21/4/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.


On 25th April from 6:30-7:15pm success at schools will be hosting a webinar with Deloitte:

– Hear from apprentices about their journey and why they chose an apprenticeship at Deloitte
– Learn about the different apprenticeship pathways on offer and how to make your application stand out from the rest
– Have all your questions answered by the recruitment team during a Live Q&A session

Sign up to attend through the link below:


University of Lincoln

Offer Holder Day Invitation to Year 13 Business, and Health and Social Care Students! 

Deciding where to study is a big decision and we want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make the choice that’s right for you!

That’s why we’d like to invite you to a special offer holder event on Saturday 22 April, specifically for students with offers for courses in our Lincoln International Business School, or Health and Social Care for courses in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Health and Social Care, or Social Work

On the day, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our academics, speak to current students about their experiences, and take part in academic sessions to learn more about the course you have been offered a place on. This can give you a better idea of what to expect from your degree and help you to prepare for studies with us.

There’ll be a chance to look around some of our accommodation and take a tour of our beautiful Brayford Pool Campus too.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet other students who have received offers to study with us. This can help build connections and friendships before starting the course, which can make the transition to university life much easier. 

Students can simply use the button below to book their place and join us to discover how they can be more and do more with the University of Lincoln.

We look forward to welcoming them onto campus.

Book Your Place 

Travelling to Lincoln

Lincoln’s central location allows for easy access via rail and road. If you’re travelling via public transport, we are located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Central Railway Station and Transport Hub. 

Guests are welcome to use our main car park located on Ropewalk, off Tritton Road, in the centre of Lincoln for free. Spaces are limited but there are plenty of pay-and-display car parks nearby too.  If you’re planning to stay overnight in Lincoln, you can find hotels, restaurants and other useful information on the Visit Lincoln website.

Plan Your Journey

Make Friends Before You Arrive 

As well as learning more about your chosen subject, broadening your horizons, and preparing for your future career, you’re likely to make lifelong friendships at university.  

At Lincoln, our Unibuddy Community offers the chance to start making friends before you enrol. Simply sign up or log in using your Unibuddy account and start chatting to other offer holders on your course and those with similar interests. 

You’ll also get the opportunity to meet your potential course mates and tutors in person at your Offer Holder Day. 

 Find out More

Undergraduate Prospectus 2024/25 Launch Our brand-new 2024 prospectus has now launched! We have an exciting selection of new courses for academic year 2024/25, and have made some changes to already established courses.

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) The UCAT will open for registration on 16 May 2023 for students who are hoping to undertake a medical or dental degree course. Booking for tests will then open on 20 June 2023. Take a look at UCAT test dates to help your students get ready.

See Test Dates

New Course Update – BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

We have now added diagnostic radiography to our course offering ready for when 2024/25 applications open. This course aims to ensure that upon completion graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a Diagnostic Radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), are well positioned to gain employment in a professional role, and are able to register as a full member of the Society of Radiographers.

Course Duration 3 Years Full time

Entry Requirements :

A Level: ABB

BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM in  Applied Science, Health Science, or Health Studies

T Level Merit in Health Science or Science Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 Credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points Health Studies, Health Science, Nursing, Radiography, or another science-based course.

Find Out More

Lancaster University

Upcoming events and news-stories

Lancaster voted Top 25 for Graduate Prospects

High Fliers has recently advised that Lancaster University is ranked in ‘the top 25 universities most targeted by graduate employers’.

We are thrilled to share this fantastic news and are keeping up the hard work to ensure our graduates have the best employment prospects possible.

Below is the High Fliers Research page, which details more on their research within graduate recruitment.

High Fliers

Virtual Open Day: Discover Lancaster

31 May to 1 June

Can’t wait for our next in-person Open Day? If you’re just starting your university search, join us as part of our virtual Discover Lancaster event, and let us tell you about studying with us.

Register here

Webinar: Discover Your Neighbourhood

Wednesday 19th April 16:00-17:00

An opportunity to learn about Lancaster University and the local area through the lens of our current students.

Lancaster is an ancient city with a modern outlook and is a great place to make your home. It’s a friendly city with lots to explore and enjoy plus a great base from which to visit the rest of the UK. During this session, our students will share with you their favourite places and experiences of life in Lancaster.

