Next steps in your career presentation March 2016

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Next steps in your career presentation March 2016
Next steps in your career:
Post Sixth Form Choices
Information Evening
22nd March 2016
A Very Warm Welcome
The options ?
 University
 Apprenticeship
 Work
The options ?
What will influence your decision?
1.
Desire
2.
Financial cost
3.
Outcomes
4.
Experiences
Why go to University ?
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Lifetime income
Experience a rich, diverse, cultural,
academic & social environment
Develop self confidence
Experience independent living
Immerse yourself in an academic subject
you really enjoy
Realise your full potential
What Course ?
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Vocational – Law, medicine, teaching
engineering
Subject – e.g. English, maths, science?
Will I need to do further training for a
career?
What grades are required? (BIG
CONSIDERATION)
Employment prospects
Russell group universities
http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/
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The Russell Group
represents 24 leading
UK universities which
are committed to
maintaining the very
best research, an
outstanding teaching
and learning experience
and unrivalled links
with business and the
public sector.
Source : Sutton Trust Levels of Success the potential for UK Apprenticeships
:
Not all course or universities are the same
Average salary after 6 months
£000,s
% Employed in management or
professional
Uni A
(City based, RG)
Uni B
(Campus based,
non RG)
Uni A
Uni B
Engineering
24
-
80
-
Biology
20
17
60
55
English
17
15
60
40
Geography
18
18
55
63
Law
20
18
70
70
Business
22
19
89
70
Psychology
18
17
54
45
Typical Grades
Birmingham Nottingham
Keele
Aston
Engineering
AAB
AAB
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BBB
Biology
AAB
ABB
BBB
BBB
English
AAB
AAB
BBB
BBB
Geography
AAB
AAB
BBB
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Law
AAA
A*AA
ABB
ABB
Business
AAB
AAB
BBB
ABB
Psychology
AAA
AAA
BBB
ABB
Research, Research, Research
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www.ucas.com
https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk
www.thestudentroom.co.uk
www.whatuni.com
www.topuniversities.com
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Universities own websites
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University Open Days 2016
June
Bath
16th/17th
Manchester
17th/18th
Bristol
17th
Keele
18th
July
September
October
17th
1st/8th
21st
Warwick
17th
16th
24th
Birmingham
24th/25th
Nottingham
24th/25th
Leicester
August
22nd
10th
15th
17th
15th
http://www.opendays.com/
www.ucas.com
UCAS Exhibitions
 20-21 April - Derby University
 27-28 June - NEC Birmingham
 29 June
- Staffordshire Uni
Where ?
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Style of university, campus or city
Distance from home
What grades are required
Employment prospects
Cost of living it varies a lot
University accommodation £4,000 to £6,800
Private accommodation £3,300 to £6,000
UCAS Application Process
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Summer 2016
Think about your personal statement and its contents
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September 1st 2016. Applications Open
Apply for up to 5 courses
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October 15th 2016
Application deadline for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science
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November 30th 2016
Application Deadline for Alleyne’s
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January 15th 2017
Application Deadline for UCAS. However, due to large student numbers we cannot
guarantee completion of a reference for those submitted after 30th November
Finance
The Apprenticeship Route
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No single application process like UCAS
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Web sites list available apprenticeships
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www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk
March 16 listed Siemens, Rolls Royce, Tax, IT accounting and more
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www.notgoingtouni.co.uk
March 16 listed, BT, Barclays, Deloitte, automotive engineering, IT and
more
The Apprenticeship Route
Successes from last year:
Bentley motors – 2 apprenticeships
Mercedes Benz – 1 apprenticeships
Business based – 3 apprenticeships
Health and Care – 2 apprenticeships
ICT based - 2 apprenticeships
Mrs Rachel Eldershaw
[email protected]
Mrs Alison Platt
[email protected]

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