Supporting students

We understand that supporting students in making the right decisions for their future and ensuring they receive the best in education and information is every teacher’s priority. The Take Your Place programme is here to help teachers to support students from Years 9-13.

Our Higher Education Champions have developed fantastic relationships with many of our schools and encouraged hundreds of students to consider higher education and all their options with far greater insight than before.

Take Your Place provide our sixth form students with invaluable support.

This includes personalised one-to-one support for students with personal statements and applications for conservatoires and apprenticeships. They have also run several workshops, providing students with all the answers to everything university-related, such as student finance and accommodation.

Rachel Barker, Assistant Principal & Head of Sixth Form at Jane Austen College

We have also continued our grant scheme in 2020, where since 2017 we have award over £100,000 for an array of projects aligned to our mission and values.

Progression Framework

Our progression framework provides a set of outcomes and accompanying resources to support student aspiration and progression between Years 9-13. The key objective is to ensure that students are able to make informed and appropriate decisions relating to their post-16 and post-18 choices.

This progression framework is designed to ensure that Higher Education Champions (HECs) working as part of the “Take Your Place” programme are supported with a consistent set of outcomes linked, where appropriate, to the Gatsby Foundation’s eight benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. A progressive approach is used to help structure provision and ensure consistent development of Information, Advice and Guidance activities.

Likewise, our dedicated Higher Education Champions have produced a range of resources for use with students at a variety of levels. We aim to keep our resources regularly updated and if you think we can support your school or college further please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Find out more about our framework

Grant Scheme

Grants are available to enable innovative approaches by target schools and sixth forms in achieving our mission of supporting students to make informed decisions about their future – particularly around progression to Higher Education – and to embed systemic change around Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) provision in target schools.

You can download a preview of our application form. Applications must be made via neaco’s grant application portal www.neaco.smapply.io (formerly FluidReview).

Find out more about Grants

Resources

Discover our range of free student resources for information and advice on applications, course requirements and different pathways available to you.

Personal Statements
Personal Statements

Personal Statements

This page lists some useful links to help with personal statements.

  • 5 mins
Experiences that support my progression
Experiences that support my progression

Experiences that support my progression

This video resource and downloadable guide provide guidance on how to make the most of your experiences for applications!

Free Creative resources for students
Free Creative resources for students

Free Creative resources for students

A useful list of free creative resources for students to make use of online.

  • 10 mins

Upcoming Events

Have a look at our list of upcoming College and University Open Event across East Anglia, as well as webinars and activities from the Take Your Place team. If you need further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch or contact the event provider.

Year 10 and 11 University Taster Webinar

Year 10 and 11 University Taster Webinar

Downing College invites Year 10 & 11 students across the UK to take part in a webinar to help them think about their future

  • Online Event
  • 21 October 15:30 - 17:00
Cambridge University Archaeology Day 2020

Cambridge University Archaeology Day 2020

Archaeology is the study of our human past – but it’s so much more than history! And it isn’t just digging and finding things underground either

  • Online Event
  • 27 October 10:00 - 17:00
NUA Undergraduate Open Day

NUA Undergraduate Open Day

We’d love to meet you at an online Open Day

  • Online Event
  • 31 October 10:00 - 14:00
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