Post 16 and University

If you join Stowmarket HIgh Schools Sixth Form you will be supported through the Inspirational Futures programme through one timetabled session a fortnight.  In this session you will cover:

  • An Introduction to University Life
  • Alumni Inspiration
  • Stress buster workshops
  • 1:1 Careers Guidance with Mrs Sarah Pawlewski (futures@stowhigh.com)
  • Personal Branding
  • Advantages of Higher Education
  • Higher Apprenticeships
  • Workshops on future employment beyond University
  • Personal Statement Workshops and continued support from the futures co-ordinator Miss Bonarius
  • Student Finance
  • Budgeting
  • CV support and Interview preparation

 

We also have support for to our sixth form students from NEACO and the Take Your Place Initiative.  Our designated Higher Education Champion (HEC), Ms Tiffany Erivpidou joins us once a week to run workshops as part of the futures programme and also will provide 1:1 sessions for our students on personal statements and University choices through the UCAS process.

Please see the link for our full sixth form programme 2020

This is potentially subject to change especially in light of COVID restrictions

 

 

General Websites

 www.ucas.com – Info on HE courses

www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo – Maps all universities

www.qca.org.uk – All about qualifications

www.educationguardian.co.uk – League Tables

www.dfes.gov.uk/recognisedukdegrees

 www.studying-in-england.org – UCAS Student site

 www.opendays.com – Open Days

 www.push.co.uk – Finding the right university

 www.uniserve.co.uk – Alternative views

 

Employment/Careers

 www.monster.co.uk – Vacancies

 www.prospects.ac.uk – Graduate Careers

 www.gap.org.uk – Planning a gap year

 www.realworkrealpay.info – Modern Apprenticeships

 www.careersoft.co.uk

 

Finance

 www.nus.org.uk – National Union of Students

 www.studentunion.co.uk – Financial support

 www.slc.co.uk – Student Loan Company

 

Gap Year

 www.bunac.org.uk – Gap year with BUNAC (USA)

 www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry – Year in industry

 www.gapyear.com – Year out ideas

 www.gap.org.uk – Planning a gap year

 www.lattitude.org.uk – Volunteering Abroad opportunities

 www.step-together.org.uk – Volunteering opportunities

 

Student Accommodation

 www.thestudentvillage.co.uk