Resources

We have collated lots of useful information and resources to help you find your FutureMe. Using the search box at the top of this page, or the filters on the left-hand side of this page, you can find information about applying to higher education, student life, revision, studying from home, and much more. If you are a parent/carer you will find information to help you support your child make an informed choice about their future.

Ofqual Guidance on Vocational and Technical Qualifications Information for students studying a vocational or technical qualification.
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Top Tips for a Competitive Personal Statement Causeway Education have 5 top tips to write a competitive personal statement.
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Childline Resources Childline have put together some tips to keep yourself well during times of uncertainty and how to mange your mental health.
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BBC Bitesize Find learning and revision tools for all ages and all subjects!
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AccessHE Online Courses Access HE have a range of short online courses that are perfect for trying a subject you might be interested in studying later down the line, or for developing an existing interest.
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Virtual Work Experience by Barclays Life Skills We might be social distancing but that doesn't mean you can't get some great work experience. Barclay's have joined forced with Freeform to provide 'virtual work experience' which will give you the chance to learn more about an industry and the skills you
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Medical School Fact Sheets by the Medical Schools Council Information and factsheets from the Medical Schools Council for students wishing to study medicine.
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Personal Statement Support by Causeway Education Causeway Education have a number of guides to writing a great personal statement specific to your subject of interest.
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The Prince's Trust Support for Students The Prince's Trust are still on hand to support you while your school is closed.
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Home Learning Activity Pack The Young People's Trust for the Environment are releasing a free activity pack each Friday for the duration of the lock down with activities to be completed independently and as a family.
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Duolingo - Language Learning Duolino is free and fun! Practice the languge you may be learning at school or use this time to learn a new language you can show off to your friends and teachers when you return to school.
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MFL Home Learning Resources Rosetta Stone allows your children to learn and practice languages for free during the school closures. You can also choose to be provided with an update on your child's progress.
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Pearson Home Learning Resources Find free resources to help you brush up on your language skills from home.
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The Nancy Rothwell Award Combine science and art by entering The Nancy Rothwell Award.
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E-Books by the British Library Love reading? Find a range of texts online from the British Library.
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Maths Made Easy - Maths and Science Resources Find resources to help with Maths and Science revision.
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Tynker Coding Resources Take a look at Tynker if you're interested in coding. Or use this time to gain a new skill!
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STEM Home Learning Resources Find a range of activities you can complete at home in Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology.
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Physics Revision Tools by Isaac Physics Keep up with your Physics work with these learning resources for GCSE and A Level.
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Home Science Experiments Resources to help you and your child take part in science at home!
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The Royal Institution Science at Home Fun and interesting science experiment ideas you can complete with your children at home.
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TES Home Learning Resources If you're looking for resources to support your child's home learning then TES can help. They have over 100 free resources to support learning away from the classroom.
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Studying from Home Aimhigher West Midlands have got some hints and tips for studying from home.
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UCAS Chat Want to know what it's really like to be a student? Have your questions answered by chatting to current students from a number of institutions in the UK. By UCAS.
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Oxplore Do you like questioning the world we live in and taking time to understand different view points? Oxplore allows you to do just that!
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National Careers Service Explore careers in all sectors. Find out more about what is involved in a certain job role and how to get there.
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Youth Employment UK Careers Booklet Take time to think about your Future by completing this Skills and Career booklet by Youth Employment UK.
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The Brilliant Club Great resources to work through at home by the Brilliant Club.
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Prince's Trust Support for Students Lots of really useful resources to help you achieve your goals by the Prince's Trust.
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Amazing Apprenticeships Amazing Apprenticeships have a great set of resources to help you find out what it's like to gain a qualification through an apprenticeship.
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Careers in Energy and Utilities Find out more about a career in Energy and Utilities with Success at School.
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Gatsby Subject Guides Find free subject guides that give information on the subjects you may be studying at school and how these could lead you on to a successful career.
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Success at School Careers Action Plan Take the steps towards your FutureMe by completing a Careers Action Plan.
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Student Finance for Current Students This webpage is useful for current students who have questions about their student finance.
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UCAS Explore Not sure what to do? Explore subjects, locations, universities, and colleges.
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Student Finance Information You can still apply for student finance during this time, get the information you need here.
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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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Durham University FAQ's for Students and Prospective Students FAQ's and information for students and prospective students.
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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.
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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 underrepresented groups
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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. Students can receive a lower conditional offer to Newcastle University, and attend a Summer School.
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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.
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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.
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Durham University Supported Progression Programme Open to Year 12 students in the North East, students have a taster of what it is like to study a specific subject. By passing the assessed summer school project, they can work toward a guaranteed, conditional offer, as well as developing academic skills.
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NCS Programme Sign up for the NCS Summer programme which will be running during the summer. There's the chance to pre-register now!
