Developing and Sustaining Effective University Information, Advice and Guidance : The Key Facts For Teachers and Careers Advisers

Tuesday 13th November - Sheffield

Thursday 29th November - London

Details of the programme

In England, responsibility for careers guidance for young people has been transferred to individual schools. This includes responsibility for higher education information, advice and guidance, which is a key part of the stipulations specified in Gatsby Benchmark 7.

Around one in three 18-year olds will progress into higher education, with almost half of all 18-year olds likely to progress into advanced studies by the age of 30. Yet research shows IAG in many schools is not preparing students effectively for these future choices. This evidence includes recent reports by the Public Accounts Committee and UCAS research where key recommendations included schools and colleges doing more to encourage all learners to start thinking about post-18 choices at a younger age, and provide balanced, learner-centred information, advice, and guidance about the full range of post-16 and post-18 options available.

This new training event includes advice and support for teachers and careers colleagues on building university links, student fees and finance and advice on supporting students with their university applications. Led by Jon Cheek of UniTasterDays, the programme will also provide examples of effective university IAG sessions which schools can use to present themselves to students. Presenters inlcude the Student Loans Company. 

All delegates will receive a free copy of the new 'Teachers Guide to University'.

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