Students and Teachers Workshop on Forensic Linguistics

Thursday 6th July 14:30

The department of Linguistics and English Language are hosting a workshop for current Year 10 to 13 students and their teachers. All sessions will be taught by experts in Forensic Linguistics.

If you would like to attend, please register by sending an email to linguistics@lancaster.ac.uk before Monday 1st May 2023.

More information on the day can be found below:

Y12 – Industry Placement Degrees

Here are some useful resources for students interested in courses which offer industry placements. Be aware that different universities offer different placement types – some might be 4-year degrees with a year living and working away, while others offer work placement modules which are much shorter! Keep an eye out to make sure you get the experience you want.

  • FASS Placements – this site demonstrates the placement years and internships which Lancaster’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has to offer, and the difference between them.
  • FASS Video – don’t feel like reading right now? This video detailing Lancaster’s FASS placements is quick and easy to digest.
  • LUMS – our Management School site has further information on how students can benefit from placement years, the roles and responsibilities involved, and how to apply.

Year 13 – Enhancing Employability

Tips to get started Whilst university offers an abundance of ways to improve employability, we recommend that sixth form students make a start as soon as possible. We’ve compiled some suggestions below:   Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)Wider reading and podcastsSubject taster sessionsKeeping up to date with current affairs and developments in sector of interest Go to resource

At Lancaster

Within our Careers team and across the university, we host a range of initiatives to boost employability, with an emphasis on development activities outside of degree study.   We know that part-time employment is important to lots of students. Our Employment and Recruitment Service offers a wide range of part-time jobs via the university and within the local community. You can find out more about the team’s work and how they support students here.  

School Visits to Campus

Bring your school or college to visit us here at Lancaster!

We’re delighted to welcome schools and colleges to our outstanding campus all year round. Our bespoke, group visits, provide students with a great opportunity to experience what university life is really like at Lancaster, a world-class research and teaching university. Find out more and book your visit via the link below:

Visit Us

Liverpool John Moores University

3 Day Free Summer University Residential for Year 12 (13 NI) Students

We are delighted to announce that LJMU will be hosting a Summer University Residential this summer. For 3 days from the 5th to the 7th of July, we will give students the opportunity to discover what being a university student is all about and delve into a subject area of your choice.

The cost of the summer university is completely FREE with luxurious student accommodation and meals all fully funded. Participants in our Summer University programme may be eligible for a reduced entry offer of up to 16 UCAS Points lower.Download our flyer for more information on the courses that will be offered and the eligibility criteria.

Apply for Summer University

Support for offer holders Many of your Year 13 students will have attended applicant days at LJMU so far this year. There may be remaining dates available depending on the course they have applied for. Any students interested in attending should log in to their Applicant Hub and this will list any remaining dates open to them.

Offer holders will also have received an invite to join the LJMU CampusConnect app shortly after receiving their offer. The app will allow students the opportunity to find out everything they need to know about LJMU before they arrive as well as connecting with other applicants, speaking to current students and LJMU staff.

The app also sends notifications about key dates and deadlines for students to look out for. If students haven’t joined they should be able to find the invite in their email, however if they would like a new link sending they can contact our course enquiries team on 0151 231 5090 or courses@ljmu.ac.uk

Online Revision Masterclass, 10 May, 18:30 – 19:30

Do your students have GCSE or A Level exams on the horizon? LJMU are holding an online revision masterclass, in which postgraduate students will support visitors in preparing for their exams.

The event will cover:

  • how to plan revision
  • producing a revision timetable
  • advice on mental health maintenance
  • memory strategies
  • effective revision techniques
  • study skills

improving attainment

Register for Online Revision Masterclass

2024 Mini Guide available now

Our 2024 mini guide containing updated entry requirements and information on LJMU is now available to view online at the link below.

View the mini guide here

Scholarships on offer from LJMU Do you have students who are holding an offer at LJMU?  Applications for a range of generous scholarships are now open.  If students can demonstrate excellence in some capacity, e.g. community involvement, volunteering, sport, the arts or academic achievement, they may be able to access additional ‘free’ funding from the university. In addition there are scholarships for students who have engaged in some of our outreach programmes. Read about the LJMU scholarships here and encourage your students to apply now.