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Northern School of Art Careers Programme If you're interested in studying the creative arts, then have a look at the Northern School of Art Careers Programme. There's a Guide to Creative Careers, and information about career skills creative subjects provide.
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What Can? HE Can! - FutureMe Challenge Comic Book This guide is designed to show you how higher education could help you reach your goals. The guide has been made by students, for students, to explain all aspects of higher education in a way that's relevant to you.
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Work Experience for Medicine Interested in studying medicine? Check out our useful infographic to find out the ways you can get relevant work experience to help your application!
New guidance for disabled applicants to degree apprenticeships The Disabled Students’ Commission has new guidance available for disabled applicants considering higher or degree apprenticeships.
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Apprenticeships.gov.uk Are you interested in studying an apprenticeship? Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting your apprenticeship.
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FutureMe Qualification Levels Flyer This useful FutureMe Qualifications levels leaflet provides a handy reference guide for how different qualifications levels relate to each other.
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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.
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FutureMe What Is Higher Education Flyer The FutureMe What is Higher Education leaflet provides a concise explanation of what Higher Education is and the benefits of studying a HE qualification.
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The FutureMe Celebrities Who Studied HE 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.
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The FutureMe North East Growth Areas Chatterbox Resource The FutureMe 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 way to see what skills are needed for certain jobs, and how interests lead to career goals.
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FutureMe Apprenticeship Leaflet The FutureMe apprenticeship leaflet provides a great overview of apprenticeships. There's information about the different types of apprenticeship and how you would study them, the application process, and an explanation of some of the key terms used.
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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.
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Ready to Study Guide The Ready to Study guide contains advice and guidance for students with health conditions, mental health conditions, disabilities, or learning difficulties who are considering studying higher education.
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FutureMe Parent and Carer Guide The FutureMe Parent and Carer Guide is a comprehensive resource aimed at informing parents and carers about higher education, and how they can support the aspirations and progression of their young people.
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Informed Choices by the Russell Group Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.
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iCould - Career Case Studies Find out what it's really like to do the careers you're interested in by reading and watching case studies from current employees. Hear about their journey and begin planning your own!
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Student Finance England Resources Find factsheets and information for you and your parent/carer that cover all you need to know about student finance.
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Student Finance for Estranged Students he following guide will give you information about how your Student Finance application is assessed as an estranged student.
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Newcastle University eBook - Is university worth it? Read all about the benefits of a higher education and the different routes available.
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Social Mobility Foundation - Aspiring Professionals Programme Interested in a career in Medicine, Law or Accountancy? Applications for the APP are now open and could give you access to a range of opportunities to help you reach your goals.
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Future Learn Careers Find career areas that link to your current qualifications, interests and skills.
Advanced Mathematics Support Programme If you're studying maths, at GCSE or above, then the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme has a range of resources available to support you and help you prepare.
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The Scholarship Hub The Scholarship Hub provide information about the cost of being a student and also direct you to additional funding sources that you can access as a student.
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Zero Gravity - Free University Mentoring Create your account and have access to free, weekly video mentoring sessions as you prepare to apply to your higher education study.
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Virtual Work Experience by Spring Pod Find virtual work experience programmes to help you explore your future and prepare to write your personal statement. The virtual work experience programmes incorporate a range of live and recorded webinars and Q&A sessions.
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Degree Tasters by Springpod Degree Tasters are brand new experiences tailored around university and higher education. These have been specially created to give you insights into both course content and university life.
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Support and Advice by Springpod Find blogs, videos and podcasts about student life, studying a higher education course, and careers by Springpod.
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Animal Academy by Royal Veterinary College Animal Academy is an online resource designed to provide exclusive help, advice and events about animal careers, going to university, and learning from RVC's animal experts!
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St John's College Cambridge - Online Events If you're interested in studying at Cambridge, St John's College have a range of free online events that can provide the information you need to make the best choice for you.
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In Conversation With... by the National Film and Television School Are you an aspiring director, screenwriter or producer? Join the National Film and Television as they talk to current students about what it's like to study a range of courses in the creative arts. All events are free and take place online.
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UCAS Career Compass It can be difficult deciding the career you might like in the future so UCAS have created their career quiz which matches you to careers that may interest you and also shows you what students studying the same qualifications as you have gone on to do!
UCAT 2022 Information If you're applying to study medicine or dentistry you may need to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test. This leaflet explains what the test is, how to prepare, what happens on the day and what to do with your results.
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Virtual Work Experience If you're exploring your future options and want to try some different career areas then virtual work experience could be a great opportunity to try something new and network with industry professionals. Find and apply for virtual work experience here.
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Observe GP - Royal College of General Practitioners If you are considering a career in medicine, register with Observe GP today! This interactive online video tool will showcase what a career in general practice looks like and give you hints and tips to achieving your goal.
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