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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 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 Applicant FAQ's

University of Sunderland have put together a range of FAQ's for those that have an application pending with them, are looking to apply, students progressing from a Partnership College, have interviews coming up or are part of their First Choice Progression Scheme

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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

Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak

Key safeguarding information from the government about supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak. The page is updated regularly.

Safeguarding

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.

Guidance

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.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding children who aren't in school

Information and guidance for school leaders about how to set up a contact plan for pupils with child protection plans, children in need, and pupils with safeguarding concerns if they're not in school.

Safeguarding

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Regularly updated information on actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak from the government.

School Closures

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.

CPD CEIAG

Euroguidance

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

International

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

CPD CEIAG

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.

Finance

Supporting Distance Learning

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

Resources

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.

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.

Resources

Tes Resources

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

Resources

Tes - Free resources for home learning

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

Resources

Access HE Online

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

Resources

Doing it Digital - How to deliver online teaching

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

Resources

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

Issac 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.

Support 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

Bishop Auckland College Information Update for Students and Applicants

Bishop Auckland College have provided information for current students regarding studying remotely, as well as guidance for students who want to apply for courses.

Providers Guidance College

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.

Providers Guidance College

Darlington College Guidance for Applicants

The college have set up a dedicated 'Place Pledge' programme which contains extensive information for prospective students.

Providers Guidance College

Derwentside College Online Learning Guidance

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

Providers Guidance College

East Durham College Information Updates

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

Providers Guidance College

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.

Providers Guidance College

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.

Providers Guidance College

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.

Providers Guidance College

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College Coronavirus Information

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

Providers Guidance College

Tyne Met College Coronavirus Information

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

Providers Guidance College

South Tyneside College Coronavirus Information

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

Providers Guidance College

Tyne Coast College Coronavirus Information

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

Providers Guidance College

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.

Providers Guidance College

Stockton Riverside College Support and Guidance

The college has a dedicated and extensive coronavirus FAQs and student support page with a lot of useful information for both current and prospective students. There is also a covid advice guidance page for employers and their apprentices.

Providers Guidance College

Redcar and Cleveland College Support and Guidance

The college is providing extensive coronavirus support and guidance for current and prospective students on their 'Student Support' section of their website. They also have a dedicated section for apprentices and their employers.

Providers Guidance College

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.

Providers Guidance College

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College Updates

The college has information for potential year 11 students with a dedicated page relating to applications queries. There is a dedicated coronavirus updates page for current students.

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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

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest Updates from UCAS

Keep up to date with the latest information and advice related to the 2020 and 2021 application cycles from UCAS.

Applications

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!

Providers

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!

Providers

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.

Applications