Information News and Opportunities 

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Rochdale Sixth Form College

Rochdale Sixth Form College are holding Y11 Subject Feedback Sessions starting from Monday next week for three days via Microsoft Teams.
This will give you a chance to meet your subject teachers and ask question regardin the Year 11 Preparation tasks that had been set for you to attempt and complete and also to ask any question you many have regarding your chosen subjects.  Emails have been sent to you with the feedback sessions and how to join the sessions. However these are also listed below:

Year 11 Feedback Sessions
Frequently Asked Questions
Guide to Microsoft Teams

Y11 Preparation tasks

Bury College

Be Bury College Ready is live on the Bury College website and can be accessed here

Applications can be made here

The Prince’s Trust online courses – May-June

The Prince’s Trust are piloting a series of innovative online courses and one-to-one support to ensure we can still be there for young people when they need us most. View the Courses here

Positive Steps Rochdale

If you require further support with your career decision, or if you just need a chat, or because you are finding things tough, help is available from the careers team.  Find out more here


Using the NHS jobs short guide

Supporting Information Guidance

Setting up NHS Jobs Notifications

Health and Social Care Resources (schools and colleges)

Apprenticeships 2 – Find An Apprenticeship pt1

Planning for Success AP guide 1

Planing for Success AP template

Suitcase Of Skills Activity Sheet

Skills Word Bank worksheet


Hopwood Hall

Registration is open

We are pleased to announce that our brand new ‘Preparing for College’ webpage is now live. This is a really useful page to visit to download those all-important pre-enrolment packs for each of our study areas. Please see link below and share with your pupils and parents/carers:

We hope that this webpage becomes a key transition tool, as we will be adding information on a regular basis about applicant events, activities, advice for destressing etc so that we can assist pupils with the daunting bridge from High School to College. Please check it regularly for any updates and new information.

We also have the winners for our competition “Unexpected Upsides” listed on our webpage (see link below) and their fantastic entries, please take time to have a look and share their stories.

On Tuesday 2nd June and 16th June, to support the Great Science Share, GMCA are hosting a live Q&A panel for young people with Greater Manchester employers whose roles are within the sustainability industry or are addressing the climate emergency.

Aimed at a KS3 audience, young people will hear from a range of different panellists, including Electricity North West, Engie, and the Hydrogen Fuel Innovation Centre, about their roles, career pathways and top tips for how young people could enter a similar role or industry. Young people will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panellists about their role, career pathway and careers in sustainability within Greater Manchester.

To find out more about these inspiring sessions and to book a space please take a look . Yourselves, other members of staff or parents/carers can sign up on behalf of student(s) and a link will be emailed that you can share with students prior to the Q&A panels.

Both the sessions will have four different panellists from different organisations and we would encourage you to sign up for both of them.

Hopwood Hall College

Hopwood Hall are moving our New Starter Day online, be sure to join us!
Running from 10am-3pm on Tuesday 30th June our Virtual New Starter Day looks set to be unmissable for everyone that’s joining us in September.

Join us for your first taste of College life…

Please register as soon as possible if you haven’t already, you can sign up here:

It’s a brilliant opportunity to connect with your tutors through our “live chat” from 10am-12pm and have your questions answered ahead of your first day at Hopwood.

You’ll also get to hear from the tutors in specially made welcome videos, as well as from the Principal.

It’s a great opportunity to explore all our fantastic facilities by taking our virtual campus tours where you can look around our two sites in Middleton and Rochdale. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our cheeky meerkats!

You can also find out more about student support and our diverse range of enrichment activities, as well as hear what current students have to say about college life.

Plus you’ll get to check out the student film: “Made by students, for students.” It’s sure to spark even more excitement for what’s to come!

In the meantime, please also visit our Preparing for College webpage. This is a great resource for everybody that’s transitioning to college and it’s where you’ll find really useful information about our events and activities such as our pre-enrolment packs for each study area.

If you have any queries, please e-mail

We look forward to welcoming you to Team Hopwood very soon!

A brighter future is closer than you think!

Oldham Sixth Form College

Bridging resources are now available for Y11’s starting with OSFC in September.

