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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday 18th May 2020

HEPA Ongoing Support

Written by HE Engagement Assistant, Bryony Mutton Mental Health Awareness Week will be taking place this month from the 18th-24th of May. The chosen theme is “kindness”, a timely choice given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, highlighted recently, ‘Now more than ever, we need to re-discover kindness in our daily lives.…

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Online Resources in light of Covid-19

Online Resources in light of Covid-19

Thursday 26th March 2020

HEPA Ongoing Support

With Schools in the UK closed to reduce the spread of the covid-19 virus – and only open to look after the children of “key workers” and vulnerable children – what can be done to fill the void coupled with the latest stringent restrictions on freedom of movement outside the home? If your school already puts work online, using Google…

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National Careers Week 2020

National Careers Week 2020

Friday 7th February 2020

HEPA National Careers Week

This year National Careers week is running from 2nd-6th March and is the opportunity to raise the profile of Careers across your school or college. The National Careers week website nationalcareersweek.com provides a range of resources that you can use in your institution to engage learners. There is also a section of the website dedicated to National Careers week 2020:…

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Gatsby deadline, one year to go. Are you ready?

Gatsby deadline, one year to go. Are you ready?

Friday 10th January 2020

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The Gatsby benchmarks were originally introduced in a report by The Gatsby Foundation in 2013 with the deadline of the end of 2020 for schools to meet the requirements for each benchmark. The careers and enterprise company published its State of the Nation Report in September 2019, which reported on the progress schools were making towards meeting the benchmarks. The…

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Learning from student voices

Learning from student voices

Friday 6th December 2019

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As team of Higher Education Progression advisers, we are always keen to keep on improving the work we do with students. During our feedback fortnight we collected and analysed feedback from group sessions with 153 students in 7 schools or colleges and one to one guidance sessions with 30 students to see if there was any impact on the students’…

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Supporting students to choose their post 16 routes

Supporting students to choose their post 16 routes

Wednesday 6th November 2019

HEPA Ongoing Support

Following on from October’s blog, ‘Supporting students to choose their higher education route’ below are some of the questions and resources we use when speaking to students. We recognise that lots of you will be advising students on their post 16 choices at the moment, so hopefully these will assist you. Questions to ask students Do your ideas fit in…

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Supporting students to choose their higher education route

Supporting students to choose their higher education route

Thursday 3rd October 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

A huge (and belated) welcome back for the academic year from the HEPA team. We’re delighted to be out and about delivering activities in your centres this term, with a particular focus on supporting students to make competitive HE applications. As such, we thought it would be timely to include some key questions that you can be encouraging students to…

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HEPA Vlog: Careers of the Future

HEPA Vlog: Careers of the Future

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

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 young people to develop and flags up key resources which can be used by advisers and teachers working with young…

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HEPA Blog: Why T Levels?

HEPA Blog: Why T Levels?

Friday 15th March 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

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] awarding organisation market model, where qualifications which deliver similar but different outcomes compete with one another.’ A consultation on the…

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

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

Tuesday 12th February 2019

HEPA National Careers Week

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 Week will look to involve more individuals, employers, partners and providers in activities that highlight the benefits apprenticeships bring to…

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

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

Wednesday 9th January 2019

HEPA Gatsby Benchmarks

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 careers provision. The eight benchmarks for schools and colleges are: A stable careers programme Learning from Career and Labour Market…

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

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

Wednesday 5th December 2018

HEPA Gatsby Benchmarks

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 for school staff.  For those new to the ‘Gatsby benchmarks’, they were introduced in 2014 and are 8 benchmarks that…

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

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

Monday 5th November 2018

HEPA The Application Process

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 use to support you in helping students with their personal statements, or to pass onto colleagues who are new to…

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

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

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

HEPA Gatsby Benchmarks

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 benchmarks that schools could use as a framework for improving their careers provision. The government has since incorporated these Gatsby…

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