Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the FutureMe team are now working from home. We remain available online to support you during this time. Visit our resources section to find information and activities that can be accessed at home. Click here for more information.

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.

Department for Education - Exam FAQs The Department for Education have put together a list of questions and answers about exam cancellations and what this means for students.
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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 cope with the changes to daily life and routine as a result of Coronavirus.
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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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Guidance on Coronavirus by the Office for Students 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.
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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 Application Timeline by Causeway Education Keep yourself on the right track with Causeway Education's UCAS application timeline.
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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 Project Gluttenberg Love reading? Find a range of free e-books by Project Gluttenberg.
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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 Physics Experiments Over 80 home experients from the Institute of Physics for you to complete at home with your children.
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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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Apprenticeship Information 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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Career Pilot Home Learning Activities Find interesting home learning activities to suit your age and level of study. If you're undecided about your next steps you could use this time to take a short course in a subject you're interested in or new to.
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Department for Education Information on School Closures What parents need to know about school and education during the Coronavirus outbreak. By the Department for Education.
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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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Discover Uni Coronavirus Key Updates Discover Uni have put together all the useful information you need to know about changes to exams, assessments, admissions and much more!
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Department for Education School Closures Information The Department for Education have published information for parents during the school closure period.
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Office for Students Letter An update for students on the Office for Students response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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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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FutureMe Challenge Are you a student in year 9-13 and looking for a challenge? Look no further, the FutureMe Challenge gives you the chance to have your voice heard across the North East.
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Finding My FutureMe Online We're still here to support you while you study at home. Each week we're releasing new content to help you explore your future and learn more about higher education.
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University of Sunderland Applicant FAQ's The university 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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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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Durham University FAQ's for Students and Prospective Students FAQ's and information for students and prospective students.
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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.
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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 Guidance for Applicants The college have set up a dedicated 'Place Pledge' programme which contains extensive information for prospective 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 has a dedicated guidance section, with sections for staff, current students, and, current students, and prospective students. as well as a 'We Are Online' section to the site, which offers comprehensive guidance to staff and all 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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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.
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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.
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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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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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Northumbria University NU Entry Find out more about Northumbria University's NU Entry scheme, a structured scheme for Year 12 students (or equivalent), attending schools/colleges in England and Northern Ireland, who meet specific academic and background criteria.
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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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North East Raising Aspiration Partnership Post-16 Online Programme Post 16 and a Young Carer or Care Leaver? Join the NERAP team to prepare for your next steps and find out what’s available to you locally!
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North East Raising Aspiration Partnership You-NE Cares Online Are you a Young Carer in Year 10 or 11? Join the NERAP team for three fun sessions exploring university, student life and a chance to have a go at developing your own business!
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