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Parent Blog: Stella – Transition

Parent Blog: Stella – Transition

Friday 19th October 2018

Parents Transition

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 early morning half-light and see the grey sky through the gap in the bedroom curtains.  Then I remember, it’s today. …

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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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Parent Blog: Stella – Student Finance Applications

Parent Blog: Stella – Student Finance Applications

Monday 23rd July 2018

Parents Student Finance

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 about money when their child is considering going to University.  It’s the question high up on most Parent and carers…

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Parent Blog: Jennie – Student Finance Applications

Parent Blog: Jennie – Student Finance Applications

Monday 23rd July 2018

Student Finance

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 stage it is advisable that you make sure they have applied for student finance. This can be done at SFE…

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Parent Blog: Lauren – The Application Process

Parent Blog: Lauren – The Application Process

Monday 18th June 2018

Parents The Application Process

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 experts on hand to help.  I took every opportunity to attend the Higher Education evenings offered by my children’s sixth…

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Parent Blog: Jennie - The Application Process

Parent Blog: Jennie – The Application Process

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Parents The Application Process

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 this is the time to make sure the course they want is the best one for them. As I previously…

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