STUDENTS INSPIRED BY IVY HOUSE CAREERS EVENT
A group of 18 Year 12 students, who are completing the Ivy House Awards Programme, took part in a thought-provoking Careers’ workshop with Freddie Hopkins, an outreach officer from Uni Connect and York College.
The aim of the day was to talk through post-18 options, university, apprenticeships, employment, gap years and alternative options to university. The sessions were tailored to the students, walking through what they want to do and what they want to achieve. Some students had an idea about their aspirations and some were more certain than others, Freddie talked the students through these options, giving them in-depth insights into the could consider doing.
The Ivy House Awards Programme focuses on building confidence and skills that students need to step up and take ownership of their lives, including:
- The work they choose
- The relationships they build
- The confidence they have in themselves
- The impact they make in the world
In this award there are 7 key topics of focus which run over 20 sessions:
- Human leadership
- Core Strength (values, beliefs, purpose and vision)
- 100% Ownership (behaviour, choice, impact)
- Conscious mind (awareness, thoughts, feelings, state of mind)
- Courageous learner (mindset, feedback, confidence, habits)
- International relationships (conversations, network, trust)
- Proactive wellbeing (mind, body, resilience, change)
These are skills that the students develop over the course of the award.
The students found the day very insightful and beneficial, giving them a different perspective on the options available to them and they gained brilliant advice for their future aspirations. It was fantastic for Freddie to come into college and talk to the students, their conversations were very open and they were given the advice to explore their post 18 options even further.
Further information about the Ivy House Award can be found here.