Airco are holding their first in person open event on the 22nd June for current Year 11 students. Register now!
The Bedford College Group have Virtual Open Days this week and next week. Unfortunately they were unable to host in person events but there is an option to express interest in a summer tour when registering for the Open Days and they will be arranging them through the summer holidays, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
For more information on our Virtual Open Days please use the registration links below
Following the success of the previous event they are also holding another group wide Apprenticeships Virtual Open Day on 24 June.
They have also added information for distance learning courses available through the College if anyone would like to gain additional qualifications over the summer. They realise this may not be everybody’s first choice of things to do after the past year’s challenges but with so many people reevaluating at present it may be useful to some of the parents of students too. These courses are available to anyone over the age of 19 on 31 August 2020.
FREE Distance Learning courses
The Distance Learning courses provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable skills and achieve a qualification, without disrupting your day-to-day life.
There are over 40 courses available and each course is designed to develop your knowledge, so you can confidently apply your learning in education, at work or in real-life situations. All Level 2 courses are free and last up to 16 weeks. You can start the courses at any time throughout the year and complete them in your own free time. Dedicated tutors will be on hand to provide advice and support whenever you need it.
The courses on offer include the following:
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND MENTORING
- Information, Advice and Guidance
- Lean Organisation Management Techniques
- Principles of Business Administration
- Principles of Customer Service
- Principles of Team Leading
- Understanding Retail Operations
- Understanding Data Protection and Data Security
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
- Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- Common Health Conditions
- Principles of Dementia Care
- Principles of End of Life Care
- Understanding Nutrition and Health
- Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines
To see the full list of courses, and to find out more, please click here.
Big Bang Digital’s free online STEM fair is back for another exciting year – and they’d love to invite students to be a part of something incredible!
They're inviting every student aged 11-14 to join them for exciting interactive sessions, activities, Q+As, and more. This is an event for all young people, of all abilities and backgrounds to help them open their eyes to the world of incredible STEM opportunities well within their reach, meet STEM employees just like themselves, and discover careers that make them say “I can do this!”.
Whether you want to log on for half an hour, or the entire three-day programme, they’d love to see students there and help them along their STEM journey.
The University of Bedfordshire are hosting the virtual ‘Going to Uni’ event on Thursday 24th June 2021.
The event is designed to go a little way to replace the Bedfordshire UCAS Exhibition that we would usually host at this time of year and is open to students in Years 10 to 13.
Key elements of the day will include:
Academics from across our faculties will be on hand throughout the day (10-2pm) to meet and speak to students about studying their respective subjects at university and potential career opportunities beyond graduation.
Webinars offering information and advice around Post 16 Options, Why Go To University?, Introduction to UCAS, Writing a Winning Personal Statement and Student Finance.
Wide range of our Student Ambassadors on hand to answer any questions your students may have about university.
Support services such as our Accommodation Team and Student Union will also be available to offer insight to university life.
Luton Borough Council Post 16 Team offering information, advice and guidance to anyone wishing to access it.
We would like to make it clear that this event is an impartial event and is NOT an open day for the University of Bedfordshire. It is designed to offer students information, advice and guidance around their progression options at both Post 16 & 18 transition stages. Whilst we have many subject areas covered, unfortunately we are unable to offer any subject advice around medicine, dentistry and veterinary science/medicine. However, our staff are able to signpost to appropriate sources of information for these subject areas.
Students wishing to participate will need to register here. Registration will guarantee they are sent the link and username to access the event. The event will run from 9am until 3pm, our academic staff will be live to chat with from 10am and the programme of webinars running from 9am and repeated through the day (exact programme TBC). Students can drop into the event at any point between 9am & 3pm and as often as they like.
Please note bookings for the event will close at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd June
Committed to broadening its gender and ethnic diversity, the Royal Air Force offers a wide range of career opportunities for all young people. We spoke exclusively to the RAF’s chief of the air staff and to youth and STEM leads, to understand its social and recruitment priorities. Read the featured resource.
Careers case study: Shannon's RAF apprenticeship
Shannon Rose undertook a Level 3 ‘Aviation on the Ground’ apprenticeship with the RAF. Here, she explains what this entailed and how her career has developed since.
From Business Studies to early careers and training advisor
Emily Gupwell’s degree apprenticeship at bp has led to an HR role helping other young people's careers. We ask her some questions about how her school experience has prepared her for the role.
The Talent Foundry are proud to announce their brand-new virtual insight sessions available to students in Years 10 and above!
Students will have the opportunity to hear from engaging, inspiring key speakers and experts in their fields across a series of careers focused virtual events. Students can learn about the careers available to them within the tech sector based on their interests in sport science and biomechanics, that they might not otherwise have considered.
Our Digital (Future) Cities masterclass will aim to encourage students to think about what a city of the future will look like, and why cities are looking at technology to become more digital.
Our Dell, Tech and Sustainability masterclass will aim to inform students about Dell’s important and extensive work on sustainability. Young people will be supported to understand the breadth of how companies and organisations are taking action to improve global sustainability through tech.
Take a look at the website to find out more about their opportunities!
Unifrog - Helping students to find their future
Upcoming FREE webinars for students. Impartial information to assist students with their Post 16 Options.
Unifrog Subject Discovery webinar series is starting next week for all students to attend. Students can sign up here. The link also includes a library of past webinars.
Founders4Schools are offering free, online, career inspiration events for students to help inspire the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, engineers, problem solvers and decision-makers, and show them that maths is for girls.
