Careers & University
Every student at Hammersmith Academy has a personal tutor, a Student Achievement Manager and dedicated Careers Advisor, who support, track and monitor progress to achieve your potential. Each student is expected to take an adult and professional approach to work. Everyone is required to adopt a professional standard of dress, reflecting any professional work environment.
At HA, university entrance is a priority. We will also support you to develop your CV and university applications.
You begin preparing for your UCAS applications as soon as you start Year 12, with visits to university road shows, talks from industry, sessions on writing your UCAS form and work experience, all arranged by our Careers Advisor.
If you truly want to succeed, Hammersmith Academy has the staff, courses, resources and support to help you get there.
Careers Links & Resources
The National Careers Service website has career profiles of over 750 jobs providing information on the skills and qualifications required.
The Pure Potential website is easy to navigate and has plenty of useful advice on applying to university, school leaver programmes, and choosing a career.
I Could has over a thousand career videos as well as games and lots of information. In the career stories people talk about what they do, what it’s like, how they got there and their hopes for the future.
Prospects is similar to the National Careers Service, giving detailed job information and links to advice on writing CVs and cover letters.
Careers box is a free online library of careers related films, news and information. The case study films show real people doing real jobs to give you an idea of what a job is really like.
Plotr is a free website where you can explore career worlds, view employer profiles, browse opportunities in your local area, and find careers advice on all sorts of topics from choosing your GCSEs to what not to wear at a job interview
If you’re stuck for career ideas you might like to try Kudos where you can answer questions about your interests to come up with some career suggestions. Just remember, Kudos isn’t telling you what to do, it’s there to help give you some ideas. Please come and see the Careers Team if you would like to use this tool.
Udacity is one of the main providers of online courses- this one offers courses from beginners to advanced in Business, Computer Science, Design, Mathematics and Science. Udacity
Coursera is a gateway to free online courses from more than 80 of the world’s top universities. Coursera
From organised crime in the UK to women in Russian prisons, from Mumbai slums to wine tasting, sociologist Laurie Taylor has something interesting to say about everything you’ve never thought about.Thinking Allowed
SFE’s dedicated Student Finance Zone on The Student room is the official place for all student finance Information. To make sure your students can find everything they need to know by sharing this link button graphic on your website.
Every week, Melvyn Bragg is joined by academics to discuss the history of ideas from ‘Angels’ to ‘Zero’. In Our Time
Bored? Fed up? In need of inspiration, or just a few laughs? Get yourself on to ted.com, an extraordinary collection of online talks on every conceivable topic. TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
Do you wish you were better at algebra or wonder why we should bother studying Shakespeare? The iTunes Store is Apple’s online digital media store where music and films can be downloaded using the iTunes software. iTunes U is an area within the Store where an educational institution can provide its own collection of audio and visual material (such as lectures, talks and interviews). Unlike the music and films, this material can be downloaded free of charge. University of Oxford on ItunesU
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