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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

Providers Guidance University

Northumbria University School and College Outreach

Information and events for teachers and advisers looking to support their student's progression to higher education.

Providers Guidance University

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.

Resources CEIAG

LIBF Free Financial Education Resources

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

Resources Finance

Student Finance

Student finance information aimed at prospective students.


Causeway Education - 10 Tips

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

Providers CEIAG CPD

How To Teach Online by Future Learn

Although schools have re-opened and teaching has resumed in-person the use of digital technology in teaching has been adopted across the sector and can create great opportunities. This Future Learn course introduces online teaching and helps educators transfer their current methods to an online environment.

Support CPD

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.


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.


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

Education Support - Resources

It is important that teachers stay well and look after their own wellbeing. Education support provide a range of resources to help teachers and advisers stay happy and healthy in the profession.

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

Medical Schools Council - Resources for students and teachers

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

Medical Admissions

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!


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 September 2022

Action on Access' September 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.

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.

FutureMe Qualification Levels Leaflet

This useful FutureMe Qualifications levels leaflet provides a handy reference guide for how different qualifications levels relate to each other.

FutureMe Journey to Higher Education Leaflet

The FutureMe Journey to Higher Education leaflet is a handy guide for students who are thinking about their HE journey, with key steps and events mapped out.


FutureMe What is Higher Education Leaflet

The FutureMe What is Higher Education leaflet provides a concise explanation of what Higher Education is and the benefits of studying a HE qualification.

FutureMe Higher Education in the North East Quick Guide

This FutureMe quick guide provides a useful overview of the different types of HE qualifications available. It breaks down qualification levels and explains what some of the key features are of different qualifications, and what it's like to study them.

FutureMe North East Growth Areas Chatterbox resource

The FutureMe North East Growth Areas Chatterbox resource can be used by students to find out what skills are needed and valued by growth sectors in the North East. It's a useful way to see what skills are needed for certain jobs, and how their interests might contribute to career goals.

FutureMe Celebrity Chatterbox resource

The FutureMe Celebrity Chatterbox resource lets students see what some celebrities studied at higher education, and opens up for discussion how this influenced their career choices.

Northern School of Art Careers Programme

Find out about the Northern School of Art's Careers Programme that learners can benefit from. Students can find a guide to creative careers, and there's a guide for teachers and advisers on creative subjects.

National Tutoring Programme Flyer for Schools

Find out some of the added support you can get for your school through the National Tutoring Programme.

UCAS 2022 Cycle Toolkit

Everything you need to prepare for the 2022 application cycle – all in one place! To help you support and guide your students, UCAS have developed this toolkit to share key information about higher education and the UCAS application process. It contains a wide range of resources, which can be used together or as part of a programme, as well as materials to share with colleagues and parents.


New guidance for disabled applicants to degree apprenticeships

The Disabled Students’ Commission has new guidance available for disabled applicants considering higher or degree apprenticeships.



Skills Booster - By NCS

NCS SKILLS BOOSTER teaching packs are free for schools and colleges, and cover 8 key Personal Development themes. Packs contain fully editable PowerPoints for hour-long lessons (each divided into four 15-minute activities), teaching guidance, links and possible extension activities.

Resources PSHE


North East Raising Aspiration Partnership Activity

Find outreach activity from the North East Raising Aspiration Partnership.


Student Finance England

Find a range of fact sheets and resources, from Student Finance England, aimed at you, your students and their parents!


Teachers' Guide to University 2022

This brochure has been produced by in collaboration with HELOA - to support the university guidance that is provided in secondary schools and colleges. On topics covering how to support students with their university decisions, university events, widening participation & fair access, UCAS applications (including writing school references) and more. It also includes the key student finance facts from Martin Lewis.

Guidance Applications

Informed Choices by the Russell Group

Students can see the higher education courses that their current subjects could open the door to, particularly at Russell Group institutions. For students who know what they would like to study, they can see different routes to the same end goal and can check entry and subject requirements.

Routes University Options

Student Finance for Estranged Students

The following guide will give students information about how their Student Finance application is assessed as an estranged student. It will tell them about the supporting documents that they will need to send to Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance England, Wales and Northern Ireland to confirm their irreconcilable estrangement from their family. This guide has been put together in collaboration and consultation with Student Loans Company Ltd and Student Awards Agency Scotland.

