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Planning your Future

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.

Careers Advice

A member of our Student Services team is on hand to help with advice and guidance on the important future decisions you will need to make, including:

  • Employment and training opportunities
  • Further and Higher Education information and advice (UCAS information and information on financial support and funding for students)
  • Job-search skills (including CVs, interview preparation and mock interviews, which are available in leaflet form to take away)

We work closely with the National Careers Service which provides careers advice and information on a range of jobs, training courses and funding.

Applying to University

If you’re thinking of applying to university, our expert advisors will guide you every step of the way with one-to-one careers guidance appointments.

We can help with:

  • Visits to universities
  • Completing UCAS application forms and preparing for university interviews
  • Student finance and organising accommodation
  • Targeted support for students applying to study Medicine, Dentistry or Vet Medicine
  • Regular sessions for students applying to Oxbridge
  • Targeted support for students with additional needs to meet their individual requirements

Click here for a complete guide to applying to university – without the stress!

Click here for Furness College’s Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy.

University Open Days and Useful Webinars

Discovery Workshops

To register for discovery workshops using S4S simple online form please click here 

Discovery Session – Construction Industry Overview, Pathways & Skills to Succeed  

Employer: Bara Management 

Date: 21st September 2021, 14:00-15:00 

Eligibility: 11-16 

Deadline: 10th September 2021 

 

Do you know what Occupational Therapy is? 

Employer: Mid Cheshire Hospital Trust 

Date: 28th September 2021, 10:00-11:00 

Eligibility: 14-19 (only open to schools and colleges based in Cheshire & Warrington) 

Deadline: 14th September 2021 

 

Discovery Workshop with Motivational Speaker – Apprentice Finalist Adam Corbally 

Employer: Adam Corbally 

Date: 30th September 2021, 14:00-14:45 

Eligibility: 11-16 

Deadline: 17th September 2021 

 

Discovery Workshop – The Power of Communication 

Employer: Loud Speaker 

Date: 12th October 2021, 10:00-11:00 

Eligibility: 11-15 

Deadline: 24th September 2021 

 

Discover Nuclear – Find out about Nuclear Industry & link to STEM Subjects and Pathways 

Employer: Get Into Nuclear 

Date: 12th October 2021, 10:00-11:00 

Eligibility: 11-17 

Deadline: 1st October 2021  

 

Discover Digital with DXC Technology – Find out about how to access careers in Digital and ICT 

Employer: DXC Technology 

Date: 13th October 2021, 14:00-15:00 

Eligibility: 11-17 

Deadline: 1st October 2021 

Join us to find out what studying at Derby could be like for you. We’ve got lots of activities planned and can’t wait to show you around our campus, city and award-winning accommodation.

Book your open day.

 

STEP IN,  STEP UP – AN INSIGHT INTO BANKING: DEADLINE APPROACHING

At Morgan Stanley, we strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background, reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through Step In, Step Up: An Insight to Banking Programme, which is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts.

Step In, Step Up is an introductory two-day programme designed for Year 12 / 13 female students. This programme comprises of divisional overviews, case studies, panel sessions, a trading floor tour and interactive workshops. Participants will also have the opportunity to work as a team, develop their presentation skills and network with employees at all stages of their careers.

Come and learn more about our opportunities and how you can develop your skills.

Programme dates: 26th & 27th October 2021 (Programme to be hosted either virtually or in our offices, this will be determined closer to the time dependent on the COVID-19 Pandemic)

Eligibility Requirements: You identify as a female student who is in Year 12 / 13, or equivalent and you are looking to learn about career opportunities in Investment Banking.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 26th September 2021

Online Open Day

The undergraduate online open day date has been confirmed for:

Saturday 23rd October 2021 – 11:00am – 2:00pm

Students can get a taste of what student life can offer them at the University of the West of Scotland – where our campuses are leading the way in modern higher education.

Students can register here

Scholarships for students outside of Scotland

A new scholarship for students outside of Scotland has been introduced for 2022 entry. The ‘Undergraduate Merit Bursary’ will provide students with £1000 per year of study towards their living costs if they achieve BBB at A-Level (or equivalent). Alongside this, all tuition fees for 4-year and 5-year courses are capped at 3 and 4 years, respectively.
Find out more here

 

To build. To design. To code. IBM needs you!

