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Careers - Home Learning Activities

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As well as continuing with your academic studies at home, you will really benefit from having a future-focus and being inspired about your career and study options at this time of disruption and uncertainty.

During the College closure, we’d like all students to work through a set of activities to help you to continue your career learning at home.

These activities will help you to focus on what’s important when thinking about your future and they include online and offline activities covering topics such as:

  • Selling yourself - the importance of a personal brand
  • Learning from the jobs people in your family have done
  • Understanding the importance of technology and how it’s changing the workplace

Create yourself a plan to work through all of the activities. New activities will keep being added, so check back on the site regularly.

You’ll need to login with your Start account to do the activities. If you don’t have one, just register yourself when prompted.

You can find many other resources below including inspirational virtual talks by industry experts, keen to share their stories and plenty of worksheets in the National Careers Service Guidance E-Pack.

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Youth Employment

Youth Employment have two exciting Exam Results Day online events for those due to collect A Level and GCSE Results in August. The events are free to attend and aim to provide some advice and inspiration from career experts, employers and young people. You can find more information about these online events here.

Kick Off in Business at Home

Their next 5 day online business start-up and self-employment course for NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) learners is running from Monday 24th - Friday 28th August 2020. They are also offering a £50 Amazon Gift Card and two Business Qualifications upon completion.

You can express interest in the programme here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/kick-off-in-business-15319144592

Useful resources from Higher Education providers

De Montfort University

DMUTalks!

DMUTalks is a 5 week series that will focus on a student’s journey through UCAS to applying to university. Every week we will focus on a different component of the journey and at the end the student’s should be in a strong position to start and hopefully complete their UCAS application.

We have carefully selected ex-students and experienced staff to talk through the following topics relating to UCAS, the episodes that we are airing are:

  • Wednesday 23 September at 19:00: What is UCAS?
  • Thursday 1 October at 19:00: Researching the right course
  • Tuesday 6 October at 19:00: Personal Statements
  • Wednesday 14 October at 19:00: Student Life

To book please visit: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/live-stream/index.aspx

You will need to book for each session, and should you miss a session they will be rewatchable on our website.

Loughborough University

A range of sessions to inspire and inform young people about different subject areas available at Higher Education (HE)

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/school-college-liaison/resources/heathome/

University of Derby

Fast Track to Clearing

Have you secured your university place for September? Are you worried about your predicted grades or have changed your mind about where you want to study? You can jump the queue and register now for fast track to Clearing. Fast track allows you to register for a phone call to talk through your options before results day and they may even be able to offer you an early place at the University.

UCAS and personal statements

https://www.derby.ac.uk/departments/schools-colleges-liaison/teacher-resources/ucas-and-personal-statements/

Virtual open day

Can't make it to an open day? Take a virtual tour instead!

University of Leicester

A range of YouTube videos offering advice and guidance to those going to university and considering going to university in the future

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkBZZhQeuA80RRX0f914N2lHuZkUqs85n

Sheffield Hallam University

UNI4U @ Home contains information for students who are exploring the options around university, and for students preparing to start university in September 2020.

Explore UNI4U @ Home here.

University of Lincoln

Join the University of Lincoln's Virtual Classroom. Join them for Live Link-ups, Lincoln Live talks and the Lincoln Quiz!

https://www.facebook.com/UoLVirtualClassroom

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University's Student Recruitment and Outreach team are digitalising their sessions so you can find information, advice and guidance on considering and applying to university online.

The first two sessions are now available. 'Researching Your Options From Home' is for year 12s and 'Student Finance' is for year 13s.

They’ll be updating the page with more sessions over the coming weeks. These sessions include:

  • the UCAS process
  • personal statement workshop
  • how to stress less
  • thriving at university

https://www.ntu.ac.uk/c/censce-research-and-finance