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Newcastle University FAQ's for Applicants and Future Students

Whether you are an offer holder, applicant or interested in studying at Newcastle University in future, these links will provide some useful FAQs to help answer your queries and concerns

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Northumbria University Teachers and Advisors Hub

FAQ's and support for teachers and advisors looking to support their students with progression to Higher Education

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University of Sunderland Covid-19 Guidance

University of Sunderland have put together a dedicated Covid-19 information page with the latest advice and guidance.

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OfS Coronavirus Guidance for Providers

The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Here you can find their updated related to Coronavirus and what this means for higher education.

Regulation Providers

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

The Department for Education continue to provide information regarding school closures during the coronavirus crisis.

School Closures

Jisc Coronavirus Resources

Guidance, advice, and resources for higher education providers during the coronavirus crisis.


Schools, business and venue closures

Official government guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of coronavirus social distancing measures.

School Closures

The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Parliamentary committee inquiry assessing the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.


The Key for School Leaders Covid-19 Resource Hub

Detailed information and guidance for school leaders about leading your school during coronavirus.


Career Pilot Home Learning Activities

Free home learning activities for staff relating to careers information and guidance. There are also free careers leader webinars, and the option to book a free careers leader 1:1 consultation via webinar.



European-wide resources and news for guidance practitioners in education, to support lifelong guidance and raise awareness on the value of international mobility.


Amazing Apprenticeships Resources

A range of resources and information to get young people thinking about apprenticeships and the apprenticeship paths that they could take. Resources include parent and teacher-specific guides for use at home and the classroom.

Apprenticeships CEIAG

Career Map Webinars

Webinars for teachers and careers advisers, with each webinar focusing on the Careers Strategy and meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks. New webinars are held regularly, but you can also access the recordings of past events


Barclays Life Skills – Educators

A range of offline and online resources for young people aged 11-19 that cover a wide variety of personal growth and development topics. There are also online lessons, as well as advice on how to deliver their sessions virtually.

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LIBF Free Financial Education Resources

Free resources for students to complete at home relating to financial education.

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Student Finance

Student finance information aimed at prospective students.


Supporting Distance Learning

A collection of free resources to help teachers and advisers support distance learning during the school closure period.


Causeway Education - 10 Tips

Causeway Education share their top tips for planning higher education workshops for students.

Providers CEIAG CPD

How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students

Explore online teaching with this practical course for educators designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hello Future Resources

A range of useful resources that help support young people, parents/carers, teachers and advisers in assessing options and making the next step towards higher education.



News, resources, and CPD opportunities for teachers and education practitioners.


Tes - Free resources for home learning

A list of resources put together by TES to help with home learning.


Access HE Online

Short online courses for students in Year 9 upwards and their teachers and advisers.


Doing it Digital - How to deliver online teaching

Short video by teachers explaining practical ways to deliver online teaching to students.


The Ogden Trust – Resources

Primary and secondary physics-related resources, as well as a primary CPD programme and STEM 'How To' guides.

STEM Resources CPD

Teaching science in extreme circumstances

A collection of links and resources to support science education.

STEM Resources CPD

Great Science Share for Schools - Inspiration & Resources

Inspiration and resources as part of the Great Science Share for Schools.

STEM Resources CPD

Science at home

A comprehensive list of varied resource links to encourage 'Science at Home', with ages from early years to 18 covered. There are also links for online CPD resources for teachers.

STEM Resources CPD

Royal Society of Chemistry - Home Learning

A selection of resources and activities to use remotely with age 11–14 classes.

STEM Resources

Isaac Physics

A range of physics-related resources for GCSE and A Level, with free online CPD sessions for teachers.

STEM Resources CPD

The ASE coronavirus hub

A collection of resources and links from the ASE's coronavirus resource portal, with resources for both Primary and 11-19 learners. There are also occasional webinars and CPD opportunities.

STEM Resources CPD

The Royal Society - Brian Cox school experiments

A free set of STEM learning resources for ages 7-11.

STEM Resources

Tynker – Coding made easy

Free coding and STEM courses for teachers, with resources and activities to provide for students.

STEM Resources

The British Library

Digitised texts from the British Library's extensive collections, with featured articles by experts and other learning resources.

English and Humanities Resources

The Nancy Rothwell Award

Information regarding the Nancy Rothwell Award, which celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science.

STEM Resources

7 tips for headteachers during the coronavirus pandemic

A list of tips for headteachers coping with the coronavirus crisis, as well as wellbeing information and support for all teachers.

