Shaping Futures aim to provide all secondary schools and colleges across the Liverpool City region with comprehensive and impartial information, advice and support on all matters relating to Higher Education in one easily accessible place. As a partnership of 12 local providers of Higher Education, Shaping Futures are committed to ensuring learners, parents, teachers and advisers are fully equipped to better understand the Higher Education landscape, to access outreach locally and to support learners with the HE decision making process.
We are continuously evaluating our programme to ensure that the projects we deliver are relevant and fit for purpose, plus adjusting at pace to changing requirements of the schools and students in our region.
Feedback from schools and students:
What the staff and students say about their experience with Shaping Futures:
Shaping Futures have provided our school with many exciting and varied opportunities, including considering routes into Higher Education, the session was comprehensive and helped students understand what to consider, research further opportunities that University study can provide beyond an academic degree. Our Year 13 students had a very informative and interactive session on Labour Market Information. This helped them break down the complex world of work. Shaping Futures listen to what our students want and ensure their sessions meet their needs, the value of which cannot be underestimated. They are able to access current information, from advisers who are knowledgeable and really understand that our students need to aim high. Sixth Form Manager.
The outreach I have received from Shaping Futures has helped me explore all options available to me regarding pathways into a career I love. After the post 16 choices workshop, I thought carefully about what A-levels I wanted to take and different options available to me at university, such as study abroad and the option to take a year out in industry. These helped me inform my UCAS application and decide how I present myself through a portfolio. It also drew my attention to things that I may deem unimportant, but are in fact critical for being successful. Shaping Futures programme making it useful and supplementary for every single student in the room, whether they want to move on to Higher Education or not: simply good life skills to have. Year 13 Student