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HEPA HEPA Blog: What is Clearing?

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. What is Clearing? Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any remaining places on their courses. It matches students who are still searching for a university place to…

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HEPA HEPA Blog: How can you meet Gatsby 7?

Thursday 16th May 2019

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. The Gatsby bench mark that many schools and colleges across the country are finding a challenge to meet is Gatsby 7. This benchmark is 'Encounters with further and…

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HEPA HEPA Vlog: Careers of the Future

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. This short vlog highlights findings from recent research around how the world of work may develop in the future. It flags up key skills and attributes crucial for…

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HEPA HEPA Blog: Why T Levels?

Friday 15th March 2019

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. Why T Levels? The government’s 2016 Post-16 Skills Plan recommended, with regards to technical education, that there be a move ‘away from the current [level 2 and 3]…

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HEPA HEPA Blog: Can you make every week National Careers Week?

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. National Careers Week (NCW) takes place in March every year - for 2019 it is happening between 4th and 9th March. It's also National Apprenticeship Week! National Apprenticeship…

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HEPA HEPA Blog: Including Careers and LMI in the Curriculum – A focus on Gatsby 2 and 4.

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. In 2014, a report produced by the Gatsby Foundation, ‘The Good Career Guidance Report’, set out eight benchmarks that schools could use as a framework for improving their…

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Parents Parent Blog: Jennie – Ongoing Support

Friday 14th December 2018

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. You are now at the stage where your son/daughter has started their course. I get…

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Parents Parent Blog: Stella – Ongoing Support

Friday 14th December 2018

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. One of the hardest things for any…

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HEPA HEPA Blog: What do the Gatsby Benchmarks mean for schools?

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. In October, Gideon, our college HEPA, wrote a blog post titled “What do the Gatsby Benchmarks mean for FE and sixth form colleges?”. We’ve now written an update…

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HEPA HEPA Blog: 5 Personal Statement Resources to Use With Your Students

Monday 5th November 2018

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. As most Year 13s considering university will be writing their personal statement this term, the Higher Education Progression Advisers (HEPAs) wanted to share some of the resources we…

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Parents Parent Blog: Jennie – Transition

Friday 19th October 2018

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. Now your son/daughter has achieved their grades for the university that they have chosen as…

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Parents Parent Blog: Stella – Transition

Friday 19th October 2018

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. I open my eyes and see the…

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HEPA HEPA Blog: What do the Gatsby Benchmarks mean for FE and Sixth Form Colleges?

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers: What do the Gatsby Benchmarks mean for FE and Sixth Form Colleges?   In 2014, a report produced by the Gatsby Foundation, ‘The Good Career Guidance Report’, set out eight…

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Parents Parent Blog: Stella – Student Finance Applications

Monday 23rd July 2018

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. Every parent’s nightmare is what to do…

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Parent Blog: Jennie – Student Finance Applications

Monday 23rd July 2018

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. Having completed the application process, your son/daughter is now awaiting offers from universities, at this…

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Parents Parent Blog: Lauren – The Application Process

Monday 18th June 2018

Lauren has four children, three of which have attended University and the fourth is considering a degree or degree apprenticeship to start in 2019. The application stage can seem quite complicated but don’t worry because there will be plenty of…

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Parents Parent Blog: Jennie – The Application Process

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. Once your son/daughter has narrowed it down to the place they want to study, then…

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Parents Parent Blog: Stella – The Application Process

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. The application process can sometimes happen without…

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Parents Parent Blog: Jennie – Information Stage

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. When your son/daughter is ready to look at next steps into further education, then the…

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Parents Parent Blog: Lauren – Information Stage

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Lauren has four children, three of which have attended University and the fourth is considering a degree or degree apprenticeship to start in 2019.   So… your son or daughter thinks they want to go to uni…  What do you,…

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Parents Parent Blog: Stella – Information Stage

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. When you son/daughter expresses an interest in…

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Parents Parent Blog: Lauren – The Benefits of Higher Education

Friday 23rd March 2018

Lauren has four children, three of which have attended University and the fourth is considering a degree or degree apprenticeship to start in 2019. I’ve encouraged all my children to consider a university education.  Although my husband and I didn’t…

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Parents Parent Blog: Stella – The Benefits of Higher Education

Friday 23rd March 2018

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. As parents, the view we adopted regarding…

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Parents Parent Blog: Jennie – The Benefits of Higher Education

Friday 23rd March 2018

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. In my experience I have found that without a degree it has made job prospects…

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