring a heightened level of attention to detail to their reports, which will enable them to produce high quality written ‘expert witness’ statements.
Accurate and detailed Police Officer witness statements are a crucial factor in securing convictions in a court of law; this session is designed to introduce and inform attendees of the complexity of this process.
The amazing thing about our Masterclasses is the opportunity they give your students opportunity to explore and discuss topics they’re interested in with professionals, academics and other like-minded students too! As an added bonus, attendance at our Masterclasses is rewarded with reduced offers on future applications to related subjects at the University of Cumbria (T&Cs available on our website here)
Students can access one to one, personalised support every day this week between 9am – 5pm via live chat. This option is always open, but this week we have specialists who work with those leaving school or college on the lines, ready to support your students. AND… on Thursday 17th December we will be hosting a live Q&A on Facebook and Instagram, 3-4pm. The kinds of question we’ll be answering include:
Will you be having an applicant visit day?
Is it too late to apply for a course that starts in January?
How do I start my personal statement?
How do I write a personal statement if I want to apply for two different courses?
Then, on Thursday the 10th of December, join us for an Interactive Open Evening, featuring talks from our student recruitment team, current students and our academics. The evening begins at 18:00 and will feature interactive talks from a variety of subject areas, as well as a live Q&A where our world leading researchers and teaching staff can answer your questions directly.
Both of these events are open to anyone who would like to join us, including parents, teachers, advisers and of course, any students who are considering Dundee, even if you have already submitted your UCAS application. We’re excited to welcome you to both events!
Bespoke Virtual Talks/Webinars
As ever, we would be delighted to engage with your students by arranging a bespoke virtual talk or webinar. We are happy to make arrangements for any virtual talks or webinars in the Spring of 2021. If you would like to arrange a webinar on any of the following subjects or any variation of the following then simply get in touch with us to arrange this:
Applying To University & Personal Statements, Applying To Medicine/Dentistry, Studying in Scotland, The University of Dundee and Choosing a University Course.
Online Q&A sessions for high school and college students
We would like to invite your students to join us for a new series of live web chats. Starting this month, we will be hosting fortnightly sessions, focusing on: Personal statement support; Choosing a course and university; Preparing for university interviews; and Student life.
Further information and how to book onto a session can be found on our website: www.leeds.ac.uk/schools-livechat.
Book a virtual HE talk or workshop
We hope it won’t be too long until we are once again delivering our on-campus and in-school events. In the meantime we are delivering a programme of live online talks and workshops. If you would like to book an activity, please email the Education Outreach Team.
Virtually explore the Leeds campus
Although campus tours cannot take place at the moment, prospective students can now explore our campus from the comfort of their own home. Visit our 360 virtual campus tour website to discover our academic facilities, student accommodation and amenities. To be notified when our physical visit days do resume, please register your details.
Public lecture for maths and physics students
Join our live public lecture An Elementary Derivation of Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion which takes place on Saturday 12 December at 1:00pm. The session will demonstrate an easy-to-follow derivation of Kepler’s laws using a geometric perspective and is suitable for KS3 students and their teachers. To attend the lecture, please visit our YouTube channel.
Guaranteed offer at Salford Business School
For 2021 entry Salford Business School is guaranteeing an offer of a place to all those applying to an undergraduate programme within the School. We will also be offering additional study sessions in the run up to exams next year to help ensure that students are well prepared for assessments and exams
The guaranteed offer is open to all students that apply to subjects within Salford Business School and applications can be made via UCAS until 15 January 2021. Full details of the Scheme
Applicant Support Sessions
Our Applicant Support Sessions for November and December will be covering topics including personal statements and student finance. Sessions are scheduled between 5-6pm and provide a great opportunity for those considering applying to gain some insight and ask any questions they may have. Book onto our upcoming events
Lecture: ‘The Social Consequences of Coronavirus’
The pandemic has altered our everyday lives in fundamental ways and affected all parts of society in some way. While not only posing a serious risk to people’s health, social distancing measures and lockdowns initiated in response have had severe impacts upon social interaction, family life, education, employment, crime, and the economy – in this session our academics explore these issues and what can be done to address them.
Webinar: Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition in Today’s World.
Have you ever wondered how athletes are helped to recover from their injuries and to return to competition, and how they are supported to reach their optimum training and performance? Are you interested in how nutrition and exercise can promote good health and be used to treat chronic medical conditions?
This talk will enable you to discover how the skills gained from our Sports courses can be transferred into an ever-expanding and vibrant job market.
