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UCAS Application Season: The future is yours

As the UK enters UCAS application season, students at Sixth Form and even GCSE level will be questioning what path they want to take after school. These range from university, apprenticeships to internships and entering the world of work. Leading EdTech platform MyTutor has unveiled research that has been examining the nation’s attitudes towards further education. The landmark research shows that 43% of parents agree that their child’s self-esteem is linked to the grades they achieve at school and university. However, university is not the only route that will lead teens onto a successful career in the future. MyTutor also found that nearly two thirds – 62% – of parents say university is not the only path they are recommending to their child after their school career, as it is not essential for them to get a good job.

In light of this, MyTutor has partnered with Springpod – a platform which helps young people to experience the world of work and university before they apply – to host a week-long online careers festival. The festival will consist of a range free live events with key speakers to shed some light on university, apprenticeships and picking a career. The careers festival is open for both teens who want to find out a little more about their options, and parents who want to know how they can support their child.

You can see the full range of events and book places here:
Bertie Hubbard, co-founder of MyTutor, comments on the pastoral care the platform can provide:

“Teens are in more need than ever for some support and reassurance with their studies, and that’s exactly what our tutors offer. Our tutors are all from UK universities, and because they’re just a few years older they can easily relate to what teens are going through. With their dedicated one-to-one support, teens get some much-needed reassurance and come out with a stronger self-belief – 88% say that lessons made them feel more confident.

Rather than replacing teachers with robots, the biggest power of EdTech lies in enhancing person-to-person learning. At MyTutor, we provide online tuition that raises kids’ grades, boosts confidence and helps them fulfil their potential in life. Because it’s online, kids get access to amazing tutors from across the country, rather than whoever’s nearby. As there’s no travel for the student or the tutors, it also saves time and money travelling – reducing the cost and stress involved for parents.”