Meet the women who persuade you, lead you, entertain you, keep you safe, save the planet, invest your money, and push the boundaries of where maths can take us.
Aimed at 11 - 14 year old girls, although all are very welcome. Our fantastic speakers share their journey of a career using maths - sometimes in unexpected ways - and answer your questions during these live panel sessions.
24th June. Maths of an Athlete
Incremental gains, recovery times, personal bests and cutting edge equipment and techniques. Meet our experts who use maths in sport, find out how you could have a career in this exciting area, and ask them your questions during this live online event.
8th July. Maths to Solve a Crime
How is maths used to prevent and solve criminal activity? Meet our experts who are doing just that, and learn how you can have a career in this exciting area. Ask them your questions during this live panel event.
Alternative Careers Fair 2021
It’s time to Stir Up Your Students’ Futures with the Alternative Careers Fair 2021!
Looking for ways to inspire young people to think about their future? Struggling for remote work experience options? Why not use the Virtual Alternative Careers Fair – online and easy to access for school and college students.
Join us to:
- Excite students about unique career possibilities and challenge their thinking about their own skills and interests.
- Discover 100 unconventional paid internships from cutting edge employers in the gaming, tech, music and film industries – including app designing to radio production, plus much more!
- Help students reach their goals and find their dream job this summer with application support.
All the unique careers opportunities on offer have remote options and will run during the summer holidays, meaning location and travel is no longer an issue and students need not miss out on the chance to develop their workplace skills and experience due to the pandemic. Explore these real and exciting internships with students or simply get them thinking outside the box about their future career paths. Please see the presentation attached below.
The Aspire Higher Hub coordinates outreach activities across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.
They connect local schools and colleges with universities and employers, helping to access opportunities for learners.
They offer a number of opportunities for students as follows;
New UCAS Extra video available
As part of our partnership with UCAS, Charlie (UCAS Digital Learning Developer) has created a short video about UCAS Extra.
This video includes updates regarding:
- Decisions that students can receive on their applications
- Replies that students can make
- UCAS Extra: what it is, what it means and how it can be used
- General hints and tips and best practice advice around supporting students through the process
To watch the video click here.
The latest Spotlight Talks are now available to watch online!
Spotlight Talks: inspiring careers excellence brought together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships. If you were not able to watch the talks live, they’re now available on our website here! Highlights include Apprentices for Fire and Security, Engineers in the Royal Navy, Mechanics in the Royal Air Force, leading digital employers and employability skills.
COVID in Cartoons, a research project led by academics at the University of Leicester, is looking for students in Years 11-13 to take part in a 4-hour mini-course that will explore the prevalent themes of the pandemic and build skills in source analysis, discussion and artistic interpretation. By analysing political cartoons created during the pandemic, and creating their own pieces, students will develop diversity and cultural literacy skills, and the tools and resilience to process the crisis during the all-important recovery period.
Please get in touch with our partners, Shout Out UK, at email@example.com if you’d like to hear a little more about the project.
The recording can be accessed by clicking here. Please select to join as an attendee if prompted.
Download the interactive guide now - Your students can explore a creative career which begins at Escape Studios and have all their questions answered.
The interactive guide has lots of cool pop-ups and videos, showcasing the awesome work created by our community of budding artists.
What's included in the guide?
You’ll learn how our students graduate studio-ready with degrees in Animation
You can discover our real-world approach to learning, where world-leading studio connections with the likes of DNEG, Framestore and PlayStation London Studio exist at our core.
Get a taste for what students create on the course, by watching our student showreels and festival-winner and nominated short films! What are you waiting for?
There are a number of Career days students can take part in that are coming up over the next few weeks. Students can learn all about their chosen professions in the morning and then take part in work experience in the afternoon. Every student obtains a personalised certificate they can use in their applications and interviews to university.
The courses are designed for students aged 14-18 and all take place online. To enrol on any of the courses including midwifery, law, medicine, computer science and business, please click here.
If you’re 16 to 25 and want to learn about or work in film, BFI Film Academy can help. They have a range of accessible courses and resources, whether you want to take your first steps in film or improve on existing skills.. As a student of a Film Academy Short course, you’ll gain experience working alongside industry professionals and will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience to help develop practical knowledge and skills. For more information please click here.
The link below will take you to our virtual prospectus
It’s not easy for any of us having to work on a virtual platform but that said our Virtual Tours have been a huge success and Applications continue to flow. I personally really miss coming into schools and speaking to your students. Lets hope that 2021 will be a much better year!
If any of your students who have not yet accessed a Virtual Tour all they need to do is go to our website – facilities – Interactive Virtual Tour. https://www.stamford.ac.uk/college-life/campus-tours
Stamford College are hosting a series of Virtual Open Events.
Follow the instructions below to join.
Why not take advantage of our virtual ‘small group’ sessions for students who may benefit from working within a smaller, informal group. Any students who are not necessarily comfortable asking questions, are encouraged to send them in via their tutors. This can also benefit larger groups. It works incredibly well and gives students food for thought and confidence during challenging times! We aim to make each session as informal and interesting as possible. We encourage them to do their research and explore all further education options.
We are very keen to help wherever we can. Lets hope that 2021 brings us back into a face to face world but in the meantime this really works well! Christmas is fast approaching, I would encourage you to consider booking ASAP while we still have capacity during the next 5 weeks.