At IBM, work is more than a job -it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Who is IBM? 

IBM is a large Technology, Business and Consulting firm and stands for “International Business Machines”. IBM’s headquarters are based in Armonk, New York and we have locations all over the UK. We have over 380,000 employees worldwide and operate in 175 different countries. Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers –people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals.

Why work at IBM?

If you are exploring your options post-education, our IBM School Leaver Schemes will enable you to gain the experience, skills and contacts you need to start building a bright future. The choice of scheme is yours. You’ll work on real projects, with real clients and real bottom-line deliverables. Our opportunities will give you everything you need to build a successful career.

What will it be like to work at IBM? 

When you join IBM, you will become part of the ‘Foundation’ Early Professional community alongside Apprentices, Futures students, University Placement students and Graduates. As part of this community, you will be assigned an Early Professional Manager (in addition to your day-to-day Task manager). Your Early Professional Manager will be with you every step of the way, ensuring you get the experience you need to get to the next step in your career. They will support you with your training and development and to give-back to the community both inside, and outside of IBM.

You do not need to have any prior work experience; instead, we’re looking for enthusiastic, driven and innovative individuals, with a passion for business and technology.

Click here to register your interest.

Futures Placement Schemes at IBM

The Futures Placement scheme offers you an invaluable opportunity to work with a world-leading company for 12-months, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career. IBM offer Business, Technical and Design Placements.

Deadline for applications: We run our hiring process in a series of sprints, enabling us to process your application as quickly as possible. The roles will close as soon as we hit processing capacity so please be ready and quick to submit. Apply now!

About IBM

At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

You’ll work on real projects, with real clients and real bottom-line deliverables. IBMers have the support of over 380,000 colleagues worldwide and work for leaders who reward diverse thinking and bold ideas. Our opportunities for School Leavers will give you everything you need to build a successful career.

Roles Available

Application Deadline

Deadline for applications: We run our hiring process in a series of sprints, enabling us to process your application as quickly as possible. The roles will close as soon as we hit processing capacity so please be ready and quick to submit.

How to Apply

To apply for these roles and to find out more, please click on the button below to visit the roles on IBM’s website. View all roles.

Register Your Interest Roles

To see the full range of apprenticeships at IBM, please click on the button below to register your interest on RateMyApprenticeship.

 

Have you secured a space at our virtual event yet?

Featuring 15 of the best apprenticeship employers in the UK, this is a unique opportunity to:

  • Watch presentations from BDO, Deloitte, KPMG + more
  • Speak directly with employers and find out what they look for in applicants
  • Hear from current apprentices sharing their experiences

Ask any questions you might have about apprenticeships.

Register now.

The event will run from 12:00-18:00 on 20th & 21st October, and you are welcome to join whatever time suits you best.  

 

Digital Cities Virtual

Introduction to Set Etiquette

12 Oct 2021 – 18:00-19:30

This introductory session is being led by Caroline Officer, a media professional with over 15 years experience on set and Alex Withers, an assistant director (AD) on film and HETV production.

Caroline and Alex will take you on a whistle-stop tour of how a set operates, what protocols to follow, what to wear and what to avoid.

This is ideal for people with limited or no experience on set.

Find out more.

Jobs, Schemes & Opportunities

13 Oct 2021 – 16:00-17:00

Find out from ScreenSkills and partners about the current trainee schemes, apprenticeships, work placements and job opportunities.

ScreenSkills is the UK skills organisation for TV, film, VFX, animation and games.

Panelists include:

  • Creative England Samantha Rifkin National, Crew & Facilities Manager
  • ITV Studios Karen Connolly, Projects and Events Planner
  • ScreenSkills Trainee Finder Naomi Joseph, Film Team Manager

Book here.

Portfolios for Screen

14 Oct 2021, 18:00-19:30

Join us at this session to hear from a cross-section of industry professionals who look at portfolios on a regular basis, hear from them about what captures their attention, what elements go into crafting a portfolio which captures their attention for film & TV, games, VFX & animation and the art department.

More information here.

