Teachers and Advisers2018-10-25T08:15:15+00:00

Teachers and Advisers

The Future U Team have developed an engaging programme of events and activities to raise young people’s awareness of opportunities available beyond their current studies which includes pathways into HE, apprenticeships and careers.

All activities are fully funded and have been developed to overcome barriers facing progression,as well as highlight Lancashire’s growth areas identified by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Please contact your Future U Outreach Officer to book and discuss bespoke activities, many of which are delivered in school by the Future U Team.

We have aligned all of our activities with the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance;

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The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Outreach Activities for Schools and Colleges

Pre 16

Year 9 – iCan (Gatsby Benchmark 3)

The iCan aspiration raising mentoring programme allows pupils to explore their strengths, interests and ambitions through a series of interactive sessions facilitated by undergraduate Student Ambassadors. The programme runs over eight weeks and is made up of six sections; Think it; See it; Feel it; Touch it; Be it; Do it, which guides the pupils to complete a ‘Golden Ticket’ for their future.
Time: 1 hour x 8 weeks Venue: In-school Capacity: Up to 20 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Student Ambassadors and Outreach Officers

Year 10 – STEMFirst Business Project (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4)

This mentoring scheme will link students with career mentors who will guide them through a series of two hours sessions, where they choose, design and complete a project aligned with their personal skills and strengths. This can be run over several weeks or days.
Time: 6 x 2 hours Venue: In-school Capacity: 20 pupils
Facilitator: STEMFirst and Future U Team

Health and Social Care Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4

Pupils will consider opportunities within Health and Social Care beyond the obvious professions such as nursing and childcare. They will consider who is vulnerable within society and the skills and qualities needed to work with them; they will put this into practice by learning how to administer a sling.
Time: 1 hour Venue: In-school (classroom) Capacity: Up to 30 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Advanced Manufacturing (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4)

Pupils will learn about the exciting and lucrative opportunities in the advanced manufacturing sector. They will put into practice what they have learnt about the sector by designing, costing and producing a simple marketable product using a state of the art 3D pen.
Time: 1 or 2 hours Venue: In-school (science lab) Capacity: Up to 30 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Finance (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4)

Pupils will learn about the finance industry by looking at how worldwide events can alter stockmarkets. Pupils will compete to make timely decisions in order to select when to invest or sell company shares using reliable (and potentially unreliable!) information.
Time: 1 or 2 hours Venue: In-school (classroom) Capacity: Up to 30 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Visitor Economy (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4)

Pupils will explore what is meant by visitor economy and how it relates to the wider employment priorities and opportunities across Lancashire. Pupils will work in teams to plan a family fun day using a list of resources and budget before presenting their idea to the rest of the class.
Time: 1 hour Venue: In-school (classroom) Capacity: Up to 30 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Creative and Digital (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4)

Pupils will explore careers and pathways within the computer games industry. They will work in teams to take part in a Game Jam, a crea????ve process whereby they work collaboratively to design their own game before presenting their ideas to the rest of the class.
Time: 1 hour Venue: In-school (classroom) Capacity: 40 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Construction: Bridge The Gap (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4)

This session is based on the City Deal, a once-in-a-life????me funding programme to transform Central Lancashire. Pupils will consider the range and opportunities a career in the construction sector provides by putting them in the role of engineers building a bridge; pupils will use lego to design, build and evaluate their constructions.
Time: Between 1-2 hours Venue: In-school (classroom) Capacity: 30 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Energy and the Environment (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4)

Pupils will explore the personality traits of successful employees in the energy sector and identify which traits they share with these people. They will then carry out demonstrations of energy transfer and discuss how technologies are evolving.
Time: Between 1-2 hours Venue: In-school (classroom) Capacity: 30 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Employability – Think Outside the Box (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3)

This hands-on session is filled with fun and practical challenges to test student’s employability skills and give them a taste of the types of ac????vi????es used in assessment centres, which many employers and universities now use when selecting candidates for apprenticeships or courses.
Year Group: 9, 10 Time: 1.5 hours Venue: In-school Capacity: Up to 30 pupils
Facilitator: STEMFirst

Future U – Sector Skills Challenge (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3, 4)

