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6 resources to help your teen plan their future

Now that it’s summer and your teen’s had some time to unwind, they might be starting to think of next steps for their future. What should they do after school? And how can they get stuck into something they actually care about? Well, we’ve got lots of resources to help them sort out what matters to them. And importantly, they can find out how to get involved today.

  1. ‘Create your future’ job site to inspire them.
  2. Free ebooks for a deep dive into their options.
  3. Tutors on TikTok to motivate them.
  4. Instagram for study tips and careers advice.
  5. Group courses that help prep them for the future.
  6. Tips on student blog to get them through big changes.

1. ‘Create your future’ jobs site to inspire them.

Teens these days care a lot about solving social issues. Whether they want to help end gender inequality or stop global warming – they want to make a difference. But chances are, they’re not quite sure about how they can use their education (and ambition) for good. Our new jobs site, ‘Create your future’ shows them loads of career options that tackle issues they might care about– from gender and racial injustice to educational inequalities. But this info isn’t just there to store up for some far away future. Our tutors (who are top uni students themselves) and care about the same issues as teens, share tips from their own experiences of tackling inequality. They show how teens can get involved in the things that matter most to them, as soon as today. 

2. Free ebooks for a deep dive into their options.

Picking what to do after school is a big decision. To help them along, we’ve put together free downloadable ebooks they can go back to at any time. 

Here are a few: 

If your teen’s thinking of studying at uni, they might have questions about which degree to study, what uni to go to, and how to apply. And to help make their applications stand out, teens can read through real personal statements from our tutors. Plus there’s a whole section on how to finance their studies. 

A great way for your teen to earn a degree and get hands-on work experience (without building up a mountain of debt) is by doing an apprenticeship. There are lots of exciting apprenticeship opportunities out there– from working for a tech company like Google to building a career in healthcare with the NHS. We run through lots of exciting options–plus, how your teen can get there.

It can be tough as a teen (and adult!) to work out a future career. To help them along, our free careers ebook gives plenty of advice from leading careers educator Ryan Gibson. Plus, your teen can zero in on what they’re good at with our skills templates and take quizzes to see what sort of career could be a good match for them. 

3. Tutors on TikTok to motivate them.

There are lots of exciting things happening over on our TikTok channel that can help your teen work out what they want to do– and how they can get there. In our uni series, our tutors explain how they got into their degrees, and what they wish they’d known before they’d begun their studies. And if your teen’s looking to help make a difference in their community (and the wider world), they can get loads of useful tips from our tutors here too. In our ‘Create your future’ summer video series, teens can learn from our tutors about how to use their education to make a difference now and in their careers.

4. Instagram for study tips and careers advice.

As part of our ‘Create Your Future’ series, we’re bringing teens lots of ideas on how they can get involved in issues that matter to them over on our Instagram account. From info about social issues they care about, to tips on how they can volunteer in their community and get stuck into their passions today. And some of our tutors–who are committed to tackling world issues are running free Q&As to share their advice with teens. 

5. Group courses that help prep them for the future.

Sometimes, bouncing ideas off of others can make things a lot clearer for us. In small groups of up to 8 students (with an expert tutor leading the way), your teen can learn about how to build their own business, what they need to do to get into Medicine at uni (+ other degrees), and skills to turn their love of gaming into a future career. That extra boost in motivation that comes with doing a group course can help build up their confidence and raise their aspirations.

6. Tips on student blog to get them through big changes.

Our student blog is full of helpful tips for teens on lots of subjects–from study hacks, to looking after their wellbeing at stressful times (like exams), to planning their future at uni and beyond. With guest blogs from our tutors (who are in uni themselves), teens can get up-to-date info and tips on topics like getting work experience, applying to uni and apprenticeships, and how to keep calm through all these big changes.

Making plans for the future can be really exciting, especially when there’s help along the way. Of course, your teen doesn’t need to have it all figured out. But with some of these resources and your support, they can start taking steps to find a future they’re passionate about. 

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