Wellbeing and Resilience

Causeway Education - Marking Personal Statements

A checklist to use when marking students' personal statements, with suggestions of what information they should and shouldn't include.

Personal Statement UCAS

Causeway Education - UCAS Applications Timeline

Causeway Education's UCAS application timeline, with key information and dates of the process included.

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Medical Schools Council - Resources for students and teachers

Information and factsheets from the Medical Schools Council for students wishing to study medicine.

Medical Admissions

Bishop Auckland College Information Update for Students

Bishop Auckland College have provided information for students regarding the current restrictions and how teaching will be delivered.

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Sunderland College Guidance for Staff, Current Students, and Prospective Students

The college have a dedicated guidance section of the website, with guidance sections for staff, current students, and prospective students.

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Darlington College Covid-19 Latest Information

The college have set up a dedicated coronavirus page, with extensive information for students.

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Derwentside College Online Learning Guidance

A dedicated page with guidance for students regarding online learning, as well as contact information for student wellbeing services.

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East Durham College Information Updates

The college are providing regular updates to current and prospective students through their website.

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Gateshead College Coronavirus Hub

The college has a dedicated Coronavirus Hub, with detailed general information but also links to specific subsections for different users (e.g., Apprenticeships, Current Students, Key Workers, College Campus Updates), that contain specific FAQs.

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Hartlepool College of Further Education Student Update

The college have provided a detailed update for both current and prospective students, with further guidance and links available.

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Middlesbrough College Coronavirus Information

The college has a dedicated coronavirus information page, with comprehensive information for both current students and prospective students.

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Newcastle College Coronavirus FAQs

The college has a detailed FAQs page for students, with detailed information and guidance provided.

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Northumberland College Coronavirus Guidance

The college has a dedicated coronavirus guidance page with comprehensive guidance for all users, as well as a 'We Are Online' section to the site, which offers comprehensive guidance and advice to staff, current students, and prospective students.

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Hartlepool Sixth Form College Coronavirus Guidance

The college have a dedicated guidance section of the website, with guidance sections for staff, current students, and prospective students. as well as a 'We Are Online' section to the site, which offers comprehensive guidance and advice to staff, current students, and prospective students.

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Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College Coronavirus Information

The college has an extensive coronavirus updates section, which contains information for both current and prospective students.

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Tyne Met College Coronavirus Information

The college has an extensive coronavirus updates section, which contains information for both current and prospective students.

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South Tyneside College Coronavirus Information

The college has an extensive coronavirus updates section, which contains information for both current and prospective students.

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Tyne Coast College Coronavirus Information

The college has an extensive coronavirus updates section, which contains information for both current and prospective students.

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Stockton Sixth Form College Announcements

The college are providing up to date information through their 'Announcements' page, with relevant information for current students and parents.

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Prior Pursglove College Announcements and Support

The college has detailed coronavirus guidance on their 'Announcements' page, and also has support information for students regarding study as well examination changes. There is also information for parents, and careers links.

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New College Durham Coronavirus Updates

The college has a detailed coronavirus updates page with updates for all college users. This page also has links to the college's VLE for students to access for resources and support.

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The Northern School of Art Coronavirus Updates

The Northern School of Art have a dedicated coronavirus and FAQs section that contains information for new and current students.

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Durham University Supported Progression Programme

Find out more about Durham University's Supported Progression programme for Year 12 students in the North East. The students apply for a specific subject strand, in which they have a taster of what it is like to study that subject. By passing the assessed summer school project, they can work toward a guaranteed, conditional offer, as well as developing their academic skills.

University Applications Supported Entry Schemes

Sutton Trust (Durham University)

The Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School is a week-long event designed to give bright students from non-privileged homes the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a student at a leading university. The residential summer school is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about applying to university, to meet some of our current students and work with our academic departments. This programme is available for gifted and talented Year 12 students from UK state-maintained schools.

University Applications Supported Entry Schemes

STEP (Space to Explore Potential) Programme (Durham University)

STEP is aimed at black students studying in Year 12 at a state school. On the summer school, STEP students will take part in a variety of sessions and activities that showcase the Durham experience, from academic taster sessions to social activities. STEP students will receive a comprehensive range of information, advice, and guidance (IAG) about UCAS, personal statements, and student finance.

University Applications Supported Entry Schemes

Newcastle University PARTNERS Programme

The PARTNERS Programme has been running since the year 2000 and is one of the most well-established supported entry routes to Higher Education of its kind. Through the PARTNERS Programme, students could: receive a lower conditional offer to Newcastle University; attend the PARTNERS Academic Summer School; develop skills necessary to be a successful student; meet other students; receive support through the application process, on results day, and after entering the University.

