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  • Classroom Delivery

    Explore our core DANCOP offer packed full of exciting and inspiring workshops. Covering topics such as applying, student finance and routes, these sessions support your learners to make informed choices about their futures. Browse and book your sessions now.

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    Outreach Hub

    Browse over 250 outreach activities from providers across the region. Use the activity filter to find out what is available to your school or college and filter by activity type or Gatsby benchmark to find exactly what you need.

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    Event Calendar

    Take a look at upcoming events including CPD opportunities, conferences, trips and excursions. We’ve also included a number of celebration and commemorative dates on our calendar to reflect the diverse community we are part of. Export the whole calendar into your own at the click of a button!

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  • Applying

    Our six helpful guides offer an abundance of advice for teachers to enable you to support your learners when applying to university. From writing references for your learners to tips and tricks for excellent personal statements, these are a must have for school staff!

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    Application Troubleshooting

    Application Troubleshooting

    What if it all goes wrong? This guide talks through the next steps if your learners changes their mind after submitting their application.

    Learners with extenuating circumstances

    Learners with extenuating circumstances

    If you are supporting learners who have disabilities, are estranged, are refugees or asylum seekers or care leavers, this guide talks about supporting their progression to higher education and additional support available.

    Personal Statement Success

    Personal Statement Success

    Support your learners when writing their personal statements with this guide. Knowing what admissions tutors are looking for will help your learners to succeed.

    Responding To Offers

    Responding To Offers

    This guide takes a look at the types of offers your learners will receive and how teachers and advisors can support them to make the right decision for them.

    Making The Most Out Of Virtual Open Days

    Making The Most Out Of Virtual Open Days

    Virtual open days are increasingly becoming more popular. This brief guide helps learners to get the most out of their open day.

    Writing An Effective Reference

    Writing An Effective Reference

    A reference provides useful context to enable admissions tutors to make a rounded assessment of an applicant’s merits, both academic and personal. Here, we have condensed some of the key questions you may have into a handy factsheet with links to further reading.

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  • Finance

    Finance is a large part of higher education and we’ve created these resources for you and your learners. From applying to student finance and personal budgeting to the costs of transport to college and sixth form, understanding finances is a key skill for learners.

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    Transport to college and sixth form

    Explore the costs of transport to colleges and sixth forms in our region to help you budget effectively. We also cover the support available for transport in this guide.

    Investing In You

    This workbook is a financial journey through higher education and contains chapters on personal budgeting, apprenticeships and loan repayments. This is a great resource for use in the classroom or as a self led initiative.

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  • Introducing higher education

    This section will introduce higher education to your learners, considering the benefits and experienced gained. It will inspire learners to consider their future and explore the routes available to them. From higher and degree level apprenticeships to attending university, these resources cover it!

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    The advantages of higher education

    The advantages of higher education

    This brief fact sheet is a great introduction to the benefits of higher education.

    Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

    Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

    This guide is an introduction to apprenticeships at both higher and degree level. With further reading included, this is a comprehensive overview of apprenticeship routes.

    Routes to Higher Education

    Routes to Higher Education

    Explore the levels within further and higher education and the qualifications available to your learners. A useful infographic to boost understanding of courses from entry level to level 8.

    Future Focus

    Future Focus

    This booklet is an interactive exploration from introducing higher education, to finance and applying, and personal budgeting. Learners can work through this booklet independently or in the classroom.

    What Next?

    What Next?

    Explore learners options after school with this comprehensive workbook. This covers similar themes to Future Focus but in more detail and depth, with more activities. Engage in interactive topics such as careers, applications, and wellbeing and resilience. This booklet can be worked through independently or in the classroom.

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  • Personal Development

    Personal development is important to your learners success. Improving their personal and professional skills will aid them on their higher education journey.

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    Interview Skills

    Interview Skills

    This resource covers the types of interviews learners may face, advice for how to succeed and help for teachers to prepare their learners for interview remotely.

    Employability Skills

    Employability Skills

    Explore the skills needed in the workplace and plan how to develop these in your learners. Look at real careers and scenarios to boost your learners employability.

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