Careers in the Games Industry – Virtual

16 Oct 2021, 14:00-15:15

Join this online session to hear why Leamington Spa is one of the UK games industry’s biggest hubs and find out about career opportunities in the region.  

ScreenSkills is working with Creative Futures, part of the University of Warwick, NextGen Skills AcademyBGIInto Games and regional organisations such as Create Central and Coventry and Warwickshire LEP on this session.

This online session is aimed at careers changers, new entrants and students.  

Panelists:

  • Rick Gibson, CEO BGI
  • Abbey Plumb, Senior Technical Programme Manager, Unity
  • Chris McCarthy, Recruitment Manager, Third Kind Games
  • Kathleen Bruce, Software Engineer, Codemasters
  • Chris Sayers, VFX Artist, Mediatonic

Find out more.

Prospects: North East and Yorkshire

20 Oct 2021, 09:30-16:30

ScreenSkills will have a virtual stand at the next group of online Prospects events. The first of which is for North East and Yorkshire.

Skills North East and Yorkshire is a key feature in the school calendar giving young people ages 14-24 the opportunity to meet and network with regional and national employers, training providers, colleges, universities and industry specific organisations.

Book here.

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.

Support

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.

Find out more and how to apply

Further programme launches will follow soon. Those interested can sign up to our Talent Community to be one of the first to hear when these become available.

 Outreach Activity Catalogue

We are still delivering bespoke sessions virtually and also have a range of pre-recorded sessions available.

Particularly useful sessions at this time could be ‘Submitted your UCAS application -what next?’ and our session on Student Finance.

Visit our virtual outreach webpage to view our catalogue of sessions and email Abi to make a booking/request a recording.

Subject Taster Sessions

We have a number of pre-recorded taster sessions and lectures for your students to find out more about studying their chosen subject.

Students can visit our subject taster sessions webpage to find out more and request access to the sessions.

EHU@Home Evenings Sessions 

Daily webinars every Monday – Thursday 4pm-5pm

Students can book on via our EHU@Home Evenings booking form.

Unifrog’s UK  University Series 

We’re really pleased to be taking part in Unifrog’s latest series of free events for students –Unifrog’s UK University series!

The webinars will cover all regions of the UK and support students to decide which universities they may like to attend and how to determine what’s a good fit for them.

The webinars are  free – students just need to sign up here and Unifrog will take care of the rest.

UCAS and UK University Search

UCAS and UK University Search have released dates for their 2021 events! Visit the links below for more information and to book your place – we hope to see you there!

UCAS – Physical Events 

UK University Search – Virtual and Physical Events 

Our latest session on ‘Preparing for HE Exhibitions’ might be useful ahead of these events. Email Abi to book a live session/request a recording.

Subject Taster Days

Our Subject Taster Days give Year 12 students the opportunity to find out about subjects they could study at university and the careers to which they might lead. Students work with experienced staff and current students from a variety of academic disciplines, taking part in lectures, practical workshops and group work sessions. You can see a full list of our Subject Tasters Days and our booking form on the Edge Hill website.

Dates:

Wednesday 3rd  November – Business

Wednesday 3rd November – Social Sciences

Wednesday 3rd November – Sport and PA

Wednesday 10th November – Law, Crim, Policing

Wednesday 10th November – English, History and CW

Wednesday 10th November – Media, Film and TV, Music Production

Wednesday 10th November – Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre

Wednesday 17th November – Biosciences

Wednesday 24th November – Geography

Wednesday 24th November – Computer Science

Wednesday 24th November – Psychology

Open Days

At Edge Hill we are pleased to announce that we are holding three open days before the end of this year. Our Open Days are in person and are a great opportunity to speak with course tutors, attend subject presentations, take tours of subject-based facilities and engage in practical activities. Student guides will be offering a tour of the campus including, the of the halls of residence and faculty buildings, highlighting the wide range of impressive facilities we offer.