Psychology Taster Days

LJMU’s Psychology department are offering taster days for students interested in studying psychology degrees. The taster activity will provide students with a first-hand experience on how psychologists study how our mind works and what causes us to behave in the way we do. In particular, students will explore the primacy effects, the Simon effect, level of aspiration, and Flanker effects and learn about applications of these basic psychological effects.

The activity is run in two separate sessions of 90 and 30 minutes with a lunch break in-between. We will be hosting one school per day and visits are limited to 30 students per school. Dates will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Psychology taster days take place on the following dates:

Tuesday 23rd May, 10:00 – 14:30

Thursday 8th June, 10:00 – 14:30

Tuesday 13th June, 10:00 – 14:30

Thursday 15th June, 10:00 – 14:30

Wednesday 21st June, 10:00 – 14:30

To book any of these dates email outreach@ljmu.ac.ukDownload our poster here

History sessions for schools and sixth forms

Dr David Clampin, Subject leader for History at LJMU is offering talks for schools around the topic of “What is History at university?” focussing on the differences between study at school and university, how to navigate through the transition to higher education and what transferable skills a history degree gives its graduates. The History department can also look in to bespoke talks which may support the curriculum. If you would like to discuss a session email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk

Policing Taster Days available at LJMU

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing at LJMU are offering taster days on campus to interested Sixth forms in the local region. Taster days will include an introduction to the school and information on programmes in:

Policing and Investigations

Policing Studies

Professional Policing

Professional Policing Practice

and more!

A visit to a Policing Taster day will also include a tour of our campus including the facilities in the School of Justice Studies. If you are interested in bringing your students on a taster day, please email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk

Journalism and Sports Journalism outreach opportunities to UK schools and colleges Do you have students interested in the Media and Journalism or Sports Journalism as a potential career?   

Hear from former journalists now teaching at LJMU who are able to offer advice, discuss their own career to date and the numerous opportunities available to those interested in studying Journalism at university. Meet Tim Abraham who spent 23 years at Sky Sports before moving into academia at LJMU and has a wealth of experience to share with you and your students. To book a session please email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk

Public & Environmental Health Webinar for Teachers and Careers Advisors
Friday 5th May, 13:00 – 14:00

From climate change, to pandemics, to housing conditions, to food safety, and everything in between, Public and Environmental Health is central to our everyday lives. Described as both a science and an art, Public and Environmental Health should appeal to a wide range of students but especially to those who want to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Join our webinar on Friday 5th of May at 13:00 where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating areas, as well as the varied and challenging careers that would be available to graduates.

Email Outreach@ljmu.ac.uk for link to the webinar.Download our poster here

MA in Leadership in Education

Are you a current teacher with ambitions to be a leader in education? LJMU’s MA in Leadership in Education can provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to take your career to the next level. Read more here

Free resources for schools from the National Schools’s Observatory

Learning about space? Looking for things to do? Use the National Schools’ Observatory! More than 80 free resources, all made by space professionals. Whatever age you teach, you’ll find something on their new Things To Do webpage.Click here to explore the resources.

New Programme: BSC (Hons) Applied Entrepreneurship

Liverpool John Moores University have launched a new degree programme in Applied Entrepreneurship which is now recruiting for September 2023 entry.

Based in the Liverpool Business School, the Applied Entrepreneurship programme is a hands-on business degree, offering a unique approach to practical business learning. Students will learn how to turn ideas into viable businesses, how to communicate and sell to customers, how to think creatively and work collaboratively in a team and how to lead and manage a business venture.

This programme is very different from your traditional degree; instead of attending lectures, students will be learning by applying business skills. Liverpool Business School is the first business school in the North West to offer this type of degree course. Minimum entry requirements for 2023 entry to the Applied Entrepreneurship programme are 112 UCAS points. Applicants will also be interviewed as part of the application process.

Next Tech Girls

Registration is now open for our next FREE online event of 2023, open to all students from

Years 7 to 13 or equivalent (not just girls!) on Thursday 27th April, 9:00-10:20am, to celebrate

International Girls in ICT Day.

Sign up to get your class/school involved here: 

Next Tech Girls Y7-13 Online International Girls in ICT Day Event 2023

The event will include women in tech answering questions about their studies and careers, and

leading short activities to give a taste of what they do day-to-day. Past events have included women

from Google, Accenture, Ministry of Justice, Defra, Government Digital Service, Atos,

NBCUniversal, Sky and more. We’ll send more details on the specifics nearer to the event.

