This page will be updated regularly with notices whilst you are working from home.
We will try to keep you informed of online events run by universities, as well as opportunities from any organisation that will support you in your current studies, or in your next steps. You'll also notice that there is a section on wellbeing that will be added to - but remember that we are here for you if you need further support.
****** NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK IS NEXT WEEK - 1ST MARCH ******
Virtual Careers Fair: launching Monday 1st March with over 60 providers. It runs all week so go and explore here. Make sure do some research and prep beforehand, though - if you know which areas you're interested in then you can be more focussed in what you dip into!
DON'T FORGET UNIFROG!
On your homepage on Unifrog, click on Webinars.
They have webinars on studying in different places in the country and, even better, they have past webinars on everything from Law, to Liberal Arts, to Medicine, Engineering, Apprenticeships, etc. Go and check them out!
And remember the wealth of resources they have - try clicking on the 'Read Watch Listen' section - great resources to use in order to add to your personal statement.
Another really interesting section is one we've shown you before: Special Opportunities. On there, you can look for scholarships, summer schools and lots more! Always worth a look.
BOOK YOUR CAREERS APPOINTMENT
Check your emails on how to book with the brilliant Pete (The Yeti Ltd). He is fantastic and completes an action plan with all students that includes suggestions for further research - and he's great at following up queries or questions. For Year 13, he's helped with applications and interviews for Apprenticeships at a moment's notice - definitely worth half an hour of your time!
And the usual...
Friday Assembly - please make sure you log in at 8:50am.
Wednesday 'check in' with tutors. Do say hello!
Keep an eye on emails for some excellent events being organised by the SST (Senior Student Team).
FORTHCOMING CAREERS/UNIVERSITY EVENTS
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD EVENTS
Sheffield Live: Wednesday evening drop-in sessions
"We are continuing to run our incredibly popular, themed twilight sessions on Wednesday evenings from 5 - 6pm. Sessions include expert guest speakers who can give you a true insight into life at Sheffield - on subjects including student support, accommodation, student finance and the huge range of opportunities available to our students."
Lots of advice on how to apply to University, student finance, etc.
Their webinars are here.
There are other resources, such as info on student finance and how to apply to university on this page here.
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM MASTERCLASSES
These hour-long sessions will be hosted by experts in their field at the University of Birmingham and will cover a wide range of subject areas. The programme is designed to enrich the learning of students from Year 10 to 13 and started on 18th January.
Designed to provide pupils with insights into what it's like to study at a selective university, the masterclasses cover a wide selection of subjects including:
- English Literature
- Academic Writing
- Art History
If you are interested, please look at their website for the course you would like to attend. Please be aware that the school will need to book these courses, so you will need to contact Miss Smith if you are interested in anything in particular.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES MASTERCLASSES
Motivational Monday Masterclasses – subject-specific events. Taking place each Monday at 6pm, these sessions cover a wide range of subject areas, supporting students to continue their HE research from their own homes. With topics including, ‘An Introduction to Forensic Science’ , ‘Knife Crime and Policing’ and ‘Focus on: Reading a Script’, these free and interactive sessions will give students a real insight into studying a particular subject at University.
Click here to look at the list of courses and dates available.
WELLBEING LINKS AND SUGGESTIONS
Keep an eye out on emails for invites to Teams sessions on wellbeing. We will also update this as we receive more information. Please remember to complete the google forms we send out as well.
If you are feeling anxious or you are struggling, the NHS website has some good links nad suggestions: click here.
The Mind website has a wealth of supportive ideas and resources as well: https://www.mind.org.uk/
The Old Vic have put our a series of videos to help with physical wellbeing exercises. They say. The videos are made by Choreographer & Movement Director Lizzi Gee and Voice Coach Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth. They share some practical tips that help build body awareness, develop confidence, connect to our bodies and breath to promote mindfulness and wellbeing. Click here for the page.
"We know we can’t solve all your troubles, but we can give you tools to help.