Beyond 18 Day and Evening 2019

Following the Business Breakfast, students continued their day thinking about their future plans. A representative from the University of East Anglia joined us to share with students how to write a fantastic personal statement. Then students had practical sessions from ASK Apprenticeships on applications, logging onto UCAS in preparation for university applications and a personal statement writing support session.

It was a chance for all students to think about their futures and reflect on what their next steps might be.

Our evening event was for parents and students. Thank you to parents who attended to support their son / daughter. We are also grateful to Megan Broughton from the University of East Anglia who delivered a session on applying to university and student finance, as well as Stephen Isherwood from the Institute of Student Employers, who shared insight into the current trends in the world of work and his top tips for making successful applications. We hope parents found this talk useful and they find themselves best placed to support their son / daughter over the coming months.

Here are links to documents shared with students throughout the day:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByDjyadVG-tsaVBKVGcwVkpJTlZ2MWRTMk0yZWlZVksxcldr

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByDjyadVG-tsQ0stM0ZRc0dXYTFaVTRhdU02X2tZWmM5blRV

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gPJszLOJUp6u5lhwOGGJUbLVkmp-CnO7

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByDjyadVG-tsTG8wMXQ0aGpqd196NkIxRnZITFdyNW0yYUxr

Here are links to the presentations given on the evening:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d3tHGAUfwO18vjn2ckdofWl5Iexq2ncN

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByDjyadVG-tsNS1YT2hpdHROcjhZXzVYemhibWRaX081Rmc0

Here is link to advice given on writing personal statements:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByDjyadVG-tsdGdEelV4VFBEUF9jT1hRUERJbVhjWllEOTJn

All students should be feeling motivated to research and finalise their plans for the applications they will be making in the Autumn Term. For both university applicants and those applying to higher level apprenticeships deadline will come round quickly and we encourage them to start work on personal statements, covering letters and CVs now, rather than leaving until the start of the next academic year.

This is a really exciting time for year 12 and we look forward to working with them on their Beyond 18 journey. If they need any support or guidance over the coming weeks, all they need to do is ask.