‘Our Offer’ to you
We have created a range of presentations and workshops that we can deliver in your school or college both virtually and in person. List of opportunities here. All session timings are bespoke to the individual school or college. If you think of something not on the list, get in touch with your regional officer here to discuss what we can do.
Sheffield UCAS Support
Following a successful October open day, our team will be hosting a number of drop in sessions to support students with their applications to university. Subjects include;
•Personal Statement Support
•Benefits of a Russell Group University
•Choosing Your Course and University.
The drop in sessions will be led by our specialist recruitment team, who will also be available afterwards to answer questions about Sheffield or the application process. You can also access this content on demand and ask our team any questions.
Sessions will be held every Wednesday to 14 Jan 2021 (excluding the Christmas break). For access to the drop in sessions visit our page here.
Our online taster sessions help Year 13 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield. We have a number of online taster sessions available to book including Animal and Plant Sciences, Chemistry, English, Languages, Maths, Physics and many more. To book these sessions click here.
Virtual Schools Hub
Given virtual is the new normal for everyone, we have a Virtual Schools Hub with pages that are designed for you to access up-to-date resources, transition support, department resources, and key advice. These pages have recently been updated with access to information for parents, faculty resources and our on-demand transition resources.
Chat to Staff and Current Students
Our student ambassadors and staff are the best people to tell you about what studying at Sheffield is like. Start a conversation or search for their answers to your questions. Chat to us here.
Sheffield Spotlight on
Careers and professional development. A talk focussed on how students can increase their employability and skill set while at university (GB 1,2,3,7)
What I wish I knew before uni: A student’s survival guide. A talk delivered by recent graduates for their top tips and advice for making the transition to university life.
For more details on these and other sessions, contact your Regional Officer here.
Post January 15th Provision
Following the January 15th deadline we will be continuing our sessions each Wednesday evening, each week will have a theme including transition support and what Sheffield has to offer. Watch this space! More details will be available here.
Access Sheffield – Opportunities to realise your potential
We recognise that ability isn’t always demonstrated through a standard set of A Level or equivalent qualifications. Our Access Sheffield policy helps ensure that everyone applying to the University of Sheffield who has the potential to succeed on our courses has the opportunity to do so.
If you meet the criteria specified in our Access Sheffield policy you may be eligible for one or more alternative offers from the University of Sheffield recognising your personal circumstances. The full policy can be viewed online here.
Faculty of Engineering
In partnership with the David & Jane Richards Family Foundation, the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy is currently undertaking research into how we can promote the teaching of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in schools. We are a student-led team, hoping to give young people an introduction to these emerging areas, showing them the power of STEM subjects and giving them a head start in their academic careers.
This winter join Discover Materials to explore a range of Materials Science and Engineering themes ranging from the tiny, seeing into the fabric of things through a microscope, to even understanding how fairy lights work! There will be a fun and interactive series of live and pre-recorded content on our social media and YouTube channels where we will share how the materials used in musical instruments manipulate sound, the physics of custard, and lots more. There really will be something for everyone.
On the 15th December 2020 we are hosting a Live Event day that will include the following: Live microscopy, Winter talks, Materials Quiz and a Live Q&A session.
More information and how to register can be found here.
Some new VWEX opportunities have been advertised on the Springpod Website. The ones I thought might be of interest for Rating Lane students are:
Broadcast Journalism – for media
TV and Film – for media
Dentistry – for the medics
Politics – for politics/sociology
Veterinarian – for science
Graphic Design – for art
Fashion – for art
Teaching – for anyone interested
Journalism – for English
The dates for all of these are between 6-16 April. For most of the experiences, students only need to complete at least 10 hours during the 2 weeks to get a certificate and can catch up on live talks in their own time if they can’t make it.
It’s really easy to apply. Students just need to google ‘Springpod’, click on the Work Experience tab and look at the opportunities listed. They need to apply for the one they are interested in and should hear if they have a place by 19th March.
UK University & Apprenticeship Search Fair
Wednesday 17th March | 12pm – 6pm | 100+ Exhibitors
With university open days on hold, our UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair will be returning on March 17th to help students from Years 11, 12 and 13 explore their post 18 options, with over 100 universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers from across the UK attending. Students will be able to speak directly with admissions teams and recruitment officers from Russell Group, Red Brick, Modern & Specialist universities, along with higher & degree apprenticeship providers. The event will also feature virtual campus tours so students can explore universities from their laptop.
