Careers & Higher Education

There is a wide range of support for students wishing to apply for higher education or start a career after leaving College. The College provides information and advice on choosing a university course, how to make an application to UCAS and alternatives to university.  

The College Careers Library is situated within the main College Library. In the Careers Library you will find information on careers of all kinds, as well as university prospectuses and other books relating to Higher Education.

Students are very welcome to book an individual interview with the College Careers Adviser. Lunchtime drop-in sessions are also available.

The College organises a programme of Higher Education advice each year. This includes talks on choosing a university and a course, personal statements and student finance. Students are taken to a UCAS HE Convention and the college holds its own University and Gap Year Fair. The College organises its own Apprenticeship Careers Fair each year. Companies and training providers attend to help students consider alternatives to university.

The College holds the Matrix Quality Standard for its advice and support services. The Careers Adviser is a member of the Career Development Institute. 

Careers Leader

Please contact Kathryn Caulfield for more information.

Careers Advisor

Please Contact Julia Lock for more information.

Oxbridge Coordinator

Please contact Joanna Atkinson for more information.

 

View The Henley College's Careers Policy 2018 or results and destinations

 

As part of the Government's statutory career guidance, all educational establishments need to comply with the Gatsby Benchmarks by 2020. At The Henley College, we have access to career guidance tools such as Unifrog and Fast Tomato.

 

Unifrog

Unifrog is the one-stop-shop for destinations, allowing students to explore every university course, apprenticeship and college course in the UK plus other around the world opportunities such as European and US undergraduate courses

They can make applications using Unifrog and receive feedback from teachers along the way. This includes create their personal statement and CV, plus more!

Find out more here

All parents/guardians can have access to the Unifrog system and use it to support their students to explore all the options available post-college.

For further information, please contact Julia Lock, Careers Adviser, via julo@henleycol.ac.uk.

 

 

Fast Tomato

Since 2003, Fast Tomato has been one of the most popular online career guidance programmes for young people, helping millions of students explore the many different career opportunities open to them. It is accurate, relevant, easy to use and excellent value for money.

Find out more via their website

Gatsby Benchmarks

Further reading:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749151/Careers_guidance-Guide_for_colleges.pdf

https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/understand-gatsby-benchmarks

https://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk/the-benchmarks

UNIVERSITY

There is a wide range of support for students wishing to apply for higher education or start a career after leaving College. The College provides information and advice on choosing a university course, how to make an application to UCAS and alternatives to university.  

The College Careers Library is situated within the main College Library. In the Careers Library you will find information on careers of all kinds, as well as university prospectuses and other books relating to Higher Education.

Students are very welcome to book an individual interview with the College Careers Adviser. Lunchtime drop-in sessions are also available.

The College organises a programme of Higher Education advice each year. This includes talks on choosing a university and a course, personal statements and student finance. Students are taken to a UCAS HE Convention and the college holds its own University and Gap Year Fair. The College organises its own Apprenticeship Careers Fair each year. Companies and training providers attend to help students consider alternatives to university.

The College holds the Matrix Quality Standard for its advice and support services. The Careers Adviser is a member of the Career Development Institute. 

UCAS GUIDE

Are you an ex-student applying to university through UCAS?

The advised deadline for you to complete your form and submit it to the college is 1st November. If we receive your application by 1st November, we guarantee that it will be sent on to UCAS in time for the UCAS deadline of 15th January.

Contact your tutor and faculty administrator by email as early as possible to let them know that you are applying through the college and will need a reference.

Please note that you should register on www.ucas.com as a ‘part of a school or college’ to receive a reference from the college.  
Do not register as an  ‘independent candidate’. (If you do this in error, please use the ‘Options’ button the your UCAS form to ask to be linked to the college.)

Please contact the Careers Adviser at the college to ask for the current ‘buzzword’ which will link your application to the college and enable us to add your reference before submitting the application to UCAS.