University Applications Supported Entry Schemes

Realising Opportunities (Newcastle University)

Newcastle University is the lead partner institution for Realising Opportunities, a unique collaboration of 15 leading, research-intensive universities. They work together to promote fair access and social mobility of students from groups underrepresented in higher education.

University Applications Supported Entry Schemes

Northumbria University NU Entry

NU Entry is a structured scheme for Year 12 students (or equivalent), attending schools/colleges in England and Northern Ireland, who meet specific academic and background criteria. By participating in the NU Entry Scheme students will be provided with the opportunity to develop skills necessary for successful undergraduate study and have the opportunity to earn 16 NU Entry points, which are the equivalent to UCAS tariff points when applying to Northumbria University.

University Applications Supported Entry Schemes

University of Sunderland First Choice Programme

The University of Sunderland’s First Choice Progression scheme aims to equip students with the key skills required to be successful at university and support them in their journey towards higher education. The university work closely with local pupils to help build on vital transferable skills and lay the foundations for a successful university experience.

University Applications Supported Entry Schemes

North East Raising Aspiration Partnership Post-16 Online Programme

Do you have any students who are Post-16 and a Young Carer or Care Leaver? Get them to join the NERAP team to prepare for their next steps and find out what’s available to them locally!


North East Raising Aspiration Partnership You-NE Cares Online

Do you have any students who are Young Carers in Year 10 or 11? Invite them to join the NERAP team for three fun sessions exploring university, student life and a chance to have a go at developing their own business!


Trinity College Oxford North East Teacher CPD Programme 2020

Aimed at teachers in state schools and colleges in the North East of England, and conceived prior to Covid-19 as a programme of live online workshops to make it as easy as possible for colleagues to attend, the programme aims to support colleagues assisting students in applications to competitive universities, with a particular focus on Oxford. The programme aims to enable teachers to meet other colleagues in a similar position in a series of round-table workshops and will be accredited.


Social Mobility Foundation Aspiring Professionals Programme (City)

APP City supports high achieving students in lower sixth/S5 into competitive universities and top professions. We offer support through four pillars: Mentoring by a professional via email; Tailored skills sessions and career workshops; University application support and guidance; and Internships with top employers.


Action on Access WP and Access eUpdate November 2020

Action on Access' November update on Widening Participation and Access, with news and information from across the sector.

Amazing Apprenticeships ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Men at Work’ (IMD resource)

Amazing Apprenticeships have created a brand-new teaching resource for schools ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Men at Work’ to celebrate International Men’s Day (Thursday 19th November 2020).

Values, Money and Me Financial Education Resources

Values, Money and Me is an interactive financial education e‑learning resource. Values Money and Me is the UK's first free online teaching resource specifically designed to give young children a head start in life by helping develop their financial knowledge and abilities, as well as their attitudes and values towards money.

UCAS Awarding of Qualifications in 2020

Following the disruption to the examinations cycle due to Covid-19, find out how qualifications were awarded in 2020, and key considerations for providers about students applying for 2021 entry.

Graduate Compass Podcast

Graduate Compass is a podcast for those who aren't sure what to do after university/college and who are interested in exploring different career options. Each episode aims to teach about alternative career paths through the stories, experiences, triumphs and mistakes of graduates who went before. Each episode stands alone so you can pick and choose areas that most interest you.

Mentally Healthy Schools Resource Library

Mentally Healthy Schools offer a range of resources on mental health, from lesson plans and assembly ideas to classroom activities and PSHE resources, to better understand, promote and support pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

TES Black Experiences Hub

TES have partnered with BBC, Into Film and The Black Curriculum to bring you a selection of resources on black experiences - from black British history to global contributions, we understand that representation matters and young people need to see themselves reflected in their education.

iCould Careers Resources uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices. There are a range of resources for you to use in the classroom with your students.

UCAS Advisers

Keep up to date with the UCAS application cycle and see all of the key dates and information for teachers and advisers in one place.

UCAS Personal Development Platform

The UCAS Personal Development Platform hosts a range of short modules about the application cycle and best supporting your students.

Young Enterprise Resources and Tools with the Quality Mark

Lists Quality Marked resources, allowing teacher to search by type, theme, key stage or subject. Young Money also runs an annual ‘My Money Week’, for which it supplies resources.