Following on from the success of the series last year, the Study in Scotland webinar is continuing with the first webinar taking place on Wednesday 31st March at 6pm. The webinar will be run in collaboration with 15 other universities, making it the perfect opportunity for you and your students to speak to universities across Scotland.
The session will consist of a short presentation followed by ample opportunity for you and your students to ask questions. There will be an open Q&A for general questions, with the opportunity for you and your students to simultaneously direct message universities that you are interested in speaking with.
This webinar will take place once a month (always starting at 6pm) on the following dates:
Wednesday 31st March
Thursday 29th April
Wednesday 26th May
Wednesday 30th June
We hope this gives you and your students ample opportunity to sign up for a session and learn more about studying in Scotland. You and your students can sign up using the link below:
When it comes to entry requirements and course information, we would always recommend pointing students towards our Degree Finder.
This week our degree finder will be updated to reflect the change from the current focus on 2021 entry to a focus on 2022 entry. Therefore both entry requirements and course information will be updated for prospective students and teachers/advisers by the end of the week.
Looking for great career options for students who don’t want to go to university? BDO has them.
Who we are
We’re one of the UK’s largest Accountancy and Business Advisory firms providing Audit, Advisory, Tax and Business Services & Outsourcing services to clients across the UK and the globe. When the most ambitious organisations need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to us. Why we hire trainees
At BDO, we’re looking forward to the future. That’s why we have a long-standing commitment to hiring Apprentices, offering them world-class training and giving them the responsibility to take on real projects and become a key part of our business. That’s why we’re committed to helping our trainees succeed, no matter who they are and what their background is. Our Managing Partner, Paul Eagland joined us as a school leaver and worked his way up to become a senior leader in our business. We already know how integral school leavers are to our business; with the right attitude and the right opportunities, there’s no limit to what they can achieve. What we offer trainees
Our Apprenticeship Programme is designed to help trainees learn the skills they need to build a stimulating Accountancy career without the debt that comes with a degree from university. The Programme is a tailored blend of real work and industry-leading training where trainees will gain knowledge and experience as they study towards a Masters-level professional qualification, and a full-time job offer upon successful completion of their Apprenticeship. With dedicated managers, exposure to real work and individual support, it’s a unique opportunity to earn while they learn, achieve a globally recognised qualification and get an unparalleled start in a career in Accountancy. What trainees work on
We work with clients across a diverse range of sectors throughout the UK and the world. From hospitality and financial services to real estate and charities, trainees will work across a variety of sectors and develop an understanding of the areas they might want to peruse in their career.
They may find themselves helping with an audit for the NHS, providing advisory services to a premier league football club, counting sheep as part of a farm audit, or giving tax advice to a pharmaceutical client.
If that sounds interesting, come along to our virtual Insight Event on Wednesday 3rd March at 3pm to find out about our exciting schemes and see which ones could inspire your students.
KPMG’s 2021 apprenticeship programmes are open for applications!
For those looking to start their professional career, joining KPMG as an apprentice means being part of a team of inspiring colleagues who bring fresh ideas and curiosity to work that really matters.
We value our apprentices and recognise the vital part they play in the future of our firm. Those who join us will be encouraged to bring their unique perspective and showcase their ideas. Many of our senior leaders started their careers this way, and each one of our colleagues will be passionate about guiding our new apprentices on their own career journey.
About our apprenticeship experience
Our programmes offer apprentices the opportunity to work across different industries and are designed for those who have, or are about to, finish School or College – and span areas such as Audit, Software Engineering, KPMG Law and Data & Analytics.
At KPMG, our apprentices gain valuable work experience, develop core skills and will be supported in their study towards fully funded professional qualifications and accreditations – all whilst earning a salary.
Our diverse employee networks, clubs and learning community help our apprentices to develop connections and build new friendships, not just for today, but for their career ahead. There are also plenty of opportunities for them to get involved in volunteering, so they’ll be encouraged to make a difference at work and outside of the office too.
When apprentices join us, they’ll take part in a virtual induction week – an introduction to our firm, and a way for them to meet their peers and build valuable connections, from day one.
We’ll support them in their transition to the workplace too; providing them with a buddy, performance manager, access new joiner forums and range of learning opportunities which will allow them to shape their own development. About KPMG
With a worldwide presence, KPMG continues to build on our successes thanks to a clear vision, our people and Our Values – we’re supporting businesses to grow, our people to achieve and our communities to thrive.
Our largest practice is Audit, which helps to build the confidence and trust that business and society needs. In Tax & Law, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology & Engineering, we help companies to solve some of their most complex business challenges.
Our places fill fast, so we’d encourage applications as soon as possible.