Students don’t need to have access to computers, they just need to be able to see a screen with the

video call on it, and we don’t need to be able to see them.

We had more than 600 Year 8 and 9 students around the UK get involved in our last online event in

March. 73% of them found it inspiring, 35% said they were likely to study Computer Science at

GCSE and 33% said they were likely to pursue a career in tech after the event. 

UCAS day of careers advice!

We’re bringing students a day of inspiration, information, unis and employers, live on 17 May. Featuring everything they need to have meaningful encounters with a range of career paths and opportunities, all online in the UCAS Hub. 

Ask Me Anything
17 May | 10:00 – 15:00
Live in the UCAS Hub

Find out more >

Wherever your students are in their research journey, there’s something for everyone from Year 9 – 12. With practical advice, top tips and more, it’s their chance to hear from the experts and get their questions answered live. 

What’s on…

10:00 | Careers Advice
Hear from dedicated careers advisers Jessica Pieri and James Wilmot and get their questions answered in real-time.
Submit your students’ questions

11:00 | University Life
Discover what life on campus is like at University of Plymouth, University ofManchester, and University College London.
Submit your students’ questions

14:00 | World of Work
Hear from top employers including the BBC and Amazon on how they can stand out from the crowd and future proof their career.
Submit your students’ questions

All they need to do to get involved on the day is sign into their UCAS Hub.

Discover what the Hub has to offer >

University of Northampton

Dates for your Diary, Summer 2023

As we enter the final term of the year, we have a number of exciting subject-specific events coming up, both  on- and off- campus:

  • Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May: Acting BA Performances @ Royal & Derngate Theatre. 
  • Our Acting students will be holding free performances of the plays: ’10 Out of 12′ by Anne Washburn;

and ‘Love and Information’ by Caryl Churchill. (Please note: content of these plays is only appropriate

for post-16 groups)

  • Monday 5 June: ‘Exploration of Film’: Screenwriting Workshop. Our Film and Screen Studies

programme will be hosting a unique screenwriting workshop at the Northampton Filmhouse,

which is currently used as an exciting teaching location for this course.

  • Tuesday 6 June: Health and Education Taster Day. A rotation of 3-4 interactive sessions at our

Waterside Campus with academics from our wide range of healthcare and education courses.

  • Wednesday 7 June: ‘Behind the Lens: Careers in Media, Journalism and Special Effects. This

on-campus event showcases the excellent industry facilities we have for our practical media courses:

Media Production, Multimedia Journalism/Sports Journalism, and Hair, Makeup & Prosthetics for Stage

and Screen.

  • Thursday 22 June: Schools and Colleges Open Day. This event is ideal for Year 12/BTEC year 1

groups to explore any and all subjects we offer at the University of Northampton.

  • Thursday 22-Thursday 29 June: Degree Show. Guided tours are available of our final year students’

Degree Show, with exhibitions from every creative degree we offer at UON.

  • Thursday 22 & Friday 23 June: Shakespeare on the Lawn.Performances and times tbc. Please use

link below to email and express your interest in finding out more.

  • Monday 3 July: Careers in Humanities. Held at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, this event

showcases our History and English programmes through interactive sessions using the Museums’ collections.

Register your interest or book events.

Unifrog Gazette!

Subject showcase: Geology

Celebrate Earth Day this week!

Do you enjoy geography or science subjects? Maybe you’re super passionate about protecting the environment? Geology could be the degree subject for you. 

In this profile, we share tips on getting in, examples of degrees in this area, and jobs you could pursue after graduating, answering any questions you may have.

Find it here (remember to sign in as a student first)

World Oceans Day Schools Conference at University of Plymouth

A packed day of talks and workshops for students in Years 10-13 on Thursday 8 June

The University of Plymouth, the ‘Home of Marine Research’ in the UK, invites students to its campus to join

a series of inspiring talks and workshops from its academics on protecting and researching the world’s marine


You’ll hear from world-leading marine scientist Professor Richard Thompson OBE FRS and learn about the

range of careers available to them in this industry.

Learn more or share with your students

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