Success in a Box
The introduction of the Gatsby Benchmarks has placed a greater emphasis on the provision of comprehensive careers guidance in UK schools. In recognition of this, the School and College Liaison team has developed Success in a Box.
Following the same format as Subject in a Box, this new series features a range of tasks which have been developed in collaboration with local, national and international employers.
The boxes aim to highlight the practical application of academic knowledge and key transferable skills in the work place, signpost labour market trends and inform students of the range of potential future careers open to them. In order to successfully complete the challenge students will need to work as a team and utilise expertise from a range of fields, further enforcing the interdisciplinary requirements of businesses.
What resources are included?
Everything needed for a member of school/college staff to deliver a session in their school/college environment. The activity will give students insight into the world of work by allowing them to attempt a task that has been set for them by a real person to help young people understand what their role at work involves. This includes:
- A detailed session/lesson plan, which links to the CDi Framework, Gatsby Benchmarks and Curriculum for the most relevant subject area highlighted
- A profile of the real person who has set the challenge and an insight into their career pathway and current job role
- PowerPoint presentation to assist session delivery
- Student worksheets that can be used alongside the PowerPoint
- Templates for any activities students need to complete
- Student and deliverer evaluation templates
The resources are provided in a digital format and will need to be printed by the deliverer in the quantities needed. These are outlined within the resource.
What is involved for the deliverer in school?
The idea of the sessions is that the deliverer does not need any prior knowledge of the subject area to deliver the session.
They may wish to familiarise themselves with the session plan and materials beforehand, as well as review whether they will implement any of the suggestions for adaptations for their group. Other than this, the only requirement is that they ensure the relevant materials for their students can be accessed during the session, either by printing copies or having them to view electronically.
Some activities will also require prior organisation of materials accessible within a school environment, such as internet/computer access or poster making materials. These are also outlined in the session plan.
What information is required to access the resources?
The box of resources will be sent to you on completion of an order form. This requests your role and the school/college you work in, as well as a contact email address and an address for delivery. This information will be stored securely on a password protected network for 1 year, at which point it will be deleted. This information will only be used to communicate with you about your use of the resources and to provide us with some detail on the reach of the activity.
To help us track the impact and engagement of the Subject in a Box programme, we ask that all schools provide postcode data for participating students, or complete our EMWPREP consent forms. We will post your selected box to you as soon as we receive this data.
As one of the overall aims for our activities is to widen access to Higher Education for underrepresented groups, by providing us with this information, we can track the reach resources have in engaging with children from these underrepresented groups. Information provided through the widening participation data sheet and evaluation forms will be stored on a password encoded network for a period of 3 years. More information on Loughborough’s data protection policy can be found here
Each session also includes time for evaluation by both the students and deliverer. Completing this helps us to continually improve our resources and ensure they are meeting the aims and objectives they set out to.
As one of the overall aims for the Striving for success activities is to widen access to higher education for underrepresented groups, by providing us with this information, we can track the reach resources have in engaging with children from these underrepresented groups. Information provided through the widening participation data sheet and evaluation forms will be stored on a password encoded network for a period of 3 years. More information on Loughborough’s data protection policy can be found here
* To help us track the impact and engagement of the HE Unboxed programme, we ask that all schools provide postcode data for participating students, or complete our EMWPREP consent forms. We will post your selected box to you as soon as we receive this data
** Please note: where a box includes perishables, we may ask the school to provide these. All other equipment is provided free of charge.