Virtual New Student’s day is being held Monday 6th July  1-4pm 

Progress to Success

School Students

The Manchester College

Offering college events and information about online registering

The Manchester College Information and Competitions

School Liaison Connect2College Bulletin 29 June 2020

Connect 2 College Virtual Events

The Manchester College – Exams During Covid19


Name our Afrtican Civets

Design TMC’s Airline Logo

Design TMC’s Airline Logo Instructions

Ask Digital – Amazing Apprenticeships

The New ASK programme is here – Amazing Apprenticeships

Manchester Metropolitan University

Please check us regularly to keep up to date

We also have the following activity that has already moved online:

Maths Club resources – we have worked with Angela from Building Motivation and Attainment in Maths for a number of years to deliver Maths Club activities to learners. Angela is now sending out a weekly bulletin with Maths resources for Y7-13 learners, more information, including how to sign up can be found here

In the meantime, we already have a section of our website, ‘My Student Journey’, full of information and resources including our comprehensive University & Me guide which you can share with your learners to help them learn more about higher education.

We will be sharing information about our online offer in due course; in the meantime, please do sign up to our e-newsletters, where you can keep up-to-date with our offer, the next edition will be circulated to subscribers w/c 4th May: E-newsletter sign up

You can follow us on social media, for ongoing updates and signposting to useful resources:

Twitter – GM_Higher

Instagram – gm_higher

Facebook – GreaterMcrHigher

Edge Hill University at Home

Edge Hill University Outreach

Manchester Digital

Digital Her, in partnership with Greater Manchester’s Technology & Digital sector, is creating Computer Science & career insight resources suitable for KS3-KS5. Access all workshops here

Beat The Brief

Manchester’s Studio91 Media are challenging boys and girls, aged 13-18, to produce a short, video campaign based on a choice of brief. All you need is a mobile phone and tons of creativity. Use whatever space you have at home – anything goes as long as you stay safe and follow social distancing rules.

On The Beach

In this workshop, your students are going to wear plenty of different hats, taking on a number of different job roles within the lifecycle in the development of a digital product. This is appropriate for KS4-5 boys and girls, and suitable for all levels. This resource is suitable for remote learning and can be completed as a group project or individually.

Digital Her

This challenge, brought to you by the Cooperative Bank, is for girls to help design a brand new, user-friendly, mobile banking app.

Closing date: Wednesday July 1st 2020.
Open to: school and college students.
Prize: 1-2-1 careers insight session with the Cooperative Bank & £50 amazon vouchers

Download the competition pack on our resources page to find out more.

Additional Online Resources

To support remote teaching over the upcoming months, we’ve also indexed and categorised a live page with links to our pick of the best digital and technology educational resources – helping you cut through the noise!

Take a look at the huge list of free resources available by clicking the button below

Online Resources

Careers & Enterprise Company

We would like to make you aware of the Careers and Enterprise Company ‘My Week of Work’. The Careers and Enterprise Company are working in collaboration with Oak National Academy, Learn Live and Careers Leaders from AET to develop the week which will include a programme of sessions and employer interactions which will enable your learners to gain valuable insight into the world of work.

Lessons will run from the Oak National Academy online learning platform everyday during the week commencing 8th June 2020. There will be four lessons per day.

Alongside the Oak lessons, Learn Live will be hosting a series of “live” Q& A sessions employers all week. These sessions will run from 10 – 2pm every-day and will feature arrange of employers from a different sectors each day.

The week will be sector centred and the sectors featured will be:

  • Healthcare
  • Creative and Media
  • Renewables
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Construction

The sessions are aimed at year 10 students, however will be suitable for year 9 and year 11 students too.

I know many of you had work experience planned or work place safaris and whilst this cannot be a replica of all aspects of an experience of the workplace, the week-long sequence of sessions will enable young people to find out about sectors, specific roles within a range of industry partners and projects and tasks mirroring workplace challenges.

You do not need to resister for the lessons on Oak National Academy and there will be a simple process for registering on Learn Live.

To find out more, please look at the Careers and Enterprise Company news: If you are not receiving this directly, please can you let me know and I’ll talk to the CEC to ensure you’re on the mailing list.

Career Talks with young people

Other Useful Resources/Links

AspireMEd – Widening Access to Medical School Applicants  – Conference Saturday 8th August 2020

RAF recruitment 2020

Useful Career links for Students and Parents

The Body Coach – stay fit

Positive Steps – College and Careers Support

NCS Summer Programme Updates

University of Manchester

LockdownLectures with Brian Cox

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself


The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself


The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

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