Our 2021 open days are running on:

Saturday 9 October 2021, 10am-3pm – Book Now
Saturday 13 November 2021, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Key Dates

Wednesday 22nd September – Unifrog webinar – Studying in Lancashire & Cumbria

Friday 24th September – UK University Search London

Tuesday 28th September – UK University Search Birmingham

Thursday 30th September – UCAS Scotland (virtual)

Widening Access to Medicine

Applications for Edge Hill University’s Widening Access to Medicine (WAM) Programme will be opening soon! The WAM Programme is a series of free events and resources designed to support local students from diverse backgrounds to learn more about studying medicine, how to apply and provide an overview of the admissions process. The programme is aimed at Year 12 students with an interest in starting either the Foundation Year for Medicine or the undergraduate medical programme in two years’ time. For more information please see our website (a link to the application form will be published in the ‘how to apply’ tab once it has opened): https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/medicalschool/widening-access-to-medicine/

Links for students

Edge Hill Course Enquiries
Edge Hill Admissions Team
Edge Hill at Home Evening Sessions
Edge Hill Pre-recorded Talks
Edge Hill Virtual Campus Tour
Subject Taster Sessions

 

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Fair

Friday 8th October

  • Largest careers fair in the North West
  • 100s of universities
  • Some of the biggest UK apprenticeship providers
  • Find out about your post-18 options
  • Various seminars throughout the event:-
  • Student Finance
  • UCAS personal statements & application advice
  • Why choose an apprenticeship?
  • Russell Group university seminar
  • Choosing a university course

Contact your PPC for details.

We’re recruiting to a wide range of rewarding apprenticeship opportunities, in areas including ICT, Civil Engineering, Highways Maintenance, Business Administration, and Adult Care.

All of the relevant detailed information (entry requirements, job descriptions etc.) is available on the Cumbria County Council Current Vacancies webpage and on our Apprenticeship webpages at: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/jobsandcareers/apprenticeships/opportunities.asp

Apprenticeships available – apply now!

We have now released even more apprenticeship opportunities throughout Cumbria.

An apprenticeship with Cumbria County Council will give you the skills, experience and qualifications you need to start your career.

From civil engineering to customer services, highways and care – we have a variety of opportunities available. There’s something for everyone!

Don’t miss out – apply today!

Check out the apprenticeship opportunities now on offer.

Brought to you by RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk, the brand new Guide to Career Options 2021 has arrived, and we are so excited to share it with you.

This Guide is jam-packed with advice to help students choose the right path, find virtual work experience, ace video interviews and much more.

It also features the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for 2020-2021, with insights into what it’s like to be an apprentice at each company.

We’d love it if you could share the link below with your students, so they can kick-start their careers in the right way!

View the guide here.

Join our Apprenticeship Hub

If you haven’t already, please sign up to our Apprenticeship Hub which is the home of valuable resources for you to share with your students, industry news, events and apprenticeship opportunities.

We will also be sharing helpful presentations to keep your students inspired throughout the academic year.

Sign in to the Apprenticeship Hub.

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.

Register Now

Video Content

General Resources

2022 Entry – Degree Finder

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.

Degree Finder

Upcoming Virtual Events

If your students are considering applying to Edinburgh, and have any questions, staff from Edinburgh will be delighted to speak to them at one of the virtual events coming up this month. These include:

  • Meet the Russell Group Virtual Fair, on Wednesday 29 September from 12pm – 8pm
  • UCAS Scotland Fair, on Thursday 30 September from 10am to 7pm

For further information on each fair and for information on how to book on to these events, please see our upcoming events calendar on our website.

Autumn Open Days

We are pleased to be able to announce dates for our Autumn Virtual Undergraduate Open Days: Saturday 2nd and Saturday 9th October.

On each day there will be a mix of live presentations and the opportunity to ask individual questions to staff and students on all aspects of applying, studying and living in Edinburgh. Following the event there will be a host of on-demand materials to support your students’ university research.

Open Days.

Visits to Campus

We are looking forward to introducing in-person campus visits as soon as we can, and we will keep you informed about the development of these.

If students do plan to visit the city of Edinburgh, our self-guided audio tours of both the George Square and King’s Buildings campuses are available. The tour does not need to be booked in advance, is easy to download to a mobile phone, and allows the tour to be taken at a time that works for our visitors.

If you are planning a school trip or group visit to our University, we would recommend getting in touch with us directly so we can inform you about what is available.