Finance Guidance

A guide to bursaries available at Russell Group universities

This guide contains links to some of the bursaries and scholarships which may be currently on offer at the Russell Group universities. We have focussed on support for UK applicants for undergraduate courses in this guide.

Finance Bursaries

Newcastle University eBook - Is university worth it?

Help your students to consider the benefits of higher education by sharing this eBook by Newcastle University. They've explored the academic and career benefits of going to university, the cost and the potential earning power of a degree, as well as the alternatives to university, so your students can make the decision that’s right for them.

University Benefits

Social Mobility Foundation - Aspiring Professionals Programme

Applications are now open for the Aspiring Professionals Programme. The Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP) is carefully designed to open up professions for those with the ability to join them in the future, but without the means or networks to get there.

Application Support Outreach

I See The Difference: Allied Health Professions

If you're supporting aspiring health professionals take a look at the 'I see the difference' website which outlines career routes and courses within the allied health professions and includes information, funding advice, and resources to help students make an informed choice.


Causeway Education: OSCAR University Applications Platform

Causeway's Online System for Completing Applications and References (OSCAR) provides an intuitive, step-by-step framework for planning, writing, and editing outstanding personal statements and teacher references.

Applications Application Support

Advanced Mathematics Support Programme

Find information and resources to support your students with their mathematics studies, in addition to a range of resources and CPD opportunities for you as teachers!

The Scholarship Hub

The Scholarship Hub was launched to help students find additional funding for higher education and provide information to help them better manage their money while studying.

Bursaries Finance

Zero Gravity - Mentoring for Students

Zero gravity connects students studying at state schools with current undergraduates who provide weekly mentoring sessions to guide students through the application process.

Application Support Mentoring

Online Opportunities by Royal Veterinary College

The Royal Veterinary College are passionate about helping all young people who want a career in veterinary medicine/animal science achieve this. Their website has a number of free opportunities for students aspiring to work with animals.


St John's College Cambridge - Webinar Series

If you have students who are considering an application to Oxbridge, the St John's Webinar series will provide them with information about life at a highly competitive institution, how to choose the right course, and how to make a standout application.

Applications Oxbridge

In Conversation With... by the National Film and Television School

Are your students interested in the creative arts? Join the National Film and Television School online as they ask their current students to share insights on their course, career pathways and experience.

Applications Careers

Introducing the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is a DfE-funded initiative, providing support for teachers and students in state-funded schools and colleges in England. Find out more about how they can support you and your students.


UCAS Careers Quiz

If you're investigating future options and careers with your students, the UCAS careers quiz can be a great starting point, as it showcases students a range of career options based on their interests and current subjects studied.

St John's College Cambridge - Scholarship Opportunity

St John's College, Cambridge, have committed to a financial support package that will cover tuition fees, accommodation costs, and other day-to-day living expenses and will commence in 2023.



Careers and Enterprise Company - Ahead of the Game Resources

Access a range of effective tools and resources to support you, your students and parents/carers through transitions to ensure you remain Ahead of the Game during this crucial period.

CEIAG Careers Resources Transition

UCAT 2022 Introduction

UCAT have created a PowerPoint presentation which contains key information about the University Clinical Aptitude Test for aspiring medics and dentists. Simply download the slides for use in your school or college.

UCAT Medical Admissions

UCAT 2022 Introduction with Voiceover

If you're supporting aspiring medics and dentists, and you're beginning to have conversations about the University Clinical Aptitude Test then this narrated slideshow will help you introduce the topic in school or college.

UCAT Medical Admissions

Virtual Work Experience

Are your students exploring future career areas and looking for opportunities to help them do so? Springpod have a directory of virtual work experience programmes in a range of different sectors.

Work Experience Careers

Observe GP - Royal College of General Practitioners

If you are supporting aspiring medical students, you may wish to encourage them to register with Observe GP. This interactive online video tool can be used independently or in the classroom and will showcase what a career in general practice looks like. There is also a reflective diary for students to complete, which could be helpful when beginning to write a personal statement.

CEIAG Medical Admissions Work Experience


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