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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second Louise Onscreen: Over the course of the past few steps, we’ve worked the refresh and broaden your knowledge of UK higher education opportunuties to support effective careers guidance.

Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Voiceover: We’ve looked at the range of progression routes into HE and debunked some of the myths we commonly hear. You’ll hopefully have a good grounding in using the UCAS website and the search tool, and we hope you’ve used the oppourtunity to interact with fellow professionals over the course of our first week together. Next week we’ll be meeting some experienced careers advisers who’ll be exploring the actual interaction with learners and parents. You’ll hear about how the careers landscape is changing and how to adapt, and have more opportunity to share ideas and learn from your peers.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 seconds Onscreen: Below are some links to extended learning to build on the principles we’ve explored this week. We hope you’ve found this week enriching, and we look forward to welcoming you to week two

Review of Week 1 and how to find out more about HE

Louise Evans, Head of UCAS Adviser Experience reflects on this week’s activities which we hope have helped you to enhance and extend your knowledge of higher education in the UK.

Louise also sets out the topics and focus for week 2 - when you will hear from experienced careers advisers and focus on how you can support your students’ research and decision making. To help inform your work, you will also learn more about the changing careers landscape, and, more about the non-university pathways and study opportunities.

If you have more time, we have added some links to additional resources you may find useful at the bottom of this page, as well as a downloadable document with details of ‘UCAS resources for advisers and their students’.

You can also download the 3 student scenarios and answers to the Ready, Steady, Search activity in the previous step.

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