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Welcome to the FutureMe blog!
Welcome to the FutureMe blog!
FutureMe is here to give you information, advice and support about higher education opportunities in the North East of England. There are so many great opportunities here and we want to help you consider them all.
Applying to Medicine and Dentistry
Applying to Medicine and Dentistry
  • medicine
  • dentistry
If you’re applying to medicine or dentistry you’ll already know that the UCAS deadline for these courses is earlier than others, and falls on 15th October 2017.
Getting the most from Open Days/Evenings
Getting the most from Open Days/Evenings
  • Advice & Tips
See our top tips below on how to get the most from university and college open events.
Top 10 Revision Tips
Top 10 Revision Tips
  • Advice & Tips
We know revision can feel daunting at times, you might have a lot of different material to cover or lots of exams/assessments close together, but we hope our top 10 revision tips will help take some of the stress out of the exam period, and help you feel
The FutureMe Student Conference
The FutureMe Student Conference
  • Events
On 16th November 2017 we welcomed students from sixth forms across the region at St. James' Park for our first student conference. 
Missed the UCAS Deadline?
Missed the UCAS Deadline?
  • Advice & Tips
If you didn't manage to submit an application by the 15th January, don't worry! There are still ways to secure a place for September. 
Is HE the same as school?
Is HE the same as school?
The simple answer is no! Higher Education is different to school in many ways, and with so many subjects and course types to choose you can tailor your experience to suit you. Here are our top 3 differences between higher education and school:
Exam Top Tips!
Exam Top Tips!
Take a look at our top tips to take some of the stress out of exam period and put your hard work to good use!
Results Day 2018
Results Day 2018
  • Advice & Tips
We know that waiting for results day can be agonizing, but knowing what to expect on the day might make it a little less daunting. We explain all in this blog.
Orwell Youth Prize and FutureMe - The Orwell Youth Injustice Commission
Orwell Youth Prize and FutureMe - The Orwell Youth Injustice Commission
  • Events
The event held on the 14th March saw students across the region come together and discuss key injustices in today's society.
Fast Trackers 2019 - Launch Event
Fast Trackers 2019 - Launch Event
  • Events
Level 3 students from across the region attended the launch of the Fast Trackers programme 2019.
Becky - How did I get here?
Becky - How did I get here?
Becky graduated in 2016 with a degree in History and Politics and now works for FutureMe. Find out more about her journey through education and how she got to where she is now!
FutureMe Enterprise 2019 - Launch
FutureMe Enterprise 2019 - Launch
March and April saw year 9 students from across the region come together for the launch for the 2019 FutureMe Enterprise Cha;;
Fast Trackers 2019 - Regional Final
Fast Trackers 2019 - Regional Final
On 20th May 2018 level 3 students from across the region attended the Fast Trackers regional final to compete for their space in the national final.
Ashton - How did I get here?
Ashton - How did I get here?
Ashton graduated with a degree in Politics with Criminology from the University of Sunderland. Hear his story and how he got to where he is now.
FutureMe on TV!
FutureMe on TV!
The students from Grace College featured on North East Live this week to launch their winning video from the FutureMe Enterprise Challenge 2019.
North East Students find their FutureMe
North East Students find their FutureMe
A press release issued on 29.01.20 to celebrate the work of FutureMe.
How did I get here - Paige
How did I get here - Paige
After taking part in FutureMe events and activites Paige realised that higher education could help her reach her goals.
Case Study - Lewis
Case Study - Lewis
Lewis is studying a Foundation Degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at New College Durham.
A Day in the Life- Ruby
A Day in the Life- Ruby
  • Advice & Tips
Find out about a day in the life of Ruby, a Durham University student and one of our FutureMe Ambassadors!
A Day in the Life- Anna
A Day in the Life- Anna
  • Advice & Tips
Find out about a day in the life of Anna, a recent Teesside University graduate, about her experience as a student there
A Day in the Life- Rhiannon
A Day in the Life- Rhiannon
  • Advice & Tips
What does a normal day of a university student entail? Of course, not every day will be the same but hopefully this blog by Rhiannon will help show you the basics.
A Day in the Life- Lauren
A Day in the Life- Lauren
  • Advice & Tips
If you've ever wondered what it's like to study English Literature at university, let Lauren take you through a day in the life of an English Lit student!
A Day in the Life- Aleeyah
A Day in the Life- Aleeyah
  • Advice & Tips
Aleeyah takes us through a day in the life of a first-year Law with Business Management Student!
Revision and Stress Management- Siouxsie
Revision and Stress Management- Siouxsie
  • Advice & Tips
If you're worried about revision and stress management, find out how undergrad and postgrad student Siouxsie managed this during her several years of study
Revision and Stress Management- Lucy
Revision and Stress Management- Lucy
  • Advice & Tips
Find out how Politics student Lucy approaches her studies, and find out what tips she has for managing her revision and workload
Revision and Stress Management- Connie
Revision and Stress Management- Connie
  • Advice & Tips
In our latest blog post on revision and stress management, Psychology student Connie offers her tips and advice for getting through those tough exams and assignments
Transition Into Student Life- Eddy
Transition Into Student Life- Eddy
  • Advice & Tips
Eddy shares his experiences of transitioning into life as a higher education student, and offers some advice and tips to follow
Transition Into Student Life- Amelia
Transition Into Student Life- Amelia
  • Advice & Tips
Second-year Diagnostic Radiography student Amelia talks about her transition into student life, and offers some advice to help you make the successful move
Transition Into Student Life- Lucia
Transition Into Student Life- Lucia
  • Advice & Tips
Lucia, a third-year English Literature and History student, shares her experiences and advice of being a higher education student
Transition Into Student Life- Rafat
Transition Into Student Life- Rafat
  • Advice & Tips
Health, Exercise, and Fitness student Rafat talks about the transition from further to higher education and offers students some advice
Degree decisions: applying with confidence, affording the journey. Pt 1
Degree decisions: applying with confidence, affording the journey. Pt 1
Push and FutureMe have put their heads together to address some of the top concerns students often mention. In this blog they talk about all things finance and in part 2 of their blog they discuss personal statements.
Degree decisions: applying with confidence, affording the journey. Pt 2
Degree decisions: applying with confidence, affording the journey. Pt 2
  • Personal Statements
  • Advice & Tips
  • Applying
Push and FutureMe have put their heads together and written a little more information to address some of the top concerns students mention to them. In this blog they discuss personal statements.