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.
University of Lincoln - Year 12 Parents' Evening
The University of Lincoln is hosting an online Year 12 Parents’ Evening on the 8 July 6.00pm - 7.30pm. The evening is designed to provide relevant information covering areas including the UCAS application process, student finance, the transition to higher education and an insight into student life by current University of Lincoln students. Parents and guardians can ask questions and engage in a final Q&A at the end of the evening.
For more information and to book, visit the University of Lincoln Events page here.
University of Derby
Live Virtual Open Event, Tuesday 30 June – Thursday 2 July
The University of Derby is hosting a three day Live Virtual Open Event, so you can learn about their courses from their expert teaching staff and current students to discover what it’s like to be a Derby student, all from the comfort of your own home.
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.
University of Leicester
After their first very successful Parents and Carers IAG Webinar, the University of Leicester have decided to run another for those who didn’t get a chance to attend. The webinar is aimed specifically at parents and carers of Year 12 students to help them support their children through the decision making, application and Student Finance stages of going to university.
The event will run on Wednesday 24th June from 17:30 – 18:30.
The event booked up very quickly last time, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Parents and Carers can sign up here: https://myleicester.le.ac.uk/events/booking/286
UK University and Apprenticeship Search
The UK University and Apprenticeship Search have brought together over 100 universities and colleges from across the UK for a ground-breaking Virtual Fair on Wednesday 17 June from 12:00 - 18:00, to allow you to easily explore all your choices in one place. Exhibitors include Cambridge, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester Met, Loughborough and many more.
You can chat to ambassadors, ask questions, and take part in 10 live webinars. It’s completely free of charge and open to students in Year 13, Year 12 and Year 11 (including parents + teachers).
Find out more and register at https://ukuniversitysearch.vfairs.com/
Kick Off in Business at Home
At 11:00 on Thursday 11th June 2020, Online Business Presentations are running a short virtual presentation / taster session via Zoom exclusively for college leavers and students ahead of their online week long courses running this summer.
The session will be a live video call delivered by the Kick Off in Business team giving you further details on our short online courses and support as well as a taste and insight into the world of self-employment and business start-up. Anyone aged 16 - 24 can attend that has either left college already or will be finishing this summer.
Follow this link to express your interest in the short taster presentation
Useful resources from Higher Education providers
A range of sessions to inspire and inform young people about different subject areas available at Higher Education (HE)
UCAS and personal statements
Virtual open day
Can’t make it to an open day? Take a virtual tour instead!
To book onto a session and view the live stream, visit https://www.dmu.ac.uk/livestreams.
- Student life
Thursday 30 April, 11.00 – 12.00
A group of DMU students will provide a personal account of the wider aspects of university life; living away, eating well, and having fun while studying effectively – helping to address some of the common concerns and worries you may have, while inspiring you about the exciting times ahead.
A range of YouTube videos offering advice and guidance to those going to university and considering going to university in the future
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.
Join the University of Lincoln’s Virtual Classroom. Join them for Live Link-ups, Lincoln Live talks and the Lincoln Quiz!
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