trotman

Blog

On the sixth day of Christmas…

In true festive spirit, we’re counting down to the end of term with the 12 Careers of Christmas, showcasing job profiles from Careers 2017 associated with the festive song. ♫ On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 6 geese a-laying, 5 GOLD RINGS, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle… Read more »


On the fifth day of Christmas…

In true festive spirit, we’re counting down to the end of term with the 12 Careers of Christmas, showcasing job profiles from Careers 2017 associated with the festive song. ♫ On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 5 GOLD RINGS, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves and a partridge… Read more »


On the fourth day of Christmas…

In true festive spirit, we’re counting down to the end of term with the 12 Careers of Christmas, showcasing job profiles from Careers 2017 associated with the festive song. ♫ On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a… Read more »


What should work experience in schools look like in 2017?

Experience of work in schools has changed: five years ago it was all about a fixed week of work experience; today, it’s all about multiple encounters with employers. However schools decide to approach the issue, work-related experiences are essential for students’ self-awareness and understanding of the world of work. Working out what you do (or… Read more »


Preparing for a university admissions interview

Brian Heap’s advice for students getting ready for their university interview: University interviews may be arranged simply to give you a chance to see the institution and the department and to meet the staff and students. Alternatively, interviews may be an important part of the selection procedure for specific courses such as Law, Medicine and… Read more »


Do you need a law degree to go into the legal profession?

The legal profession in England and Wales is virtually unique in not requiring all entrants to have a law degree. In fact, many non- law graduates enter the profession through the full- time Graduate Diploma in Law programme (an intensive one- year postgraduate course for non- law graduates covering the essential foundation subjects taught as part of a law degree)…. Read more »


The importance of high quality careers guidance

Few, if any, would argue with the assertion that high quality careers guidance is a ‘good thing’, but what is good quality careers guidance? How do we know that careers guidance practice is effective? Since the demise of the Connexions Service in England in 2012, schools have been passed the baton of ensuring good quality… Read more »


Involving volunteers in your careers provision

One would have to be comatose to miss the Government’s very vocal call urging schools to involve volunteers in providing careers information to our young people. So vocal in fact that they have backed up their idea with £20m to run the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) for 2 years. The CEC role is to… Read more »


What does the future hold?

In January, thoughts naturally turn to the year ahead. What will the year bring? What kinds of resolutions will be made? Anyone who supports young people to make career choices has to spend a lot of time looking forwards. We might be supporting teenagers to apply to university or apprenticeships, or trying to anticipate what… Read more »


Submitted your UCAS application? Here’s what happens next

UCAS will send you a welcome email acknowledging receipt of your application and confirming your personal details and the courses you have applied for. You must check that this information is correct, and contact the UCAS Customer Contact Centre immediately if it is not (0371 486 0468, between 8.30a.m. and 6p.m., Monday to Friday, or… Read more »