Self-Guided Tours

Virtual Open Days

We can’t wait to welcome students, parents and advisers to our upcoming Undergraduate Virtual Open Days, which are taking place on:

  • Saturday 9 October

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend live presentations and Q&As, speak to our staff and current students in live text chats and find out all they need to know about all aspects of studying at The University of Edinburgh.

Different subject areas will be represented on each date – the Open Days programme page contains descriptions, dates and times of activities running for each of our subject areas, admissions teams and services.

There is also an option in the Open Days booking form to register for access to all of the session recordings and on-demand resources.

Open Day Programme

Open Day Booking

 

Chartered Institute of Marketing – Marketing Virtual Work Experience February 2021 https://www.springpod.co.uk/marketing-virtual-work-experience/

Vodafone – Innovators Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/vodafone-virtual-work-experience/

Law Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/law-virtual-work-experience/

Teaching Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/teaching-virtual-work-experience/

Nestlé – Employability Skills Programme https://www.springpod.co.uk/nestle-employability-skills-programme/

Finance Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/finance-virtual-work-experience/

BT – Insight Day https://www.springpod.co.uk/bt-insight-day/

Journalism Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/journalism-virtual-work-experience/

‘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.

Taster sessions
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.

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.

Our survey form can be found here.

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.

Upcoming Webinars for Post-16 Students

We are excited to announce our first three webinars of the academic year for Post-16 students. Taking place on Tuesday evenings, they offer the perfect opportunity for any budding doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals to make a head start in starting their health careers and prepare for any upcoming admissions tests or interviews.

Webinar Title Date and Time Suitable For
Applying to Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Courses Tuesday 5th October, 5-6PM Year 12 interested in health careers and Year 13 students applying this autumn
Preparing for the BioMedical Aptitude Test (BMAT) Tuesday 12th October, 5-6PM Year 13 students applying to a BMAT requiring University this autumn
Preparing for Interviews Tuesday 30th November, 5-6PM Year 13 students applying to a Medicine, Dentistry or Healthcare course this autumn

Students can find out more and register for a place here.

Advising and Supporting Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Applicants

We would also like to offer a 20-30 minute call with a member of the team if you have any questions about supporting your aspiring Medics, Dentists and Healthcare Professionals this year. Please complete this short form to request a update session.

Register now for Virtual Open Days

Our Virtual Open Days provide an opportunity to discover Leeds from home. From 2 – 9 October we’ll be running live virtual events where students can find out more about why the University of Leeds is a great place to live and learn.

Our online events will cover a range of topics including: subject-specific sessions; UCAS top tips; accommodation and more. By registering for the virtual events, students will also be able to chat online with staff and current undergraduates, as well as explore our campus in a 360 virtual tour.

To receive an email reminder when our bookings open, students can register their interest on our Virtual Open Days webpage.

University of Dundee.

Online Open Days

The University of Dundee will be hosting our second online open day on the 25th September, 10:00 – 14:00.

There is still time to register by clicking on the following link: Open Day

We’ve joined with vFairs to make our Online Open Day better than ever with enhanced user experience, including new ways to engage with us. We will be hosting live subject talks, on demand video content, informative Q&A sessions and much, much more.

University of Dundee Live Q&A Sessions

The University of Dundee has scheduled a series of virtual Q&A’s with our academic staff and alumni. Join us online for a number of fascinating sessions where you can engage directly with our world leading researchers. Have all your questions answered and learn first-hand from our friendly and welcoming teaching staff.

Register Here: Q&A Sessions 

Student Video of The Month 

We are pleased to share some content from our current University of Dundee students. Please find a link below to a short video covering a day in the life of a medical student recorded by our very own Anna Skelton!

Watch Here: Student Video of The Month

Live Talks and Webinars

As always, we are delighted to support schools and colleges across the UK. We would be thrilled to arrange talks or webinars for your students.

We are also delighted to announce that subject to approval, we are now able to offer face to face visits anywhere in the UK. We would be thrilled to offer talks on any of the following subjects either online or in person.

  1. Applying Through UCAS
  2. Why Dundee?/Study in Scotland
  3. Interview Preparation
  4. Personal Statements
  5. Applying to Medicine & Dentistry

‘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’.

