Careers and Higher Education

Closer ties with further education

15 June 2016

A Skills and Education Group has been launched to bring schools and colleges closer together. Paul Eeles says that we must find common ground to provide the best possible post-16 pathways


Alumni networks planned for 12,000 students

15 June 2016

The charity Future First is leading on a project to deliver ‘old school tie’ alumni networks for 12,000 students in the South West of England. Christine Gilbert explains more




Engaging with students at risk of becoming NEET

27 April 2016

How can schools inspire key stage 4 students who can’t see the value of going to school or getting good grades – and who risk becoming NEET? Dr Susie Bamford outlines some successful strategies


Boosting students’ interest in STEM

20 April 2016

The Your Life campaign’s Tough Choices report highlights the issue of declining interest in STEM as students get older and looks to inspire schools and industry to tackle the problem. Rhiannon Thomas explains


Factors influencing careers advice and work experience

13 April 2016

Research into young people’s aspirations and the careers information they receive has unearthed worrying findings about the factors that influence whether pupils get effective careers advice and work experience. Professor Louise Archer and Emily MacLeod explain


Fostering aspirations for all students

13 April 2016

It is not a lack of aspiration in working class families that prevents their children from achieving, but a lack of knowledge and access. Karen Sullivan explains


Using Shakespeare to support your pupils

13 April 2016

Shakespeare is not just the domain of English lessons and can be used to tackle a wealth of issues across school life. Drawing on the work, resources and expertise of Shakespeare’s Globe, Georghia Ellinas explains more


Supporting better business to school links

16 March 2016

How do we consistently and effectively connect schools and business to offer pupils useful careers insights and advice? The latest government attempt to solve this challenge is the independent Careers and Enterprise Company. CEO Claudia Harris outlines the practical ways schools can get involved


Higher education: The ROAR Programme

20 January 2016

Raising the aspirations of high-ability pupils, especially those who are also disadvantaged, is a key priority. This of course includes fostering university and perhaps Russell Group ambitions. Phil Denton introduces his approach – The ROAR Programme


Case study: Careers and SEN pupils

14 October 2015

Making a successful transition from school to paid employment can be a challenge for students with SEN. Annie Grant visits a project that is helping them to break into the world of work


Careers advice: A helping hand

4 June 2015

Why is careers guidance in schools so important and how can it be improved? Dawn Baker introduces a new free careers advice hub aimed at learners who want to follow vocational pathways


The six capabilities for work

21 May 2015

What can schools do to help students to be ‘ready for work’ when they leave? Drawing on recent research, Jenny North offers some advice and discusses the ‘six essential capabilities’ that students need


NEETs: Strategies for engaging pupils at risk

14 May 2015

Engaging with young people at risk of becoming NEET is a continuing challenge for schools, drawing on lessons from the Sporteducate scheme, Lekan Ojumu offers some insights



Opening a career college

7 May 2015

Career College North East is the first of these new entities to bring the expertise of a local school and college together. Brendan Tapping explains.


What makes work experience effective?

30 April 2015

What makes for an effective work experience placement? Dorothy Lepkowska looks at the findings of recent research into overcoming common barriers to placements and innovative approaches.




Effective ways to engage with local businesses

19 March 2015

How can schools encourage and support collaboration with SMEs to improve young people’s employability skills and transition into work? Michelle Judkins shares insights from new research.




Case study: Enterprise education

12 March 2015

How can schools promote entrepreneurial skills among its students? Fathima Anwari discusses some of the strategies used at Mount Grace School


Six crucial careers questions

5 February 2015

How can schools start a meaningful dialogue with students about careers? Jim Carrick-Birtwell lists six questions every student should be asked.

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