This session sees pupils compete in a series of Sector Skills Challenges based on real world industry scenarios. The challenges are fun and interac????ve (including some LEGO building) and will develop skills such as team work, communication and problem solving. This session is based around the Lancashire Local Economic Partnership priority employment sectors including: Engineering and Advanced manufacturing, Digital Technology, Energy & Environment, Visitor
Economy & Hospitality, Health and Finance.
Year Group: 9, 10 Time: 2 hours Venue: In-school Capacity: Up to 30 pupils
Facilitator: STEMFirst

Pathways Mapping (Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 3)

Pupils will consider their personality type and natural skills by completing a personality quiz and skills card game. They will use this knowledge to consider suitable careers, courses and pathways that complement their personality and skills using a specially designed jobs resource with over 100 different careers.
Year group: 9, 10, 11 Time: 1 hour Venue: In-school Capacity: 40 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

An Introduction to University (Gatsby Benchmark: 3, 7)

Pupils will consider the benefits of university to help them consider if it could be for them. They will learn about finance, courses and the different pathways that lead to HE as well as addressing any myths or preconceptions they may have.
Year group: 9, 10, 11 Time: 1 hour Venue: In-school (classroom or hall) Capacity: 200 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

University Life (Gatsby Benchmark: 3,7)

Pupils will explore what life at university is really life by hearing from undergraduate student
ambassadors. Pupils will get a realistic and up-to-date understanding of university life and have the chance to ask questions of our Future U Student Ambassadors, all of whom study at a local university.
Year group: 10, 11 Time: 30 mins Venue: In-school (classroom or hall) Capacity: Whole year group
Facilitator: Student Ambassador

Growth Mindset and Revision Techniques (Gatsby Benchmark: 3)

It is important that pupils are equipped with strategies and techniques to manage their stress levels effectively, as well as the ability to manage their own ????me in order to succeed in their GCSE exams and prepare them for university life. This session will cover mindfulness techniques and facilitate pupils to develop a manageable and effective revision timetable.
Year group: 10, 11 Time: 1 hour Venue: In-school (classroom) Capacity: Up to 30 pupils
Facilitator: Future U Team

Future U’s partner colleges and universities are hosting a series of visits across the academic year for pupils in years 9-13. HE and FE visits are invaluable in allowing pupils to experience university and college life first-hand and are integral to meeting the Gatsby Benchmark of Good Careers Guidance 7; Encounters with Further and Higher Education. Visits may include campus tours, interactions with current students and academic taster sessions.
Contact your Future U Outreach Officer for more information.

The Future U Team are running a series of residentials in partnership with Brathay Trust in Cumbria.
The residentials provide additional support for young people to become more resilient, determined and build their confidence to make choices about their future. Residentials are fully funded with transport and kit provided.

To find out more information including specific dates please contact your Future U Outreach Officer.

Post 16

Brightside Online Mentoring

Brightside is a secure online mentoring platform designed to connect pupils with current undergraduate students to help break down barriers to progression. The mentors act as inspiring role models and help young people make confident and informed choices about their future.

Year 12 – Online Mentoring with Student Ambassadors (Gatsby Benchmark: 3, 7)

Mentees are provided with 1:1 support as they begin the decision making process. They are matched to mentors based on common interests who can help them to explore their options.
Time: 10-12 weeks Venue: Online
Facilitator: Future U Undergraduate Student Ambassadors

Year 13 – Online Mentoring with Student Ambassadors (Gatsby Benchmark: 3, 7)

Mentees are provided with 1:1 support as they take exams, prepare for results and respond to HE offers. Mentees will communicate with their mentor online to gain a realistic insight into university life and feel more confident about the transition to higher education.
Time: 3-4 months Venue: Online
Facilitator: Future U Undergraduate Student Ambassadors

Future U’s partner colleges and universities are hosting a series of visits across the academic year for pupils in years 9-13. HE and FE visits are invaluable in allowing pupils to experience university and college life first-hand and are integral to meeting the Gatsby Benchmark of Good Careers Guidance 7; Encounters with Further and Higher Education. Visits may include campus tours, interactions with current students and academic taster sessions.
Contact your Future U Outreach Officer for more information.

The Future U Team are running a series of residentials in partnership with Brathay Trust in Cumbria.
The residentials provide additional support for young people to become more resilient, determined and build their confidence to make choices about their future. Residentials are fully funded with transport and kit provided.

To find out more information including specific dates please contact your Future U Outreach Officer.

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