Personal Application Advice

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.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email, outreach@cumbria.ac.uk

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.

To find out more details about eligibility and how to apply follow this link Pathways to Medicine.

CREATIVE DEGREE TALKS by The Northern School of Art
Take a look at a range of short 2-minute videos showcasing courses, facilities and student life at www.northernart.ac.uk

Teesside University.

Uni Taster Residential

Where: Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Dates: Wed 27 October – Fri 29 October

Audience: Year 13/second year students planning to apply for Sep 22

Accommodation: We will be providing free accommodation at a hotel next to campus

Travel: Travel reimbursements for individuals up to £50 / for colleges with group bookings of 5 or more we can explore other travel options.

Cost: Free, including all accommodation and meals.

The subjects available are:

  • Animation
  • Business & marketing
  • Film & television production
  • Law
  • Sport science, exercise & rehabilitation

We will also be offering support sessions on UCAS applications, personal statements, and student finance. There will be social activities on the evenings including a taste of our Students’ Union clubs and societies.

How to apply

Places are limited to 10 students per subject so we encourage applications to be made as soon as possible via our website to avoid disappointment.

 

No need for compromise
On one of PwC’s Flying Start degree programmes, you’ll have the opportunity to go to university and start your career at the same time. You’ll get to work with world-class clients and be part of our highly skilled teams. Find out more here.

Studying at university you’ll get to experience the full-time student lifestyle but with integrated paid placements at PwC, you’ll have some money to enjoy it too. You’ll gain a degree, and hopefully impress us enough to secure a graduate job with us after you graduate. Apply now.

Flying Start Degree Programmes

On one of our Flying Start degree programmes, students will have the opportunity to go to university and start their career at the same time. They’ll get to work with world-class clients and be part of our highly skilled teams. Studying at university they’ll 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.

If you want to find out more about the programme, join our upcoming session in our Virtual Park; sign up here.

You can also find out more about the programme on our website and students can apply here.

 

 

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!

 

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.

Click here to see the STEM boxes.

Open Days

Saturday 18th September & 16th October

We are thrilled to be able to invite you to join us on campus this autumn to learn everything you need to know about Lancaster University. See our beautiful campus, facilities and accommodation IRL! Chat to staff about your degree or find out what it’s like to study at Lancaster from our students and academics.

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Open Days

Saturday 18th September & 16th October

9:00am to 4:00pm

Our first in person Open Days of the new academic year. Meet our students and tutors, explore our beautiful campus and learn everything you need to know about Lancaser University. Chat to staff about finance, wellbeing and colleges. Register.

Live Stream Campus Tour

Wednesday 22nd September 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Can’t attend in person? Tune in for a campus tour by our friendly student ambassadors of our beautiful campus. The tour is designed to be accessed remotely, meaning you can explore the campus without travelling.

Lancaster Access Programme

Visit: www.lancaster.ac.uk/lap

WorldSkills UK’s Spotlight Talks

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is partnering with WorldSkills UK’s Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence to deliver free virtual advice and guidance to support young people to confidently take the next step on their career ladder.

Broadcast live on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October, the free online careers event will focus on the exciting digital skills and careers that can be built from technical education and apprenticeships.

This follows research from WorldSkills UK which shows that demand from employers for digital skills will continue to grow. Aimed at secondary school students, school leavers and those in further education, the content can be easily viewed on any smart device.

This is the third Spotlight Talks online event hosted by WorldSkills UK. The previous Spotlight Talks have attracted 166,000 registrants, with 74% of students saying they were inspired after watching and 85% of educators saying they felt better able to advise their students after attending.

Register now.

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.

Find out more.

You’re the future

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.

Click here to apply.

Traineeships information
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.

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.

Open Apprenticeship Vacancies

There are lots of other current apprenticeship vacancies with really exciting apprenticeship employers. We’ve collated a helpful list.

The list of current apprenticeship vacancies includes Nestlé, Virgin Media, Network Rail, Sky and more. With hundreds of vacancies to browse.

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.

You can also visit the GES Vacancy Snapshot profile for a deeper look into the scheme and to begin preparing for the application process.

Armed Forces Q&A Sheet 

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.


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