Careers guidance

Starting an alumni network for your school

5 December 2013

Alumni networks can bring huge benefits to schools, but not many spend the time to develop them. Alex Shapland-Howes argues why schools should, and offers some advice.


Four steps to choosing your university

21 November 2013

With 189 higher education institutions offering thousands of courses, deciding on which option to take can be difficult for students. Owen O’Neill offers some advice.


The Girls' Network: Supporting disadvantaged girls

3 October 2013

A mentoring scheme for disadvantaged girls has won £10,000 in Teach First’s Innovation Awards. Charlotte Young and Becca Dean discuss why they are targeting these students and offer advice for schools.


Tips to enhance your careers guidance provision

26 September 2013

With the recent criticism of careers guidance in schools, award-winning careers advisor Susan Burke, who runs a free resource for teachers and students, offers her tips on enhancing your careers provision.


Preparing your students for the job hunt

23 May 2013

Employers today are very clear on the importance of skills in young people entering the jobs market. Jackie Sherman looks at how school-leavers may demonstrate their employability skills.


Busting the theatre myths

7 March 2013

Students who want to work in the theatre are often put-off their ambitions for fear it is too tough an industry. Susan Elkin’s new book aims to help schools better advise young people.


How secondary schools can effectively tackle NEETs

7 November 2012

How can secondary schools keep pupils who are at risk of becoming NEET engaged and on track to progress? We look at a range of approaches and techniques that new research has shown to be effective.


Giving the right careers advice

18 October 2012

With new duties for schools to deliver independent and impartial careers advice, the role of careers advisors has never been so important. Sarah Chapman looks at some approaches that advisors and schools can take.


On the right careers path

27 September 2012

Schools now have a legal duty to provide year 9 to 11 students impartial and independent careers advice. Christine Buccella looks at some free web resources that might help.


You're hired!

30 August 2012

An Apprentice-style scheme in Inverclyde is helping young people to learn business skills and find employment. Jackie Cosh explains.


Inspiring the future

5 July 2012

A new initiative is aiming to give state pupils the same opportunities as their independent school peers when it comes to meeting employers and getting crucial career insights. Carol Glover explains


The problem with UCAS personal statements

21 June 2012

With fees set to hit £9,000 and no rise in the proportion of state school applicants to the top universities, Dr Steven Jones reports on a proposed remedy that may actually be part of the problem.


Students' science aspirations

21 June 2012

Professor Louise Archer reports on research into the attitudes of young students towards STEM subjects and careers as they move from primary to secondary ― and the implications for key stage 3 teaching.

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