Teachers and Advisors

Hello Future works with schools and colleges whose students live in areas of Cumbria where the levels of young people progressing to higher education are both much lower than expected, based on GCSE results, and low overall.

Below is a list of the schools and colleges we are currently working with to deliver school and college outreach programmes:

  • Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
  • Beacon Hill Community School
  • Caldew School
  • Energy Coast UTC
  • Furness Academy
  • Furness College
  • Lakes College
  • Millom School
  • Newman Catholic School
  • Richard Rose Central Academy
  • Richard Rose Morton Academy
  • Solway Community Technology College
  • St Benedict’s Catholic High School
  • St. Bernard’s Catholic High School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College
  • The Nelson Thomlinson School
  • Trinity School
  • Ullswater Community College
  • The Whitehaven Academy
  • Walney School
  • Whitehaven School
  • William Howard School
  • Workington Academy
Find out what events are coming up in your area.

UCAS Progress has lots of classroom resources for teachers and advisors, from explaining the options available to practical tips on writing applications: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/help-and-support/teachers-and-advisers/classroom-resources, guidance on acting as a referee: https://www.ucas.com/advisers/references and a dedicated collection of resources on university, and alternatives to university, for advisers: https://www.ucas.com/advisers

Further help on acting as a referee can is available from Which? University: https://university.which.co.uk/teachers/help-your-students-get-into-uni/ucas-reference-writing-common-challenges

UniTasterDays Teachers’ Guide to University, including finance, what universities look for in applications, and widening participation: https://www.unitasterdays.com/teachers/university-guide-access.aspx

The Student Finance England website for practitioners: http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/ and the Student Loans Company: http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/quickStartFinanceGuide/home.html offer lots of advice, including for those with dependents, and students with a disability

Overview of apprenticeships: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/473702/Teachers_Handbook.pdf

Which? University is an impartial and informative internet resource designed to help teachers and advisors to support students to make informed choices about higher education: https://university.which.co.uk/  This includes:

For an interesting infographic exploring the different personality “types” as discovered by the Myers-Briggs personality test, visit http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2015/10/best-jobs-for-your-personality-type.html

What does a quality careers education programme look like? http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2015/11/quality-careers-education.html

Why Careers Education Matters: http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2015/02/why-careers-education-matters.html

Career options for young people in the digital age: http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2017/08/considering-career-options-young-people-digital-age.html

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