By supporting sixth form leaders and teachers to complete university and apprenticeship applications, this comprehensive programme aims to improve progression rates to university and other post 18 options.
In collaboration with Causeway Education (formerly HE Access Network), we’ve welcomed 11 schools from the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area to a launch that covered the latest research on personal statement and reference writing. We conducted a needs analysis for each school identifying major priorities for change, and started the planning process for implementation strategies for instituting changes.
We’ve been supporting partner schools through a range of activities, including personal statement and reference training for wider staff, workshops for Medicine and Law, and the rollout of our online personal statement platform, OSCAR.
We’ll support a nominated ‘Access Champion’ in schools and colleges to embed outstanding practice in university applications with:
If you’d like to find out more, please email Future.Quest@uwe.ac.uk.
We’re growing our pre 16 IAG programme by co-funding the new ‘Reporting Zone’ on the Careerpilot website from September.
Careerpilot gives 13-19 year olds information on the full range of choices available to them, including GCSEs, A levels, apprenticeships and the many routes to higher education.
The Reporting Zone will enable schools and National Collaborative Outreach Programmes (NCOPs) (on receipt of a signed data sharing agreement) to see the career choices students are interested in. Annual reports will chart how students’ choices change over time.
Reports can be used to support tutorial work or careers interviews, for example, and to target careers information and provision at students with specific interests; perhaps by offering workshops to those interested in a specific job sector or interested in an apprenticeship.
To get access to the free Reporting Tool from September, please register your interest.
UWE Bristol is piloting a one day Study Skills day designed to support the transition from pre-16 to post-16 study in September 2018 for students about to embark on their first year of sixth form.
The day will take place at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus and will include workshops on time management, emotional resilience and independent learning. Students will return to UWE Bristol later in the year to visit the library and use the resources to work on their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
If you are from a Future Quest school or college and are interested in your students receiving support with study skills, please email Future.Quest@uwe.ac.uk.
If you have any questions about the Future Quest programme please complete the form below or email Future.Quest@uwe.ac.uk
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