This section of our website has been created to address the questions you may have about your son or daughter’s time at Franklin Sixth Form College, in particular with regards to careers and employability progression during lockdown.
Franklin College supports your child in a number of ways to ensure that when they leave college they not only have the necessary academic skills but also the right employability skills that employers and universities look for and they have been given the right information, advice and guidance to make an informed choice about their next steps.
All students have the opportunity to access a 1-1 careers appointment with our Level 6 Qualified Careers Officer, Zofia and she can be contacted to arrange this via Zofia.Ciopcinski@franklin.ac.uk Due to the current lockdown measures in place these can still be arranged via MS Teams or Zoom, or a socially distanced appointment can be made, if required.
Each week Zofia sends via email to all students a careers and progression newsletter with information relating to university webinars, open days, apprenticeship opportunities, volunteering and online work experience plus much more.
To view our Careers & Progression Newsletter please click here
To help you support your child with their next steps we have asked a number of key partners to produce a short video that will outline how together we are working to ensure that our students get all the information and support that they need during this unprecedented time.
Please click on the links below each of our key partners for more information and access to their videos:
Franklin College and Hull University work collaboratively in a number of ways including offering subject level support to understand progression opportunities, information, advice and guidance, visits to their different faculties and sponsorship for our annual STEM conference. Most recently a group of our students led a project to deliver face shields within the community to key front line workers. Please see the video below from one of our students, Emma Bateman who discusses the PPE Project:
A message from The University of Hull's Pro-Vice Chancellor For Education:
Emma Jubbs, Assistant Director of Recruitment talks about our special partnership and how there is a course for everyone. Lincoln University, located less than 1 hour away is a Top 20 University and is Gold rated for teaching excellence.
Professor David O’Brien, Consultant Cardiologist NHS and Acting Director of Admissions for the Medical School talks about the collaboration between Lincoln and Nottingham University Medical School including information regarding their 5 and 6 year Medical Degree Course and their new medical school building.
Application Process - webinar delivered by Dr Sam Lucy – the Director of Admissions for the Colleges at the University of Cambridge and Caitriona Woolhouse – the Head of Outreach Delivery at the University of Oxford. Please see the video below:
Making a competitive application – webinar delivered by Professor Julie Curtis – a Professor of Russian Literature in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford and Dr David Bainbridge – the Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine at St Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge. Please see the video below:
The Student Experience and Applying to Oxford and Cambridge – webinar delivered by Amy Palmer – a Student Recruitment Co-ordinator (UK and Events) for the University of Cambridge and James Riley – an Outreach Delivery Assistant at the University of Oxford. Please see the video below:
Oxbridge information page for parents:
Insightful video from Jonathan Hunter at the University of Birmingham explaining the benefits of Higher Education. With over 35,000 different courses to choose from and over 335 different providers it is important to do your research regarding length of course, facilities on campus and league tables. Please see the video below:
Mary Elliston from the University of Birmingham talks about choosing a course and university and looks at this from a general perspective. She explores in detail how to break down your thinking so that you choose the right course and university for you. Please see the video below:
Hear from a number of experts from the University of Birmingham about what makes a great personal statement including your first opening paragraph, evidencing your interests, work experience, extra-curricular activities and wider reading. Please see the video below:
Phoebe Cranmer, ex-Franklin student, now Trainee Accountant talks passionately about the special relationship that Forrester Boyd have with us, by taking on apprentices each year straight from A Level and the mentoring support that they offer.
For information on our Degree Apprenticeship Student Brochure please click here
How to Apply guide (as the application process is different to university courses), please click here
Degree Apprenticeship presentation:
Some other useful resources
Our website - https://www.mmu.ac.uk/apprenticeships/students/
Student case studies - https://www.mmu.ac.uk/apprenticeships/students/case-studies/
Oxford University has just launched 3 new videos that may be useful to you!
What student life is like at Oxford University:
How to apply to Oxford University:
Ways you can prepare for studying at Oxford University:
Gemma Eaton ex-Franklin College student, now Senior ICT Advisor, ICT Acquisitions and Support at NELC talks about how she has been involved as a mentor, internship host and member of our local advisory board. Gemma is one of many NELC colleagues that support the Career Ready programme and offer many fabulous opportunities for our students in particular with mentoring and summer internship placements.
Applying is easy and the sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an interview with you.
At Franklin College, we offer the widest range of A Levels, BTECs, CTECs and GCSEs in the area. Every year we help hundreds of young people take the next step in becoming who they want to be
About your Fresh Start at Franklin
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